From: Cross Lanes WV USA
KNomad, I seldom bypass a bunker or other fortification. If they occupy a VH, then you have no choice, but tanks are great in direct-fire against these b*stards. The only problem is, you gotta have assault infantry/engineers in direct support. I play Pacific, and I try the corkscrew and blowtorch method, which generally worked in real-life. In-game, this is direct fire with tanks and bazookas, and indirect-fire close-support mortars. This should suppress the garrison enough to close in and just burn and blast them out, whether by close assault or repeated doses of satchel charges and flame-throwers. Seeing one of these SOBs blow up gives me a sense of satisfaction, and incinerating an infantry squad stacked in that hex only adds to it. I HATE losing men, and if one of those infernal pillbox/bunkers kills some of my guys, I just gotta take it out. That's all there is to it. As a Marine commander, the desire for revenge sometimes takes hold, and you are just overtaken by it in the heat of action.
PS It is very easy for me to understand why no quarter was, and IS, given during those situations. This makes some folks uncomfortable, but if this blood-revenge takes hold even in a computer game, imagine how this must have felt in the 1940s, and DOES feel in today's war.
< Message edited by KG Erwin -- 11/30/2004 12:05:37 PM >