Mortar

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Allied Unit
Mortar
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Starting equipment:
Mortar.
Average stats:
Health Rifle Exp Morale Speed
100 1-25 0 10-40 8px/s
Specialties:
Description:
A long-range unit of poor accuracy and medium-small blast area. Useful for suppressing fire. Must deploy before firing; when a Scout is present, can fire at enemies without a direct line-of-sight; has a minimum range below which he will not fire. Can not fire under cam nets and bunkers, while in mortar pits their RoF is increased.

Noticeable for launching shells at the enemy, the Mortar is a good support unit.

While they lack accuracy, mortar shells have a good exploding radius and can take out small, lightly-armored vehicles with a direct hit and pin down advancing Germans.

Due to their slow rate of fire, it is common for players to stick 2-3 in a Mortar Pit which allows for an average of 3-4 mortar shells fired every 5 seconds or so.

Your good old mortar is a perfect weapon to shred enemy infantry, especially in Mortar Pits. It is not really good in fight with tanks, but it acts like German soldiers' worst nightmare to match your Sherman tank and artillery.

The worst thing is the fact that he is a priority target. This means that it is commonly shot at, and may be pinned. Your mortars have another drawback: they can't fire in Bunkers or under Cam nets, and they need a direct Line of Sight to shoot if not paired with a Scout.

Not being able to fire under Cam nets also means you can only deploy 6 at max to follow the 6 man rule.

Real Life

This mortar is probably the M2 Mortar, as they were used as a cheap alternative to fire support by the US during World War 2. It could sustain 18 rounds/minute (weirdly, our mortar has much slower fire rate). It also had a long range for a mortar of its caliber (60mm).

Mortars were extremely deadly while on the field. Being hit by one or even being near the blast radius would immediately result in a lost limb, severe shock, severe trauma, and of course, death. Hearing the sound of the blast after the shell had hit the ground was intimidating and mind nerving to say the least. The range and accuracy were completely random, and that was the scariest part about them, they could land anywhere. This weapon has serviced in WWII, Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

There have been reports of actual guerrilla fighters and terrorists using this weapon.

Real Mortar, besides it, an M1 helmet from the 3rd infantry division.
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