Name : XXXXXX
Date : july 27, 2008
Game Experience with CoH : 1) 1v1 player - rank #77 (XXXXX). I play mostly Brits and wehr 2nd. I have been playing since Vanilla Beta except for few short break.
the 17 pdr emplacement is too strong
Issue occurs when
middle - late game as british..
the 17 pdr mounted on the emplacement is too powerful. It has the same damage and firing speed as the 57mm, but the 17 pounder have an almost perfect penetration against every target in the game.
I would put the 17 pdr's raw power on the same level as the Wehrmacht 88m, except the 17pdr is much cheaper.
The problem is especially compounded by the APDS round ability on the 17 pounder. Penetration bonus is moot by this point but the 50% damage bonus is too high. The APCR for the american 57mm only provide 25% damage.
emplacement in general can be kill by schreck and artillery, but 17 pounder feel especially overpowering.
The 17 pdr can be easily killed by artilleries, stuka, nebel, or mortar, but it encourage artillery abuse in game.
the APDS ability damage bonus needs to be decreased to 25% instead of the current 50%.
As for the emplacement itself, either increase the emplacement cost to better reflect its power, I suggest a cost increase to 350 mp 45 fuel, or decrease the 17 pounder's firing rate and or damage.
I would personally prefer a weaker 17 pounder, as it would discourage further emplacement spam so prevalent in British play.