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Old 01-20-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default HMG sourcebook?

Does anyone know what book the HMG (I believe) was introduced in? It was a 1 space 2d-1 machine gun variant. I recall it from Uncle Al's catalog from Hell (which I no longer own).
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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The HMG was first introduced in Car Wars Tanks. The weapon in that book had a listed damage of 2d6-1.

The listing in UACFH for the HMG has damage revised as 2d6-2.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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Car War Tanks

I beleive that CW: Tanks was the first place the HMG appeared.

And yes, it is a little bit overpowered, allowing you to put two of them in a turret for about 4d6 damage with a 360 degree coverage.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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*shakes fist at owenmp*

Dang you.

You beat me my one lousy minute on that response.

We must have been typing at the same time.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #5
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ROFL. I had to stay home today because my area was still snowbound, the only reason I was on posting to the board.

In reality a HMG (12.7mm) is a nasty weapon with higher penetration than a Infantry Vulcan Machine Gun (5.56mm Microgun) or a Vulcan Machine Gun (7.62mm Minigun). Real-world HMGs usually have long barrels therefore they may occupy the same amount of space as IVMGs or VMGs.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:34 AM   #6
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I love the HMG. My 'Scorpion' low-division build relies on them. They are great with HD ammo.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:24 PM   #7
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I always found it a bit too good.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:42 AM   #8
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I always found it a bit too good.
Probably would have been more balanced if it was 1.5 spaces but fractional spaces are always messy.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:22 AM   #9
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Many thanks to all.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:22 PM   #10
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Probably would have been more balanced if it was 1.5 spaces but fractional spaces are always messy.
If that was the case, I wonder how many sets of linked HMG/LR combos you'd see . . . .'

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