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Improved Trunnions

Post by The Real Louis on Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:09 pm

Is anyone aware whether this Improvement (as re-announced in this month's newspaper) is a research breakthrough, or else immediately available to anyone who orders it?
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Re: Improved Trunnions

Post by Deacon on Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:13 pm


Research breakthrough. Requires recasting cannon to implement.
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Re: Improved Trunnions

Post by The Real Louis on Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:08 am

Thank you, King Deacon. Knew I could rely on you!

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Terror Weapons.

Post by J Flower on Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:17 pm

Just wanted to gauge opinions on a few of the wonder weapons that are avaliable.

1)Cuirassier Cavalry, I was wondering if they should be more expensive than Normal Horse, reasoning being that the horses needed need to be larger & carry a heavier load, maybe in a similar way infantry get costed for battalion guns, Horse sqns with Body armour should be also more expensive to maintain?

2) Lancer Regiments, in the hands of a well trained man the lance is an awsome weapon, however in a unit not so well trained it was an encumberence, have read reports that non-lance armed cavalry were not too bothered by lancers because once they developed ways to get past the lance tips the l ancers were easy targets, maybe Lancers should be Elite Sqns to reflect the training & standards needed to be a good lancer?

3) Battalion guns are definatly a good morale booster, Napoleon even reintroduced them after 1812 to boolster his weakened infantry, however, their deployment , slowed units down, draginnig a ton of wood & Iron around the countryside, is no easy task, as they were an integral part of the Batallion, the whole had to move at the speed of the slowest element, which would usually be the supporting guns. Is this lack of mobility reflected in the game, has anyone noticed it at all?

Historically all the above, had either gone or were going out of fashion in military circles during the period, The first two, did make a reappearence during the Napoleonic period, Albeit they could be argued they were as much a way to boost the morale of the units isued with them as much as anything else. The lance had basically been abandoned was seen as a weapon of the Eastern world. Body Amour was considered no longer bullet proof so was also slowly withdrawn.

So, just wondering what the opinions of others are regarding these weapons.
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Re: Improved Trunnions

Post by Kingmaker on Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:50 am

1)Cuirassier Cavalry, I was wondering if they should be more expensive than Normal Horse, reasoning being that the horses needed need to be larger & carry a heavier load, maybe in a similar way infantry get costed for battalion guns, Horse sqns with Body armour should be also more expensive to maintain?
Yup its the armour plus they are a better quality of cavalry.

2) Lancer Regiments, in the hands of a well trained man the lance is an awesome weapon, however in a unit not so well trained it was an encumbrance, have read reports that non-lance armed cavalry were not too bothered by lancers because once they developed ways to get past the lance tips the lancers were easy targets, maybe Lancers should be Elite Sqns to reflect the training & standards needed to be a good lancer?
The poles have their winged hussars. However they should be used in conjunction with other cavalry like the poles do. 1000 winged hussars charging at you with some cossacks on their flanks or following behind to clear up will worry every one.

3) Battalion guns are definitely a good morale booster, Napoleon even reintroduced them after 1812 to booster his weakened infantry, however, their deployment , slowed units down, dragging a ton of wood & Iron around the countryside, is no easy task, as they were an integral part of the Battalion, the whole had to move at the speed of the slowest element, which would usually be the supporting guns. Is this lack of mobility reflected in the game, has anyone noticed it at all?
Not really but again if you train them up to excellant then they will perform really good, just slinging them out with no training is asking for trouble same with Currisiers or any cavalry except cossacks


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