From: Cross Lanes WV USA
Losqualo, to answer your PM: nothing was changed about the default search & hit values for the AI opponent in 8.2. Now, as I recall, there may have been a correction on arty hit values when the pieces had a distinct height advantage over their targets, but that was in 8.1 or 8.0 , and it applied to ALL onboard direct-fire arty.
With the recent price reductions in mortars, I'm now able to add several 60mm mortars with support points. My USMC core force already has nine 60mm and four 81mm mortars, and I buy up to five more 60mm's in support. In a defend/delay mission, they are a tremendous help.
(Quick note on the 8.2 patch: the adjustments are still being tested and tweaked, so it will be several weeks before it is released. This is the only statement I will make regarding a time-frame, OK? )