Questions, AFV mounted machine guns

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dsenebrecht
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Questions, AFV mounted machine guns

Post by dsenebrecht » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:22 pm

So the rule says:

7.2 AFV MOUNTED MACHINE GUNS

MEDIUM OR HEAVY MACHINE GUNS MOUNTED ON AFVs SUCH AS ON TOP OF INFANTRY HALF‐TRACKS, WILL FIRE AS TRIPOD‐MOUNTED INFANTRY WEAPONS.

CLOSED ARMOUR MACHINE GUNS, SUCH AS THE HULL mG ON A TANK, FIRE WITH A MAXIMUM OF 2d6. ANY ACTIONS USED FOR OTHER TASKS WILL REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ACTIONS AVAILABLE FOR FIRE, SO A TANK THAT HAS USED TWO ACTIONS FOR OTHER PURPOSES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FIRE ITS HULL MG EFFECTIVELY

Questions:

1) A halftrack with mounted 30 cal or MG 34/42 would fire with 3 dice if it sits still.
If it moves with one action, would it be correct to say it only gets 2 D6 and if it moves with 2 actions and then stops and fires....with only 1 D6

2) Most tanks have a hull MG and a co-axial MG. Obviously those are harder to aim and pivot and don't have near as much ammo handy as an MG in a halftrack.
Does it sound reasonable for a tank to be able to fire with 2 D6s if it sits still but if it moves with one action, then its power is reduced to 1 D6 and if it moves with two actions, then it can't fire at all?

Thanks, Dan

JimLeCat
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Re: Questions, AFV mounted machine guns

Post by JimLeCat » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:54 pm

Hi,

More than just reasonable, exactly right on both counts!

Cheers,
Jim

Maraviglia
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Re: Questions, AFV mounted machine guns

Post by Maraviglia » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:29 pm

In a somewhat related question - what happens with the Panzer 1? That has one extra barrel so gets +3 to its dice right? But it isn't a hull or Co ax weapon so isn't limited to 2 firepower dice, correct? So stationary it's capable of 3/4d6 dice (depending on the quality of the crew) +3?
Or is it supposed to be affected by other actions (like movement) as an internal MG would be?

dsenebrecht
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Re: Questions, AFV mounted machine guns

Post by dsenebrecht » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:57 pm

If you look on the IABSM FB page around May 18th, you can find a huge discussion about this:

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q= ... SEARCH_BOX

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