The new Far Cry is out, and I don't care about that, but it's set in a fictional country located somewhere in Central and South America. And that made me think: what would be an interesting and historical lineup of firearms for a milsim autismo game where you have to keep track not only the different ammo types, but even the magazines, links, and other feeding devices? Let's call the place Val Verde, because I'm not a creative man. The game is set around current year, there is a civil war with more than two sides, and the country likes to keep around old guns as long as they can. So here are my ideas for what they managed to pick up over more than a century:
Val Verde manages to get independent.
>7mm Mauser infantry rifles inherited from Spain, but there are only enough to supply some ˝elite˝ infantry formations called the republican guards
>the average conscripts has to make do with a Remington Rolling Block and a sword bayonet, but at least his rifle is also chambered for 7mm Mauser
>officers buy their own pistols, so you might find anything from this age
Val Verde's armed forces modernize.
>after ww1 they start buying up surplus M1903 and M1917 rifles in .30-06, so that now every
peasant conscript gets more than 1 shot at a time
>they also buy M1917 revolvers in relatively large quantities
>the republican guard keeps 7mm Mauser out of spite tradition, and they also buy M1914 Hotchkiss machine guns in this caliber
>later they also buy some M1926 Hotchkiss machine guns in the strip fed configuration
>the army proper opts for commercially manufactured water-cooled Browning machine guns from Colt
>but both of them buy a few batches of water-cooled .50 Browning machine guns, obviously also from Colt, in theory to use them as AA and AT weapons, but in practice it's more of a dick measuring contest
Politics happen, the republican guard disappears.
>the army is outfitted with large amounts of 'merican ww2 surplus, Garands, M1917 machine guns, M1911 pistols, grease guns, M1 carbines, BARs, M2 machine guns, everything
>all the weapons chambered for 7mm Mauser go to storage
>bolt-action rifles and water-cooled machine guns are still around for training and for second line units
Time for some 7.62 real fucking NATO.
>Val Verde adopts the FAL
>all the BARs are rechambered for 7.62 NATO, and modified to feed from FAL magazines by FN
>with Israeli help they rechamber the M1917 and M1919 mgs to 7.62 NATO
>but instead of the FN MAG they buy MG3s, because some higher up is a fan of the aesthetics
Gommunism takes over and they are fucking Maoists.
>the country get some friendly chicom help and they get the chink versions of the typical Warsaw pact weapons, but mostly the older stuff
>after the fall of the USSR they also manage to snatch actual Warsaw Pact equipment from Eastern Europe, strangely enough some genius even decides to buy M1910 Maxims
Does this sound like an interesting lineup so far?