Unit values

Discussion relating to Battles in Normandy

Moderators: AlexS, Run5 Staff, SSG Staff

Unit values

Postby mttodd » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:30 am

I am new to BIN so apologies if following questions are basic-

1)The US cavalry values are very similar to the M4 armoured unit, I am no
expert but I would of thought that the M4 unit should be stronger

2)Also the units with the highest attack values are most often the mechanised units but should they not be the tank units ?

Many thanks for any help on the above.
mttodd
New Recruit
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:18 am

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:01 pm

xx
Last edited by Guest on Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Guest
 

US recon units

Postby mttodd » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:34 am

Thanks for replying (I was getting worried)

I like playing BIN a lot but if units do not reflect their historical value then that can only detract from the game.

If anyone can answer my original question as to why US recon units have very similar attack value to M4 units that would be great.

Many thanks.
mttodd
New Recruit
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:18 am

Postby Graf Starhemberg » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:34 am

The basic attack values are quite similar, but the tank units have higher shock values - in your example the M4s have 3 and the recon units 2.
In an attack that meets the requirements for a shock bonus to come in effect the tanks with the higher value will add +1 to the combat roll.
User avatar
Graf Starhemberg
Major
Major
 
Posts: 382
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2003 1:19 am
Location: Austria

Postby Carl Myers » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:43 am

The cavalry reconnaissance squadron is a light infantry battalion mounted on armored cars and jeeps and augmented with a light tank(M5) company and 2 sections of assault guns.
Carl Myers
Lieutenant-Colonel
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 540
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2003 10:46 am

Postby Abwehr » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:54 am

Also keep in mind that US tanks were not that great, as there were no US heavy tanks available in Europe at the time, which is why their combat stats are lower than those of the Germans.

What surprised me in both BiI and BiN is that outdated tanks like R35's get fairly good attack values.
Abwehr
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 1041
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:23 am
Location: Arnhem, Gelderland province, the Netherlands


Return to Battles in Normandy Public Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest