Weapons Ratings...

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exchook wrote:to some confusion.

"How do you know the Garand is a semi automatic rifle?"
"Because historically it was!"
"But where in the rules does it say that it is?
Page 94, National Characteristics, Marching Fire!

First paragraph - "With the M1 Garland semi-automatic rifle...."

Second paragraph - " Don't forget, they also re-roll any 1's rolled"

Sometimes it's worth reading the rules, even with teenagers! ;)

Graham

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I think the question was a perfectly legitimate one. I also feel my answer was totally legitimate. It's a great entre for a youngster coming to the period. Get them looking up that and they'll find out something else as well.

I think that by spoon-feeding wargamers with absolutely every bit of information they need we are doing them and the hobby a disservice. Even the much abused Wikipedia will tell them a great deal about the period they are about to game. And that is where a gamer becomes a wargamer.

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Of course for machineguns you could also try the novel approach of actually looking at the model!
Bren Gun, oh look, it's got a magazine.
30cal, my model's on on a tripod and belt fed.

I'm no WW2 expert and when in doubt it's worked for me!

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I entirely agree with Richard to be honest & as for the aphorism about assumptions its wrong we have to make assumptions any time we dont have perfect knowledge which is arguably impossible. You do have to be aware of your assumptions and their limitations & possible pit falls.

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Greetings

A fair amount can be gleaned from pages 35-36. The default is clearly bolt action rifles and box fed LMG (well OK the DP uses a pan but it's not belt fed). It may be something to double check with the release of the PDF lists that there is no confusion.

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Post by exchook »

Graham you make two good points and indeed that is the way I tend to go to!!!

I had made no reference to spoon feeding anybody, but you can ease yourself into the hobby without having to delve into the plethora of tomes regarding the subject. I agree you answer was legitimate even if it was not the answer I was hoping to get!!

I merely thought a problem existed where in the weapons listed in the Master Arsenal did not match the definitions listed within each force list and thought I should bring it to your attention.

You don't agree that this exists and have decided not to do anything about it. Your rules your decision.

I think this topic has been beaten to death...

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There's no such thing as flogging a dead horse here. :D

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Sergeant... dead horse, five rounds rapid!

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Martin Green wrote:There's no such thing as flogging a dead horse here. :D

Yep, it's generally eaten. :lol:
You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

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Post by hedgehobbit »

How do you guys handle the US M1919 LMG? It's a belt-fed, tripod mounted LMG. There isn't an entry for tripod mounted LMGs in the master arsenal table. There's a bipod mounted LMG and a tripod mounted MMG. On page 93 it's referred to as a "tripod mounted MG" but on page 94, it's included in a LMG Team.

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