no lmgs in folgore
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February 15, 2023 at 10:08 am #188764ChrisParticipant
hi i have just got the western desert book so i can build a folgore platoon . I have wanted to make one for some time but in the book they don’t get light machine in the squads but in the Italy book the airborne squads (also more smgs) do. is this a mistake? if not why don’t they have Lmg’sFebruary 15, 2023 at 12:06 pm #188767NatParticipant
points on campaign books….
i) they are all (except when in a seriers like DDay or Italy) independant of each other – they like to pretend that only they, the core rulebook & armies of… books exist
ii) often they have completely different authors (this is why the same unit can have different rules!). The Author will put in the rules they think best suit for the campaign the book covers
iii) the above two points mean that consistancy ISNT a key point in campaign books … and a large reason why they’re not always accepted in open playFebruary 22, 2023 at 6:09 pm #188818ChrisParticipant
thx for the reply . i am still confused thoughFebruary 23, 2023 at 4:23 am #188822SteveTParticipant
Yes, exactly what Nat was saying. Do not expect consistency or finely-tuned balance in some of the campaign books, as they are often designed as stand alone experiences.
It could also simply be they missed the LMG line in Western Desert, but it has not yet been picked up in Errata. That is my bet, as it is very odd for an infantry unit not to have that basic option, unless the author here thought it better simulated their light speedy role.
But you can use either definition – it is a points based game, so it doesn’t matter. If you pay your 20 points, it is all good.
February 23, 2023 at 8:38 am #188825NatParticipant
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by SteveT.
Intresting… (just doing a bit of reading up) Folgore was a single poorly equiped division (& was destroyed in the 2nd battle of El Alamein (the one british history remembers, but doesnt remember the Italins in it!).
So the Western Desert book having them without LMGs, but SMGs to make up for it is possibleMarch 15, 2023 at 3:25 pm #188912coljacksimpson57Participant
The folgore squads in north Africa had the Breda LMG. I like to use historical OBs – and sometimes have to tweak the unit lists to facilitate this (i.e., a bazooka in a U.S. infantry squad and not as a separate team).
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