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Crazy Wolf VIP Member

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#31 11 years ago

I want horsies! They were an important part of the supply chain of the German army, and tasty, too! With spears attached, of course.




General_Henry

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#32 11 years ago
Pietje;3813805True, but so where motorcycles and they are alot more usefull then bikes. The big advantage of adding motorcycles is that you can play as a Kradsch├╝tze (motorcycle riflemen). This is especially great for early to mid war maps during which motorcycles played a rather important role in the German army.

but bikes don't use fuel, worth much more lol




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#33 11 years ago

Would regular bikes really be that useful? I mean its not like they offer at least some sort of protection to the driver like the traktor in FH1 aka 'the poor man's tank' ;)

That and i seem to remember reading that at least on the allied side most 'bicycle troops' tossed their bikes at the first chance they got because they were so impractical. Especially during the D-Day landings and subsequent operations.

Motorcycles would be a much better addition to FH2 in my humble opinion.

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#34 11 years ago

Eh, bikes are faster than walking, and you can tow a baby with a machine gun behind you!




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#35 11 years ago

Bike were the quickest easiest way to transport troops and light equipment to the front line early in the war. They can carry 3 men easilyand could even pull a pak 36. They were useful for protection, flanking,resupply,medical use, and passing around orders.




Fuzzy Bunny

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#36 11 years ago
Pietje;3813805True, but so where motorcycles and they are alot more usefull then bikes. The big advantage of adding motorcycles is that you can play as a Kradsch├╝tze (motorcycle riflemen). ]

Plus, with motorcycles you won't risk have a really incredibly galactically dorky animation when some dumbass pedals frantically away from a hail of tank fire.

Anyway, push-bikes were used for messenger duties mainly, as well as to move large quantities of troops from A to B (see: Japanese invasion of Malaya) but not often, to my knowledge, in actual combat (BICYCLE CHARGE!) whereas motorcycles were. I should know, I saw it in Indiana Jones.




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#37 11 years ago

I only like motorcycles if they are done correctly and they drive as a motorbike should. Few games so far have done a good motorcycle. Motorcycles that drive like 2 wheeled cars = no thx..




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#38 11 years ago
Real-BadSeed;3822108I only like motorcycles if they are done correctly and they drive as a motorbike should. Few games so far have done a good motorcycle. Motorcycles that drive like 2 wheeled cars = no thx..

completely agree, that's why i suggested having a sidecar a la S.W. of WWII, with a sidecar there is no need for an animation for leaning around corners, and it adds an extra seat and the option for mounted weapons on the sidecar.

The motorcycles/dirtbikes in Project reality look like dog crap and can make hairpin turns instantly. They tried to implement leaning when turning and completely failed. It was a nice idea but looked to cartoony.

With a sidecar, carry more people, could have a mounted MG34/shovel launcher, and no need for leaning animations.




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#39 11 years ago
Fuzzy Bunny;3822090Plus, with motorcycles you won't risk have a really incredibly galactically dorky animation when some dumbass pedals frantically away from a hail of tank fire. Anyway, push-bikes were used for messenger duties mainly, as well as to move large quantities of troops from A to B (see: Japanese invasion of Malaya) but not often, to my knowledge, in actual combat (BICYCLE CHARGE!) whereas motorcycles were. I should know, I saw it in Indiana Jones.

[COLOR=black]The successful British raid on a German radar installation at [/COLOR][COLOR=black]Ste. Bruneval[/COLOR][COLOR=black], France in [/COLOR][COLOR=black]1942[/COLOR][COLOR=black] was conducted by airborne cycle-commandos with the aid of such folding bikes. [/COLOR] Source taken from Bicycle infantry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This to me suggests that push-bikes might have actually been used during combat.




Pietje

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#40 11 years ago
GirlsHateMe;3823035[COLOR=black]The successful British raid on a German radar installation at [/COLOR][COLOR=black]Ste. Bruneval[/COLOR][COLOR=black], France in [/COLOR][COLOR=black]1942[/COLOR][COLOR=black] was conducted by airborne cycle-commandos with the aid of such folding bikes. [/COLOR] Source taken from Bicycle infantry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This to me suggests that push-bikes might have actually been used during combat.

Like Fuzzybunny said bikes would look pretty ridicilous ingame, for example i think it would look pretty strange if a bike where to explode if it where destroyed. Plus, motorcycles are also alot more useful ingame then a bike.