I've been favoring the ORC HMG over the Fuerbach lately. I thought I'd be strongly drawn to the Fuerbach, but that guy really needs his 5-man link bonuses in order to make his presence known. I find that this tethers the Fuerbach to the Core link, which can be very limiting. The HMG is obviously quite good both linked and unlinked, and can still use Suppressive Fire for decent personal protection also. When I'm using an ORC in VIRD, I probably need him Datatracking, Xenotech escorting, or doing some other task that probably means walking out of the DZ, away from where the Core link wants to hide. So the HMG has become much more appealing as a result. This primarily applies to VIRD and Acon, of course.