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Still new to CM but getting more comfortable with the user interface. That said, there's a problem that I'm just not getting. Playing 2nd Battle of Chaumont as the US. German infantry has worked its way into the outskirts of Chaumont. So I have a platoon leader with a LOS to a group of German infantry (he is overall ok) and I bring up my deployed 60mm on-map mortars. They're all shown as deployed and available. I shift-click to select all of them only to discover that no matter which targeting option I request, I'm informed that that platoon leader spotter has NO LOS to the that group of German infantry!  If I select just one available mortar I get the same result. What am I missing here??

 

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2 hours ago, kb6583 said:

If I select just one available mortar I get the same result. What am I missing here??

Possibly the mortar doesn't have a LOF although the spotter (your platoon HQ) has a LOS or the mortar doesn't have C2 communication by radio. TBH the 60 mm mortar when it is on the map is best employed in the direct fire mode from a good defilade position in view of the munitions available thirty shells are not much. The indirect fire mode is very abstract in the game. HQs doesn't need a radio to call indirect fire?? I wonder how that works too. The receiver in your case of the 60 mm mortar needs it. I know US HQs all have radio but there may be some exceptions.

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I think your mortar possibly doesn't have a LOF. Also, he has only 20 shells you would waste too much ammo.

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Suggested defilade position.

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You can hit most of the German positions. With 20 rounds proper indirect fire is not really an option.

Watch the ridge if I were the enemy, I would have an observer near the shrub of the tree line.

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20 hours ago, kb6583 said:

Still new to CM but getting more comfortable with the user interface. That said, there's a problem that I'm just not getting. Playing 2nd Battle of Chaumont as the US. German infantry has worked its way into the outskirts of Chaumont. So I have a platoon leader with a LOS to a group of German infantry (he is overall ok) and I bring up my deployed 60mm on-map mortars. They're all shown as deployed and available. I shift-click to select all of them only to discover that no matter which targeting option I request, I'm informed that that platoon leader spotter has NO LOS to the that group of German infantry!  If I select just one available mortar I get the same result. What am I missing here??

 


If I understand your situation correctly you want to go through the indirect fire artillery dialog. Not the mortar unit's own menus.

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On 6/29/2022 at 1:01 PM, Redwolf said:


If I understand your situation correctly you want to go through the indirect fire artillery dialog. Not the mortar unit's own menus.

That is correct.

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