I did a huge history paper on WW1 some years ago . Most of the ground fighting is with in 300 yards . So close combat is what we should see in BF1 . You have to remember that things back them were not well made . Guns jammed a lot and the planes were wood and cloth . Artillery wasn't very accurate either . I thought about what was said about the battleships at the conference . A battleship was a bomb in its self . If a bomb or artillery shell hit the boiler, it most likely would devastate the ship . The aircraft were so vulnerable back then, a infantryman could shoot one of these things down with a rifle . Two weapons that were a huge success was the mortar and the flamethrower . I think Dice will make the battle more interesting will the help of gadgets that might not have been in wide use of the time period .