Does each MG platoon get three wire counters? Or is it 3 for all five counters total?
If I recall it right, I think you have 3 for each MG platoon.
Which leads to my question which is: If it is three for all three counters? What are there three? Is the idea that ONE MG platoon gets all three around it? Or is it one for three different squads? If it is ONLY three for the entire French side, what is the logic behind this from a military perspective? Is that what would happen? Was wire too expensive to give each platoon enough wire to protect them?
Not understanding the question about the squads though but anyways... I guess the idea is to keep the enemy unwilling to move straight into the MG nest frontally - although it will go a long way covering major key locations on the map.
Wire is not a protection as such. Think the wire as a funneling tool, that encourages the enemy to take certain pathways instead of other, less favorable ones (from the defender point of view) - leading to preferably into heavy concentration of fire without easy rout path.