PhilThib wrote:Machines guns did not really operate as independent batteries, did they? Their firepower is already represented in the defensive fire values of infantry models
Philippe wrote:I think that when considering a question like this it is important to keep in mind that you're dealing in a strategic level game and not a tactical one.
HPS' France 1914 (designed by Ed Williams) has plenty of machine gun companies as separate units. They don't really operate as independant units because they're tied to their parent unit's supply and command net, and they're far too vulnerable to operate on their own. But above all, the scale of France 1914 and Revolution under Siege are radically different: France '14 is one kilometer per hex, battalion and company sized units, and a turn lasts a couple of hours of real time at most. And a few knowledgeable people have even complained that the machine gun companies should be integrated into higher level units, and that in a tactical game.
My guess is that to justify showing them as separate units in a strategic game, there would have had to have been a really significant shortage of that type of equipment, and even so, it would probably need a rule which only allowed it to have more than nominal strength when integrated with another unit.
Was the availability of and use of machine guns in the Russian Civil War that much different from what happened on the Western Front at the start of WW I?
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest