Constructive replies only.
Any skilled banished player can own early game:
In the current meta, choppers are BY FAR the best opener, making it nearly impossible for UNSC to mount an early offense against any Banished leaders.
Marine w/Grenades: Marines get slaughtered by chopper ramming, and vortex. Dying breath is also a huge factor. Banished also have healing units at t1. Assuming you manage to survive the chopper rush, you are now at a significant disadvantage. The banished player will beat you to tech 2 and have map control and a much better eco.
Turtleing : You are going to need at-least 2 anti-vehicle turrets to stop the chopper rush. that is an investment of 600/600. Any skilled banished player will simply take map control(power nodes,minibases, and possibly an expo), and build banshees, locusts or reavers. UNSC has two options, go hornets(which are easy prey for reavers), or cyclops and/or wolverines. With only 1 base and the banished player having map control, you will not be able to sustain your eco building power-expensive unit.
Also, unless you see them coming and have 3 anti-infantry turrets and/or snipers, jump brutes will stop any turtle attempts.
Banished has much better late game:
For late game, UNSC’ best units are Scorpions ,Colossus, and/or Vultures, yet Banished can easily counter them.
Scorpions: Canister shell does shred Hunters, BUT, simply building 1 or 2 shrouds stops canister shells… Want to counter the hunters with snipers? Shroud stops snipers too. Colossus fare even worse.
Vultures: Reavers destroy all UNSC air units VERY easily.
Blisterbacks are also WAY overpowered. 3 blisterblacks w/shield gen and cloaking make taking out a late game Banished base very difficult and potentially
Condors in UNSC, vsUNSC feel like an ultimate unit. Against Banished, they are an expensive liability.
Winning late-game against a skill banished player as UNSC is nearly impossible. A few shreds, army of hunters, 2 or 3 blister-backs and reavers and there is not anything a UNSC player can do. Banished can also attack with a few tanks, setup blisterbacks behind their army and complete destroy your army. Kodiaks and siege turrets are stopped by shrouds.
343 seriously needs to address the balance issues with this game. Playing Banished vs Banished does feel balanced, but playing UNSC vs Banished feels like your are playing at a significant disadvantage