I didn't make it!
well i tryed what you people said and i oddly killed some one not a tk but the enmey!!! now if i could do that online.......
the problem i have is not seeing were the morter hits the ground, the invisible exposion bug :(
Ah the Mortar, To be used only as desperate arty.
spartanlegendAh the Mortar, To be used only as desperate arty.
?? I've nailed a camping Tiger on Nordwind (hi Faust!), chased off a destroyer on Makin with some direct hits, and broken up a bunch of infantry attacks on Gold Beach, not to mention causing some big suprises for Allies spawning below the German bunkers on Charlie Sector. "Desperate?" Nah. Works a charm.
aka Killed in First Minute
21st October 2005
Mortars are actually one of my favorite forms of artillery, and I like artillery a lot. They are more effective shelling cities and heavily wooded areas than regular artillery since their high arc lets them drop into place with minimal interference from building and trees. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when using them: 1. Set them up on FLAT ground whenever possible, otherwise it will screw up you aiming and you will take forever to set up. (see tip 2) 2. Mortars have a very narrow window of effective range, approximately 2 map squares. They can’t shoot much farther or shorter than that, so set them up accordingly. If you are over or under shooting, you will have to pick up and move nearer or farther to the target. This also means that you usually won’t see where they land and will need artillery co-ordinates. (This is really a good thing, because if you could see your target, your target could see you, and you are total rifle bait kneeling in front of a mortar.) This leads to one of my pet peeves with Pegasus: You can’t hit the near side of the bridge with British mortars. The spawn point is too close, and the rest of the map is out-of-bounds. There should be a clear, inbounds, path AWAY from the battle, to a nice clear spot where the tommys can set up their mortars to shell the bridge. Lastly, as with all artillery, KEEP ONE EYE ON THE MINI MAP FOR FRIENDLY ARROWS IN YOUR TARGET AREA. Especially if you are shelling a flag, once your troops move in, check your fire.
Now I wish I HAD BF42 :(
The mortar is great in the right situation. The problem is that situation is very rare. Ideally you'd deploy on flat ground just behind some cover, overlooking an enemy spawn/place with lots of bad guys. Then you can shoot away and judge from the explosions how to adjust, using your funky 3rd person viewpoint to see what you're hitting. But yeah.. it's hard to find such a spot.
Killed in First MinuteThis leads to one of my pet peeves with Pegasus: You can’t hit the near side of the bridge with British mortars. The spawn point is too close, and the rest of the map is out-of-bounds. There should be a clear, inbounds, path AWAY from the battle, to a nice clear spot where the tommys can set up their mortars to shell the bridge.
What do you mean? There are plenty of spots were you have the ability to hit the bridge (and closest flag) with the mortars? (without beeing seen by germans)