#1 06.08.2018 13:55:34

wieder
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Posts: 1,621

Cargo Aircraft available with Cargo Aviation

This airplane is also able to move Triremes and Coastal Transports making the enemy rivers vulnerable even in the late game.

[unit_cargo_aircraft]
name          = _("Cargo Aircraft")
class         = "Air"
tech_req      = "Cargo Aviation"
obsolete_by   = "None"
graphic       = "u.cargoair"
graphic_alt   = "u.bomber"  ; backwards compatibility
sound_move    = "m_awacs"
sound_move_alt = "m_generic"
sound_fight   = "f_awacs"
sound_fight_alt = "f_generic"
build_cost    = 260
pop_cost      = 0
attack        = 0
defense       = 3
hitpoints     = 30
firepower     = 1
move_rate     = 28
vision_radius_sq = 96
transport_cap = 1
fuel          = 2
uk_happy      = 0
uk_shield     = 1
uk_food       = 0
uk_gold       = 1
cargo         = "Land", "Small Land", "Big Land", "Big Siege", "Merchant", "Non Military", "Trireme"
flags         = "Unbribable"
roles         = ""
helptext      = _("\
The Cargo Aircraft is an airplane with an exceptionally high range while caarying \
a heavy cargo. It is able to transport a wide range of units able to surprise your enemy. \
This exceptionally heavy airplane has no offecive capabilities but is able to defend.\
")

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#2 06.08.2018 18:56:33

Corbeau
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Posts: 873

Re: Cargo Aircraft available with Cargo Aviation

I think being able to transport ships is a bit too much.

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#3 06.08.2018 20:44:45

Wahazar
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Posts: 151

Re: Cargo Aircraft available with Cargo Aviation

Idea with river transport is very good,  but transporting it by aircraft is not only unrealistic,  but in my opinion it would make general tacitcs and strategy 'flat'.
Besides this,  what about encapsulating units - not sure if loaded boat can be loaded to another unit?

I have another proposal - some kind of patrol boat,  a4d3,  can use both deep ocean or rivers and carry one small land unit.
Large river transporter should be limited to continent.

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#4 06.08.2018 21:37:58

wieder
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Re: Cargo Aircraft available with Cargo Aviation

Yeah, we can remove the ability to transport trireme class ships.

So, the new ship could be called patrol boat or landing craft?

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#5 07.08.2018 08:50:36

Sketlux
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From: Germany
Posts: 143

Re: Cargo Aircraft available with Cargo Aviation

I would suggest both. A torpedo boat for patrolling and attacking ships (little defence, no transport cap.) and a landing craft with some basic attack and defense (imagine it has a machine gun and a little cannon to protect itself). Torpedo boat graphics are ready, landing craft only needs graphics for Amplio.

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#6 07.08.2018 18:47:15

Corbeau
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Posts: 873

Re: Cargo Aircraft available with Cargo Aviation

If there is any way to prevent movement ending with bombardment, a bombard_rate=1 and attack=100 would serve the purpose perfectly: hit and run tactics, harassment, scouting etc.

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#7 19.08.2018 06:15:40

Corbeau
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Posts: 873

Re: Cargo Aircraft available with Cargo Aviation

Ok, masters of offtopic hit again. I saw something posted soewhere, but I don't know where it was so I'll reply here.

I don't think any cargo plane should be able to carry any kind of ship except small rubber boats that can carry infantry or non-combat units such as spies, diplomats and explorers. Maybe settlers.

Rubber boats should be a separate unit, attack=0 (for obvious reasons) so id tehy are loaded with something, the carried unit is actually doing the defence.

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