German Motorcycle with sidecar combination

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German Motorcycle with sidecar combination

Postby Michael_Tems » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:01 pm

The rules for soft skinned transports allow germans with the "Recon" special rule to be mounted on motorcycles (rather than trucks).

I have considered the following: A german platoon wants to take an extra squad as under strength and recon (6 persons) amounting to two motorcycles with sidecars.

What I would like to do is pay 1 CE for the motorcycles (rather than roll against strategy rating) - and then get a mounted LMG on one bike and a pintle mount for the squads LMG on the other.
This is basically the same as taking a Sd.Kfz 250/1 which are already covered by the rules for Panzergrenadiers.
It would make the recon squad much more mobile at the cost of protection.

It seems like a fair tradeoff to me, but I'd like to hear other opinions.

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Re: German Motorcycle with sidecar combination

Postby Mark at GEG » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:38 pm

I like it.

Best thing to do is give it a go and let us know how you get on.

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Re: German Motorcycle with sidecar combination

Postby Stryker » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:23 pm

Michael did you ever try that idea with the motorcycles as it would also work very well for the recon squad 1940. With that option you actually get 7 figures which would amount to 2 m/c combinations and a single NCO rider.

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Re: German Motorcycle with sidecar combination

Postby Michael_Tems » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:00 pm

Not yet, as I turned my attention to an american platoon. Hopefully time and money will allow for German MCs at some point.
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Re: German Motorcycle with sidecar combination

Postby Michael_Tems » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:10 pm

With the Black Tree Design January blowout (half price on WW2) this project has finally gotten back on track.

I now have 2 german motorcycles awaiting assembly and paint, so I will give them a try as soon as they are done.
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