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Would you like you hand to blow up?
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Old 12 Jan 2007, 19:57   #1 (permalink)
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Default Would you like you hand to blow up?

Well I just wondering why are grenades used in close combat. You would think you would blow your self up!
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Technically speaking there not used in close combat.

There used to force the enemy to duck and be disorganised for when a charge hits home. All other grenades in the game are directional, or the race just doesn't care (orks come to mind)
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Technically speaking there not used in close combat.

There used to force the enemy to duck and be disorganised for when a charge hits home. All other grenades in the game are directional, or the race just doesn't care (orks come to mind)
Additionally, in the case of frags, the casualties inflicted are represented by the extra damage you can inflict by striking simultaneously to your opponent. Precisesly when they are used is not set in stone; if you're assaulting an enemy unit in a bunker, then you can assume your men are stacking up outside the breach and pitching in frag before following it in to despatch the survivors. In the case of a trench line assault, they'd be chucking it in as they run forward. Frags can only be used in an assault against troops in cover because if used in the open, they would indeed blow themselves up!
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