14 Jul 2015, 13:07 PMLatch
That's something I would be far too afraid to do, the survivability of a RE squad even in green cover seems to be around the life expectancy of a Mayfly, so pumping them with resources just feels...Wrong, I will have to try it in cheat mode though.
This. I wouldn't recommend BARs on REs, the reasoning on them getting a better return on BARs is sound in theory but in practice I don't think they are durable enough. They have REAR in their name for a reason.
I've watched some casts where a USF player went early BARs and utilized the early firepower advantage to good effect but that was the older patch and with the new MG42 you'll likely need Grenades first for smoke. Something to keep in mind.
Personally, I like to usually try to get them inbetween Lt. or Capt. + Ambu and Major to help Riflemen scale against LMG Grens and other Elite Infantry.