British 95mm CS tanks

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British 95mm CS tanks

Post by Darren » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:35 pm

Hi All,

The strike rating for the 95mm howitzer mounted in British CS tanks is different in the rule book and battles for liberation.

For example, Pg78 of the rule book shows the Cromwell CS tank has a strike rating of 5. By contrast Pg27 of battles of liberation shows the Centaur as having a strike rating of 4. The Churchill CS tank armament appears to be a miss print as it is shown as having a 75mm gun rather than a 95mm howitzer.

My view is that a rating of 5 is too low. Why? The 25pdr fired a 25lb/11kg shell, with the ammunition coming in two parts of charge bag and shell. The 95mm howitzer fired a one part shell of 25lb/11kg. The 25pdr has a strike rating of 8.

Should the 95mm howitzer have a strike rating of 6? This is my thinking; both weapon fire the same shell weight; both are of a similar caliber, 25pdr 87mm, the howitzer if obviously 95mm. As the 25pdr is a genuine artillery piece and fires two part ammunition, I believe the 95mm howitzer should have a lower strike rating.

I don't claim to be an artillery expert so what I've said maybe completely wrong.

What do other people think?

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Re: British 95mm CS tanks

Post by Truscott Trotter » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:12 am

Did not the 25pdr field gun have an AT round hence the increased strike factor?

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Re: British 95mm CS tanks

Post by Darren » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:11 am

Thanks TT.

What you say is true. The 25pdr always had a longer barrel.

I've over thought this issue. I will use a strike rating of 5.

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Re: British 95mm CS tanks

Post by Truscott Trotter » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:35 am


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Re: British 95mm CS tanks

Post by Darren » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:10 pm

Thanks TT.

I saw the same article.

I found further information showning some crews didn't think the 95mm howitzer was a particularly weapon.

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Re: British 95mm CS tanks

Post by Truscott Trotter » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:39 am

No indeed I always thought it was good until I read the D-Day reports of the Centaurs they bounced off the German bunkers and pillboxes
They ended up using M-10's shooting AP IIRC.

I think it was OK for Early /Mid War as long as it was not facing a proper fortification - firing smoke it was good at too, but the armour of most of the vehicles carrying it were very vulnerable by 1944.

EDIT : Maybe they should get 8 - not sure how many HEAT or HESH rounds carried? :oops:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordnance_ ... m_howitzer

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Re: British 95mm CS tanks

Post by Darren » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:11 pm

I saw this article too.

My plan is to use Churchill CS tanks to suppress/take-out MG42's.
And, Cromwell CS tanks to blind panthers and tigers with smoke to assist other Cromwells to manauver for flank shots. Or, suppress/take-out AT guns. I intent to us the direct fire support rule to deploy the smoke.

This isn't a particularly important issue; I'm going to use a strike rating of 5 due to the 95mm calibre.

Were you affected by the bush fires in Tasmania is week?

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Post by Truscott Trotter » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:34 pm

Hi Darren not too bad just had to stay indoors and paint cos of the smoke.

Have a fellow gamer also called Darren who is under an emergency warning today so we are all praying fir the right wind direction and some rain!

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Re: British 95mm CS tanks

Post by Darren » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:02 am

Hi TT,

I've sent a PM.

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