FWIW, when I mentioned prices I meant the unit file itself
I finally put together a few specific examples, but it is pretty much a class wide issue of nearly all AT, recon, & many AA units from preWW2 tech up to ~1960.
#1024 M8 Greyhound $1.02m
#1048 BA-11 $1m
1142 BA-64 $1m
2124 M4A3 Sherman $0.18m
2171 M4A3E8 76mm $0.215
2143 T-34 $0.18m
2154 T-34/85 $0.195m
2181 IS-3 heavy tank $0.24m
3030 M10/A1 3" TD $0.58m
3242 SU-100 $0.7m
3112 ZIS-3 76mm ATG $0.4m
3240 & 3241 M18 Hellcat, M36 Jackson both $1m
So currently an 8 ton M8 Greyhound costs 6 times as much as 32 ton M4 Sherman. An M10 tank destroyer nearly 3 times that of a 76mm armed Sherman. A ZIS-3 towed 76mm AT gun costs ~4 times more than a T-34 tank. Historically, M8 cost a fraction of the Sherman (~1/3 IIRC, would have to do some book digging), an M10 TD was marginally less expensive than the Sherman (~20% cheaper than the M4A3 (75mm) ).
Just one specific from the transports, but again this disparity exists with many of the earlier transport vessels:
20303 LST-511 $40m This is ~4 times the price of a Fletcher class destroyer (17126, $11.2m) which displaces nearly 50% more than the LST, has much more expensive machinery, armament, complex hull form, etc. Even something like 17728, Baltimore class heavy cruiser weighing in at 13,600 tons to the LSTs ~1,600,is much cheaper at $26.3M.
If the seemingly odd prices are strictly for in-game balance, so be it. That as time goes on and the positions reverse I assumed that wasn't so of course. Eg into the '60s a BRDM-2 recon unit costs ~40-50% instead of 500% of a comparable year MBT, an AT-3 Sagger ATGM team ~1/10th the price of a T-62 or T-64, etc. Much more believable prices of the various units relative to one another as the years go on.
Regardless, thanks for looking into & expanding the unit files. As of update 3 we only (
) have ~4,500 units, so of course we still demand more.