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Chris Severs
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Is there a German NPS with an MG? Cheers in advance
 
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Joe C Faust
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I just finished a game with an NPS toting an MG42, but I couldn't tell you which expansion it came with (don't have the card in front of me to check). He only gets one action, though, so you really have to plan out how you're going to use him - including if/when to deploy the bipod (which takes an action).
 
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ive got everything cep t the locker, so must be from there
 
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Robert Boeck
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Yup, footlocker.
 
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Peter Ball
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I bemoaned that there was not a MG34 in the game for the early battles. I made one up I gave it 5 ammo to account for its slower rate of fire and the semi capability which the MG42 did not have and a auto og 3 compared to MG42s 4. see what you think
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Helmut Apel
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But the image shows a MG42
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David in Sydney (now in Coffs)
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Foolish_Dog wrote:
Is there a German NPS with an MG? Cheers in advance


Ammo Box (exp 5)

5-17 Simon (6 RP)
3‐1
1 Action
MG 42 Machine Gun
with 2 extra Ammo
counters
HtH +0
 
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David in Sydney (now in Coffs)
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[q="PandaBall"]I bemoaned that there was not a MG34 in the game for the early battles. I made one up I gave it 5 ammo to account for its slower rate of fire and the semi capability which the MG42 did not have and a auto og 3 compared to MG42s 4. see what you think
/q]

Very nice!

Some things to consider...

While the MG42 could fire up to 1550 rpm, it tended to be used in far shorter bursts and at a slower rate (1100-1200 rpm), because it would use up available ammo too quickly and burn out barrels too fast. (1550 rpm for a 50 round belt is 2 seconds, at 1100 rpm it is about 4 seconds)

The MG34's stately 800-900 rpm can be compared to:
BAR - 500-600 rpm (fast) or 300-400 (slow)
BREN - 500 rpm
DP - 600 rpm
M1919 Browning MMG - 400-500 rpm

Suggests that you could keep the MG-34 at Auto 4 to keep that difference from other LMGs.

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I assumed that each ammo was a 250 round belt, and not the 50 round mag, as a typical German squad would carry 1800 rounds (7 belts) for the MG. They usually carried 6-7 barrels which would often be changed at each belt replacement taking around 7 seconds to complete. US infantry were trained to move forward during those few seconds of interrupted fire.
 
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Peter Ball
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I just adapted the MG42 card.
 
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PandaBall wrote:
I assumed that each ammo was a 250 round belt, and not the 50 round mag, as a typical German squad would carry 1800 rounds (7 belts) for the MG.


One of the constants of war..
soldiers will carry more ammo than they are supposed too..
There will never be enough ammo as they may want...
Sometimes ( ) there will not be enough that they need
 
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