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Idea for new terrain

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:25 am
by The Arbiter
Railroads-they would function like canals(troops walk slow while cross as well as vehicles.)

Bridges and huge river crossing-troops can't walk through the deep water,and I'd say the river is a 10th or a 20th of the map wide in the center.

Urban-Just make an extremely large village.

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:31 am
by The Arbiter
Trenches-Nothing Fancy,just use a trench graghic.Infantry would use the stand graphic.It would show the map 4-5 ft deep.

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:37 am
by The Arbiter
Beach-Half is regualr green,1 quarter Beach,1 quarter water.

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:31 pm
by Legacy
One thing I could see, and this is about the only use for "beach," that would be historically accurate, is amphibious landings. You start out having landed, with your units placeable on the very edge of the surf, the water being impassable, and the terrain is flat, leading up to a rocky rise, where the enemy is(with guns, possibly pillbox-type vehicles, etc.) and have to break through and get up to the grassy high ground. It could be used for D-Day with the Americans, Canadians, and British, as well as in American versus Japanese missions.

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:25 pm
by Andy
using the current game AI, you would be hard pushed to win that one
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Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:09 pm
by The Arbiter
Churches-A church building graphic.Maybe use a standard wall for the outline of a grave yard,and use some gravestone graphics.

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:27 am
by Legacy
Have it set up so there is no retreat on beach landing missions. Since you can't run back into the ocean and all. Maybe the attacker should get a large artillery bonus, since ships would be supporting the landing.

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:24 am
by Whereisdabud
and the attacker would also need a butt load of infantry. Maybe set up some HMG Germans in the bunkers as well.

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:21 pm
by Legacy
Flame thrower tanks would be useful, perhaps?

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:27 pm
by Andy
tanks that didnt freeze would be useful...
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Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:21 pm
by Legacy
I imagine mortars would be useful, too.

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:41 pm
by Knut
While at first look it sounds fun, I don't really see how any kind of "realistic" simulation of this could be modeled. Most, if not all, beach landings I'm aware of were well supported by heavy aerial bombing and strafing, and shipboard bombardment throughout the landing phase. Maybe Dieppe?

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:52 pm
by The Arbiter
There's only one problem with beach maps-since the player can only defend the bottom of maps, the map would have to be flipped.

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:09 am
by Legacy
The Arbiter wrote:There's only one problem with beach maps-since the player can only defend the bottom of maps, the map would have to be flipped.


I was thinking it'd be fun if the whole player always on the bottom thing were changed. In Critical Mass, it sort of randomly rotates missions, it'd be neat if this did the same.

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:24 pm
by The Arbiter
What I can't get is why Critical mass has some what more options that Firefight.In critical mass you get a mission editor, ship maker, as well as the randomness of missions.Not to mention you can be awarded medals......

Sean could also add the option to choose which direction you start in firefight, like N, S, E, W etc