My brother absolutely insists that the Axis assault rifle is more powerful than the Allied one. I can’t tell whether this is true or not after trying several experiments, although it does look like maybe it’s more accurate. Does anyone know whether this is true? I had just assumed that all the infrantry weapons were mirror images of each other, just with different graphic representations. Do they have different stats? I know the vehicles do, so maybe there’s something to this.
I have always felt it is the other way around. I can drop a guy with one or two bursts of the ally assault rifle, i can never do that with the axis one.
Well, the BAR only holds 20 rounds, while the StG 44 holds 30. I have died to the BAR without hearing the rifle’s report quite a few times, so it either has some really good range or one-burst kill capability, two things I have found to be somewhat lacking with the StG 44.
I mostly play the Axis, so I can’t offer much in the way of comparison except for that.
I’m a run and gunner with the assault character and my gut reaction is that I get more kills in close with the Axis weapon. I don’t know if its ROF or turn speed, or just an illusion. I’d be interested in the facts. My style is definitely MOHAA “in your face” muzzle to muzzle combat. Hmmm. I may be uninstalling MOHAA this week. I haven’t touched since I stepped foot on Wake Island.
I hate the BAR but absolutely slaughter with the Ak. Burst fire with that weapon rocks. I don’t understand why I don’t do the same with the BAR, because I play them the same way.
I agree with the original post. The AK is much better in my opinion, at least I do better with it.
One of my favorite Allied assault tricks is to nail an Axis assault and take his kit. Problem solved. :)
Oh, I did get a chance to mess around with the Medic a bit. Not so bad, actually. I wonder if the SMG has the same range or power, but it definitely seems to suffer less from recoil, making it slightly more useful for sniping.
You just answered your own question. The BAR is less effective than the Axis weapon in full automatic at close range, but far more effective at range. I try to engage at 50-300 ft. distance, if I can manage it, and when you fire single shots it’s as accurate as the engineer rifle (but holds more ammo and reloads much, much, faster). At less than 50 ft. I switch to quick bursts of 2 to 3 rounds.
In close combat, the Axis weapon holds the edge, however. The BAR becomes very inaccurate with sustained fire, and the clip will empty a little bit faster (nothing is worse than trying to reload while an Axis soldier is still plugging away at you).