Not sure about para's being phased out. Yes mass combat drops into hostile teritory are very expensive and to be avoided if at all possible, but having that option open is something I think the military will be loath to loose.Gibbs wrote:First point. Aren't paratroopers being phased-out? They've been phased out in the Australian army in favour of Mechanized infantry. It was also decided that the Commandos were capable of mass para-drops and that parachuting wasn't a viable large scale assault option anymore.
Point two. I'm liking the idea of 1 TOW in a squadron of three. That way you can use three of them to transport a squad (either regular or elite) *and* give the squad a much needed AT option.
As for weapons...any thought of actually having one MG and one 50cal? Two MGs is fine though.
The WW2 jeeps had a lot more firepower. Check this out:
Although some had duel lewis guns on the front too. Now that's what I'm talking about
Given the way our Army is going at the moment I don't see regular troops being able to get access to LDRs for combat work, I imagine they will become specail forces only.
I suppose there is no reason to stp us from adding an upgrade option for swapping one of the MGs for a 50cal for 10 points or something, except for the fact that MGP isn't going down the custom armed vehicles.... YET