that numbers the same as the bus that takes me to school
erich hartmann and gauntlet MUS BE MY TWINS :o:o:O
Frankly the bolt-action in this game is the same as the semi-auto, but don't think the germans used the G43 like a trophy, alot were issued, frankly on the Eastern Front. The Germans used the SVT-40, cause it was better. I will always be a bolt-man, but I agree, we need some classes with semi's its not realistic, maybe you can have like 12 spawn at HQ for ppl to pick up.....No wait that will just start n00bs to tk. Just make it a class
It is that there were not slow burning flint-locks or muskets used in WWIII, or the ban-the-smg whiners would even have requested taking out normal bolt action rifles in many maps to be replaced by those because they require "more skill"
I think the devs thought semi-automatics resemble SMG too much, and took them out or made them rare pickupkits, so the ban-the-smg-whiners would not start to complain about that......and see the result, now other people complain.
In fact, if these G43's were mass produced, they should be a menu class. I kind of miss the STG44 also, i'm sure they were not as common as DICE represents them, and not avaialble until late in the war, but to fight with common bolt action rifles in 1944 and 1945......hmmmm.....is that realistic ?
Well semi-auto rifles are my weapons of choice if they're available. Given my pings, I miss moving targets too much with a bolt-action, and a semi-auto is better in closer ranges anyway. You hit someone once but he doesn't die, it's likely that you get off another shot before he kills you, unless he knows where you are or is bunnyhopping all over the place (in which case with my pings it's totally down to luck if there's a hit or not).
But Garand... my relationship with that one went totally sour after it being totally unable to get one-shot kills in .65 Foy... :uhm:
wow did not know so many people like the G43, ill post pics of mine when i get home. That i got in Penn. with its 30 round mg-13 magazine.
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I've only used a G43 a couple of times, don't have much of an impression about what it is like. But SVT40 is nice, and Garand is nice except for the damage issues mentioned above.
I wonder, though, why early-war maps generally have NO semi-auto rifles? At least Soviets had semi-auto rifles here and there in the Winter War already. I feel they should be there at least as pick-up kits.
No, there shouldn't be more G43s...
The vast majority of the German soldiers hated this weapon because of accuracy and reliability issues. The Germans traded them in for the old K98s in droves.
Sure, add some as pickup kits, but the standard issue weapons should always be the good old Mauser K98.
I like semi autos. Good accuracy, decent sized clip and good fire rate, giving you just enough time to adjust targets. In Forgotten Hope I feel as though their stopping power isnt good enough, I seem to find it hard to 'one shot kill' with them, even if I hit them in the chest first time.
I love the Garand, but I'm slowly beginning to appreciate the M1 Carbine again. I'm not a real fan of the G43 or SVT40 but they can come in handy on maps like Berlin and Zeilona Gora where accuracy and speed is everything.
I still love the good old K98 and No.4, there's something about those guns that cant be replaced by anything. Probably just novelty, but I feel a lot more deadly when weilding a K98, No.4 or Mosin.
I do like Carbine, but between all semi-autos I must say the Garand is the best. My favorite overall rifle is the Enfield No. 4. Seems to be a lot more powerful and accurate than the others.
But I still prefer my light machinegun or sub machinegun to most rifles anyday. Yet do not worry. I am not one of those guys who uses his MG42 like an MP40.
I would say, however, that the best overall infantry weapon of Forgotten Hope is the MP44. It has tons of stopping power for a fully automatic weapon this side of machineguns. Add to that the ability to reach out and touch somebody with by firing slowly, and you've got yourself a kickass gun.
Just for your information: SG44 was more common then G43 ;)