USMC Early Pacific Army List (Guadalcanal)

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USMC Early Pacific Army List (Guadalcanal)

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This is an army list I put together. It is for the USMC in the Pacific from late 1941 to mid 1943.

I am sure there are some errors and I need one other national characteristic. Once the constructive criticism has ceased, I will upload a final pdf and send it on to Monty for the approval process. This is my first go at an army list so please be gentle! I should say that some of the info has been poached from the Series E/F (post 1943) USMC list on the yahoo site.

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Is it Bar team or mortar team in the HQ section? :?
And there is no stats for the M3a1 stuart

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John, you might want to consider something like the British "Five rounds rapid" rule as the second national characteristic for the USMC given the emphasis they placed on the rifle and marksmanship.

The USMC standardized on the M1 Garand as the standard infantry arm in Novemeber 1941 although there weren't enough to displace the M1903 Springfield completely until after the Guadalcanal campaign. Given that, there should probably be an option to substitue M! Garands (with the semi-automatic re-roll of 1's) in the support list.

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According to the Consolidated Arsenal, the stats for the M3/M3A1 are the same as for the M5A1. In actuality I thinkt he M5A1 had slightly better protection due to sloping but maybe not enough to bump it up to the next higher armour arange in the cocalculator.

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Hobbyworker:
That is a typo in the HQ team, it is a BAR team.

Chris
I will add the M1 as a list1 support for each.

The TOE mentions a parachute battalion as an integral part of the organisation, would you add a squad and what would be it's make up?

I tried to use the CA as much as I could.

Let me think about the 5 rounds, it sounds good.

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USMC really should be 'Aggressive'.
You'd be hard pressed to find more aggressive troops in the U.S.!
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Not sure if there are any regular aggressive troops in any list. I am not sure how aggressive they were in the early pacific campaigns.

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I think rather then a parachute squad as one of the supports it would be more interesting to have a Marine raiders squad. References below but my understanding is that this is a 3 team 10 man squad with a JL.
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3 teams each with Thompson SMG, a BAR and a M1 Garand


Alternately I could make one of the teams a 0.30cal MG team with 3 crew.

I toy with making this support elite, but this does not occur in any of the lists and I do not want to unhinge the game . Any thoughts on which list it should be on. I am thinking of 6 like the regular British airborne including making it activate on a 3 or 4 with 2 to 3 CI's respectively.

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http://www.usmarineraiders.org/shapingraiders.html
http://www-solar.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/~aaro ... /usmc.html
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Russian scout section are elite, which might be comparable.

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Siggian:

Yes I missed that I am happy to boost them up. Any other thoughts on the list?

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