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What's the historical basis for artillery's inability to shell across the same approach in consecutive turns? Similarly, why does being on a hill and firing into flat ground allow them to do this? Trying to figure out how elevation would increase rate of fire but I suspect I'm taking the wrong approach there.
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Bowen has explained that somewhere. The reason is game technical. The effect of artillery fire in one hour should correspond to approximately one half strength point lost for the enemy. Instead of doubling the number of strength points with the units, Bowen decided to lower the rate of fire instead. Except when firing from a hill, when artillery fire tended to be more deadly.
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I think Bowen said that this keeps artillery from being over-powered. The advantage in firepower that artillery has by being on a hill is simulated by the increased "firing rate."
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nappeto wrote:
Bowen has explained that somewhere.

It was in this thread: Why can't artillery attack every round except from a hill?
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Fascinating. Thanks, all.
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