TheVulture Posted December 10, 2011 Share Posted December 10, 2011 I did finally get around to getting some hard data on road-side bogging, and it is fairly dramatic. The test I have four platoons of identical panthers (each platoon is 5 pathers). The map is completely flat wet grass, with some roads overlaid. Platoon 1 drives over the flat wet grass for 2km Platoon 2 drives along dirt toads for 2km, staying in the middle of the road Platoon 3 drives half-on, half-off dirt roads for 2 km, staying on the edge of the road / over the side ditch for the whole distance Platoon 4 has roads laterally across their path every tile, so they drive on to a road (at 90 degrees) and off again every 8 meters for 2 km (roads are east-west, tanks drive north across 250 separate dirt roads. All vehicles have a single fast movement order plotted. Results Platoon 1 on wet grass has 4 bogs. 3 of the vehicles recover, 1 is immobilised. Boggings occur at 638, 1598, 1622 and 1694 metres. 4 of 5 vehicles complete the 2km track (in 209 seconds for the unbogged vehicles). Platoon 2 on wet dirt roads has 1 bog (at 1554 metres) which recovers. All 5 vehicles complete the 2km course (in 192 seconds for the unbogged vehicles). Platoon 3 driving along the edges of roads didn't fare well. There were 10 total bogging events and all tanks ended up immobilised. Boggings occurred every 44 meters on average, and the tanks were immobilised after 4, 12, 12, 24 and 384 metres. Average distance to immobilisation was 87 metres. Platoon 4 did a little better. All 5 tanks again ended up immobilised, and they accumulated 21 total bogging events. Average distance between boggings was 120 metres, and average distance to immobilisation was 500 metres (immobilisations at 120, 244, 248, 936, 950 metres). I suspect platoon 4 did so much better than platoon 3 because they only spend some of their time in the half-on half-off state, since some of the time they were entirely on a road or entirely on the grass. But that is just a guess. Summary For driving in wet ground conditions on level grass / dirt road combinations we get the following distances between boggings and immobilisation On Road Bogging: ~10km Immobilisation >> 10km On Grass Bogging ~2km Immobilisation ~10km Entering/leaving road Bogging 0.12km Immobilisation 0.5km Partially on road Bogging 0.04km Immobilisation 0.09km So basically, driving with one side of a vehicle on the road and one off, you will bog roughly 100 times more frequently than driving purely on the road or on the grass. So the lesson to learn from this is simple: do everything you can to avoid moving on to or off roads (at leats dirt roads). if you have to do so, get off the road as quickly as possible. If you are driving along a road, be extremely careful to make sure you stay precisely on the road and don't put a wheel or track off the side. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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