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We'd love to eventually!
Simple logistics. It's easier to expand to finish the entire Normandy sector than to have to build an entire new front, with all it's unique statics, textures, etc. Eastern Front is not being ruled out though as an eventual move.
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Currently, our focus is on the British Sector of Normandy, which means we'll probably eventually try to bring in Commonwealth and Exile combatants in that sector as well. After that is completed over a period of updates, we'll do the American sector, and after that, who knows.
Nope, not as of yet (maybe in a dark distant future release), but that doesn't mean AA guns don't serve a role both on maps where they would be needed for historical accuracy, and as ground fire weapons ;)
I can assure you that the German variations are being taken fully into account. Do NOT expect cookie cutter Germans from us...they're going to look CORRECT.
We are looking into designing such elements. And yes, the German tactics with the MG were even more focused on the MG- turning the squad essentially into one giant MG team- which was probably the most effective squad system in WW2. What we hope to achieve is very different squad systems for each army, to give different combat options and different sources of squad firepower.
Throwing a grenade into a room before entering is quite realistic. However if you toss all your grenades at once, that's asking to die when you have to clear the rest of the building.
The 20 round magazine was far more common than the 30 round, especially with the British. Even the americans still used them, and preferred them over the 30 round due to fewer jamming issues. The idea that the 30 round was most common (or indeed the 'only' one), is an idea born out of movies and games, not history. :)
THE GREAT AND POWERFUL MUDRA SAYETH:
Here's the deal on the holding of the mag. Yes, regulations wise, you were not supposed to hold it by the mag. Repetitive use as such could bend the mag feed lips, causing misfires.
HOWEVER, regulations and general orders do not equate to what was done in field. The shroud had a terrible tendency to heat up, and as anyone who has fired WW2 era weapons knows, that metal conducts heat and FAST. I have burned myself just firing 3 or 4 rounds out of my K98k, then accidentally picking it up by the un-protected balance point. If a couple rounds from a bolt action can do that, imagine what rapid fire from a SMG can do. The MP40 was no different, and still the soldiers held it by the mag area. They were far more concerned with not burning themselves every time they fired it, and with getting accurate shots (the mag grip offers better control), than with the rarity of having a mag misfire if you used it many times in that manner. So yes, there are photos of guys using it by the shroud (mostly training shots, when regulations would be enforced), but there are just as many of them using it by the magazine:
In the end, the magazine hold is more iconic, so we went with that.