The 5 land doctrines: Which to pick? PART 5 OF 5 + BONUS + THE BEST DOCTRINE!

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@Eugenioso are you basing this on a mod? I checked yesterday and Superior Focus doesn't grant any bonuses in DH FULL or in the CWTT to any air units. Although it "does" under the NATO doctrine. Also, I forgot to check, but I think defensive focus grants a small bonus to TAC, but I might be thinking of HOI2
 

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Very good read but I'm still unsure what one would pick with a small or mid sized country. For example Romania. Light looks pretty okay.
I play almost exclusively with regional powers and use Superior Firepower for just about all of them except for Finland/Sweden/Norway, which I like to use Light Infantry. I get what Eugenioso means when he says it works best when you can build a large army, but it still works with smaller armies when you're fighting smaller or similar sized nations.
 
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@Eugenioso are you basing this on a mod? I checked yesterday and Superior Focus doesn't grant any bonuses in DH FULL or in the CWTT to any air units. Although it "does" under the NATO doctrine. Also, I forgot to check, but I think defensive focus grants a small bonus to TAC, but I might be thinking of HOI2
Pretty sure I have seen a TAC bonus in first or second firepower tech
 
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@Eugenioso are you basing this on a mod? I checked yesterday and Superior Focus doesn't grant any bonuses in DH FULL or in the CWTT to any air units. Although it "does" under the NATO doctrine. Also, I forgot to check, but I think defensive focus grants a small bonus to TAC, but I might be thinking of HOI2
As stated on the second sentence, this is based on WIF2 mod, so values might be slightly different, but the main formula remains.
 

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As stated on the second sentence, this is based on WIF2 mod, so values might be slightly different, but the main formula remains.
Sorry, I'm an idiot and totally missed that. Thanks for clarifying.
 

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Posting just to say I'm really appreciating even the bonus parts!
 
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Oh shit, im sorry, i forgot! Ill do it tomorrow when i have a bit of free time.
 

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A most needed analysis; thank you for explaining this.

Some years ago, I bought the book "The Perfect War Techno War", based on the authors subjective interpretation of the Pentagon Papers from the Vietnam War. This well-explained analysis partly confirms the authors conclusion on why the United States lost the Vietnam War;

the US based Firepower Doctrine fought the Vietnamese mix of both the Light infantry and Mannpower doctrines
and thus could not win this war
 

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Very good read but I'm still unsure what one would pick with a small or mid sized country. For example Romania. Light looks pretty okay.
Perhaps the Mobility doctrine, in order to converge abilities with Germany in the fight against the USSR. Same for Hungary. Slovenia, Bulgaria and Finland could pick Light Infantry. Italy, hm? - Light Infantry or Mobility.
 
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All done, sorry for the delay peeps.
 
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To conclude, the best doctrine in the game is MOBILITY.
I am not really that surprised about the conclusion., well, who is...
Nevertheless it is certainly helpful and informative to have, for more or less the first time if I am not mistaken, a good comparative overview of all land doctrines.
Thanks a lot for the writeup.