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I've had this rattling around in my head for a while...

I have noticed that the menus in the artillery section on Landships II are getting too long and unwieldy. One way of addressing this

would be to split artillery and mortars into their own sections. It might result in more focus on the mortars and maybe some new

articles.

Comments? Suggestions?

Regards,

Charlie

 



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Legend

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Sounds good to me. And if further changes are required, the guns could grouped into Mountain, Field, Howitzer, Light, Heavy or somesuch.



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"Comments?" That's a good idea. Certainly there are people interested in searching artillery pieces not only by nation (which is sometimes pointless given the number of exported models) but by category or name.

"Suggestions?" An article on the 75mm Krupp export models would be much appreciated biggrin



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Charlie,
Splitting arty into different sections is a great idea - but mortars?? Might cause confusion between what the Allies referred to as a mortar and the other side referred to as a morser.

Maybe better to go "light/medium" & "Heavy and super-heavy"? This boils it down effectively into mobile and static/dug-in arty.
Tony

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I might entitle the section "L'artillerie de Tranchée" which would resolve the mortar-morser-mortier issue and totally confuse everyone.

People who would wish to make such distinctions are probably unlikely to visit Landships II because the website is "derivative" and "not in

the original language".

The website isn't database driven so it would be extraordinarily difficult to provide different access terms - the maintenance would be a nightmare.

Some years ago I was involved in a web project that demanded a complex database driven menu system. After the project was delivered we instrumented

the code to find out what the users were doing with the menu system. In fact they did nothing - most users just used the default settings and even when

users customised the menus in some way this was very limited. 

 

Charlie

 

 



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So you couldn’t do minenwerfer for the German section and mortars for the British? Or feldkanone and field artillery? It has to be the same categories for every nation?



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I was only being partly facetious about the "l'atillerie de tranchee" comment. I think a section based on artillery

controlled by the infantry or devoted solely to close range infantry support would incorporate both British mortars and

German Minenwerfers.

I think I'll just have an attempt at this and then there will be something concrete to talk about.

I did find a thesis on line about WW1 mortars of all the combatants. Unfortunately it's in German but it will help to fill in some holes

in our Landships II offering.

Regards,

Charlie



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