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Daedalus
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Direct Fire with Centaur IV and/or Churchill AVRE?

on Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:19 am
Hello guys,

i am new on this forum and have some questions concerning the Centaur IV and the Churchill AVRE.
I'm not a native speaker, so i'm sorry for all the mistakes i'll make... I hope that you can understand what i'm going to ask.

In Overlord i'm playing the British Army. In the British Infantry Division i have the opportunity to take the Centaur IV and/or the Churchill AVRE as Specialist Support Units.
Both vehicles seem to be quite good in an anti-infantry role with their quite big guns and their impressive HE-ratings.

In my first game i took a Centaur IV with me and used it's 95mm L20 to make suppressive fire as well as aimed fire with HE-grenades on my friends german infantry.
So i've used direct fire with this tank. Now my question is, if this was allowed by the rules? What do you think? Am i allowed to make direct fire (supressive / aimed) with this kind of gun or do i have to use the indirect fire rules and a spotter to make an attack with the Centaur's 95mm L20?

The next question is, what is allowed with the Churchill AVRE? It has a monstrous 280mm Petard. Can this tank use direct fire (supressive / aimed) with HE, or do i have to use indirect fire rules and a spotter?

I'm not sure about this. So help me, please.

Best regards,
Daedalus





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Re: Direct Fire with Centaur IV and/or Churchill AVRE?

on Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:17 am
Yes they can both be used for direct fire.
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Re: Direct Fire with Centaur IV and/or Churchill AVRE?

on Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:01 am
Thank you very much.
Do you have a hint for me, where i can find that in the rules or do you have reason, why this should be allowed?
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Re: Direct Fire with Centaur IV and/or Churchill AVRE?

on Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:26 pm
It's allowed as it's a direct fire weapon...

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Re: Direct Fire with Centaur IV and/or Churchill AVRE?

on Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:31 am
I don't know about the Centaur's 90mm, but I'm pretty sure the Dustbin was only ever used as a direct-fire weapon.
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Re: Direct Fire with Centaur IV and/or Churchill AVRE?

on Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:37 am
Ok, thank you very much. So i'm happy because i can use direct fire with both vehicles.
The Centaur IV was very good in it's anti-infantry role and the Churchill AVRE should perform even better. Very Happy

But now i have another question: What is the maximum range of the Churchill AVRE when firing it`s dustbin with HE for supressing fire or with aimed fire?
In reality it seems that they used the 'dustbin' just for very short distances. To reflect this in the game, it seems that it only got AP-ratings for 20" maximum.
Does it have the same range-limits for HE supressing / aimed fire?

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Re: Direct Fire with Centaur IV and/or Churchill AVRE?

on Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:41 am
Maximum range of the Petard spigot mortar I don't know, but its was most used at about 80 yards. That's very close range, closer than most rifle fire-fights.
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Re: Direct Fire with Centaur IV and/or Churchill AVRE?

on Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:34 pm
The maximum range for the Petard spigot is 20", otherwise it would have AP ratings for the higher range bands listed.
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