Lumi wrote:Yes, i like the idea of having the Anglo-Portuguese coalition in-game. Good recon infantry and good shock infantry with transports would be greatly appreciated by the UK. As well as the excellent Portuguese field cuisine.
Yeah, to represent the effects of Portugal's main contribution to international cuisine the British CVs in Treaty of Windsor decks should be rated Rookie because the officers have all gotten hammered on the Port
. That or rate them Elite because after 5 years of Eton and a whole case of Garrafeira there is literally nothing that can stun a man
Good banter, mate.
And I make mine most of your words in the last two pages. I've been quite busy, so thank you for answering most of those questions, because I'd have said pretty much the same you did.
A few other things I've spotted:
- No Command Jeep in the main list. I feel sure the Cournil could make another appearance in the deck
Done. There's a few pictures of them with radios, which should suffice.
FrangibleCover wrote:No Cat-C recon infantry. This'll upset Eugen and molnibalage. The Precursores could get the BV '75 loadout but I get the impression you want the RPG-7 to be a rare weapon. The M20 is horrible so that implies the M72 but by then you've basically got a Green Jackets equivalent with a good MG and possibly a better rifle. Kept as they are they overlap with antizombies_boy's Cazadores de Montana. What're the odds of a regular training recon squad instead, given that the Paras already compose half of the infantry tab (I am more than a little upset to see Portugal did away with the Caçadores designation prior to 1980. Caçador brown berets for the Comandos?)
It's a very Wargame-y problem here: I couldn't find any dedicated recon unit, or even any designation for ad-hoc ones, that could fit the bill - short of an extremely generic "Secção de Reconhecimento". There were of course recon units - there's just nothing to call them
There's also the REDES Comandos unit, but that's both Cat B and Shock, so it falls right in the same niche. And the Precursores are secretive enough that I can't... or actually couldn't, find any evidence of them even existing
before the 80s. And I say couldn't because I think I just might. I'll look into it.
FrangibleCover wrote:Since the FAL isn't being used at the moment and you say it was admired for its lightness but considered unreliable how about giving it to the M40 team, since their weapon is very heavy and they ideally never be in a position where they fire their rifles? They could also get SMGs but I don't think they should be able to beat anything in a housefight.
The problem is by '75 they had basically all been returned to Germany. The SMG's not a bad idea though...
FrangibleCover wrote: It's a bloody terrible picture but is this your V-200 SS-11? It's labelled as the V-700 which could be pure confusion or could be an indication that a similar set up was used by the V-700 prototype, which could be given Swingfire SWIG from the UK to create a pretty mediocre wheeled TD (but better than the SS-11 one if Eugen get harsh about the M113s in moto). Looks as though it has a pintle AA MG though.
Holy shit, it is! I'd never seen that before! I actually found the V-300's picture in that site but I couldn't find anything else. The mislabeling as V-700 is widespread - hell, I've only ever seen it correct in local sources.
FrangibleCover wrote:I think having the Cournil in as many roles as it could handle and putting as much random crap on the Chaimite chassis as it'll hold will aid community acceptance of Portugal as 'not just another cookie-cutter Blue minor', not that you've not done a sterling job of that already.
Good assertions, and whatever may come to that end is welcome.
You know what's ironic, though? In it's time, despite its potential, the Chaimite fleet was absolutely dominated by its basic transport version. But when it was replaced by Patria AMVs in the late 00's, the army's Intervention Brigade into a Stryker BCT, outfitted with specialized AMVs for all roles, accomplishing the vision BRAVIA had for the Chaimite - the one we might yet see in the game.