There is a Panzer IVG half way up the road on the right hand side of the map. If you highlight it, it's taking fire from an AT gun to the north west...but looking at the LOS, it does not have LOS - it's through buildings and trees. Worse still is the fact that I have no recourse - I cannot attack with the Panzer IVG to suppress because there is no LOS.
It's been a while since I played this...and having it mentioned to me the other day I decided to give it another fire up - then realised the very reason I left it was because I was being attacked by something that had LOS (even though the "straight line of LOS seems to go through buildings and trees)...and I couldn't be afforded the same. Of course, that wasn't the only reason...an attention span of a gnat doesn't help ;-)
I don't mind if it's right and my interpretation is wrong...but it seems to me if something has Line of Sight to me, then it should work the other way
I'd be very interested to know the reason why not...and I mean that genuinely.
I've attached a save because I can't get a picture taken whilst in game (it just takes a picture of my desktop...seemingly ignoring the game...and that's even with my screen grabbing software)
I haven't looked at your save yet, but I can address a couple of things>
1. To take a screen shot while in the game press F8 (the screen capture gets saved in a folder named Screens). The file name is based on a timestamp, so you can take sequential captures pretty quickly.
2. LOS is NOT necessarily if you can see me, I can see you. This isn't really true in real world either. The LOS is calculated separately from the AT to you and from you to the AT gun. the mechanics involved inorporate size differences between the two units, whether the spotting unit is stationary or moving and whether the target unit is stationary or moving. The condition of the spotting unit and the condition of the target unit. And remember LOS is calculated from both perspectives. The manual lists a number of factors besides terrain that affect LOS. Chapter 6 goes over quite a few factors that might result in one unit being able to spot another unit that can not see back.
That being said, I'll take a look at your save and see what I see as well. Building normally block LOS unless there is a height difference between the two units.
< Message edited by Rick -- 12/16/2011 7:42:13 PM >