The British Desert Rats have survived the DAK counter attack and now prepare to receive the inevitable Desert Rats counter attack against their positions. The stakes are high and both forces are preparing for the coming battle. By the end of this week the Benghazi Zone will sit firmly in someones hands and both sides are hoping it is theirs!
An update from week 2 of the campaign!
Thank you to the Vancouver crew for joining us! It is turning out to be a great event!
On Artillery Part 2:
A further examination by Igor Pavlovski
In the present article I would like to continue the discussion of the role of artillery in Flames of War. In my previous post I pointed to the fact that killing enemy models is not a single possible role for an artillery piece in a list. Here, I would like to prove the point with a limited number crunching focused on the use of artillery against tanks. Disclaimer: I focus on artillery with AT4. Access to AT5 artillery and its quality noticeably varies between different nations and requires separate investigation.
It is a common knowledge in the community that newly-released Soviet 160 mm mortars are an ultimate anti-tank weapon. Re-rolling first attempt to range-in is invaluable against moving targets, while AT 4 Fp 2+ bombardment can really scare a lot of tanks. But how effective they exactly are? The plot below shows probabilities of destroying or bailing out a tank caught under template with 160 mm mortars hitting as veterans.