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AArmFP & APerFP calculations - 6/11/2012 5:26:22 PM   
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Does anyone know if the formulae for calculating AArmFP and APerFP values available? Can't find them in any of the manuals or on this board.

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RE: AArmFP & APerFP calculations - 6/11/2012 6:52:32 PM   
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Roughly the 'theoretical' number of kills of a cooperative target group at minimum/close range.
Not significantly far from product of rate of fire, close range accuracy. Possibly including some minor influence for armour penetration (though a 'thin target' is assumed), and I'm unsure how area of effect is included for bombardment/soft fire though I think this is possibly an additional multiplier.

The totals for each weapon type are simply summed.

This is a loose correlation in unit effectiveness - Most targets are more-or-less uncooperative (digging in, operating in non-ideally open terrain, firing back etc), and for armour/anti-armour weapons the penetration/armour relationship has to favour the penetrator from at least one possible direction to see any 'kills', though low morale units can be forced to surrender by non-effective fires (with a sufficiently high 'firepower').

For units of broadly similar capabilities the single-value is a useful comparison, but where capabilities differ greatly, or where unit size is very different then the comparison can break down. Looking at the situation and equipment capabilities gives a better idea of the likely course of action than the raw 'power' when there is a tactical or equipment advantage of a non-trival scope.

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RE: AArmFP & APerFP calculations - 6/12/2012 1:00:54 PM   
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Hi Lieste

Thanks for that. My aim is to provide values for a unit to allow comparison with others. I don't think I need to get too involved so will go with your suggestion of sum of normal ROF x close range accuracy in the first instance. I'll see how that goes ... may need to think if there's any other factor/indicator I could include to help with like-with-like comparison.

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