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Ivan Zaitzev

Artillery vs trees

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Sorry for all the posts but I have started playing CM:A again and I have a lot of questions. :D

I have to assault a small forested hill and I'm planing on dropping artillery to soften it up before the assault.

What is best to use in forest? Personnel or General? I understand Personnel is Airburst, so is it effective in forested terrain or is it a waste of time?

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IIRC "General" is effective vs buildings and perhaps vehicles as it includes some sort of armor-piercing shells.  I have always used HE vs forests.

However, I thought only certain HE, or maybe it is date-dependent, provides "airburst".  Not sure about that.

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18 hours ago, Ivan Zaitzev said:

 <Snip>  What is best to use in forest? Personnel or General? I understand Personnel is Airburst, so is it effective in forested terrain or is it a waste of time?

IMO it depends whats in the forest (if you even know).  Personnel for infantry, soft-skin (It can also damage/destroy some light armor).  For armor or troops inside buildings General.   

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I'm playing against the Mujahideen, so only infantry.

According to the manual, Personnel is Airburst, my doubt is if the tree cannopy will cover the infantry so in this case General would be better with shells exploding on the ground.

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