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Re: [SG2] Sample platoon organization - request advice

From: Allan Goodall <awg@s...>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 20:35:22 -0500
Subject: Re: [SG2] Sample platoon organization - request advice

On Tue, 16 Jan 2001 14:20:40 -0600, wrote:

>	M10MG - FP d8, Impact d10.
>	M15RPG - FP d10, Impact d10*.  (Unguided light rocket
>		launcher).
>	M201 - RAC/1 on ground mount.  Fire control d6 (Basic),
>		Impact d10*.
>	Is it really worthwhile to include the M201?  I like 
>the idea of having a "heavy" machine gun in each platoon,
>but I don't know if the rules support the idea very well.

Technically speaking, the rules don't really handle it very well. The
is a Heavy Weapon. That means the impact on dispersed targets (infantry
squads) is D8. The D10* is only used against vehicles. If you want a
gun, you've got the various SAWs listed, the best being a Gauss Machine
(FP D10, Impact D12). But this, in turn, has very little anti-infantry

What's needed is an RFAC/1 - SAW hybrid. Something that has perhaps a D8
D10 firepower and a D10* impact. This would represent a high velocity
with armour piercing capability.

Of course, a simple way to handle this is to just allow RFACs to have a
impact (instead of D8) against dispursed targets. This may be what you
implying with the D10* impact designation. 

At any rate, there is a need for this kind of weapon at the platoon

One question, why a D6, basic fire control system? If you are using the
regular rules, where the RFAC only does D8 impact against infantry, I
an Enhanced (D8) fire control system, minimum. 

Allan Goodall
Goodall's Grotto:

"Now, see, if you combine different colours of light,
 you get white! Try that with Play-Doh and you get
 brown! How come?" - Alan Moore & Kevin Nolan, 

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