more = better when resupplying.
i don't really agree. i like the jupiter because it's so damn cheap. air resupply is "luxus" in the sense that it needs to be fast. not paying 60 for a resupply.
The Luchs has armor, and can defend itself, therefore it can retreat out of a tight spot if spotted (most of the time). It has an auto cannon that shreds infantry.
Both the ERC-90 Sagaie and the V-150 90mm shred infantry even more. And the ERC-90 Sagaie is faster. And small. And more range. And costs just 5 points more.
For air recon, the gazelle i find fits the role better because i do NOT want my air recon engaging targets.
Honestly, for the price you pay just to have your reacon flying, I wouldn't miss out on weapons. 80 points just to fly around the map is just not worth it.
Armour: M60 Patton a bad tank? bahahahahahaha ok, whatever you say buddy. The cheap price, good armour, and efficient killing power of the Rise patton and upwards gets a star in my book any day. Chieftans, once again, i cannot say i have experience with. MBT70s rarely seem worth the slot in my deck.
Honestly? Just get the Leopard 1A5, costs less, the gun is only slightly worse and has the same armor. Or the Chieftain MK 10 wich costs slightly more and has proper front armor and a better weapon. The Patton is neither a cheap tank nor a good tank. It's simply not a good choice...
resupply: 25kmph is a big difference in speediness? i dont really see what you're getting at here. I have both HEMTTs and Jups in my deck, so i like them both, just saying i use HEMTTs until i run out of them and then its jupiters.
Armour: The Leopard 1A5 costs less than the m60a3 patton, yes, by 5 points. From the AOS (35 points) patton and up, you get a "normal" stabilizer ("good" on the Super M60), as good or better accuracy than anything fielded in the Leopard line, and from the RISE upwards just as good AP as anything in the leopard line, sacrificing 2 front armour, 1 side, top, and back. For example, when you pay 35 points for the AOS patton, you get 1 less front armour, 3 more accuracy, a "normal" stabilizer (vs none for the equivalent Leo 1a2) but 5 kmph less speed when compared to the leo 1a2.
My point is that although the Patton series lacks armour, in most of its marks, it makes up for it with a normal stabilizer and waaaaaaaay better accuracy than the Leos. It can roll around the battlefield trolling the enemy with accurate on the move fire, confusing and suppressing.
both the v150 and sagaie have no side armour. luchs has 1. the next tier up in the french tree with the AMX10RC has one side, too, at 60 points (with a nice cannon to boot!). Side armour comes in handy more often than you'd expect. Autocannon beats both these with the ability to stun, as well as shoot down pesky helis flying over your forest. the suppression the autocannon provides with its ample ammunition means your vehicle can scoot out, and retreat to a safe position when faced with local weak threats. Luchs even has a nice "bad" stab. I guess we can agree to disagree, but i will say i will never pick a jeep for 40 points over a luchs for 40 points.
gazelle wise, 80 points is well worth it when you can zoom around at 350 kmph (90!!kmph faster than the "equivalent" Kiowa) and have excellent optics on the spot in seconds.