Why Ducks Should Be Included -1 reply

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skeleton_man

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#1 14 years ago

First time post, and not really sure if this is the appropriate forum, which is why I've also posted it to the general forum. Great mod btw, for a first release.

Anywho, why ducks should be included.

Maybe its just me, but I've noticed that in a fair few games so far that teams become penned back at bridging points. Sometimes the opposing team can build up a force of tanks/troops such that there is essentially no way for the other team to overcome them and get past the bridge, regardless of effort.

What I would like to see is the introduction of an amphibious vehicle for each side, limited to one apiece at the base camp (to prevent it being used as a simple taxi). That way, when a situation such as that outlined above arises, it would be possible to get troops across the river and into action en-mass, instead of having them picked off piece-meal as they try to sneak across the bridge.

I'm not sure what is available for the axis side, but the alles could use a DUKW (duck, get it?). These were in reasonable heavy use in WW2 from my admitedly limited and sketchy knowledge, and manufactured in Britain. The reason I thought of them was that I saw one in my hometown recently, where a company has repaired a few surviving DUKWs and used them to give tours through the town, and up the main river which runs through it.

I just think it would be a really good addition to the game on the city levels with rivers running through them, like Karkov and Orel (might be mixing the maps up here).

Here is some basic info from a site dedicated to them that I came across through Google.

"DUKW's were created following the attack on Pearl Harbour as a means to transport supplies from ships to areas that did not have port facilities. DUKW's were first used operationally in Europe during the invasion of Sicily. Nearly 90% of all supplies came in by DUKW on the vital second and third days of the invasion. D-Day brought a force of 2000 DUKW's to the Normandy coasts. The fleet was an essential element in the strategic surprise of the enemy, which assumed the Allies needed a port to make an effective landing. Considered to be one of the most successful amphibious vehicles ever made, there were ultimately over 21,000 produced by a work force consisting mainly of women working in the war effort. "

Anywho, even if its just a pipe dream, here are some images of the "ducks" in action

Photo of DUKW and Troops id_dukw_full.jpg

color DUKW dukw.jpg

Renovated DUKW In Water DUKW3.GIF

The following is a .doc with history, details and images of the DUKW

http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~jrcoles/DUKW%20DETAILS.doc

Anyone else feel that DUKWs, and an Axis equivalent (if one exists) might make great additions to the game further down the line?




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#2 14 years ago

It will be included eventually but ffs... Do something about the title of this thread :D




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#3 14 years ago

I apologise for having a less than blindingly obvious title. Please forgive me for my sins.

Apperently it isn't possible to change the topic name itself as the originator of the topic, only the topic description that appears above your own post.

Any chance a mod could change it to "Ambhibious Vehicles & FH? (DUKWs)", since obtuse titles are apperently unwanted? Thanks