Fallschirmjager "creating new teams "

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Keithandor
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Fallschirmjager "creating new teams "

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Ok my Fallschirmager squad comes with the following.

Obergefreiter, machine pistol.

MG 42 Two crew
Two rifleman

MG 42 Two crew
Two rifleman
One man with machine pistol



Can I leave the 2 MG42's set up with their crews and have the Obergefreiter lead the others forward ?


So he forms a team like this
Obergefreiter, machine pistol.
2 Riflemen
One man with machine pistol

Fire Base 1
MG 42 Two crew
One rifleman

Fire Base 2
MG 42 Two crew
One rifleman


The book example says a 2 man scouting team , but I think it's OK to form a larger team ?
I was using my Fallschirmjager for the first time and they throw out a lot of firepower , but I would like to have some maneuver elements as well.

So the firebases could activate on a 1 individually or a 2 as whole squad.
The Team with the Obergefreiter could activate on a 1 or a 3 using the Obergefreiter's command initiatives ?

Does that sound OK ?

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Re: Fallschirmjager "creating new teams "

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Sounds fine.

The problem is you're now relying on getting the right command dice. The solution is to leave an SL near the MGs, so that they've got more chance of firing every phase.

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Yes, your two mg teams will each need a 1 to activate, and can't reduce shock. Another solution would be to have a senior leader close by.

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Hi Keith didn’t want to spoil your fun with those very nasty Fallschrimjager on Thursday but just thought of informing you that the basic set up of a Fallschrimjager section from a recent thread
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=4314
places the organisation of the Basic Section thus:

Junior Leader

Team 1
MG 42 Three crew
One Riflemen

Team 2
MG 42 Three crew
One Riflemen
One SMG man

All the German LMG 42 teams start with the basic 3 man crew.
cheers John
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Oops that link should be:
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2004&start=20

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3-man crews for MGs is more of an early war thing John, the Germans officially dropped the ammo bearer in about 43. Besides, there's no reason that a squad leader can't reorganise during the game to leave any number of men manning a gun.

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OK so is this official ?
Is this in an errata ?

Fallschirmjager go from:

LMG Team 1
MG 42
Two Crew
Two Riflemen

LMG Team 2
MG 42
Two Crew
Two Riflemen
One man with SMG


To:

LMG Team 1
MG 42
Three Crew
One Riflemen

LMG Team 2
MG 42
Three Crew
One Riflemen
One man with SMG

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I has been mentioned on these forums by Rich that the German MG teams should be 3 men, whether that is official or not I guess is up to you.
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I posted that asking for confirmation. My best guess is that it is correct.

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So then does the Heer Infantry squad also change ?

From

Obergefreiter, Junior Leader armed with a
machine pistol, one Panzerfaust

MG34 or MG 42
Two crew
One rifleman

Six riflemen



To

Obergefreiter, Junior Leader armed with a
machine pistol, one Panzerfaust

MG34 or MG 42
Three crew


Six riflemen

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