The most expensive of the six firearms available to equip a squad member, the BAR is not very common in early game tactics.
It is recommended that a BAR machine-gun should be given to a soldier with a rifle skill of 30 or higher for the best anti-infantry effect. Your experienced shooters can wreak havoc upon the German infantry when using a bar with experienced riflers.
The BAR is extremely controversial. Some players praise the high rate of fire, while others criticize the cost and the low forgiveness of the weapon. What is true about the BAR is this: it is the most powerful and the most effective automatic weapon at long range, but it has a small magazine and takes longer to reload.