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And there´s the rub. I agree about it being only used in direct fire but What if the gun is elevated at not 25° but at say 20° and firing across open ground, grassland but that ground is broken by a ploughed section and then again grassland ? The flatter the trajectory and the harder the ground the longer and flatter the bounces. The computations to get every single possible sitution and condition would be a book in itsself and probably still not cover everything...definetely the way of madness :hithead:Paws4thot wrote:For your purposes, a sensible refinement would be that ricochet only occurs in "direct fire", so don't use it if the muzzle elevation is greater than 25 degrees relative to the initial landing site (not an issue with those guns at Cannon Farm, but if you'd had, say 10" Parrots firing off a 500' elevation summit it would have been).
I too stopped using them years ago but took them up again for the purpose of this Project. Basically I was trying to ignore everything, rules included, that I wouldn´t have done as a nipper. Mind you, that said I did, as a nipper, wargame with Napoleonics with some 14,000 figs plus and using the "Rules for Wargames Napoleonic Warfare" (3rd Edition) by Newbury Rules with the army Points adapted. With all the tables for this and that the the games would last for days!!!czartan wrote:I gave up with the Airfix rules fairly early on, I will be trying out Fire and Fury to see how they go.
Sounds interesting...I was thinking (a while back) of getting into wargaming with paper soldiers. Any Pics?czartan wrote:My current projects are "En Garde" using Redoubt miniatures musketeer figures and refighting Falkirk Muir using paper soldiers
So basically, the "bounce stick" (if the shot is at the 25° angle) is valid for most ground conditions? Plug or squash ? I´m Intrigued :)Paws4thot wrote:What you can say is that above a certain angle of incidence shot will almost always plug or squash even on rock or water. It just so happens that 25 degrees elevation is a close approximation to that angle for anything from 0.303" up to 16" projectiles.