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    • Um, no.  The M1918A2 weighed in at 19lbs. VR
    • Case in point of what I was saying. Had one side handled the situation with slightly more tact, it would have made it less likely that the opposite side would overreact and start looking for blood in other places to get even (and I'm not trying to be side-biased or blame one side, this is just a general comment which has swung BOTH ways many times in the past). Because whether we as a community like it or not, there are going to be a fair number of Axis players who are going to make it their mission to now "fix" the Thompson SMG and the way it is ahistorically used ingame (along with every other SMG, BTW). The endless cycle of revanchism is tiring, but for whatever reason both sides always fall into the same trap every time there is a new (usually non-)issue du jour. @jj506my comments weren't directed at you. Apologies if it seemed that way
    • The BAR was issued to one man and he was expected to use it as an infantry weapon.   While it was impractical, due to its low rate of fire, early in the war the army expected it to fulfill a light machine gun role if needed.  They also expected the soldiers to use it as a rifle.  That is why the poor bastages that were issued it complained about its weight.  So realistically in game it should be able to be used as either, but good luck firing that thing in real life unless it is supported.
    • Or better yet, design hand grenades, rifle grenades and cannon shells to work per historical realism, and design LMGs to be used per historical realism. The game's about the fighting...let's have it be as realistic as fun and practicality allow.
    • Xoom, I am not insinuating anything, I don't use such complicated words unless I have to. So the BAR is almost twice as heavy as the FG42 and still considered as maneuverable? I guess this is the sentence you are referring to: "It combined the characteristics and firepower of a light machine gun in a lightweight form no larger than the standard-issue Kar 98k bolt-action rifle." To put a 10lbs weapon in the same class as the much heavier MG34 would be silly, wouldn't it? My original question arose from the designation of the BAR as a "sole automatic fire support weapon" vs. "selective fire automatic rifle" in Kar98 format for the FG42.
    • Asimov I totally agree with you.   The switch is a good thing that will provide realism and not overtly affect gameplay.    But I think saying that allied players that welcome this switch only do so because they think it is the bogeyman game changer that will lead to victory is false.   I like the change because it is realistic.  I agree with you, I don't think the MG34 was such an axis advantage, so why does that make me two-faced or disingenuous for saying I like this for historical reasons?  I have never complained about it (look I have played for ever and only have a few posts on the new forums), like I said earlier, I don't care who wins.  I just like to play the game and I want it to be as realistic as possible.
    • Axis have used the sappers in a very good way/tactic back in the old days ... with 4 HEAT satchels. So it got downgraded by giving 2 HE and 2 HEAT satchels and creating the Engineer class Axis have dominated the FB wars back in the old days by showing more skills and patience ... so FB damage was upped by 7.5x Axis have dominated the battlefield with 88s back in the old days because of patience and coordination ... so more dispersion got introduced Axis LW pilots dominated the sky back in the old days with 109s ... so somehow the flop sneaked it into a patch and never got fixed Axis have used LMGs to counter the insane ROF of brit SMGs ... so now you can only fire it anymore while standing still   So what is coming next ?
    • BAR was developed in WWI as a squad automatic rifle, as the concept of LMG was coming into existence. US Army began WWII not that much evolved from WWI, with squads still using an automatic rifle for squad fire support. Unlike the Germans who wanted to make the infantry squad tactically autonomous to the extent possible, US infantry companies had a support platoon with M1919A4 or other MMGs, that could be attached to infantry squads or platoons for specific purposes. Absolutely it's true that historically the very modern FG42 was not equivalent to the decades old BAR. The FG42 was developed to provide paratroop units with the lightest possible LMG for fire support of the maneuver assault unit. Based on history and design intent, the FG42 would belong in the LMG group, not the automatic rifle group. CRS however hasn't chosen to do that, because that would mean that the Germans would have two LMGs and no weapon in the automatic rifle group.
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