Tarquelne Posted August 3, 2011 Share Posted August 3, 2011 I'm trying to figure out why a bazooka team can't see a Marder while the Marder can see them. This first picture shows the team with the Marder spotted. They Hunted to their current position and dropped to the ground when they saw the TD. This shot was taken just after they dropped to the ground. Their next move was to crawl to the left a little. Part way through that move they lost sight of the Marder. Less than 20 seconds elapsed between the two pics. So they lay there the rest of the turn futilely searching their arc for the missing Marder. Toward the end of the turn the Marder, OTOH, saw them. I'm puzzled by the (apparently) one-way LOS. There's a slight rise in the ground in front of the bazooka team. In this shot you can see how it makes the ground 85m away a reverse slope target. And here you can see that the ground 127m away is a reverse slope target. 85 and 127m because, with the camera at ground level, the LOS tool jumps from 85m to 127m. The Marder's about 100m away. It's possible the team is just unlucky and or unskilled - I don't know what sort of chance elements are built into the spotting system. That was my first idea, when I thought they'd merely failed to spot the TD at all. Not spotted it and then almost immediately lost it again. My other theory is that the team can't see the Marder while prone because of the small rise. In this theory the team doesn't really have a LOS at all in the first screenshot, or the LOS is very poor and once a little time passes they lose their "Spot" on the Marder. Yes/no? Also: If left in place would the team have come up to a crouch eventually? Assuming they weren't whacked first. I've seen AT-rocket teams who fire in the middle of a move fire while standing. And I've seen stationary teams fire while prone. But I don't recall seeing any fire from a crouch. (Which would mean they can never fire from behind a low hedge or wall?) For those worried about the fate of the team: They scarpered successfully. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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