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    Well I've just started playing the demo and have noticed that when you zoom in close to an infantry section you can hear the drums playing. It's basically just a steady drumroll that the drummer keeps playing. Am I the only person who feels that the drum roll is a bit bland? I mean, couldn't they spice it up a bit by making the drummer play some sort of marching beat that isn't a continuous drumroll? I think it could go a long way as far as improving the game's ambience.

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    Rifleman isn't have a problem with the sound being buggy; he's just saying that the drums are a little boring. I sort of agree - some tunes would be pretty cool. However, they'd probably get repetitive, too.

    What bothers me more is that the units with a trumpeter only rarely have him play anything, but the animation has him always holding the trumpte to his mouth, which is weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander the Pretty Good View Post
    Rifleman isn't have a problem with the sound being buggy; he's just saying that the drums are a little boring. I sort of agree - some tunes would be pretty cool. However, they'd probably get repetitive, too.

    What bothers me more is that the units with a trumpeter only rarely have him play anything, but the animation has him always holding the trumpte to his mouth, which is weird.


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    It would definetely be cool to hear some tunes while marching, not a constant drumroll. Still, either way it's pretty cool and might be changed with different units and the like

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    What bothers me more is that the units with a trumpeter only rarely have him play anything, but the animation has him always holding the trumpte to his mouth, which is weird.
    I hope that gets fixed. I felt so let down when I saw the dude lift the trumpet to his mouth, only to let out soundless air.

    EDIT: I have no problem with the drums, btw. I'm just glad they included them in the game at all. I do hope the Scots get bagpipes, though.
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    I didn't even notice any drummers or drum rolls

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    Quote Originally Posted by 777Ares777 View Post
    I didn't even notice any drummers or drum rolls
    Front of the line next to the officer and standard bearer. I hope they do add some bagpipes and trumpets too. Although considering there is a highlander unit and all the have is drums, makes me wonder if they aren't included.

    Someone menttioned a trumpeter though, is that with the cavalry? I never noticed one with the infantry.

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    The drums are to give beat to the march, dictating rhyme and speed, can even be used to give orders, not to play a waltz or a foxtrot.

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    Mailman, I've seen the trumpeter with the English light infantry and the Spanish units in the tutorial.

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    If its a simple audio file than at the very least I would assume it could be easily modded. (I hope)
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    I understand that drummers are there to keep the marching pattern or whatever, but I don't think just one long nonstop roll is going to help much. I'd like to see trumpeteers though, and if it is just a sound file, that could be modded fairly easily I guess. Has anybody had their drummer shot before? Does the unit just not have a drummer anymore or does someone take his place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander the Pretty Good View Post
    Mailman, I've seen the trumpeter with the English light infantry and the Spanish units in the tutorial.
    Maybe its a tech you have to research

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    I can only assume the drummer is simply playing a roll because these units are broken into companies. When regiments broke into smaller units, each company or what not would only take 1 or 2 drummers. The only time you would encounter more interesting music (mulitiple drummers, fifes, etc.) would be on parade, or a full advance; situations where the regiment would be acting as one. All a single drummer would do would be give a beat or roll for marching, and give drum taps to present arms, fire, and other commands.
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