Though the BAR did have the advantage of being able to be used as a rifle and support weapon, to a level. Remember they are being used by Webby and Pete, and will be used under the direction of the Squad commnders so there will be no blatting out ammo on the run or such. Plus there are loads of you.
It can be used as both but then even the MG42 can be fired from the hip, its just not advisable in normal circumstances. I do trust in Webby and Pete to play the role properly and I fully support the introduction of new rules for MGs or light support weapons to simulate the real squad setup. I was just thinking it should be done in a way that doesn't give one side more of an advantage than the other.
But I do remember Webby saying to me that it was a right bugger to use non-prone anyway.
I expect it is but it does give the gunner the advantage of immediately being able to return fire rather than having to deploy first if ambushed or fire from high obstructive foliage without the need of a support which could make all the difference.
As for helmet thing-thats fine by me.