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Sean O'Connor's Games • View topic - Should tanks be able to cross all terrain?

Should tanks be able to cross all terrain?

Real time World War II combat simulation

Postby sid6.7 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:16 pm

wow neat story...are you a merc? a rhody?
or a boer?
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Postby Andy » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:16 pm

thats the kind of situation that doesnt appear in firefight, and it suffers because of it. both with the jungle terrain and the improvised anti tank tactics that were all over the place in ww2
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Postby Andy Brown » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:43 pm

Note that the T-55s in the incident described seemed to lack any kind of infantry support.

They must have been moving quite slowly to be engaged in this way. Was this because of terrain, lack of driver expertise or mechanical limitations?
(One reason why you can't do this in Firefight is because the tanks move so fast, even through woods which you'd think would slow them down enough for this kind of thing to be possible).

In Firefight, I would like some soldiers to be able to carry AT grenades and panzerfausts instead of grenades. An alternative secondary weapon, so to speak.

Has anyone experimented with giving panzerfaust men in squads more than one "shot" of ammo?

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Postby Grognard » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:51 am

@sid a rhody who became a boer.

@andy yep no infantry support - as to the speed - all 3 - the terrain is very shitty for vehicles, the crews were crap, and they did not really know how to maintain the tanks properly.

Before anyone gets the wrong idea - the majority of armor kills were artillery and the 90mm AP guns on the Ratels (wheeled AFV) and Elands (noddy car - armored car with a very oversized gun).I mentioned this because the subject was close assault not because all SADF people are GV rambo-wannabes
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