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jakebullet70

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:02 pm Post subject: 3in allied mortar's taking out MK4 tanks? Reply with quote

Really? 2nd time it has happened to me. Did mortar's have this ability in other CC titles?
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vobbnobb

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:05 am Post subject: Re: 3in allied mortar's taking out MK4 tanks? Reply with quote

jakebullet70 wrote (View Post):
Really? 2nd time it has happened to me. Did mortar's have this ability in other CC titles?


Yeah it's luck. I remember taking out 1 unlucky StuG tank with a lucky shot from an 81mm in cc5. I was close to the target. I am sure others here have done it. I tried this again, but only immobilized 1 about 8 tries later If I remember right.

In Gateway to Caen the British 3 inch mortars are the same caliber as around 81mm US, as well as the Germans. From what I have heard top tank armor is thin anyways and you have the thin escape hatches on the turret and in the back on top of the engine not much separates the engine from the top upper wall. Playing GTW the Axis would constantly target my shermans, stuarts and carriers like this. Just keep moving back and forth until they run out, or just keep moving your tanks.. A mortar is only really good for stationary targets, but they can get lucky.


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fry30

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:09 pm Post subject: Re: 3in allied mortar's taking out MK4 tanks? Reply with quote

I've been unfortunate enough to play the same map (Cheux) against the same player (He shall remain nameless) several times in the same setup.

(Has this happened to you?)

He runs approximately 7-9 Panthers against my standard British battlegroup.

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I've found that a great tactic to use is a mortar (3in) or if I *have them, an off map mortar battery, firing in the middle of a gaggle of Panthers and going for immobilization.

-I don't advocate using a battery against AFVs unless its a one-off battle, it obviously doesn't always work and the assets could be better used elsewhere.

-That being said, it's never a great idea to use a battery against AFVs if the player also has infantry units knocking about!

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vobbnobb wrote (View Post):


Yeah it's luck.


That is true.


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jacquesboot

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:48 pm Post subject: Re: 3in allied mortar's taking out MK4 tanks? Reply with quote

Had PzIV immobilized a few times, but not knocked out, .... well not yet....
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