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Offline Bagomba

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Cannons...
« on: July 09, 2009, 04:27:50 AM »
Hi,
 
quick question about cannons.... are they direct or indirect fire ? stands nothing so they should be direct fire but when i look at the unholy cannonade and the picture of the arashi Field attillery i think they fire more indirect.... but maybe i think to much  :)
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Re: Cannons...
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 12:54:19 PM »
since they have all spotters and are massivrely oversized versions of the applicable Mortars...

--> indirect
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Re: Cannons...
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2009, 03:21:59 PM »
Spotters are not, by default, Forward Observers.  They are, merely, another team member for the weapon.  They serve no other purpose, at this time.

I believe that Cannons are Direct Fire weapons, as they are listed (In Section 19 - Weapons and Equipment, p.120) in Subsection 21.4 - Heavy Guns (p. 133).  They are not listed in Subsection 21.5 - Launched Weapons, which are, by definition, Indirect Fire weapons.

As a fluff note, the Unholy Carronade is described as firing a "bolt of Symmetry."  I know of no bolts that follow arching paths to their targets. 

Arashis are designed for the caverns of Mercury; can't be a lot of overhead open space for indirect fire, there.

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« Last Edit: July 10, 2009, 03:24:00 PM by dmcgee1 »
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