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Jozis Tin Man Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 5:07 a.m. PST

Another entry on how the SBCT Infantry Company is organized, how I am organizing the OPFOR and why am I using 1/600 scale.



Micman Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 2:13 p.m. PST

Nice update. Do you have a rule set in mind or are you going to make your own?

Lion in the Stars18 Mar 2017 2:50 a.m. PST

It's a real shame that the MGS are crap, when they worked they really added to the Stryker company's firepower.

The problem is that they never worked.

Jozis Tin Man Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

@Micman, that post is coming up. Right now, I am looking at Sabre Squadron or 5Core Company Commander. Any other suggestions?

@Lion: I agree. I understand they got so hot inside that the crew needs a special water circulating cooling vest. Maybe something like the Russian 120mm low velocity gun / mortar would have fitted the bill better. Or the Canadian COugar with 76mm.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

@Jozis, I liked Sabre Squadron but need to give it a more thorough test. Another one to try would be Fields of Fire by Proving Ground Games.

I have several of 5Core's rule sets, Just can't seem to get excited by them. But I have not looked at Company Commander so I can't say.

Jozis Tin Man Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2017 9:45 a.m. PST

Thanks, I think I may have Fields of Fire bought from Wargames Vault. I love 5Core Brigade Commander, Company Commander will work I think, but I will have to fiddle with it. I will need the classify the weapon / armor interactions (easy to do) and fiddle with the activation system, as I think it will break down with 30+ squads plus vehicles the company can field.

I will let you know how I get on, basing stuff right now.

Lion in the Stars24 Mar 2017 8:35 p.m. PST

The problem with the MGS was the gun turret, it just couldn't be kept working in the field, even with a team of techs from the factory.

I'm not aware of any issues with the crew overheating (friend of mine was a stryker platoon leader in 25ID during their Astan deployment). After all, the MGS has a remote turret!

Jozis Tin Man Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

@Lion, it is something read a few years ago, that I cannot remember the source, which makes it spurious!

Too bad about the turret, thanks for sharing, you cannot beat first hand knowledge.

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