I desided to try CoD2 on Veteran & using only the rifle as the main weapon. So far it has been a blast.. mosly me getting blasted though ..ha ha.. I have made it all the way to the Silo & never once did I use anything except the bolt action rifle & pistol until I picked up the M1 in the American campaign. I also only used the sniper rifle when I was issued one for that particular scenario. I only used smoke one time to get through the town with the Silo in it. The rifle only seems to make this intense game even more so...at least for me anyway. I'm old & slow on the controls so I get killed a lot...ha ha...and I mean a lot.. I don't know if I am going to be able to make it through the Silo scenario though. I just can't pick up & take out those motor teams fast enough. They only need two or three at most shots to kill me & there are just to many for me to get to.. Oh well, I'll keep trying just to see if I can eventually do it... Has anyone else tried it on Veteran & only the rifle?
I could definately see doing it with a Gewehr43 or SVT 40, but I try and steer clear of the single bolt action ones, too easy to get caught reloading.
I did beat Silo using primarily a Gewehr last time though, including sniping the mortar teams. I prefer to use a good realism mod like WiCoPP's Reality 2.6 vs limitting my weapon choice.
Actually, I find it more challenging to use only bolt or the M1 rifles. You really have to plan what your doing to get through a tough area. Yes, you do get caught on empty but, it makes me use my head a little to try & think of a-way to get through it without getting killed... It just takes a little more time...but what the heck, it's supose to be a fun game...ha ha..
Yeah, but THAT's fun vs REAL, do you really think anyone would try that in real war? That's what I mean by preferring to use a realism mod and stick with the appropriate weapons for each situation.
Single shot bolt action rifles were typically used for distant kill/suppression while other troops charged trenches and such with tommies. Now of course if you're talking Russian troops, that's different, they had much less supplies than we did.
Pardner, your putting to much into the game. One of the Russians main rifles at the beginning of the war was the bolt action rifle used by most.. The British 303 was also one of the main rifles at the beginning of the war, and was even used extensively throughout the whole war. More men used the M1 & M1 carbine in the American army then any other weapon. The Germans use the Bolt action rifle throught the whole war. In this game it is a real challenge to go through the whole game in Veteran using only the bolt & M1. I am at the top on hill 400 & about to take it. I haven't used one single automatic weapon & it has been a real challenge.
Whoa...WoW & other such exclamations... I just finished holding the top of hill 400. I was left huttled in a hole with 6-8 other guys around me with aqll shooting in different directions directions. we were surrounded by 3 burning tanks & 3-4 blown up halftracks. I was down to 7 rounds in my M1 when the P51's flew over & started blasting at the retreating enemy. Ha Ha.. I actually said "holy shit" & couldn't quite
Couldn't quite what?
Sounds like an interesting experience though. I'm getting close to that point in the game.
Hmmm... don't know what happened to the rest... but..I couldn't quite believe that I had survived...funny feeling even though it is just a game...Very intense..
PapaG39;3358189Pardner, your putting to much into the game.
Yes, but we're talking about situations where there are many machine guns present. Sure this game lacks realism in a lot of ways, but in the instances where there WERE a lot of machine guns present in WWII the Tommies and Garands were used a lot, as well as the equivalents on the other side.
I am not saying anythinbg about what actually went on back then. Anyone with any thought pattern could come up with bunches of scenarios. What I'm doing is adding another scenario to "DA GAME" ha ha.. after all, it is just a-game. It just adds another level to shoot for. I finely beat this game in Veteran & by only using the Bolt action rifle & the M1. It was very challenging & I had a blast doing it... Try it & see how u do... Heck i'm an old fart at 67, so u young guys should be able to beat it...