pbeccas wrote:No, I will stick to three man HMG teams, gunner, loader and NCO. That's all my 4x6 table and painting patience can handle. I have not started my Jap army yet. I am waiting for the Japs covered in Jungle foliage Paul hinted at a while ago. They will be cool. I have about a platoon worth of TAG Japs but they are shelved now.
grant wrote:pbeccas wrote:grant wrote:Maybe so the HMG looks reasonably small rather than a third if a platoon in size?
Are you going to model a historically correct HMG section?
I think maybe that's why DH has half the historical number - fits better on the table, isn't overwhelming in size compared to the other sections, maybe?
I believe I will likely go for a similarly sized smaller HMG section, unless I find some pressing need to make it historical.
How about you? And Helen?
I usually go with five men for any support weapon, be it hmg, mortar or anti-tank gun. The number provides that the support weapon is not so quickly taken out, but can take a little punishment. Japanese always are well manned for support weapons knowing they would have casualities because they are usually on the front line. You will find this with other aggressive nations like Germany.
Helen wrote:Hi Grant, when you say Militaria, are you a reenactor?
Glad to be of assistance.
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