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superradish

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anyone done this before?
« on: October 18, 2011, 04:50:29 pm »

Just wondering if this would work.. create a zone, make it a pasture. Build a raising bridge in the zone. Attach lever. Pasture animals. Pull lever. Animals go flying? (i'd test it but uh.. can't right now)
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Joey

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Re: anyone done this before?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 04:57:00 pm »

I am fairly sure that the animals will be tossed some tiles. That is based on what I've read on the forums, never tried doing this myself.
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superradish

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Re: anyone done this before?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 05:06:42 pm »

well yeah, the idea is to make a reloadable animal-pult. Or just use the catsplosion factor and make a real catapult ? (sorry, had to)
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Joey

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Re: anyone done this before?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 05:55:21 pm »

I suppose the dwarves would reload the catapult by dragging all the animals who didn't die back to the pasture, y'know, the ones which hits another creature. I don't think that damage is taken to either part upon impact, making it only effective to get war animals on top of archers and such more quickly.

I'm gonna bridgeapult my military dwarves during sieges. I don't care if 90% of them are going to die because they miss.
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superradish

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 05:58:48 pm »

you'd have to lower the bridge before any of the animals are put back.. but that would be funny, too
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Rafal99

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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2011, 05:59:33 pm »

Unfortunately raising bridges don't work well as catapults.
When bridge is raised, creatures standing on it will be thrown about 1-5 tiles in random direction, thats all.
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Re: anyone done this before?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 06:04:24 pm »

Unfortunately raising bridges don't work well as catapults.
When bridge is raised, creatures standing on it will be thrown about 1-5 tiles in random direction, thats all.
Or accidental atom smashing, thats it.
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Re: anyone done this before?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2011, 08:52:15 pm »

sufficiently heavy creatures will actually prevent the bridge from functioning at all. The only experience i have with this is that trolls have prevented me from raising my drawbridge designed to protect the trade depot.
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