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Col_Kelly    352
On 24/08/2017 at 6:12 AM, Hitorishizuka said:

As discussed elsewhere, army intel claims the Union should be limited to 125k only. I ended up facing a total of 60k+105k or so (rough estimates), which seems either unintended or non-obvious as to the way the mechanic works.

From what I've seen there's a minimum number of enemy troops for each battle to avoid steam-rolling the AI. So if the army stat is below said minimum the AI will still field a certain number. It should be displayed in-game somewhere but otherwise I kinda understand why the mechanic is here

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On 8/23/2017 at 9:50 PM, The Soldier said:

Some things I should mention (more or less my fault) - the 20pdr Parrott Gun is at an acceptable level right now, though I was a bit too...enthusiastic in declaring their usefulness.

Eh, I've bought a metric shitton of them and I think they are quite good. They have a lot of range on the 3-inch ordinance rifle, which means longer range shell and canister. Cost for cost the 3-inch ordinance rifle is a better deal probably, but the higher density on the 20lb Parrots is very handy. Higher density means better value in brigade limited missions, gain experience faster, and require less troops/veterans. They are unmatched gun for gun in long range bombardments and although decently worse than the 24lb howitzer at close ranges, their long range canister still makes them quite formidable. Their formidable range also makes it easier to keep them alive, which is a very good thing considering the hefty cost of the gun itself and the very high costs of replacing the veterans of elite cannon batteries if any significant casualties are received.

 

On 8/23/2017 at 9:50 PM, The Soldier said:

I noted that they didn't perform quite as well as the 3-Inch Ordnance Rifles (except at very long ranges).

Is this gun for gun? I haven't tested it myself but my 20lb Parrotts rack up a lot of kills, more than I ever remember my 3-inch Ordinance Rifles getting. I have a hard time imagining that the longer range shell and canister as well as the increased damage, would not make a significant difference in the damage inflicted at medium to long ranges. If the 3-inch is better gun-for-gun my argument holds no water, but if the 20lb Parrott Gun performs decently better at medium-long ranges than the 3-inch gun for gun I am of the opinion that it is the better cannon, as in a game dominated by massed lines of infantry, brigade density is a very real consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Soldier    246

@maniacalpenny

The 20pdr Parrott works well at longer ranges than the 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle, but the Ordnance Rifle beats it out at closer ranges.  And with how I play at least, I tend to wheel my cannons up behind my infantry rather than leaving them back, as more often than not your guns are going to get more effective the closer they get.  Not saying the 20pdr Parrott is bad - in fact it's rather good - just that it's not good enough to warrant it being the most expensive and rarest gun in the Armory.

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