does the AI perform counter battery fire automatically if the arty units are "On call"?
What's the best tactic to neutralize his artillery fire?
Thanks in advance,
No, it will just blast away at what it can see, just as the human player is to do. But would be a nice to have for future versions of CO to have counter battery procedures impemented, at least in some basic ways.
Best you can do vs the AI is to occupy high ground or generally places, that allow watching deep into the enemy rear. Good sighting weather and daytime off course is prerequisite as well.
If there´s some unreliable contact markers popping up deep in the enemy rear, which do not move, there´s a high chance it could be enemy artillery.
Now if you´ve long range artillery assets and lots of ammo to your avail, you could try blasting the enemy contact markers and see if artillery on friendly units lessens. The best to expect would be lots of suppression on enemy artillery and its temporary unavailabilty, unless you could put a massive fire concentration on it. Slow ROF harassing fires won´t likely do much.
That´s basically the situation to work from and a big challenge to keep an overview on all that.