"Medium speed, low health and damage unit. Good in swarms. Created in the barracks."The light soldier is one of the simplest soldiers in TCMKII. At the start of a new game you begin with two light soldiers, along with a scout and a light tank. With a cost of only 10 cash, the light soldiers are very disposable but are very vulnerable alone.
Light Soldiers are the most cost-effective unit in the game. The Light Soldier because of that provides the most firepower possible for early-game warfare if you need a cheap, disposable unit. While weaker than the heavy soldier, it can outrun it and or distract it for a time. It is also worth noting that heavy soldiers are only a better pick if the unit cap is a problem. For example, 8 light soldiers will beat 4 heavy soldiers.
This is the cheapest purchases out of all items in TCMKII