But if your sole job in EVERY game was to throw grenades, it just wouldn't work, unless it was a scenario game and (I say again) you used grenades sparingly. Imagine buying twenty grenades every weekend (some people even play 4-5 times a week!) You would need to be rich. A case of paint and 10-20 F-Bombs would cost a lot. Then once you start playing, it would go like this.
Your squad is making its way up the field. Your pointman calls that a large squad is heading your way. Your offensive players engage in combat, and your squad leader sends out flankers. You would have to throw at least 2-3 well-placed grenades to take out a squad of 10 men. That's not that bad, but very impractical if it is your sole duty on the field. Now, if a broadsword was laying support fire while the flankers were doing their thing, I could easily imagine him pull out a grenade and throwing it at the oppositon, then going right back to laying paint. Also, 2-3 grendades is about $21. $21 for 10 men is $2.10 a kill
I see where you are coming from. But isn't it pretty much a hammers sole job to lay suppressive fire? Don't Hammers need to spend ALOT on paint and air? See a Grenadier wouldn't just chuck grenades randomly. A Grenadier would make the opposition or defense disperse and get distracted. Imagine if you will, you are playing defense or offense and you and your buddy are near each other somewhat. All of a sudden a grenade lands between you and him. First you notice the grenade and then you react by instinct and take cover, while you were distracted with the grenade, a hole was opened and we moved up. And even if you didn't notice the grenade or you were to dumb to move away from it, you are eliminated and the hole is formed yet again. besides on cost, someone mentioned earlier about making your own grenades to cut down on cost. And 2-3 grenades for 21$? Have you ever even purchased a grenade before? 3 grenades at 6 $ a piece is 18$ which would be alot cheaper in the long run.
Wow did I just set up part of the base for grenadier in that speech?