Claudio hi, It's the fourth time reading the section Heavy Weapons, on Achtung Panzer rulebook. It keeps on confuse me the part, on pg 15, OF and SF. Specifically, on fifth paragraph, mentions that "To be able to switch to directly shoot at a single target, the marker(either SF or OF), must be turned with the active side up, and it cost 1AT to switch fire in this way". It was supposed, it was already in the active side as it was in SF situation. 👍😁(Alright I saw my mistake, I was reading "must turn").
If you have already placed a SF or an OF marker, and according to the fifth paragraph on pg 14, about direction of gun barrel, then if I switch to direct shoot, this MUST be inside the SF/Of radius, ie 3u, or wherever the threat is coming to. Cannot be more precise and accurate, hope you understand. I would like you to clarify me the whole function better if you do not mind.
In Core book were some handy visual examples, might the same could help.
Moreover, on the example of 37mm Pak36, on pg 18 first paragraph writes "... and also lay the piece Ready to fire all in a single turn". Why in a single turn, I thought the basic principle of heavy weapons is first load/lay and on the next turn may fire. On the next paragraph mentions the same about OF as well. Is this a benefit that the third person, a commander, by the way, gives, or I'm reading wrong?
MG: we are working on a video to explain better and more in detail how it works, will post a link in the forum as soon as it's online!
As for the 37mm Pak36 the full sentence is "the gun and crew can then effectively move up to 3 times, up to 3u each time, and also lay the piece ready to fire all in a single turn." That does not means it can also fire in that same turn, like all weapons that use H/S factors instead of S/L ones, it will have to wait the following turn to fire!