(01-06-2016, 04:28 PM)ComradeP Wrote: The in-game HA rating of the Firefly and 17 pounder is 44, not 54, which is also why I wondered shortly after release why the Achilles has a much higher value. 16 points for improved ammunition is a big bonus.
It's 54 for the Polish, but not for everybody else.
Boy, people are poking around where they shouldn't be...!!!!
There are three hard attack values used in game for 17 pounders - 44, 54 & 60.
They are determined as follows;
44 = 17 pounder with Armour Piercing, Capped, Ballistic Capped
54 = 17 pounder with Armour-piercing discarding sabot
60 = 17 pounder with a higher proportion of loadout of Armour-piercing discarding sabot
As per Wikipedia Link
and WW II Equipment Link
there was only limited APDS available in Normandy, essentially only available in any meaningful quantity for the final breakout battles.
As far as the different values shown in game, firstly there are no pure Firefly units. They are included in the OB but were never used. All Fireflies were spread across platoons to give some AT capability against the German heavy armour. You can ignore those units currently (the reason the Polish were higher was because they didn't arrive until the breakout battles).
We only factored the 44 value into the averaging of the 3+1 Firefly platoons as they represented the vast majority of vehicles during the whole campaign. There was no value in creating a complete second OB for the last couple of scenarios by date.
The Achilles was different as they were given the round as soon as available and it made up the bulk of their ammunition load out.
i hope this helps to explain the decisions we have made in game regarding the 17 pounder.