• Please make sure you are familiar with the forum rules. You can find them here: https://forums.tripwireinteractive.com/index.php?threads/forum-rules.2334636/
  • Weve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:


    We've incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We've added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.



    For more information about our privacy practices, please review the new Privacy Policy found here: https://tripwireinteractive.com/#/privacy-notice

Tanks and objects

Unterscharfuhrer

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 17, 2010
1,072
176
0
Somewhere Else
Ok guys, we allready knew that tanks can crush fences and other obstacles, but what happens if a tank engage a small wooden building? This suburbs map Spartakova I think looks like there are many wooden buildings? Can we squash them?

 
  • Like
Reactions: u-s-e-r

Mormegil

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 21, 2005
4,178
574
0
Nargothrond
Judging that TWI said for gameplay reasons, entire houses can't be completely leveled (who wants to play on a flat map?), I would assume in the official maps, it won't be possible to completely demolish a building.

You might see this in custom maps down the road.
 

tofupunk

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 2, 2010
457
187
0
Sweden
I do get what you are saying but that isn't entirely true. For instance, I was watching Greatest Tank Battles on the Military channel, and although that show does depict the animated battle horribly the story is still worth watching for.

The episode I was watching was one of the Battle of the Bulge episodes and the crew of a I believe was a M5 AT gun observed a king tiger back up into a house. Although the actual pictures shown of the actual king tiger showed the tiger pretty ****** up, as it looked like it couldn't make it because it had got elevated when it backed up and looked like the tracks couldn't spin although I'm not exactly sure what had happened that had made the Tiger II inoperable.

But anyway there is footage of a Tiger 1 driving through a building and just completely driving right through it. It really showed thr Tiger's power. I am sure, although I can't say for certain, that there has been a tank that may have had only one option of getting thr tank and all of it's components (the crew) out alive was to attempt to drive through a building or part of a building.
I think most of us know that tanks CAN go through buildings. I think what RedGuardist is trying to say is that its not a smart move if it isn't absolutely necessary. Stuff can get caught in the tracks, and woops, the tank is stuck and possibly covered by rubble.

Also, gameplay wise, I don't think it would be a good thing. People would just use them as battering rams and run people over. Think of the halftracks in RO/DH, but with the ability to smash buildings.

Although I must admit tanks smashing through buildings is pretty damn cool...
 
Last edited:

Unterscharfuhrer

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 17, 2010
1,072
176
0
Somewhere Else
Tanks WERE used as battering ram often against pak or digged in infantry! If u sit in your PZIII and you spot a house full of russian infantry, the house is actually a menace to you, so why not bringing it down as quickly as possible! But you
 
Last edited:

echutter

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 23, 2011
366
110
0
35
Wausua, Wisconsin
I think most of us know that tanks CAN go through buildings. I think what RedGuardist is trying to say is that its not a smart move if it isn't absolutely necessary. Stuff can get caught in the tracks, and woops, the tank is stuck and possibly covered by rubble.

Also, gameplay wise, I don't think it would be a good thing. People would just use them as battering rams and run people over. Think of the halftracks in RO/DH, but with the ability to smash buildings.

Although I must admit tanks smashing through buildings is pretty damn cool...
The Sd Kfz 251 only weighed something like 8 tons. Although that is a lot I wouldn't expect that to go through one house and out the other lol. But I do agree with what you are saying.
 

tofupunk

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 2, 2010
457
187
0
Sweden
The Sd Kfz 251 only weighed something like 8 tons. Although that is a lot I wouldn't expect that to go through one house and out the other lol. But I do agree with what you are saying.
I mean on some maps people drove them around without a gunner and ran people over. I dont think driving an open top 251 through a building would be a good idea at all :)
 

Krator

FNG / Fresh Meat
Oct 31, 2010
138
87
0
That running people over with Sdkfz wasn't common at all, unless the possibility occured (I think that IRL the driver would try to run those russians lying on the ground too). Russian clown car on the other hand...
 

Extension7

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jun 22, 2010
1,766
323
0
East Coast USA
www.createphpbb.com
Maybe in other games (World of tanks, Men of war) MoW actually does it nicely, the building could damage smaller tanks and crush any infantry under rubble.

But I wouldn't like it, It's be cool for some wooden buildings I guess, just not really commonly heard...
 

Dr.Atkins

FNG / Fresh Meat
Sep 9, 2009
251
90
0
I can't recall what has been talked/said already but can tanks at least slash trees down like in Arma2 or are trees still made out of adamantium like in RO1?
 

Unterscharfuhrer

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 17, 2010
1,072
176
0
Somewhere Else
Ok, I ask my grandpa who was member of the 12th SS "Hitlerjugend" and he say he never saw a tank driving thru a building but what he saw was houses where definitly a tank drove thru! The brother of my grandpa who was a member of the 10th Panzerdivision told me that russian tanks often ram into houses and wooden bunkers because they were not so vulnerable against the pieces of the house! He also say his training supervisor tell them to never ram a building!
But theres still the question (beside if it
 

Direct

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 18, 2010
87
83
0
Toronto, Canadaland
It just doesnt make sense to drive right through a house with a tank for whatever reason unless you have to demolish it to make a path for the forces when theres no combat.

Why would you try and get close to a dug in position that most likely has AT weaponry? a PTRD can seriously damage / disable a tank or kill a crew member at that range within this time period and you also put yourself within grenade range...

They just shelled houses and had infantry clear them out after, when you get into a city with multi-story buildings it just becomes obsolete since you dont want to risk a wall collapsing straight ontop of your tank.
 

WiFiDi

FNG / Fresh Meat
Oct 12, 2010
642
168
0
personally i think you shouldn't for game-play purposes. however when you hit them the impacted wall should break into pieces. :D