High Capacity Magazines??

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High Capacity Magazines??

Postby Barrie and Anne » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:21 am

Apologies in advance if this has already been answered but are hicap magazines allowed and if so for which weapons?

I would suggest as follows.
Deployable support weapons - Hicaps?
Rifles on single shot - no harm in Hicaps for these?
Thompson and MP40alikes etc - Mid or Lowcaps?

The reason being that people (and most importantly me!) turning up with rifles or M14s on single shot are going to get hammered if everybody else arrives with an excuse to shoehorn a box magazine onto their thompson or whatever.

Just a suggestion, what do people think?
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Postby Yith » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:48 am

We've discussed this during our scenario meetings. The rules we have are as follows:

No box/drum mags on anything other than support weapons, which cannot be fired unless deployed with bipod down.

There will be ammo limits for some points in the game, but they will vary and will probably mean one side with ammo limits and one side without. Any ammo limits will be 600 rnds per person and will require a trip to your CP in order to be reloaded.

There will be restrictions on which guns can fire full-auto as discussed before...

Its an interesting idea about making smgs/assault rifles have to have mid/locaps and I could do this with my thompson as I have locaps for it, but not everyone will and with things like my upcoming sten, there will be no chance at all. Hence as we want everyone to take part and have fun we don't want to enforce that rule.
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Postby Barrie and Anne » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:45 am

Agreed, we've only got hicaps for our thompson so you're right in what your're saying.

The ammo limit sounds good though.

Really, I'm just highlighting the fact that it would be better if the game doesn't get dominated by AKs usurping the role of support guns. In my opinion anyway.
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Postby Yith » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:07 am

Yes I agree... we'll have a think about it.
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Postby Kermit » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:14 pm

Will there be higher ammo limits for support weapons?

It'd be nice to make support weapons do what they are supposed to do - keep the oppositions heads down whilst the rest of the group sneaks in for an assault :)
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Postby Old Un » Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:15 pm

I think the figure of 2700 was mentioned , however I reckon they'll have ot be a clear delineaton of what is a support weapon on the day .
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Postby Joseph Porta » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:07 pm

Ive got 5 lo caps for me thompson, ill be using them :D
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Postby webby » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:10 pm

I think for support guns, if they have an ammo bearer, they can carry a lot more ammo, the lone support gunner should only be able to carry the equivelant of a few belts.

This may be hard to enforce, but the support gunners should only really be able to fire in bursts, as WW2 guns had a habit of melting and jamming when the trigger was held down!

Also, 1 of the Americans tactics was to run at MG42 nests when the gun grew were changing the barrels. Maybe have a reload time of 15-20 seconds or something, so the MG crew has the defend the nest using light weapons whilst the gunner reloads.

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Postby Yith » Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:24 pm

I think the requirement that support guns MUST be deployed to fire will probably be enough!
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Postby Old Un » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:56 pm

AEGs gunners designated as having support weapons will have yellow tape , all other non period weapons are on single shot .
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Postby Barrie and Anne » Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:02 pm

Single shot sounds good!

Is there an FPS limit on those mortars though?
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Postby Kermit » Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:09 pm

Yellow tape? matches the Waffenfarbe on my Fallschirmjager kit perfectly ;)
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Postby Chomley-Warner » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:03 pm

Indeed, this isn't an open day skirmish - we don't expect there to be any enforcing, just listening to and following the (simple) rules!

BTW, on the day if there is a huge imbalance of firepower or an overwhelming quantity of SMG's then you can expect some adjustments to the full-auto designation of weapons on an individual basis.
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Postby Joseph Porta » Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:25 pm

I will be carrying 7 X 60 rd standard mags

420 rds total.

+ 2 pistol speed loaders 200 rds. (ill chuck 20 rds away)

this 600 limit suits me perfectly :D as i was carrying it anyway.

and i like the tag the sqd leader idea.
Also, the rules; if people are gonna make such a specail effort to get the gear, and travel to a "period" event I think the "sportsmanship" will be there as well. :)

looking forward to seeing you all, ANS SHITTING PANTS because of them mortars.

Oh and idea for mortars.
1. put an unfired airbag in mortor
2. pour in 3000 bbs
3. aim in gerneral direction of enemy ( with a MINIMUM depression of 45%)
4. connect battery
5. SHOUT "FEUER"
6. flick switch
7. Everyone hit by BB RAIN, move to regen.
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Postby Yith » Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:09 pm

Yup... no tag the squad leader... you have to go back to cp to reload with this one!

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