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#4382358 - 10/01/17 02:18 PM Observing From the Trenches  
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I took off in my trusty DH-5 for a ground attack mission ahead of the others, 'tabbed' the target and successfully dropped ordinance clearing the trenches targeted. Then I flew to a nearby friendly airdrome and landed. Next, I 'F1' cycled to the target and waited. After a while here comes the rest of the flight to attack the same area. They were successful, too! It was fun to watch the explosions and to watch the earth getting heaved into the air to rain down again! Every now and then a DH-5 would fly past which was fun to see. What I wasn't expecting is that the trenches 'successfully' attacked still had troops capable of returning fire to the attackers! So... if you think that just because you knocked out ground troops don't be complacent! There are still guys capable of shooting back at you even while 'injured'!

#4383485 - 10/06/17 11:38 AM Re: Observing From the Trenches [Re: ARUP]  
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ARUP, there are a lot of soldiers with guns in those trench emplacements, and many such emplacements along the front. Given the inaccuracy of aerial bombing in WWI and the relatively weak destructive power of the Coopers it's no wonder there are plenty of guns left firing at you even after a successful run on the target. That's why it's best not to get too close and not to linger too long.

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#4384952 - 10/14/17 02:44 PM Re: Observing From the Trenches [Re: ARUP]  
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RAF_Louvert, you are so right! However, I wasn't expecting to see gunfire from 'invisible' troops! Of course, the game can't take everything into account. That would probably be a modder's nightmare. Plus, our rigs would probably get over worked if the mods allowed for some troops to be eliminated while others weren't.

It would be cool to 'place' oneself into the trenches and look up and around at the action using the joystick.


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