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In respect to the history of warfare, the Dazzle pattern was a form of camouflage, used mainly on ships during WWI, aiming not to conceal the vessel, but instead to disorient the enemy as to what kind of ship it was, what distance or speed it was traveling at. It consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other. I believe it would be a nice addition to the game and a sought-after feature by the players.

Examples from wikipaedia:

USS_West_Mahomet_(ID-3681)_cropped.jpg

 

USS_Leviathan_escorted_by_USS_Allen_by_B

 

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those camo were made for ship and to confuse their heading, making them harder to hit.. It wasn't made to make them less visible, so I'm not sure what would be the point to have those in crossout since there are no boats.. Better add more tank camo instead.

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It wasn't made to make them less visible, so I'm not sure what would be the point to have those in crossout since there are no boats.. Better add more tank camo instead.

The Dazzle camouflage was one of the earliest forms of disruptive pattern, just like tank camo is now. It helps obscure the specifics of your build, i.e. hide the weapons, if you didn't put them on the very top.

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5 hours ago, sam93931 said:

those camo were made for ship and to confuse their heading, making them harder to hit.. It wasn't made to make them less visible, so I'm not sure what would be the point to have those in crossout since there are no boats.. Better add more tank camo instead.

We don't play on same maps apparently :p

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On 1/14/2018 at 7:49 PM, sam93931 said:

It wasn't made to make them less visible, so I'm not sure what would be the point to have those in crossout since there are no boats.. Better add more tank camo instead.

I style many of my blueprints as land-ships / land-yachts. Especially when cannons are involved. It's a theme... a motif. For instance, my previous Leviathan build is was on the exhibition under the name "Overboard".

Dazzle would be far more practical than a random camo, since Chameleon already exists for that purpose .. and no matter how your vehicle is painted, it will be spotted either by radar or when you move.
- Obscure details / exact block arrangement
- Confuse enemy regarding front/back (bow/stern ;-)
- Blend in & overlap with nearby friendlies who happen to wear the same pattern (zebras are not boats, but they have a dazzle camouflage)

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10 hours ago, gromulator said:

We don't play on same maps apparently :p

LOL all right all right. 

ComradeTiki I do agree that it could play with someone's mind on where the weapons are hidden, not a bad idea.

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On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 6:10 PM, lousy_shot said:

In respect to the history of warfare, the Dazzle pattern was a form of camouflage, used mainly on ships during WWI, aiming not to conceal the vessel, but instead to disorient the enemy as to what kind of ship it was, what distance or speed it was traveling at. It consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other. I believe it would be a nice addition to the game and a sought-after feature by the players.

Examples from wikipaedia:

USS_West_Mahomet_(ID-3681)_cropped.jpg

 

USS_Leviathan_escorted_by_USS_Allen_by_B

 

Very similar to my disorientating camouflage, I didn't see yours before making mine! Haha, I guess they're both different looking though so it shouldn't be much of a problem

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