When artillery was called in there would usually be one gun firing until the spotter reported it as hitting the target and then all of the guns would fire using the guns coordinates. Could this be one of the forms of commander artillery on some maps? A few shells would come in, getting gradually closer to where the commander called it, and then a huge-ass barrage would come in and blow the entire area to hell. It would be balanced in that the shots would give warning of incoming artillery but anything that got caught in the barrage would have an almost zero chance of surviving it.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Let me guess ho you came up with this. :p
It can could already be done to some degree with the batteries in FH1 (dont kill me!) , firing carefully at the beginning to ajust and when perfect clicking and reloading like mad. But a proper "lets only let one piece of artillery fire, ajust and when perfect the entire battery will shoot at that coordinate on call". would rule.
It would be great to predifine targets that way, you could do a few shots to get the coordinates right (an area requested by a radio man nearby overseeing where the shells impact), then they would wait untill the enemy moves in there and with a single radio request the barrage could be unleashed untill it's called off again or the battery needs to reload.
I had planned something like this for commander artillery. It would be one or two adjustment rounds in the general area before the actual barrage started (so, if youre smart, you can tell when a barrage is being zeroed in :p) as opposed to just 50 shells falling out of no where an fragging everything ala bf2.
I imagine that is how most ideas for this game come about. People are talking about something and then something else is breifly touched on, one guys goes "OH SNAP" and makes another post on it.
To go along with this I once read about ToT firing. Where all the guns would time their firing so their shells all hit at almsot EXACTLY the same moment, no warning shots, just suddenly the earth turns to fire around the target.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
If you want to quote accounts you asked for it. :giggle:
From Martin Middlebrooks "Arnhem 1944 - The airborne battle":
Dawn found the airborne men prepared for a day that would be full of incident. They had completed the preparationsfor the defence of the buildings they had occupiedby breaking all the windows to avoid injury from flying glass, filling baths and other receptacles with water for as long as the supply remained functioning; these were all basic lessons learned in their house-fighting training. As soon as it started to get light, Major Munford wanted to begin registering the guns of No. 3 Batterery of the Light Regiment on the targets:
There was some reluctance to allow me to do this. Some people were still harking back to the time the paras has suffered from the results of 'drop-shorts' in North Africa -not by the Light Regiment. But I persisted and was allowed to registeron the approachroad at the south end of the bridge- only about six rounds - but we got both troops ranged on to it and recorded it. 'Sheriff' Thompson, back at Oosterbeek, said it should be recorded as 'Mike One', 'Mike' was 'M' for Munford. Our signals back to the battery were working well.
Hauptsturmführer Vicktor Gräbner was the commander of the 9th SS Panzer Division's Reconnaissance Battalion, a unit of first-class troops well equipped with twenty-two armoured cars and halftracked armoured personnel carriers. Only the previous day his divisional commander had presented him with the ribbon and emblem of the Knight's Cross, awarded to him for bravery in Normandy. He had then led his unit over the bridge, before the British arrived there, on a sweep down the main road to Nijmegen. Finding the area all clear, he turned back and was now preparing to return over the bridge to reach his divisional command post in Arnhem. He knew the British were at the north end of the bridge now; wether he actually intended to mount an attack or just dash through the British positions is not known. Look-outs in the top rooms of the houses occupied by the airborne men drew to the attention of their officers the column of vehicles assembling on the bridge approach. The identification of the vehicles as German swiflty put paid to the initial hope that this might be the head of the ground-force column making excellent time and arriving to relieve the airnorne force. Major Munford saw that the German vehicles would have to pass through the area he registered as a target, and his signaller immediatly made contact with the battery at Oosterbeek. Dennis Munford says:
I received permission to open fire and, when the German column moved off, all I had to do was call,'Target - Mike One', and the boysat the battery did the rest. There was no need for further correction. The Germans had to drive through it. I ordereda cease-fire when they left the Mike-One area and came on to the bridge; I didn't want to damage the bridge. The artillery fire was accurate. Some German motorcyclists were seen to be hit, but the shells were too light to inflict much damage on the armoured vehicles (...)
Will some maps have more/less bombardment power on certain maps. Ex:omaha would have like 150 shells being dropped and market would have 75 or so.
mach1muscle351Will some maps have more/less bombardment power on certain maps. Ex:omaha would have like 150 shells being dropped and market would have 75 or so.