Why was the Pistol removed from the Rifleman class? -1 reply

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Solo4114

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#121 14 years ago

At least in the U.S. Army, .38s lost a LOT of favor after trying to quell some uprising in the Phillipines, I believe. The .38 just didn't have the stopping power to put down a lunatic who's charging you with a full head of steam. It might kill him, but not before he got up close and personal with you. Thus, the U.S. switched over to the .45.

This is part of the reason why I don't get why the Brits use the Enfield No.2 revolver which, I believe, was a .38. There were PLENTY of British .455 revolvers made during WWI (I've seen sources put the figure for Mk. VI Webleys at 300K). I'd give the brits that instead of the slow-to-fire, weak No.2 Enfield.




OneTinSoldier

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#122 14 years ago
'[tRMad Mac']Guadalcanal, Japanese side, Wolf server.

Roger. The Japanese must be the only ones who get the pistol in the Engineer class. I don't know if this was intentional because the Japanese infantry weapons are sub-par or if it was some kind of oversight. But unless I am mistaken, you will not find the pistol included in the Engineer kit in any other of the other human races in FH version 0.67. OTS




The Red Barron

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#123 14 years ago

Bayonets would be good IMO. THe Japanese could have a special charge, an officer leading with a Katana and then a whole team of riflemen charing and getting mowed down by American machine guns, yum yum




[tR]Mad Mac

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#124 14 years ago
OneTinSoldierRoger. The Japanese must be the only ones who get the pistol in the Engineer class. I don't know if this was intentional because the Japanese infantry weapons are sub-par or if it was some kind of oversight. But unless I am mistaken, you will not find the pistol included in the Engineer kit in any other of the other human races in FH version 0.67. OTS

The only maps I've been able to play of .67 are the japanese maps, I guess my scope of knowledge was a bit limited. Thanks Soldier. smilie.gif