I can’t find this issue directly addressed elsewhere so I’m bringing it up here.
Attached is a screen shot of 37mm AT gun with a clear shot at a Panzer IIIL. As you can see, the distance is 28 meters, the green line indicates a direct shot, and, both the gun and the tank appear to be on the same elevation level. On its face, this would appear (at least to me) to be a perfect shot at the less armored rear of an enemy tank. The gun, however, refuses to shoot. As you can see from the Unit Panel, there is a “STEEP ANGLE” -this despite, as noted, there is no elevation difference between shooter and shootee.
I just started playing this game and it has a great deal of potential. But it’s become extremely frustrating. I‘ve been playing the Campaign game and I’m on my fourth battle. But in the last three battles I’ve played using AT guns, I’ve been completely unable to get them to fire with any reliability or predictability. In every case, no matter where I put these things, they repeatedly and inexplicably register unable to fire because of “STEEP ANGLE”.
Is this a bug? If not, what are the rules here. How is there any way to tell at setup when AT guns will actually shoot at an enemy tank should it roll into direct line of sight?