But Tiger, you say you were once in my position and that you learned from your defeats such that you can reliability defeat your toughest Luftwaffe rivals as Airborne. What can you suggest that hasn't been suggested so far as a novel airborne strategy or tactic? What is your secret sauce to reliability defeating experienced Luftwaffe veterans ?
I am not one of those players who actually sticks to a certain criteria anymore... Specifically as Airborne doctrine, so I can't really list my strategies as Airborne doctrine against Luft.. however; I think that Luft players will always be at a disadvantage against Airborne. Given the fact they don't have flame grenades at all... I often succeed to achieve vet.4 101st AB squads against Luft inf with over 40 inf kills. ONLY thanks to flame grenades!
Those 101st didn't even have any weapons upgraded, no Johnson LMGs nor Bars or anything else.
Another disadvantage for Luft players, is obviously snipers... Snipers have always been a pain in the ass against Luft inf, since they are quite expensive to reinforce. Not to mention about the Quad half-tracks! I usually have at least 2 Quad half-tracks at a time. You just need to be skilled enough to manage both half-tracks at the same time.. killing both enemy airplanes and inf.
Not forgetting about the supply drops... This is what truly makes your AB airstrikes even more painful than Luft airstrikes. AB can also field HE Shermans, which are quite deadly against all kind of inf units. One more thing I do, is that i would use 1 or 2 units for AT purposes only... As I would collect all my Bazookas and RLs to only 1 squad or 2. So, usually I would have a 101st squad with at least 5 RL or 82nd AB squad with 4 Bazookas.
I would prefer to use 76mm AT guns as well as Hellcats more against inf than vs tanks
Thanks to HE shells.
If it's urban map, then i would just capture a house and upgrade it to FHQ. At this point; almost no one is able to come close, thankfully to the strafing run patrol which leaves no chance to any nearby inf to take down my FHQ...