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post Aug 1 2011, 06:17 PM
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Hello

I thought that instead of having the bayonet plugged on, we
could actually select it as melee weapon and have an animation
screwing it on the socket. Back then, bayonet was not systematically
fixed (unless soldiers were ordered to do so). It is indeed somewhat
too easy for Charleville/Révolutionnaire and Brown Bess classes to
simply press a button whereas other classes must switch to another
weapon, thus granting an advantage to some (provided, of course, they
are not reloading whistling.gif )

This is a minor point, I will not blow a gasket if it is not taken into
account (I realize modeling such an animation must be extremely
difficult and I would never be able to do that) but I want to bring
this observation to your attention, and I am eager to read your
reactions laughing.gif thanks


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post Aug 1 2011, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE (JoinOrDie @ Aug 1 2011, 08:17 PM) *
Hello

I thought that instead of having the bayonet plugged on, we
could actually select it as melee weapon and have an animation
screwing it on the socket. Back then, bayonet was not systematically
fixed (unless soldiers were ordered to do so). It is indeed somewhat
too easy for Charleville/Révolutionnaire and Brown Bess classes to
simply press a button whereas other classes must switch to another
weapon, thus granting an advantage to some (provided, of course, they
are not reloading whistling.gif )

This is a minor point, I will not blow a gasket if it is not taken into
account (I realize modeling such an animation must be extremely
difficult and I would never be able to do that) but I want to bring
this observation to your attention, and I am eager to read your
reactions laughing.gif thanks



Cool idea.

Dev will say:" Cool idea"
*Idea goes into oblivion now and will be brought up again by someone again next week*

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post Aug 1 2011, 07:47 PM
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Dev will not say "Cool idea"

Detachable bayonets are not a new concept. Simply put, the work : reward ratio isn't even close to being good enough for it to merit resources.


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post Aug 1 2011, 08:01 PM
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maybe sticky this for all the future retards? or even a thread with a list of shit you guys will never add


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post Aug 1 2011, 09:41 PM
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I think there is validity in the idea of a delay to the weapons switch. I don't know how this would work for bayonets without "fix bayonet" animation. However, for those damn Officer and Commander classes. Those fuckers switch on a dime and get off on doing it.


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post Aug 2 2011, 08:35 AM
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QUOTE (Cpl.Kieth @ Aug 1 2011, 10:01 PM) *
maybe sticky this for all the future retards? or even a thread with a list of shit you guys will never add


I am pretty sure they already made such a list.... At least they had one when I joined back in the days.
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post Aug 2 2011, 08:18 PM
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Thanks for your reactions smiling.gif

Interestingly, I read today in the Osprey issue of the Continental Army that
if the Congress could equip soldiers with bayonets, scabbards were not necessarily
provided (besides, the book insists on the tremendous difficulty for the young republic
to equip her troops, which seems to be a constant throughout the war). As fewer scabbards
than bayonets were provided, Washington simply ordered bayonets to remain on muzzles.
So the bayonet on is, historically speaking, perfectly acceptable for the US laughing.gif

(Just for the anecdote: having re-enacted, I can tell that a Brown Bess bayonet can
not fit a Charleville scabbard or vice versa, and a Brown Bess bayonet can not be
fixed on a Charleville (or vice versa). My point is: there was no need back then
to pick a British bayonet on the field without taking the Bess and the scabbard
along laughing.gif)

PS: sorry if the topic is straying from "suggestions", but I liked to share that with you.
And because I like suggestions to be backed up with historical arguments more than
any others laughing.gif


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