But surely it is just as presumptuous to make these assumptions? Seems like if you have to make a presumption it would be better to presume an average value than an extreme value (both units precisely on hexsides)? -- 76mm
My opinion, it would be more obvious to count from hex center (well, we all know how far opinions go )
Modeling "reality" wouldn't be easy, as military units deploy in depth as well as breadth. But then, from what I can tell, the artillery strikes hit only a part of the target (unless the TOAW log file does not log all the combat events associated with an artillery bombardment). So, in one way, the strike is treated as if the defender is deployed in depth, and does not smother the entire unit in artillery fire.
I understand what Bob wrote, but it is less than obvious as far as how the hex range is counted.