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INFANTRY: Japanese Mortars or Heavy Airborne? 
Japanese Mortars or Heavy Airborne?
Japan has many options when it comes to Infantry, and good upgrades as well, such as Special Forces, Improved Mortars, Foraging, Plentiful Ammunition, and more.. While Commandos certainly have their place in the game, many experienced players can't seem to agree on which in better, Japanese Mortar Infantry or Heavy Airborne. So we thought we would take a moment to profile these two commonly seen regiments, and maybe you can decide for yourself..
First, let's take a look at the regimental level, with the most obvious differences being that the Mortar Infantry regiment has [2] Mortar Infantry Units and [1] MG Unit, while the Heavy Airborne regiment has exactly the opposite. The Mortar Infantry regiment costs a little less at $65, and of course these these two regiments are deployed from different HQ's. There are differences between airborne and infantry units as well, but we will cover those in a moment.

Mortar Infantry Regiment $65


Japan has the strongest Mortar Infantry Units in the game, offering the best blast damage [+35] and morale loss effect [1.00], which makes both the Mortar Infantry and Heavy Airborne regiments quite popular.


Heavy Airborne Regiment $75


Japan enjoys the benefit of being the only country capable of earning +$30 from all their HQ's (after military surplus upgrade), so their economy isn't harmed by deploying Airborne HQ's as it would be with other countries. Japan is also the only country that can purchase the Heavy Airborne regiment for $75, all others cost $100 (ground deployed version)

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infantry mortar unit
health = 150
defense = 1
speed-max = 2
BlastDamageEffect = 35
MoraleLossEffect = 1
airborne mortar unit
health = 150
defense = 2
speed-max = 2.5
BlastDamageEffect = 35
MoraleLossEffect = 1
UNITS: Mortars
The Heavy Airborne mortar unit has a couple of advantages over its infantry counterpart. A regiment will only move as fast as it's slowest unit, and in this case that happens to be the mortar unit. So this means the Heavy Airborne regiment has a 25% faster max speed when compared to the Mortar Infantry regiment. The Heavy Airborne mortar unit also enjoys a defense value advantage of 2 to 1.
Most of the stats seem to favor the Heavy Airborne regiment, but the Mortar Infantry regiment holds the most important advantage here, numbers.. The Mortar Infantry regiment has [2] Mortar Infantry Units, while the Heavy Airborne regiment has only [1] Airborne Mortar Unit. For this reason, the Mortar Infantry regiment will always be better at bombarding and routing enemy troops.
infantry machine gun unit
health = 150
defense = 1
speed-max = 2.5
PierceDamageEffect = 12
airborne machine gun unit
health = 150
defense = 2
speed-max = 2.5
PierceDamageEffect = 12
UNITS: Machine Gun
Heavy Airborne have [2] MG Units and also have a defense value advantage of 2 to 1.. Although Japan has the weakest MG Units and also lack the Improved Machine Guns upgrade. NOTE: Russian and US Airborne MG Units have 200 health.
infantry unit
health = 200
defense = 1
recharge-time = 3
Grenade = 20
PierceDamageEffect = 10
airborne unit
health = 200
defense = 2
recharge-time = 2
Grenade = 25
PierceDamageEffect = 12
UNITS: Infantry
Heavy Airborne has the decided advantage, thanks in part to the Type 100 Submachinegun, with better attack speed [33%], better defense value [2], better grenades [25], and better Pierce Damage Effect [12].
infantry commanding officer
health = 200
defense = 1
PierceDamageEffect = 10
Grenade = 20
airborne commanding officer
health = 250
defense = 2
PierceDamageEffect = 12
Grenade = 25
UNITS: Officers
Once again Heavy Airborne has the decided advantage, thanks in part to the Type 100 Submachinegun, with better defense value [2], better grenades [25], and better Pierce Damage Effect [12]
Well there you have it, all the info you need to decide for yourself which regiment you prefer.. Make sure to vote in the poll, and contribute to the discussion in our Mortars or Heavy Airborne Thread

zling comments: First of all, as the article says, this is a question mainly for Japan. other countries will be better off with different units, well Germany, especially with Kesselring can also put both mortars and heavy airbornes to pretty good use.
Imho the question boils down to the following: are you facing enemy infantry(SAS, Snipers, Commandos, etc) or early mechs. if facing infantry than the additional mortar troop per regiment is more valuable than the overall increased strength per soldier of the heavy airbornes. however when facing mechs the heavy airbornes shine, being the strongest infantry/airborne regiment available, and that the mortar itself doesn't do that much damage against mechs, as opposed to other infantries.

another thing to note is that mortars are a lot easier to spam, being produced from a 5 unit tent(infantry) as opposed to a 3 unit tent(airborne), so in any type of fast build mortars are superior.

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 01:12:39 EDT by Manstein

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 Heavy airborne because strength and power is not always effective mobility and speed is helpful 

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 Its not always about strength but  by cunning such as Odysseus in the Odyssey. 

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