From: Riverview ,Florida
I'll try and answer some of your questions,but bear in mind these are my own intrepetations of the game.
#1 No squads cannot be split.You can split your APCs from their accompanying infantry squad though and assign them a different set of orders.
#2 Can you be a bit more specific on this question please?
#3 50mm mortar section is genaric to most infantry platoons during the time depicted in the game.You can switch out squad sections in your platoon units if the force is available in the reserve pool ie..you can switch the 50mm mortar to a 81mm mortar if the reserve pool allows it.I don't ever recall seeing a 120mm mortar in the game that isn't considered an off board artillery asset and depicted or abstractly considered as such,but you do have 81mm mortar platoons to choose from.
#4 Generally the game assigns the victory locations on each grid of the map and determines the victory conditions for quick battles through a point system,but you do have the option of assigng your forces and the enemys forces either Attack,Defense or Recon missions in the options menu for quick battles,along with morale level and ammo level.
#5 Andrey said once it would take him 100 years to be able to program a tactically superior AI with a survival instinct.The idea being since the AI has never lived it has no fear of death.
#6 This is simulated abstractly,the further away that you move your guns from the ammo crates the longer it takes for them to go back and retrieve and replenish their ammo supply.
#7 Mortars can be broken away from their platoon leader but will not be able to fire indirectly at a target because they are not in command radius of a spotting leader,and then will only fire at targets that they can directly see themselves,and usually do so automatically unless you give them a hold fire command.Mortars cannot be attached directly to infantry squads.They are considered platoon assets when initially assigned to that platoon and thus only directed by the platoon leader.
< Message edited by Dane49 -- 9/25/2012 6:11:26 PM >