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COMMAND NAME Edit

fire - Fire artillery from sector/ship/unit on sector/ship

LEVEL Edit

Basic

SYNTAX Edit

[##:##]  Command  : fire [sect | ship | land] [<ASECT> | <ASHIP> | <AUNIT>] [<VSECT>  <VSHIP>]

The general form for shooting at land from a sector is:

[##:##] Command : fire sect <ASECTS> <VSECT>

Where <VSECT> is the victim sector, (the sector AT which you are shooting, not the sector FROM which you are shooting).  ASECTS is a sector or sectors.

The general form for shooting at land from ships is:

[##:##] Command : fire ship <ASHIPS> <VSECT>

The general form for shooting at land from units is:

[##:##] Command : fire land <AUNITS> <VSECT>

The general form for firing at ships from land is:

[##:##] Command : fire sect <ASECTS> <VSHIP>

Again, <VSHIP> is the victim ship number.

The general form for firing at ships from ships is:

[##:##] Command : fire ship <ASHIPS> <VSHIP>

The general form for firing at ships from units is:

[##:##] Command : fire land <AUNITS> <VSHIP>

If  not  specified on the command line the program will ask for the sector(s), land unit(s), or ship(s) FROM which you are firing,  (<ASECTS>,  <AUNITS>,  or <ASHIPS>).  It will also prompt you for targets for each sector/unit/ship firing, if you did not specify the target on the command line.

The only sector that may fire is a fortress, which must be at least  5%  efficient,  have  at  least five military for a firing crew, at least one shell to fire, and a gun big enough to reach the victim location; range is equal to  (7 * ((tech+50)/(tech+200)). If the fortress is at least 60% efficient, it gets a +1 range bonus.  A fortress firing uses 1 shell.

Note that forts cannot fire if the NO_FORT_FIRE option is enabled.   See  Info: Options for more info.

Any  military ship may fire as long as it has at least one crew (which must be military, not civilians), at least one gun, at least one  shell,  and  has  at least  60% efficiency.  A ship's gun range is its firing range,  as  shown  by the show command, divided by two, times ((tech+50)/(tech+200).   A  ship  uses one shell per two guns firing.

Any  land  unit may fire as long as it has at least one military, at least one shell, and has at least 40% efficiency.  A land unit's gun range is its firing range,   as   shown   by   the   show   command,   divided   by   two,   times ((50+tech)/(200+tech)).  A land unit uses the amount of ammo, as shown by  the lstat  command,  each  time  it  fires.  A unit with less shells than its ammo requirement will do proportionately  less  damage.   (See  "show"  for  firing ranges)

Forts, land units, and non-depth-charge-equipped ships cannot  hit submarines on the high seas.  The only way to fire on a submarine is to have a depth-charge-equipped ship drop a depth charge on it, costing two shells.   (Note you can also hit subs using ASW planes or subs which have sub-torp capability.)

The program then prints a satisfying "Kaboom!!!" and,  assuming  you  were  in range, inflicts damage.

Ships lose 15 mobility points for each shot fired. (If the NOMOBCOST option is in use, ships pay no mobility for firing.)

The damages inflicted vary with efficiency of the attacker, the number of guns fired  (7  being the useful max for forts), and the armor of the victim.  Land sectors take damage depending on their defensive strength.   Use  the  command 'show  sector  stats'  to  show defensive strengths.  The higher the defensive strength, the less damage the sector will take.

An illustrative example of shelling land:

[##:##] Command : fir sect 36,18 34,18
Kaboom!!!
13% damage done to sector 34,18

Meanwhile, the owner of sector 34,18 might be logged on and would perhaps  see the following:

[15:98] Command: cen 34,18
Sat Jul 30 16:18:01 1984
CENSUS              del cnt
 sect      eff mob cmf cmf % * civ mil food min gmin fert oil
34,18  i  100% 127 ... ...     200 100   23  23   31   73  18
1 sector
You have a telegram waiting ...
[15:98] Command: read
BULLETIN!       dated Sat Jul 30 16:18:02 1984
Country #9 shelled 34,18
Shall I burn it? y
[15:98] Command: cen 34,18
Sat Jul 30 16:18:26 1984
CENSUS              del cnt
 sect      eff mob cmf cmf % * civ mil food min gmin fert oil
34,18  i   87% 110 ... ...     175  83   20  23   31   73  18
1 sector

Note that the shell did about 13% damage in the sector.

The player could have typed:

[##:##] Command : fir sect #0 ?des=f 34,18

In that case, ALL forts in realm 0 would have fired on sector 34,18.

If  the  sector fired on is a fort with guns and shells it will fire back with approximately the same damages (assuming it has the range).

Also, any friendly forts, units, or ships within range of  the  attacker  will return  fire,  including  those  belonging to allies, if the allies are at war with the attacker as well.

If a ship fired on has guns and shells it will fire back AND any other ships, units,  or  forts  of the same nationality that are in range will also fire on you.

All return fire is split evenly over all attacking sectors/units/ships, and is adjust by the ratio of defending things to attacking things.

IMPORTANT  NOTE: Gun ranges, both on offense AND defense, are somewhat random. If you have a range of 4.16, you can always shoot to 4, and have a 16%  chance of being able to fire at range 5...

SEE ALSO Edit

attack, assault, torpedo, Technology, relations, Damage, Combat, Ships