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 Post subject: HPS Artillery Question
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:39 am 
Ok, gentlemen. I'm sure that the answer to this question exists in the documentation somewhere, but I thought I would give you the opportunity to display your vast knowledge of the game.

I'm currently playing two campaigns of Corinth (1.03), which are my first two games with the 'new' HPS engine. I've got all these 1 and 2 gun artillery units sitting around, that I have stacked together to form 6-8 gun batteries. Now, my question is this: is there a firepower benefit to firing them all as one? I do understand that if I fire them all as one, it only presents one target for the dreaded opportunity fire (my experience with THAT has been that it ALWAYS fires ... for my opponent!), but I really want to know if firing them together makes the shot more 'powerful'.

Thanks for your help!

<b>General Lee Gast
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division
XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland</b>


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But you will inflict more damage, because more guns are firing. However, if fired one at a time, it should equal about the same, depending on the "die" roll. Personnally, I always fire my units as a stacked single shot. Like you said, it reduced counter firing!

Rich


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General Gast,

As one of your opponents, I feel duty-bound to inform you your artillery will fire much more effectively if you have them all about-face first [:D] !


Your humble servant,
LGen 'Dee Dubya' Mallory

David W. Mallory
ACW - Lieutenant General, First ('Grey Line') Corps, AotM
CCC - Corporal, Georgia Volunteers, Southern Regional Deaprtment, Colonial American Army


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If you are foolish[:D] enough to use the "Turn" based system, you want to fire them combined since they may trigger counter fire on each shot otherwise.

Otherwise, HPS uses a formula to determine hits that unlike the Battleground tables produces the same result statistically whether you fire combined or individually.

Col. Kennon Whitehead
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:20 am 
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="3" face="book antiqua" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by dmallory</i>
<br />As one of your opponents, I feel duty-bound to inform you your artillery will fire much more effectively if you have them all about-face first [:D] !
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But sir, if all my gunners about face, they'll have to sight over their shoulders with mirrors. Then, when your men fall to my artillery fire, they'll feel even dumber than they do already for signing up for the wrong side![;)]



<b>General Lee Gast
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division
XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland</b>


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