From: Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas
Only individual guns show target, but you can use the arty officer to target individual units. I agree, the arty officer toolbar should have more info about the guns.
Don't expect WMD results from ACW artillery unless the crews are the top experience levels. Regardless of level, solid shot will prove the most effective beyond canister range.
There are many opinions on how effective artillery should be. We at SOW have researched and tested this subject to the max, and we feel that historically, we've got it right. One thing that may be skewed though, the engine was designed for Gettysburg, and thus the poor timing fuses for the CSA are formulated in so their effectiveness is diminished somewhat. So, as we evolved into the new battles, this aspect of effectiveness for GB is also somewhat skewed, whereas, although not as effective overall as the Union guns, the CSA guns were still better without those defective fuses.
Thanks to Chris for that link, there are many many more, as artillery opinions abound, and like a particular orifice, everyone has one.
< Message edited by RebBugler -- 9/26/2012 3:50:56 PM >
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