I thought it would be good for there to a sort of support class for your squad, a ‘specialist’ that could enhance your squad’s ability or hinder the enemy’s.
Like the other classes, You could choose how to use your specialist through different skills and equipment. For example:
Medic equipment would allow them to heal other units, cure them of ailments or give them boosts.
Grenadier equipment would allow them to impair the enemy’s ability with smoke grenades etc
To keep them balanced you could make it so they don’t actually cause any damage to the enemy; this would leave the player with the decision of whether to take a specialist and boost the performance of their other troops, or take another soldier and rely on the often expensive and limited support that items give.
If anyone has any other ideas for this class or changes they’d make please do say so!
Eventually it’d be great for there to be at least 5 classes, then you’d have really unique team line-ups.