Isn't there a flag to tell if a unit is capable of direct fire or not?
More like there is an absence of such a flag.
There is a flag value for equipment that can conduct ranged fire, which for TOAW, means indirect fire farther than an adjacent hex.
On the defense strength of the rocket launchers. Goodwood has a modified equipment file. The ranges of the Nebelwerfer units have been increased (probably to reflect more accurately their actual range), but the range extension affected the defense strength of the 150mm NW (increased from 1 to 2), and the 210mm NW (increased from 1 to 3).
This defense strength is auto-generated by TOAW for guns, and is determined by the range of the artillery piece.
My take, the defense strength of "1", like that of light guns, is probably more accurate for Nebelwerfers, but that can only be changed if one reduces their range beyond what is now shown in the Goodwood equipment file. Modifying the DF rating in the equipment file won't help because this is an auto-generated value.
That noted, the increase in defense strength may be a wash in this situation (or not, depending on terrain, supply, etc.)
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