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Re: Chain-gun (or not)
Date: 10/6/13 8:30 pm
In Response To: Re: Chain-gun (or not) (Rockslider)

: I actually used to know about that sort of stuff, as a tank nut when I was
: younger. WWII especially.

Et tu, Rockslider? ;)

I happen to be a bit of a plane nut for WWII - F4U Corsairs, Supermarine Spitfires, Bf 109s, etc. However, I am familiar with the tanks as well, a lot of that knowledge having been acquired recently as part of a tiny hobby-project in which I've been formulating my own design for a WWII RTS game (though I'm not honestly sure any good will ever come of it - I mostly just find it fun to do as a tiny side-project to keep myself occupied). My idea is somewhere between Blitzkrieg and Rise of Nations; more production-oriented than Blitzkrieg, and more small-scale than RoN.

Anyways, I'm sure that weapon distinctions, such as the distinction between Chain-guns and Gatling guns or Railguns and Coilguns, are a very fuzzy thing for most people. Even I've fallen prey to both of those examples, though at least I can resolve those errors. Sometimes it gets particularly fuzzy. For example, the distinction between a Howitzer and an ordinary field artillery piece, or the definition of a Mountain gun, is not very clear. Guys in the Armed Forces probably have a much better sense of the distinctions and definitions, but even so, nobody bothers to correct the public misconceptions. I guess partly there's rarely any chance or need to.


Messages In This Thread

Rockslide megabattling with Stacker & JohnsonRockslider10/3/13 11:33 am
     Re: Rockslide megabattling with Stacker & JohnsonPerseusSpartacus10/3/13 1:06 pm
           Re: Rockslide megabattling with Stacker & JohnsonRockslider10/4/13 7:31 am
                 Re: Rockslide megabattling with Stacker & JohnsonPerseusSpartacus10/4/13 8:34 pm
     Re: Rockslide megabattling with Stacker & JohnsoncB55710/3/13 9:10 pm
           Re: Rockslide megabattling with Stacker & JohnsonPerseusSpartacus10/4/13 12:13 am
           Re: Rockslide megabattling with Stacker & JohnsonRockslider10/4/13 7:15 am
                 Re: Rockslide megabattling with Stacker & JohnsoncB55710/5/13 7:14 pm
                       Using CEA for my stuffRockslider10/5/13 8:12 pm
     Re: Rockslide megabattling with Stacker & JohnsonGravemind10/3/13 11:39 pm
           Chain-gun (or not)Rockslider10/4/13 8:00 am
                 Re: Chain-gun (or not)Gravemind10/4/13 4:07 pm
                       Re: Chain-gun (or not)Rockslider10/4/13 4:47 pm
                             Re: Chain-gun (or not)Nikko B20110/4/13 8:09 pm
                                   Re: Chain-gun (or not)Rockslider10/5/13 11:32 am
                             Re: Chain-gun (or not)Quirel10/4/13 10:22 pm
                                   Re: Chain-gun (or not)Rockslider10/5/13 11:50 am
                                         Re: Chain-gun (or not)Quirel10/6/13 3:07 am
                                               Re: Chain-gun (or not)Rockslider10/6/13 7:32 pm
                                                     Re: Chain-gun (or not)PerseusSpartacus10/6/13 8:30 pm
                                                           Re: Chain-gun (or not)Rockslider10/7/13 5:07 pm
                                                                 Re: Chain-gun (or not)PerseusSpartacus10/7/13 7:22 pm

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