German MG's

11 months ago

Anyone else just realize that the Wehrmacht should have the MG34's and the OKW should have the MG42's? The MG42 was bad in cold weather and was rarely used on the soviet front because of it, plus most of the Eastern Front's famous battles were fought early in the war before the MG42's debut.

Since the OKW was the late war faction they almost always fielded 42's over 34's because the 42 was, other than the temperature issues, just better. Also I think this is why the USF Riflemen have so many quotes geared specifically towards the MG42.


  • #2
    11 months ago
    HuntsmanHuntsman Malton North YorkshirePosts: 72

    The U.S. took the MG42s psychological effects seriously due to the U.S. troops being inexperienced compared to other nations. It was important to prepare them as much as possible due to the difference in experience between themselves and the troops they would be facing, later in the war you don't tend to hear as much about the effects of the mg42 because of the experience the men had acquired.

  • #3
    10 months ago
    comrade_daelincomrade_d… Posts: 2,886

    They should, but the game wasn't made in a realistic environment for that. People would have been like "wtf wheres my MG42 thumbs down this game!" on Steam reviews.

  • #4
    10 months ago
    captainjordycaptainjo… Posts: 491

    Lol true.

  • #5
    8 months ago
    TheWiseTheWise Posts: 40

    TBH - both Ostheer and OKW should have both MG-34 and MG-42. It's the same faction IFRL, after all. As for in-game implementation - it's either "MG team" with MG-34 or MG-42 randomly, or the same "MG team" initially having the MG-34 and starting to have the MG-42 after some general (i.e. made in the production building) upgrade like "Rearm with MG-42". Pretty much the same with the infantry squads' LMGs.
    The same is with Soviets - they initially had the Maxim 1910/30 and received the SG-43 - this thing - in 1943. This could be implemented in the game, but never will (due to the Relic's bias against Russians) - along with Theater of War from 1943, let alone 1944 and 1945.

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