I didn't make it!
I'm sure somebody has posted something similar to this before, so I apologize in advance. My friend bought the game recently, and as any first time player, he loves the artillery spam. He always goes British, and gets loads of 25 pounders. Since the Axis lack on-map artillery (hummels take to long to get, nebels are too weak), his 25 pounders start to tear us apart.:bawl: Since I am the best player in our group (we have about 10 players, usually 4 or 5 on at a time), I'm always paired with the worst. I need to know the absolute best way to counter 25 pounders. I sometimes try to get some infantry there, but they are too slow and get pinned or just get destroyed. The next idea was a Puma/AC charge, but The ally usually goes inf, and gets rangers pretty quickly. What are the pros and cons of any counter arty?
The problem with 25 Pounders is there obviously weak against mortars, especialy mortar halftracks with incendinary Shell (spell check?) so if you can get a few mortar's quickly that will usualy sort it or Panzer grenadiers with incendinary grenades, rush with them and if youre lucky capture them and use them against them.(sorry if you cant understand when i started typing i was in a rush)
Stormtrooper spam+camo+bundled grenade+25pndrs= PWNAGE!
Walking stukas are a reasonable choice because they can fire into the fog and they can move. Thus if you find a british arty position (not too hard lol) you can harass the shit out of it with a couple of stukas and when it goes to fire back... you can drive for your life.
One word: Ostwinds Ostwinds eat British emplacemens for breakfast, lunch and diner (make them at least vet 2). Other tactic is of course stukas, who pwn everything on vet 3:D. (even non-vet they pwn)
The thing with the brits is that, you cannot let them get comfortable with their defenses. You have to keep harassing them up until you get Grens or Stormtroopers out with Shreks, back them up with Ostwinds and you have a formidable force for the Brits to put up with.
However, if the brits do get their 25 pounders, the best way to counter them is upgrade your halftracks with rockets. These units are very good at destroying Brit buildings because of their mobility. It's like hit and run.