Yes, the Mg34/42 could be used in the light support roll but it wasn't a sub machine gun or assault rifle. You could not shoot it while running. Show me the video where someone is running and shooting the MG34/42 and then you can say that it could be used like it is in game.
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Hello, I see you're fighting about rambo shooting :) . I think it shoulb be possible. But they could do something like that: yuo're running and spraying, (but it's very very inaccurate - just to make support-gunner hope he has any chance to hit something :) ) and in 5 seconds we can't hold our gun - we just dropped that or lie down with automatically (anyway can't shoot anymore). Don't be angry for my English :D
I really don't like handheld MG's u always gotta prone and wait for the crosshairs to close in, deployable MG's are better. Remove the non-deployable MGs as pickup kits. Let the MG deployable kits stay the same, as pickup kits.
It mentions in Guadalcanal: Starvation Island, desparate marines cradling their Browning M1917s in their arms and charging at the Japanese. It was effective as a last-ditch resort, but there were actually so many Japanese it was hard not to hit them. Also talks about a blinded machine gunner and an assistant with hand wounds but vision working together effectively...
In battlefield maps, a player is insanely mobile already. I can run across 100% of elalamein in a few minutes. That'd be hours or days in real life.
MyrddraalYes, the Mg34/42 could be used in the light support roll but it wasn't a sub machine gun or assault rifle. You could not shoot it while running. Show me the video where someone is running and shooting the MG34/42 and then you can say that it could be used like it is in game.
I have seen a guy walking normally while shotting with an MG3 (MG42 clone-baby). But that was just for testing, and it wasnt in a war! ;)
Agreed. In real life a person could fire such a weapon slung for a limited time and they couldn't go bunny hopping over sandbag walls, running and reloading, with anywhere the agility and endurance of your average rifleman. Because the game really oversimplifies movement and encumberance, I think it would be best, in the interest of historical accuracy and game dynamics, to force the MGers into the role that their real life counterparts did 99% of the time anyway: Fixed position firing.