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by Fenris
Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Air and Sea Units?
Replies: 21
Views: 15054

Very few radios.

Troops on the ground had enough trouble maintaining communications with their HQ, let alone airplanes. For the scale... allowing infantry to ride HTs or on the sides of tanks (very dangerous, but some Red Army soldiers did do this), or trucks make sense. Trucks make sense for a possible "irregulars ...
by Fenris
Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Tactics Issues on Attacking vs AI
Replies: 4
Views: 4408

Fire ascendancy; troop quality

First bit is, as the other posters noted, to be shooting enough to suppress the enemy more. If you're attacking, that means looking for routes where you can bring to bear a substantial part of your force on a smaller portion of the defense. You'll need to counter the defender's advantage in spotting...
by Fenris
Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Cost question; FJ experience; PIATs vs rockets
Replies: 1
Views: 3055

Cost question; FJ experience; PIATs vs rockets

Hm. How are unit costs determined? I've noticed some variation across battles, so I'm guessing that quantity produced matters, but it's clearly not the whole shebang -- is it a complex formula? Just noticed one bit that I'd suspected -- looking at the American infantry squads, the regular vs. elite ...
by Fenris
Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Modding question
Replies: 9
Views: 5808

Heh... M1 easier to add than a T-35?

Wouldn't surprise me if it were easier to support modern AFVs later on than it would be to support non-anachronistic oddballs like the five-turreted T-35 (1x76.2L16, 2x either 37mm or 45mm/L46, 2x mg !). Thankfully, the T-35 not appearing isn't very ahistorical, either, given how few were constructed.
by Fenris
Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Tanks vs. buildings -- too easy?
Replies: 6
Views: 5149

Terminology clarification

I overreacted, as well. My bad. 'Remote' in this case pretty much means that it's operated without a guy manning it from directly behind the gun, where presumably he'd be far more exposed. As you noted, the 360deg mg frequently found on the top of the turret does expose the tank commander to substan...
by Fenris
Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Tanks vs. buildings -- too easy?
Replies: 6
Views: 5149

Remote MGs.

It's not my fault if you're unaware that they did exist in the '40s. on the Hetzer: http://www.pzfahrer.net/hetzermgs.html on some of the StuG IIIG as of 1944: http://www.achtungpanzer.com/stug.htm Search for 'Rundumsfeuer'. MG34, column base, periscope, drum magazine. Usable without exposing the cr...
by Fenris
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Wish List
Replies: 147
Views: 85749

Battlefields always seem so pristine

* Variable level of pre-existing damage to battlefield (craters, rubble).
* Variable supply level e.g. initial ammo allotments reflected with different costs.
* Variable manpower level e.g. depleted squads.
by Fenris
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Tanks vs. buildings -- too easy?
Replies: 6
Views: 5149

Tanks vs. buildings -- too easy?

It seems a bit too easy for tanks to smash through buildings. At the moment, rapidly smashing through a double row of buildings with a Sherman M4A4 is quite feasible. There's no risk of getting stuck in the rubble, or getting the gun knocked out of alignment. There's also relatively low risk from in...
by Fenris
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Wish List
Replies: 147
Views: 85749

Tank damage

* Possibility of gun damage.
* Possibility of immobilization due to bogging.
* Possibility of crew injury/death aside from total tank KIA incl non-penetrating hit.
* Possibility of engine damage from penetrating hit.
by Fenris
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Wish List
Replies: 147
Views: 85749

More arty options...

* Ability to purchase target reference point. * Documentation as to what LOS rules if any affect arty accuracy (no FO units right now; unclear if any unit's LOS has an effect). * Preplanned barrages purchased during purchasing phase with pre-specified approximate delay, placed during deployment phas...
by Fenris
Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Wish List
Replies: 147
Views: 85749

AP/AT ammo split

* Division of generic shells to AP/AT based on unit type.
* Preference of AP vs infantry, unarmored / lightly-armored vehicles. Limited penetration.
* Preference of AT vs more-heavily armored vehicles. Limited blast damage.
by Fenris
Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Nice job on 4.0! A few bugs I've found
Replies: 5
Views: 4869

Documentation nit; turret front armor specs?

The table of tanks in the documentation lists the Jagdpanther as having the same 75mm cannon as the turreted PzV, but the data file correctly specifies the 88L71. Leafing through the data files, one thing that bothers me is that the ArmorTurretFront setting seems to be very high for the vehicles I'v...
by Fenris
Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Firefight
Topic: Nice job on 4.0! A few bugs I've found
Replies: 5
Views: 4869

'Latest News'?

Hmm. This hasn't yet been posted to the 'Latest News' section of the mainpage...
by Fenris
Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Ideas for future CM! Post yours!
Replies: 170
Views: 112745

Flavor, mission briefing

I wonder if the flavor would be enhanced with individual ship names. This might allow some interesting directions, such as -- Being told which ships you're targeting by name. At least, an 'objective flag' indicator would help certain strange cases such as the Ambush mission type, where there may be ...
by Fenris
Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Ideas for future CM! Post yours!
Replies: 170
Views: 112745

Stealthiness and spotting

Hrrmmm. I have my doubts that starships would be fighting anywhere near visual range. That said, it might not be unreasonable for a ship to be less stealthy when it's damaged; having a hull breach and perhaps scattering debris or allowing assorted detectable emissions is probably going to make you e...