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Support Weapons

Postby Hänschen klein » Thu May 05, 2011 7:03 pm

OK starting to get close so thought would put this into the mix. I gather that we will be defending a series of bunkers so it would seem that we may well be in prepared positions. To this end is anyone out there going to be bringing a support weapon?

I am quite willing to go as No2 in Falschirmjager gun team (I will be sporting a MP44 and maybe going to leave a DBOYS K98 with ejecting shells in a bunker in support. Yeah I know mad or what for trying to skirmish with ejecting shells but I have made a small bag which catches them pretty well, Range stil C**p and accuracy, well it certainly scares them :rofl: ) I can`t resist to give it a go after speaking to Tiny about his exploits skirmishing with one, well at least until I manage to get a conversion done. Boshman stand by for the bombard of questions over a beer Saturday night.

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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Zero Bravo » Thu May 05, 2011 8:21 pm

I hope to be bringing my attempt at an MG42, finally got an AK unit in there and the mag feeds ok usually. It's off having pretty bits like sights and cocking handle fitted but should be ready in time. I've got an anti aircraft tripod so was going to use it for HQ defence, just plonk it down somewhere and if there's an attack on HQ it can be swung into action. It weighs loads, I dont think anyone would want to cart it about all day.
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Steiner » Thu May 05, 2011 8:30 pm

As commanding officer, you could order someone to carry it! :giggle:
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Boshman » Thu May 05, 2011 9:17 pm

My MG will be in attendance, I won't be using it myself, We will probably have it mounted on the Heavy Lafette in one of the prepared positions. anyone occupying the position will be able to use it! :)

We will be picking out a good position for it this sunday when we do the final pre-game recce. If you can make it down Gordon, you can have a little play with it :good:
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Zero Bravo » Thu May 05, 2011 10:32 pm

As a decent commanding officer I wouldn't command any man to do a task I wouldn't do myself.
Er, actually that's not true :twisted:
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Hänschen klein » Fri May 06, 2011 5:11 am

OK sounds good.

Sorry can`t make Sunday although would have loved to have had a sneak peek at the site as I am in Devon. :good:
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Zero Bravo » Sat May 14, 2011 10:59 pm

My MG42 is finally back :happyclap: :happydance: :happyswing:
We've fitted it with an anti aircraft site as it sits on the AA tripod and will be great for a fixed position defence weapon. In the time between now and this event I'll mod it as best I can with Deans connectors to a lipo battery, refine the mag feed to keep up with it :twisted:
The finish is burnt oil and rust, it looks more like a battlefield relic and still atm doesnt have a trigger guard, but I'm working on that. TBH if I can get over 20 rps I'll be happy :rofl:
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Zero Bravo » Tue May 17, 2011 7:01 pm

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It wont be complete but will be up and working :good:
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Boshman » Mon May 23, 2011 12:14 pm

Great stuff! :good:

Looks like we will have at least 3 MG42's which is perfect as we will have 3 major positons to defend:

In the Centre: The Crossroads, behind which the Forward command and communications bunker. Code Name: Caeser

On the Right flank: Poggio* Prefetto - Code Name: Widerstandsnest (WN) Anton

On the Left flank: Poggio* delle Travi - Code Name: Widerstandsnest (WN) Bruno

To the Rear will be the Divisional HQ - Code Name: Zepplin

(* "Poggio" is Italian for a hillock or knoll)

These positions must be defended to the last man. The fate of the fatherland may depend on it.
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Zero Bravo » Mon May 23, 2011 10:47 pm

I've changed the connectors over to Deans and so I can chuck a big old 7.4 lipo that will run all day long and I have a couple of 9.6 nicads, deansed up and spare. The mag battery is a standard 9v battery and I'll put a new duracel in there before the event, but other than that I'll leave it alone as it works. I'll muck about with trying to get a high rate of fire after this event and in time for Rhineland at Ford :twisted:
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Steinlager » Wed May 25, 2011 6:52 pm

As an addition to this topic I thought I'd add this from the book I'm currently reading, Italy's Sorrow which covers the battles from after Monte Cassino to the Gothic line battles and through to April 1945. Thought it might help with which weapon to bring for those that have a choice.

Unteroffizier Franz Maassen 278th division. October 1944.
" Franz Maassen was not exactly in the best of spirits just a few miles away. His gruppe were at very the end of the divisional positions, with the 114th Jager Division on their right. There were just ten of them, in five two man foxholes spread out fifty-sixty yards apart at the foot of a shallow hill amidst a hedge of blackberries and vines.....
Between them they had one machine gun, three machine pistols, one grenade thrower, four carbines, one pistol, eight hand grenades, very limited amounts of ammunition and no anti-tank weapons of any kind."

Talking with Shellshokt at Ground Zero we both thought we might take rifles to this game. Hopefully as a group we'll have more than 8 grenades between us though.
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Steiner » Wed May 25, 2011 6:58 pm

Steinlager wrote:Talking with Shellshokt at Ground Zero we both thought we might take rifles to this game. Hopefully as a group we'll have more than 8 grenades between us though.


You'll effectively never run out of ammo with a rifle, Paul. :good:
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Steinlager » Wed May 25, 2011 7:06 pm

Steiner wrote:
You'll effectively never run out of ammo with a rifle, Paul. :good:



That was one of the reasons I fancied using my rifle, :)

That and the fact that I believe the site suits rifles, even non upgraded ones like mine.
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Steinlager » Wed May 25, 2011 7:45 pm

I've got a Kar98 I built from a Dboys wood stock/parts and a JG BAR10 . I downgraded the spring, so it should be shooting sub 350 fps. This is the one I'll be bringing to the game.
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Re: Support Weapons

Postby Steinlager » Wed May 25, 2011 7:57 pm

Course you can have a look. Boshmans is better than mine, the mans a craftsman.
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