Jump to content


Photo

Infantry Posture - Standing, Kneeling or Prone


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Begemot_

Begemot_

    Private

  • Members
  • 13 posts

Posted 06 August 2022 - 01:00 PM

When infantry receives fire what posture do the rules and fire table assume infantry is in: standing, kneeling or prone?

 

Posture has a significant effect on target exposure to direct fire. If we assume a standing infantryman has a profile percentage of 100, kneeling would be approximately 55 - 60% exposure and prone could between 20% or less.

 

Artillery effects are also affected by infantry posture. According to this source (https://nigelef.trip.../wt_of_fire.htm), "Effects and Weight of Fire", a lying person would receive 1/3 the effects of an artillery round (ground burst).

 

So are our infantry assumed to be standing, kneeling, lying down or some blended abstraction of these when taking fire?



#2 Bob Benge

Bob Benge

    Mein Panzer Guru

  • ODGW Staff
  • 1,198 posts
  • LocationLas Cruces, NM

Posted 20 August 2022 - 01:56 PM

Hello Begemot,

 

Sorry for taking so long to reply to your post. To answer your question, Mein Panzer did not get into the granularity of infantry posture, so ODGW used a blended abstraction. This was done to maintain a modicum of modifiers and simplicity. 

 

If you like, you can assume that the game currently has infantry in standing position, and you can add modifiers for kneeling and prone for your own games. You'll probably have to add some type of markers for the different postures.

 

Hope this clarifies things for you.


~ Bob Benge ~
ODGW Designer
Product Manager - Mein Panzer

#3 Begemot_

Begemot_

    Private

  • Members
  • 13 posts

Posted 21 August 2022 - 03:27 PM

Bob,

 

Thank you for responding to my query and for your explanation and suggestions. I suspect that this sort of thing would have been dealt with in the 'Mein Truppen' rules that were being developed. Is there any resource on the site where a discussion of what the 'Mein Truppen' design would have been considering? Is 'Mein Truppen' likely to see completion?

 

Again, thanks for your reply.

 

Begemot



#4 Bob Benge

Bob Benge

    Mein Panzer Guru

  • ODGW Staff
  • 1,198 posts
  • LocationLas Cruces, NM

Posted 22 August 2022 - 07:48 PM

Hi Begemot,

 

You're welcome! :) I can honestly say that Meine Truppen is not in consideration for completion at this point. I have been working on other projects that have priority and they are time consuming much of my free time right now. 

 

I glanced at what was currently done and I didn't see anything on infantry posture. Being as Meine Truppen is fire team based and not squad based, it is possible it could be added or not. It would depend on the mechanics, the depth desired and how it impacts game play and time. It will be considered when I can revisit it in the future.


~ Bob Benge ~
ODGW Designer
Product Manager - Mein Panzer




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users