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    Discovered this by accident. According to the manual musketeers can fire in rain and snow, but not arquebusiers. According to the readme file, which supposedly corrects the manual, neither can fire in rain or snow. Apparently, somebody made a mistake and switched the two, that's what happened. I haven't yet tested arquebusiers in the rain, however.

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    Greetings,
    Have you been able to do this continously? The reason I ask is that my gun units are able to fire during battles when it is snowing and even raining but only when the rain or snow lets down.

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    The snow was actually falling while the arquebusiers were firing. It wasn't a heavy snow, but it wasn't one of those times when the snow comes and goes. It was continuous. I haven't tested it in the rain yet -- the summer rains are supposed to be thick on the east coast but so far I haven't had a chance to attack in the rain.

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    Seems to me that both units can fire in the snow but not in heavy or moderate rain. Their effect is considerably less in light rain. Arquebusiers are appauling anyway, musketeers will get hundreds of kills in right conditions, arqu's never get more than about 10.

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    Quote Originally posted by Sengoku:
    Seems to me that both units can fire in the snow but not in heavy or moderate rain. Their effect is considerably less in light rain. Arquebusiers are appauling anyway, musketeers will get hundreds of kills in right conditions, arqu's never get more than about 10.[/QUOTE]

    Little known fact: arquebusiers in wedgie formation can fire volleys in 3 directions at once!

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    isnt it also true that h9 units can attack and defend in all directions?

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    Vanya

    Is this ability unique to the arqu's or can it be employed by musketeers, if so it may be worth trying.

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    All very interesting. I guess it's time for some more experimentation.

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    Quote Originally posted by Sengoku:
    Vanya

    Is this ability unique to the arqu's or can it be employed by musketeers, if so it may be worth trying.

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    Me thinks muskies can do it too, but I wouldn't know, since I usually stick to my usual suspects... the mighty and ubiquitous arquebusier.

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    let me know what ya find out imm!!!!!

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    Well when i had the gun firing deals. I first had to upgrade them before it fired in the snow, rain................

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    Teppo can always fire while light snow is falling.

    They will not fire if any volume of rain is falling at all. Since rain can come and go during battle they will shoot between showers if precipitation completely stops.

    That's the long and the short of it. Or perhaps the wet and the dry of it.
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    Perhaps I am doing something wrong. Whenever I use guns in campaign mode they just take up space. They may fire only one volly before they get chopped up! Force me to prefer archers.
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    Hatamotokill:

    Don't have time to experiment at the moment, but one of the guys here wrote that in light snow they can fire but not in rain, he's probably right. It's a mistake in the programming, really.

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    yeah in rain they dont work.
    little known fact: In snow they dont work either, the cheeky little blighters are throwing snowballs!

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    Running backwards, i also prefer archers in SP but i do sometimes mix archers with some guns with some success.

    I group one arch unit with one gun, the gun unit always in front. The Arrows get the kills while the guns affects the morale.

    Frequently the AI units charging against the combination of Archs and guns, just turns around and flees before hitting even hitting my line.

    And don't forget the gun "bug" works in SP also
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    People, I was wrong -- it turns out BOTH musketeers and arquebusiers can fire in very light snow (that guy up there was right). The previous time that the computer's arqs fired and my musks did not -- that may have been because I was watching them at different times. In light snow there are episodes of slightly stronger snow.

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    If you play many games in many different types of weather, you'll notice that at times, even in heavy rain or snow, that the weather effects will lessen to such an extent that guns will fire. Not regularly or as often as in patchy weather, but it happens.

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