Prince of Eckmühl
Now, a couple of particulars...
I am looking at the scenario, and I am bit concern about proportion of Alied movement rates.
Armour: especially the proportion of Matildas to Cruiser tanks and other vechicles.
Matilda there, have a 40 movement rate. (Well know snail among the tanks 16/9 mph on/off road ,and only 6 mph on the desert terrain)
Here are the estab values for the different AFV that participated in my race above, road/cross-country, in kph:
A9 - 40/24
A13 - 48/22
A10 - 26/13
A12 - 24/15
A15 - 43/25
Crusader variant (variant that had sacrifised its armour for the speed, was designed to be the fast tank have 26/15 ) have only 10+ in , with proportion to Matilda.
And I could took it (reason that +10 is enough in game engine matters), but Cruiser Mk IVs (even bit faster tanks than the Crusaders) have the same 40 Matilda rate
I do not really get the idea here.
Is it possible that in using term "Crusader" variant that you mean "Cruiser?" I ask because four of the five vehicles that I list above were classified as cruisers. The A9 was indeed under-armored for speed. The A13 was indeed the fastest, and all but the A10 were significantly faster than the Matilda (A12).
Looks like rather the Matildas schould have its movement reduced (even hard - if to include, and reflect its serious steering problems.. )
Or the Cruisers and Crusaders movement schould poup up. To make them real. As the warfare with them relyed high on manovers - catching German tanks from sides to make their guns effective.
Does the scenario design does not reflect that, or am I mistaking..
What is the idea in the movement here.
Marmon Herringhtons cars (50/mph) have also 40 movement rate.
Sorry, but we can't do anything about values with which we disagree. And I have to note that there are several errors involving unit values in the game that actually do effect unit performance. When you come across that you'd like to see remedied, there's a running list being kept here:
(I also see HE shells within Matildas, though from I remember - there were not in use by those tanks).
Just about every model of British tank developed during this period had a CS variant. They were equipped with a 3-inch howitzer for firing smoke. CS stood for "close support.
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