Eukie wrote:I'm a big fan of infantry-wise variety, and the following came to mind as things the US could (not necessarily should) have:
Variety is a hard thing to balance, let alone argue for especially for the US.
I understand that. In any case, thanks for addressing my brainstorm in a thoughtful manner!
Eukie wrote:HMG Team [FIST]
M16, Browning M2HB, 5 men
This would either be really bad or OP depending on the price tag. Until Eugen adjusts infantry acceleration/set up time, this cannot be fairly modeled.
Is that an engine limitation, or does infantry just not have built in acquisition delays as a rule?
Eukie wrote:ASP-30 [FIST]
M16, APS-30, 5 men
If it weren't for the fact that the F-22 has already been outright denied, I'd say this was an even bigger pipe dream.
First produced in 1987, it's in timeframe!
Eukie wrote:Heavy Weapons Squad
M240, M2 CG/SMAW/M47 Dragon, Mk. 19 (?), 5 or 10 man
This is basically FIST teams with an MG, which is not unique enough to warrant use.
I was thinking less FIST-with-an-MG and more "machine gunners who-also-carry-CGs, though with your objections to my MG-FIST suggestions, that might be infeasible to make in a way that doesn't turn into a squad full of Rambos running around firing machine guns with one hand?