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by hedgehobbit
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: LMG and MG crew
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Re: LMG and MG crew

From page 10: "The crew are the men who serve the gun and who may not undertake any other role." Sometimes you'll see a Team with a listing like Two Crew, One Rifleman. The Germans are this way. In those cases that extra rifleman can use his own weapon. But for other, like the Bren teams, they are l...
by hedgehobbit
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Hacking the ‘points’ system
Replies: 20
Views: 6638

Re: Hacking the ‘points’ system

Senior Officer (regardless of weapon) – 2pts Junior Officer (regardless of weapon) – 1pt 3 Riflemen – 1 pt LMG (2 or 3 crew) – 2pts Chap with SMG – 2pts Bazooka, Piat, AT Rifle etc – 2pts Light Mortar – 2pts PanzerFaust – 1pt each A SMG is worth less than three riflemen (both 2 pts) so I'd move him...
by hedgehobbit
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Problems with usa reccon vehicles
Replies: 15
Views: 4724

Re: Problems with usa reccon vehicles

I tried to make the case that AA mounted MGs were too good at 10 firepower but I didn't get much agreement. Especially since there is little added vulnerability in using them. In the M8, the commander also acts as the loader. As to what MG the vehicle is armed with, I would use whatever MG is on the...
by hedgehobbit
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Smoke Grenades
Replies: 15
Views: 5530

Re: Smoke Grenades

BTW we didnt worry about color but did find the yellow to be very effective at blocking LOS. Weird. Yesterday, I was looking at US WW2 smoke grenade usages. Other than WP (which was far and above the favorite), yellow smoke was used as much as all the other colors combined, including white. Looks l...
by hedgehobbit
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: When is a Section No Longer a Section?
Replies: 5
Views: 1927

Re: When is a Section No Longer a Section?

I asked this question a few weeks ago and never got a clear answer. What we do is allow the split off of a team up to 1/3 the size of the squad while still keeping the squad intact for activation purposes. So a 6 man squad can split off a two-man scout team and a 9 man squad can split off a three ma...
by hedgehobbit
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Smoke Grenades
Replies: 15
Views: 5530

Re: Smoke Grenades

Yes, but could you make a smoke screen from them - even just a partially concealing one or were they just for signaling or indicating a target? My point was that if you had colored smoke that was, say, used for designating targets for close air support, would you really want to use it to screen you...
by hedgehobbit
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: CoC Question:Overwatch
Replies: 8
Views: 3364

Re: CoC Question:Overwatch

So if some one moves in to an overwatch area you may fire on them as soon as they move. If they fire without moving first then they get to fire first, then the overwatch team may return fire. If that is true, shouldn't the sentence be: They may react to an enemy deploying from a Jump Off Point with...
by hedgehobbit
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Smoke Grenades
Replies: 15
Views: 5530

Re: Smoke Grenades

The US smoke grenades came in a variety of colors for signaling purposes and target designation (you see one in an episode of Band of Brothers). For example, in David Webster`s Parachute Infantry, he draws a picture of "A Complete Wardrobe of the Holland Tourist September, 1944". It shows everything...
by hedgehobbit
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Question CoC: Effective Range
Replies: 9
Views: 3432

Re: Question CoC: Effective Range

There's a cool chart in US FM 105-5 that shows the effective ranges of the various US infantry weapons. It gives rifles an effective range of 500 yards which would be 150" (12.5 feet) of game table space. Machines guns are effective out to 300". Even a US M1 carbine, which is a close ranged weapon, ...
by hedgehobbit
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Weapons Ratings...
Replies: 34
Views: 11782

Re: Weapons Ratings...

We played the M1919A4 as a belt fed LMG when used by US paras. But it seems to have been heavy and with the tripod as well it seemed reasonable for it to have the move/fire restrictions of a tripod MMG rather than LMG. I have no problem with that. However, something like this should definitely be s...