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Page 12 needs to be updated:
11.0 Navy: 1 Yellow + 1 White
Remember: Black steps cost 1, white steps 2, ...

I also think it would be much clearer if you called "tackettes" something more familiar-- "mechanized" or "armored infantry."
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I also found the words on page 14 are cut off at the bottom of the first 2 columns.
 
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Tankettes was confusing for me as well. I think I mentally shifted to calling them light armor. Mechanized would work for me as well.
 
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I believe mechanized is its own category in Blocks in the West.
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hipshot wrote:
I believe mechanized is its own category in Blocks in the West.


While I also found tankettes confusing, I think it might be a language/translation issue? What I believe the those units represent in BitE are what we more commonly see called light tanks, but at this games scale that doesn't quite fit. I think of them as units composed of the older, lighter tanks, or units dedicated to recon and rear area defense more than assaults. Guys driving around in Panzer IIs or III's if they were lucky. The symbol on the block is, I think, the NATO symbol for mechanized infantry, which leads to the confusion. At this games scale, the Germans and Russians certainly didn't put mechanized infantry into the field, at least not in 1941-42. It makes sense that mech would be a separate category on the Western Front, with all of those US trucks and half tracks.
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ULTIMO wrote:
Tankettes





You know the guy to the far right is sitting there thinking "Man, chicks are gonna so dig me when they see this photo - how dope am I in these goggles, with my big gun all sticking out and sh&^?!?"

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I have seen those tankettes in museums--in Italy of all places, but I don't believe there are any in the game. It is good to know that they are not confused with mech infantry.
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Mountaineer wrote:
I have seen those tankettes in museums--in Italy of all places, but I don't believe there are any in the game. It is good to know that they are not confused with mech infantry.


Yes, we have used many of those during WW2.

Italian soldiers were so happy about their war performance, that started to call them

Scatole di sardine

lol...


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ULTIMO wrote:
Mountaineer wrote:
I have seen those tankettes in museums--in Italy of all places, but I don't believe there are any in the game. It is good to know that they are not confused with mech infantry.


Yes, we have used many of those during WW2.

Italian soldiers were so happy about their war performance, that started to call them

Scatole di sardine

lol...




They may not have been much good in WWII, but what about refitting them with paintball guns? That would be tremendous.
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