|KABOOM! Bazookas Incoming!|
|Written by MOTORMOUTH|
|Thursday, 07 July 2011 15:13|
On the 10th Anniversary of WWIIOL, Playnet Inc revealed the upcoming introduction of American forces and a new set of infantry weapons, first to the Rapid Assault scenarios and then to the campaign game. We're now excited to announce that our first round of shoulder mounted weapons will also make their appearance this year. Woot!
Coming initially to special events, then to campaign play, the first round of shoulder mounted weapons will be the German Panzerschreck and the American M9.
The American Rocket Launcher:M9 boasts 2.36 inch HEAT charges with a maximum effective range of 300 yards and a maximum angle of impact for detonation of 30 degrees.
Though there is a disparity in the damage the two different rounds do, they both go through the others sides' vehicles about equally well. A special thanks to Hchris for his research on these.
Bazookas will make their first appearance in the upcoming campaign special event, The Battle For Aachen (date to be announced). Their addition opens up a whole new range of ass-kicking special events that our SE team can dream up. Combined arms combat just got a whole lot more interesting!
Some clarifications from the team:
"The PanzerShreck's maximum range of 1000 m is under test conditions. To fly that far, you have to fire it at 45 degrees, which was a very unsafe angle. We will probably not let you kill yourself firing this weapon.