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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #15 on: 28-05-2012, 23:05:32 »
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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #16 on: 28-05-2012, 23:05:45 »
Also Hetzer... that thing is too cute.

Hahaha I'm really glad someone else thinks that. I was looking at it on Meuse River and all I could think is "what an adorable little tank... 'You wanna go snipe some Shermans? OK, we'll go snipe some Shermans.'"

One weapon I think is underrated (at least by me) is the Grease Gun. I hated it for so long because whenever I came face to face with an MP40, he'd have 4-5 rounds in me before I can squeeze off 2. I've found that it works great as a medium range weapon though. The slow rate of fire really helps with aiming. I loved the FH1 Grease Gun for medium range also.
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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #17 on: 29-05-2012, 00:05:01 »
M3 grease gun
   Quite underrated. It doesn't have anything unique about it, but its as accurate as the mp40 and just as deadly.

The Stuart tank.
It can be as much a menace as the Crusader against NA German tanks. Its shape and armor make it actually harder to kill
than you imagine, and it has decent killing power until you experience Panzer IV F1s.

Not exactly a weapon, but

Smoke grenades
     The sheer number of stalemates that can be broken by a good smoke screen calling down by artillery, fired from tanks or
     thrown by infantry is amazing - more so amazing is how people don't realize the use. You can clear a room if you throw in
     smoke, initiate a counter-attack with fewer soldiers against more defenders and flank an enemy, not to mention cover
    large open areas, YET few people actually realize its immense tactical value.

m1 carbine
     The master of the medium range in my opinion. The one weapon that holds its own against the STG. sure it has lower caliber,
      but its range more than compensates, and it has much lower recoil for only slightly less killpower.

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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #18 on: 29-05-2012, 13:05:31 »
cheers for the hints on where to find that darn mobile lewis guys!

on-topic:
I like the m1 carbine(more or less effective on all ranges) and drilling(sometimes tricky to use but very worth the effort) as well, but I'm not really sure if these are really underrated.

my favorite weapon, especially in NA, remains the binoculars, though.

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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #19 on: 29-05-2012, 15:05:17 »
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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #20 on: 29-05-2012, 15:05:44 »
my favorite weapon, especially in NA, remains the binoculars, though.

Totally agree. Arty is great as an offensive weapon (like it's usually used, soften up enemy emplaced positions and such), but it can be great as a defensive asset as well.

You're a lone scout and you see an enemy squad sneaking up on a flag. Whip out the binocs and if you've got a decent gunner, there's 3-4 artillery assists right there for ya, plus you just saved the flag!

If you get creative, there can be a lot of great opportunities to play the game more effectively.
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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #21 on: 29-05-2012, 18:05:43 »
The Stuart tank.
It can be as much a menace as the Crusader against NA German tanks.

IMHO, the Stuart 37 mm M6 gun is more effective to penetrate axis armors than Crusader MK1 40mm 2pdr.  On the other hand, the Crusader MK3 57mm 6pdr is in class apart, 1s1k pzIII & pzIV.

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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #22 on: 29-05-2012, 18:05:34 »
APCs are a good shout. Find yourself some decent cover and you can stop an attack very well. Rarely play Axis on Olympus but on those occasions I'm sick of the teamswitching I'll grab a Hanomag and park it behind one of the walls in the field - you're just high up enough to shoot over it and yet be reasonably safe from return fire, as long as you keep an eye out for sneaky Boys riflemen. You can shut down a counterrattack from the castle to retake Leptokaria or lock down an entire side of the village. To be fair of course I've done this same things with the Panzer II much more effectively but the Hanomag still got the job done.
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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #23 on: 29-05-2012, 18:05:20 »
Binocs all the way. Although it's not a weapon, it can decide tank battles, or hamper enemy attack/defense with called-in artillery.
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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #24 on: 30-05-2012, 00:05:05 »
My vote goes for the Springfield rifle. Most accurate Bolt action rifle. Has the best sights imo, i never miss my target with it, even on insane ranges. Also, it fires and reloads fairly fast.

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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #25 on: 30-05-2012, 00:05:47 »
I agree M1903 is the best bolt action rifle, alongside Carcano.
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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #26 on: 30-05-2012, 00:05:22 »
springfield, M1917, carcano.....these are indeed very underated rifles
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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #27 on: 30-05-2012, 02:05:15 »
I'd so love to see them as NCP rifles :(

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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #28 on: 30-05-2012, 06:05:59 »
I hate the breda...it would be ok if you could run with it and fire like the bren or the BAR. But no...you have a bipod and 20 puny rounds. BELT FED FTW! Or at least a drum mag.

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Re: Underrated weapons in FH2
« Reply #29 on: 30-05-2012, 12:05:28 »
The Geballte Ladung 3kg great thing when you cant get a Panzerfaust 60 and very often better than the Panzerfaust 30!