From: Greenwood, Indiana
can artillery pieces be towed by trucks or half-tracks? or mortar teams be placed in half-tracks...if that even happened in ww2, i don't know (the mortars)..i think it did, but i could be wrong.
yes Artillery peices are considered "towed" while mortars are loaded....check the "carry Capacity" of the truck or halftrack, then the weight or carry cost of the unit you want to load or tow..
for instance a German halftrack has carry capacity of 112 I believe, which means it can carry an artillery piece weighing up to 112, or 12 men (the second number listed) the 81mm mortars have a crew of 4 men, so a 251/1 halftrack should be able to carry 3 mortars or mortar "squads." A 75mm AT gun weighs 106, so it could "tow" this unit, but not carry the mortars at the same time.
Towing and Loading are performed the same way 'in the game'
hope this makes some sense.