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Assistant MG Equipment

Postby Granger » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:20 pm

Just wondering. What extra equipment would an MG team no 2 carry? As I'm the no2 for Battle for TIM I thought I might get a few extra bits to look the part.
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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby Luiluei » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:08 pm

Mattywheels bought the holder for a spare barrel and a ammo belt. I have an ammo boxbut Jack might also have one. Essential as you guys will have to reload ammo every 500 rounds.
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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby Mattywheels » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:35 pm

Yep, think it is an MG3 barrel case but its essentially the same - happy to lend it; it isn't actually useful anything but makes you look the part :D

The link is bloody heavy (I got the inert rounds), so would recommend trying to find a replica link if you can - maybe someone could knock something similar up from resin?!
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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby BootedFeet » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:19 pm

I've got a replica 50 round 'necklace' if you'd like to borrow it
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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby Bravo-2-6 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:41 pm

I've got a 50 odd round belt that I lug about. I'm working on building up the gunners kit too.

I think the assistant basically just held carried and assisted in the loading of the weapon/ barrel change. But don't quote me on that
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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby Granger » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:06 am

Mattywheels wrote:Yep, think it is an MG3 barrel case but its essentially the same - happy to lend it; it isn't actually useful anything but makes you look the part :D

The link is bloody heavy (I got the inert rounds), so would recommend trying to find a replica link if you can - maybe someone could knock something similar up from resin?!

Thank you I'd definitely take you up on that offer. Anything that helps the look really.

BootedFeet wrote:I've got a replica 50 round 'necklace' if you'd like to borrow it

Yes please mate it would certainly look good.


I've seen pictures of soldiers carrying an ammo tin by what looks likes a wooden stick that the tin hangs off of? Or could I use a leather strap? Not too sure. I assume to carry the tins on the back I'd need a special frame (which might be a bit too much but it depends how brave/stupid I'm feeling). Anything that helps the look really.

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I'm not sure ho you'd want to do it, Jack. I could carry bags of 500 rounds each in a tin and hand them over when you need to reload?
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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby MartinR » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:46 am

I think our heroic HJ machine gunner has literally just picked up a piece of wood so he can sling it over his shoulder.

You can sling two boxes using bread bag strap, but really, for a game I think a spare barrel holder and an ammo box is quite sufficient to lug around.
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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby Mattywheels » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:55 am

Granger wrote:
Mattywheels wrote:Yep, think it is an MG3 barrel case but its essentially the same - happy to lend it; it isn't actually useful anything but makes you look the part :D

The link is bloody heavy (I got the inert rounds), so would recommend trying to find a replica link if you can - maybe someone could knock something similar up from resin?!

Thank you I'd definitely take you up on that offer. Anything that helps the look really.

BootedFeet wrote:I've got a replica 50 round 'necklace' if you'd like to borrow it

Yes please mate it would certainly look good.


I've seen pictures of soldiers carrying an ammo tin by what looks likes a wooden stick that the tin hangs off of? Or could I use a leather strap? Not too sure. I assume to carry the tins on the back I'd need a special frame (which might be a bit too much but it depends how brave/stupid I'm feeling). Anything that helps the look really.

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I'm not sure ho you'd want to do it, Jack. I could carry bags of 500 rounds each in a tin and hand them over when you need to reload?


No problem chap; pretty useless but looks the part!

For reloads, Lutz got perfectly sized cardboard boxes for Vierville- they also fitted perfectly in a Mg42 ammo box. Use them would by my suggestion
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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby Luiluei » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:32 am

Yes, I will bring them also for the HMG. :giggle:
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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby Granger » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:44 am

Thanks for the help guys. I've got a leather zb26 sling that I can use to carry the ammo box about. Will free up my hands so I can use my rifle.
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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby Bravo-2-6 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:21 pm

Granger wrote:Thanks for the help guys. I've got a leather zb26 sling that I can use to carry the ammo box about. Will free up my hands so I can use my rifle.


I best be building up my gunners kit :P
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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby BootedFeet » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:17 pm

Bravo-2-6 wrote:
Granger wrote:Thanks for the help guys. I've got a leather zb26 sling that I can use to carry the ammo box about. Will free up my hands so I can use my rifle.


I best be building up my gunners kit :P


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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby Bravo-2-6 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:19 pm

BootedFeet wrote:
Bravo-2-6 wrote:
Granger wrote:Thanks for the help guys. I've got a leather zb26 sling that I can use to carry the ammo box about. Will free up my hands so I can use my rifle.


I best be building up my gunners kit :P


Asbestos glove not reccomended.


That's the one bit of kit I do have! :p whoops.
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Re: Assistant MG Equipment

Postby BootedFeet » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:36 pm

Update, got an 8mm mauser ammobox you can use if you need one too
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