Seeing as there's a few cannon/rocket type weapons (rocket launcher, cannons, magnetic fusion launcher), why not make the grenade launcher to shoot in a ballistic arc? It's useful over a standard grenade because of its snapshot abilities and there's no need to prime it, although you can still only shoot one in a round due to manual reloading.
Granted, it would be kind of overpowering if it could shoot further than visual range, and games would probably degenerate into artillery battles. Maybe give it a limited range, or make it inaccurate so that it's only useful at close range. (17 squares or less).
Make Grenade Launcher Shoot In Ballistic Arc
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 01:44 PM
That's why we started implementing 40mm grenade launchers in Vietnam, they were like tiny little artillery cannons for our squads. We also really needed a weapon to fill in the little distance gap in between hand grenade range (0-35m) and Mortars (500m and up give or take), and the barrel mounted grenades from WWII just didn't seem to cut it.
Besides I kind of like the Idea of indirect fire demolishing the buildings which your enemies think that they can hide in.