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The below was not produced very rigorously, but it's been helpful for me to balance intensity and duration of fire vs. ammo consumption.

It's US only.  Wouldn't expect a huge variation for other armies, but who knows.

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I found a comprehensive chart of German arty stats in my old CMBN files dated November 2011. 

 

 

 

 

 

GERMAN LIGHT/MEDIUM ARTILLERY

81mm Mortar

120mm Mortar

75mm Inf Gun

150mm Inf Gun

75mm Howitzer

105mm Howitzer

150mm Howitzer

Barrels

2

2

2

2

4

4

4

HE Rounds

100

60

70

50

140

140

120

Smoke Rounds

8

0

20

10

40

40

40

FAO Response Time (mins)

Normal

6

6

8

8

8

8

8

TRP

3

3

4

4

5

5

5

HQ Response Time (mins)

Normal

8

8

13

13

13

13

13

TRP

4

4

8

8

9

9

9

Mission

Harassrnds/min

p/Barrel

3.3

2.1

1.8

0.9

1.8

1.3

0.9

p/Unit

6.7

4.1

3.6

1.8

7.2

5.4

3.6

Max

15min

15min

20min

18min

20min

26min

34min

Shortrnds/min

p/Barrel

10.0

4.0

2.7

1.4

2.7

2.0

1.3

p/Unit

20.0

8.0

5.4

2.7

10.8

8.1

5.4

Max

5min

8min

13min

19min

13min

17min

22min

Mediumrnds/min

p/Barrel

20.0

5.0

4.4

2.2

4.4

3.2

2.1

p/Unit

40.0

10.0

8.8

4.3

17.5

12.7

8.4

Max

2.5mins

5mins

8min

12min

8min

11min

14min

Heavyrnds/min

p/Barrel

25.0

5.0

4.4

2.2

4.4

3.2

2.1

p/Unit

50.0

10.0

8.8

4.3

17.5

12.7

8.4

Max

2min

5min

8min

12min

8min

11min

14min

Duration

Quick

p/barrel

4-7

3-4

2-3

2-3

2-3

2-3

2-3

Short

p/barrel

11-16

8-11

5-10

5-8

5-10

5-10

5-8

Medium

p/barrel

27-32

14-17

11-16

8-11

11-16

9-14

8-11

Long

p/barrel

41-53

23-30

20-28

15-18

22-28

19-24

15-18

Maximum

p/barrel

100

60

70

50

140

140

120

                   

GERMAN HEAVY ARTILLERY

210mm Howitzer

170mm Gun

159mm Nbwfr

215mm Nbwfr

280mm Nbwfr

301mm Nbwfr

88mm Flak

Barrels

4

4

6x6

6x5

6x5

6x5

4

HE Rounds

80

100

180

150

108

108

80

Smoke Rounds

0

0

72

0

0

0

0

FAO Response Time (mins)

Normal

21

12

12

12

12

12

12

TRP

17

9

9

9

9

9

9

HQ Response Time (mins)

Normal

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

TRP

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Mission

Harassrnds/min

p/Barrel

0.2

0.4

1.0

0.8

0.6

0.6

1.1

p/Unit

0.9

1.6

5.8

4.5

3.6

3.6

4.2

Max

89min

62min

31min

33min

30min

30min

19min

Shortrnds/min

p/Barrel

0.3

0.6

1.5

1.1

0.9

0.9

1.6

p/Unit

1.4

2.4

8.8

6.8

5.4

5.4

6.3

Max

59min

41min

21min

22min

20min

20min

13min

Mediumrnds/min

p/Barrel

0.6

1.3

4.4

3.4

2.7

2.7

3.0

p/Unit

2.5

5.1

26.3

20.5

16.2

16.2

11.9

Max

32min

20min

7min

7min

7min

7min

7min

Heavyrnds/min

p/Barrel

0.6

1.3

4.4

3.4

2.7

2.7

3.0

p/Unit

2.5

5.1

26.3

20.5

16.2

16.2

11.9

Max

32min

20min

7min

7min

7min

7min

7min

Duration

Quick

p/barrel

1

1

6

6

6

6

2

Short

p/barrel

   

36

       

Medium

p/barrel

   

36-72

       

Long

p/barrel

   

72

       

Maximum

p/barrel

80

100

180

150

108

108

80

NOTES:

MISSION = RATE OF FIRE

· p/barrel = rounds fired per min per single barrel at selected rate of fire i.e. Harass

· p/unit = rounds fired per complete unit i.e. all barrels in action

· Max = time to expend all rounds when firing all barrels at selected rate of fire

· Apart from 81mm Mortar then all other weapons appear to have the same rate of fire for Medium and Heavy... Maybe further testing needed

DURATION = TOTAL ROUNDS PER MISSION

· p/barrel = rounds fired per barrel over duration of mission. Nebelwerfers fire by multiples of its salvo.

 

Here is a much briefer US Arty chart dated the same:

CMBN US Artillery Characteristics

Rate of fire is 1 round per x seconds.

Duration is in rounds, or minutes if m suffix.

 

US 60mm M2 mortar onmap

Mission:             Harass     |     Light      |     Medium     |     Heavy

Rate of fire:          18       |       6        |       3        |       2

Duration:         Q    S    M   |  Q    S    M   |  Q    S    M   |  Q    S    M  

Rounds:           6    7    7m  |  3    20   30  |  3    19   24  |  3    16

 

US 81mm M1 mortar onmap

Mission:             Harass     |     Light      |     Medium     |     Heavy

Rate of fire:          18       |       6        |       3        |       2

Duration:         Q    S    M   |  Q    S    M   |  Q    S    M   |  Q    S    M  

Rounds:           5    10   15  |  6    10   28  |  3    10   25  |  6    12   22+

 

US 105mm M2A1 Howitzer

Mission:             Harass     |     Light      |     Medium     |     Heavy

Rate of fire:        46-48      |     28-32      |     16-19      |     10-12

Duration:         Q    S    M   |  Q    S    M   |  Q    S    M   |  Q    S    M  

Rounds:           3    6    14  |  2    7    12  |  3    6    12  |  2    6    12

Edited by Erwin

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1 hour ago, Cobetco said:

someone pin this discussion, super helpful.

I added it to my FAQ post - which is pinned. Hopefully that will be good enough.

 

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Just a thought, but would it be possible to mod the UI of the game to show these figures? For example, instead of saying "Light" in the artillery dialogue, could it say "2-4 RPM" or something like that?

Not sure if its as easy as making some new artwork, or if string text files need to be edited. Could be a useful mod though. 

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