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    Quote Originally Posted by Redleader View Post
    ... As for myself it doesn't matter-> I can't hit a barn at 100 yards .... I blame my lazy eye
    I have actually resolved this issue.


    I now stand INSIDE the barn and try to shoot out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redleader View Post
    Some points on the map have strategic advantage, I've noticed people love to hug fences and trees
    And other are more skilled in shooting (yes Dether from the 1st Georgia .... I'm talking about you)
    But with the 1842 I find it very hard as does everyone else.. especially at Hookers push.. where the feds can sit so far back and I only hit a few times.. and when I have to play fed, I can wipe out the entire confed force (as can most others with that sharps)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sal_tuskin View Post
    play the game leifr and you will see, it is total worthless cant hit shit with it and buck and ball doesnt fire more than one ball
    the 1842 could easily hit a target at 100yrd not in this game with only a front bead maybe make buck and ball usefull then maybe the rifle is ok

    also when can we start to use the guns we are supposed to have in our pledges
    I can say for a fact that it fires multiple balls in one shot; I once took out three guys with one shot using the '42.

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    The springfield 1842 is smoothbore right?
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    Yes ... The US Model 1842 Springfield was a .69 caliber smooth bore musket.

    With the new 4X Ticket Loss system it has dropped even further into the Useless Club category.
    Small Group Ambush tactics are no longer viable, in most situations.

    As to Choosing a different Unit ... that too is no longer feasible.
    With only 2 units available per Skirmish half the Players will have no choice but to grab the 1842, attach a bayonet and throw it like a javelin.
    You are better off with your fists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Cooley View Post
    You are better off with your fists.
    Bit of a harsh judgement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Cooley View Post
    Yes ... The US Model 1842 Springfield was a .69 caliber smooth bore musket.

    With the new 4X Ticket Loss system it has dropped even further into the Useless Club category.
    Small Group Ambush tactics are no longer viable, in most situations.

    As to Choosing a different Unit ... that too is no longer feasible.
    With only 2 units available per Skirmish half the Players will have no choice but to grab the 1842, attach a bayonet and throw it like a javelin.
    You are better off with your fists.
    I don't see any drop in usability for the gun with the new morale system, in fact it has a chance to do more damage if you know what ammunition to use for the different scenarios. That's saying too little for a gun that has the potential to kill a lot in close combat.

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    I mean it is historical, the confederates had worse weapons and less men, yet they managed to win most battles so wy can't we do the same, the weapons aren't to blame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo420 View Post
    yet they managed to win most battles


    Edit: But I agree that the odds should be balanced and I'm sure CG want to achieve that.

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    Agreed .. Historically, the battles were almost always a mismatch that required superior tactics to change their course.
    This musket used to be a very useful weapon and, if you ever get the chance for close quarters combat, it can be again.
    The final game product or future changes might make it so but the current system makes close combat unnecessary for the Union.

    I am definitely oversimplifying because every weapon, terrain, formation, etc has its place and usefulness but ...
    When half my team are relegated to close quarters effectiveness against a foe half armed with sharps rifles there is no reason for them to close on us.
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    My Avatar flies his Unit Guidon to Honor his Service.
    My Credo is a simple one ... Unit before Self with Honor above ALL else.

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