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CMRT manual says

"Soldiers can automatically share ammo with other nearby infantry units that belong to their formation, as well as with nearby vehicles"

Does this "belong to formation" mean a HMG team and an infantry squad cannot share ammo? Because that is what I'm seeing in a CMBN PBEM game. The last man of the HMG team has no ammo for his rifle, so he cannot shoot. A squad in the same building has ammo that could be used in the rifle, but isn't sharing any.

The HMG team member is also carrying some 9mm ammo which he cannot use. Wouldn't it make sense to give these to the squad because they do have weapons using 9mm bullets?

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If you click on a team, it highlights the other teams in "its formation". Effectively, it means the elements that are commanded by the same HQ. So yes, it does mean that the HMG team from the weapons platoon cannot share ammo with the riflemen from 1st Plt same Company.

This is a restriction that makes little sense. However, it's a balance to the liberty with which ammo can be distributed within the constraints of the rule. Ammo of a given calibre is a fungible asset, convertible between belt and en-bloc clip, or 9/30/50/70 round magazine in the instant of use.

One day, we'll get a proper inventory system that will make us realise how lucky we currently are to have that liberty.

One day, the forum search will default to a google site: search.

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This is a restriction that makes little sense. However, it's a balance to the liberty with which ammo can be distributed within the constraints of the rule.

Thanks and agree that in a way this current system makes sense, because this way ammo ISN'T shared every time some units are nearby.

I think it would be cool if units could ALSO share ammo the same way Acquire command works. If you'd like to get some type of ammo from another unit you'd select this other unit and then Acquire command. All options that are now available in acquire could be used. So you could choose which weapon type and how much.

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