What is your favorite kit on the battlefield of SQUAD and why?
I know it's not popular but Marksman is always fun to play when you're with a well coordinated squad, but mainly because of the stabilization aspect, same with machine gunner.
Russian LAT/HAT with the RPGv2 because nothing is as satisfying as using that scope to range and hit a vehicle. Plus the fragmentation rounds are always an added bonus.
The NLAW is a contender though, if I had more opportunities to play and master the PLOS.
Rifleman. Grenades, extra ammo, assault rifle. Good to go!
HAT, Crewman, HMG, Medic and SL.
Honestly base rifleman or medic, everything else is lacking too much, or is only allowed 2 for the entire team which for slow on-foot infantry in most situations can feel pretty pointless. It's pretty nice playing HAT though when you're using a conventional faction. Russians finally have a HAT with range. The AT with 2 tandems will always be the golden standard though.
HAT for sure. When an IFV or even an MBT gets cocky and decides to get a little too close, slamming it with some tandem rockets from a couple hundred meters out feels great. Even better when a helicopter with a bunch of guys picks the wrong place to land.
Grenadier would be a close second, particularly on urban maps. People often feel safe when backing away from a window of a building. When you get the hang of guessing range for the grenades you turn their cover into the very thing that gets them killed with splash damage.
For me, a perfect 5 man squad is SL, Medic, Rifleman, Engineer, AT.
Personally, I like playing the engineer kit. You can drop mines, drop bombs, build twice as fast, and drop your own defensive emplacements. If you tag an engi as a FTL, he can stay behind and build a superfob while the rest of the squad moves up.
I do wish the engi could also build HMGs, mortars, etc. if he is an FTL in the squad.
I don't have a favorite kit. I love them all in certain situations, hate some of them in others. I will say the one I play most is the SL with optics, though that's more a result of me stepping up in pubs than anything else; I hate when people take their sweet time growing the cajones to form a squad. SL'ing is great fun, but I take breaks. There's no need to get burnt out on a video game lol
I always ask someone to grab the Combat Engineer kit when I'm SL on an invasion layer.
My favorite thing to do is to run armor with a CE for mine-laying, vehicle repair, and building on radios from heli-drops.
On Skorpo Invasion V1 we often flip the BMP1 and get the CE to take it out with 30-second charges.
It's hilarious - the Stryker is so fast that I can usually drive up to underneath (or is it arming distance?) the BMP1's turret and then it's a matter of sumo-wrestling until one of us ends up in the water or on our back. This never gets old for me, and the CE-kit is what makes it possible.
Sumo wrestling with vehicles, lol
Good responses so far. Lets get some more replies!