I would like the mod'ers to know that this guy really appreciates all the time, effort, and expertise that goes in to these mods. I would love to help but this guy can barely operate MS Excel let alone code a game.
About all I'm good for is actual historic data. I actually have a degree in WWII Studies. I also own many of the small arms and am quite familiar with the selection of small arms each country had and used in the war. There are many things I'd like to see coded in to the game that I don't believe I currently see. See the examples below-
Regarding the reloading of rifles: There should actually be three different times that affect the rate of ammo expenditure. First, the ease of operation of the bolt. Secondly, the ease and speed in which a rifle can be reloaded upon an empty magazine. Third, the recoil of the rifle and the ability of the rifleman to bring subsequent shot to bear on the target, but this is more measurable with self loading rifles such as the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, G43, Tokerov rifle, SVT-40, FG42, and StG44, and the various sub-machine guns. Bolt rifles are subject to being removed from the line of sight while cycling the bolt.
The differences between the bolt action rifles in WWII are not huge, but they are note worthy. Most people who delve in WWII small arms know the Enfield rifle was the quickest operating bolt rifle in WWII, all other bolt action rifles were well behind in bolt cycle speed. The petite action in itself and the cocking of the striker on the closing of the bolt made for a quick follow up shot, at least in terms of the bolt rifles. Most other bolt rifles cocked on the opening of the bolt, and the actions were longer and unnecessarily large. The US Springfield 1903, Soviet Mosin-Nagant, Japanese Arisaka, German k98 rifles are all prime examples. The loading of the magazine on an Enfield takes a wee bit longer thanks to the 10 round capacity. Most rifles of the time period help 5 rounds. The British rifleman would in one motion grab 2 clips of 5 rounds each and while holding one in the palm of his hand he would insert and load the other with his fingers. While kneeling, I typically can load an empty Enfield in 5-7 seconds (fire last round, open bolt, open ammo pouch and grab 2 clips of 5 rounds each, insert clip/load (x2), then take aim). Doing the same with a Springfield, Mosin-Nagant, or k98 takes 3-4 seconds. While I can find official training documentation of US, British, and German "rate of fire" standards for rifles, we all know what was taught in basic training and what was put in to practice in the were two different things.
I could go in to reload rates for the Bren and MG42 as well, but that could be an entirely different thread. That is all for now.
I just wanted the mods to know how much I appreciate all the efforts. You have a very appreciative fan in me.