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CoHmodderSolo
CoHmodderSolo May 4 2011, 7:52am says:

Hi BtB team, just a question, will the flare impact and fire be able
to hurt/injure enemy infantry's? It looks harmful. Thanks in advance. :)

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blackbishop
blackbishop May 4 2011, 12:10pm says:

WOW!! That's amazing and original :D!!! I can't imagine how will be after being tunned :D!

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Boogie85
Boogie85 May 4 2011, 2:30pm says:

Original idea, yes. But was this also able in real life, during WW2?

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Sebathius
Sebathius May 5 2011, 9:09pm replied:

If you mean were flares available during WWII for either side, the answer is yes. In fact, Mercury flares were seen in wide use and available during WWI to avoid nighttime trench raids.

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Celution
Celution May 4 2011, 4:42pm says:

The Flare (or rather flame, as I had to use this flame model, since flares are fx as they are animated to fall from the sky...) is not harmfull to infantry. I might find a way to use a real flare fx in the future, so this is more or less a placeholder for now.

It's not entirely historical, but flares that were shot in the air were used to spot infantry and enemy positions in the night, as any metal or something like that would reflect from the very bright light.

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Boogie85
Boogie85 May 5 2011, 8:51am says:

Ok, those Canadians were quite smart using a simple thing like this to reveal positions. But when Germans saw such fire they would run away and take new positions wouldn't they.. Or isn't there enough time for?

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Zupadupazupadude
Zupadupazupadude Feb 28 2013, 1:23pm replied:

Canadians weren't and aren't the only ones who use flares. Pretty much every army in the world uses and has used flares.

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Celution
Celution May 14 2011, 6:53pm says:

Updated to Semi-Final video.

Sorry for bad quality, will upload a better (final) one soon.

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MarinusTau
MarinusTau Jun 23 2012, 9:25pm says:

That flare must weigh a ton to make such an impact sound ;)

As a suggestion, what if they shot the flare upward towards the target area where it would descend slowly via parachute? Could possible be designed using the butterfly bomb models...

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This is a new upgrade in the Royal Canadian Artillery tree. Recon Elements can fire a Flare Grenade onto a targeted area, revealing enemy units and positions.

This is the semi-final ability, as I removed the grenade splash and sound now.

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Date
May 14th, 2011
Length
00:16
Filename
Flare_Semi-Final.mp4
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