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#1 Gewehr98

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 22:46

Hello All,

Correct me if I am wrong, but shouldn't the legs of the howitzer guns be spread apart (unlimbered) as opposed to being locked together like they are now (limbered for travel)?

I wonder if anyone is taking a look at this.

Regards,

G98
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#2 242Sqn_Wolf

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 03:19

No I don't think all of them were that way. It would depend on the model.
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#3 Gewehr98

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 23:19

Hmmm, maybe that's just the WWII guns I'm used to looking at.
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#4 Kongo_Otto

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 14:11

Hello All,

Correct me if I am wrong, but shouldn't the legs of the howitzer guns be spread apart (unlimbered) as opposed to being locked together like they are now (limbered for travel)?

I wonder if anyone is taking a look at this.

Regards,

G98

It depends on the Model. In WW1 both Gun types were in use.
As for an example the German 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13 (15 cm sFH 13) with closed undercarriage:
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and here the French Canon de 155mm Grande Puissance Filloux (GPF) mle.1917 in the US Army and the USMC used as 155mm Gun M1917 or M1918:
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#5 MattM

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 17:52

These are the guns in ROF. They all have that one fixed "leg".


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#6 Kongo_Otto

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 19:15

To sad that there are only those light and medium Artillery Pieces in the game.
Those Big Guns like the French 370mm Railway Gun etc. would be nice Targets for the Carreer mode.
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#7 MarcoRossolini

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:59

+1
maybe a chance for pinpoint bombing in a HP
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#8 ImPeRaToR

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 14:04

Friendly-fire ftw? :)
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#9 Waxworks

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 16:08

Yeah we could use heavy artillery types. Aircraft didn't really work with the field artillery which did the infantry shoots, they were more the targets. Heavier artillery doesn't have to be rail guns though. How about a 6 or 8in howitzer, or a 60pdr? A 155mm? A 21cm morser?
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#10 Hvy_Cavalry_Sgt

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 18:19

To sad that there are only those light and medium Artillery Pieces in the game.
Those Big Guns like the French 370mm Railway Gun etc. would be nice Targets for the Carreer mode.


That would be fantastic.
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#11 =Fifi=

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 23:10

We are missing those gigantics german cannon too:

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#12 HotTom

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 23:29

Yeah we could use heavy artillery types. Aircraft didn't really work with the field artillery which did the infantry shoots, they were more the targets. Heavier artillery doesn't have to be rail guns though. How about a 6 or 8in howitzer, or a 60pdr? A 155mm? A 21cm morser?

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#13 Kongo_Otto

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 18:51

Yeah we could use heavy artillery types. Aircraft didn't really work with the field artillery which did the infantry shoots, they were more the targets. Heavier artillery doesn't have to be rail guns though. How about a 6 or 8in howitzer, or a 60pdr? A 155mm? A 21cm morser?

Well the British Army had many guns who will fit that purpose:

    Field Artillery: BL 12 pounder 6 cwt QF 12 pounder 8 cwt QF 12 pounder 18 cwt QF 13 pounder BL 15 pounder BLC 15 pounder QF 15 pounder QF 18 pounder QF 4 inch gun Mk III BL 4 inch gun Mk VII QF 4.5 inch Howitzer
    Howitzers, Medium and Heavy Artillery: QF 4.7 inch Gun BL 5 inch Howitzer BL 5.4 inch Howitzer BL 60 pounder gun BLC 6 inch siege gun BL 6 inch Gun Mk VII BL 6 inch Gun Mk XIX BL 6 inch 30 cwt howitzer BL 6 inch 26 cwt howitzer (alone this guns fired 22.4 million round at WW1) BL 8 inch Howitzer Mk I - V BL 8 inch Howitzer Mk VI - VIII
    Siege Artillery: BL 7.5 inch Mk III naval gun BL 9.2 inch Howitzer BL 9.2 inch Mk X naval gun BL 12 inch Howitzer BL 12 inch Mk X naval gun BL 15 inch Howitzer
    Railway Guns: BL 9.2 inch Railway Gun BL 12 inch Railway Gun BL 12 inch railway howitzer BL 14 inch Railway Gun
    Abbreviations: BL = Breech loading BLC = Breech Loading Cartridge QF = Quick fire

Wondering yourself because of the Naval Guns?
There was such an desperate need for Artillery by the British that they put even naval guns in Service ashore.

The French with their bigger standing Army had less types of guns but better standarized Artillery Pieces also the German Imperial Army.

Right now the Game is lacking the big arty duels and arty barrages before the Major WW1 battles.
Nevertheless lets say two or three Artillerey pieces (3 Heavy Arty, 3 Siege Arty and maybe 1 type of railway gun) of each nation in the game would be an great immersion.
But for this immersion there must be hundreds of them just to give the game the "right feeling" about an Artillery war.
Alone the trains or the depots for the ammo of those guns or the ammo ships in french harbors
—> yummy targets for aerial bombardment!
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