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Arisaka

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#51 14 years ago
terminal-strikeOther then, with exception of some cases it would proably be better to say 'notable but somwhat limted' use.

which equals something like a kit or two per map (not all maps).............




Smooth BM

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#52 14 years ago

Since nobody really seems to read the entire thread before posting...

The twelve man squad seemed to provide only an interim solution to the search for the best tactical unit. Following extensive trials, a new type appeared in 1944. The Squad was now no longer the basic tool of the Marines, instead appeared the Fire Team. The Fire Team fielded a Corporal, Automatic Rifleman with BAR and two riflemen. One of the two rifleman acted as assistant to the gunner. The original tables armed him with a Carbine, but this was quickly changed to an M1 Rifle as carried by the Corporal and second rifleman. Three Fire Teams were led by a Squad Sergeant with a Carbine. Three such Squads served under the same Platoon HQ as previously.The firepower of the squad was now immense, but it did not stop there. Each Squad was given access to a man pack flamethrower and a demolition kit while each Platoon could call upon a Bazooka from company HQ.
The continuing evolution of the Marine Battalion is a quest for superior firepower. Every amendment was made based on experience gained and tailored to overcoming the 'human wave' attacks which the Japanese Army were reduced to. It is a tribute that, while the Infantrymen in the Pacific and Europe were poorly supported by machine guns, the Marines added to their arsenal without hesitation. Flamethrowers and explosives were also placed in the hands of the frontline troops in unprecedented numbers. Such levels of support were vital to put the Corps within striking distance of Japan itself after crossing the vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean.

Courtesy of bayonetstrength.150m.com




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#53 14 years ago
Arisakawhich equals something like a kit or two per map (not all maps).............

ummm not sure what point your making there, but that would only be applicable in a subset of cases for which the quote you used applied. To go over it again- in cases of widespread use, such as with marines its would make much more sense as a class not a couple of kits. Of the maps where its applicable such as in early war blitz or a city fighting map for example, only then would the reducing it to couple of kits are so make more sense. No kits would only be appriopriete for maps where they weren't used at all.

No he was right in a way , the only place they saw what can truthly be described as 'widespread' use in the pacific with marines, and even only before the main use flamethrowers shifted to tanks. Other then, with exception of some cases it would proably be better to say 'notable but somwhat limted' use

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#54 14 years ago

Is it possible to slow these flame thrower carrying blokes down?




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#55 14 years ago
terminal-strikeummm not sure what point your making there, but that would only be applicable in a subset of cases for which the quote you used applied. To go over it again- in cases of widespread use, such as with marines its would make much more sense as a class not a couple of kits. Of the maps where its applicable such as in early war blitz or a city fighting map for example, only then would the reducing it to couple of kits are so make more sense. No kits would only be appriopriete for maps where they weren't used at all.

That's what I was going for. Flamethrowers were mostly limited to combat engineers/pioneers in Europe, so kits are fine. On maps like Saipan and Iwo Jima, flamethrowers should be a separate class for the Marines.

Anyone who complains about flamethrower whorage should probably drop the SMG and start using a rifle.




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#56 14 years ago

yea people are dreaming about how great they are, but there not so great overall. On most maps that are decently open they'll get owned before there in range and of course they'll ahve to deal with pitfully small ammo supply. On urban maps though they would be hell of course, but even there they have there drawbacks. Killing wont last long as there probably not going to have a class and dont have much ammo.