Question about spotting range

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Question about spotting range

Post by ptje63 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:45 pm

Moved Panther along green line - it has a +1 spotting hero, which makes it total range 3 hex.
Weather is "Clear "(Dry)" - which for me means I have no limited sight whatsoever.

Still - the Panther did not spot the AI's infantry when in original position - just by chance I moved 2 hex forward.
One more hex movement (which spotting range as I assumed it predicted it to be empty...) and I would have hit into a surprise attack...

But I dont understand why I did not spot the infantry...
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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by PeteMitchell » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:56 pm

This seems strange...
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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by ptje63 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:03 pm

This shows initial setup, no moves made. Infantry not visible and weather as mentioned in first post.
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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by goose_2 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:35 pm

I think your spotting tank is on the Southern end of this map as it shows 3 hexes their, but not up North where you are pointing...double check your heroes
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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by PeteMitchell » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:57 pm

goose_2 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:35 pm
I think your spotting tank is on the Southern end of this map as it shows 3 hexes their, but not up North where you are pointing...double check your heroes
I agree
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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by goose_2 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:48 pm

Sometimes I feel like Carl Childers stating the obvious.

"It ain't got no gas in it."

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by goose_2 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:08 pm

goose_2 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:48 pm
Sometimes I feel like Carl Childers stating the obvious.

"It ain't got no gas in it."

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by PeteMitchell » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:53 am

:shock: :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by codman » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:09 pm

Not to hijack this tread but when it comes to spotting range(s), do all cities and airfields have a spotting range of 2 hexes?

I suspect that this goes down to 1 hex during cloudy, rainy or snowy conditions as our units do but I'm not sure.

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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by faos333 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:22 pm

I think cities one hex only and airfields none

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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by PeteMitchell » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:53 am

I always thought it is just one hex when they are empty?
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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by goose_2 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:36 pm

city hexes and airfields have vision on units right next to them. So they both have a spotting of 1. Other objective hexes have 0 vision. (These are mostly in mods and some of Afrika Korps, that I can think of.)
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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by ptje63 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:53 pm

goose_2 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:48 pm
Sometimes I feel like Carl Childers stating the obvious.

"It ain't got no gas in it."

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yes indeed one makes mistakes, no need to rub it in.

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Re: Question about spotting range

Post by goose_2 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:57 pm

My apologies, I had just watched that clip and it struck me funny. I did not mean to offend.
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