Field piece operation
Commanding a Field Piece
Field Pieces are the anti-tank and anti-aircraft artillery guns. There are currently eleven unique guns, although some like the Bofors 40mm AA gun saw service among all sides of the war.
Though some of these weapons, such as the FlaK 36 required a real-life crew of up to 12 men, in game, each gun has two personnel that you control. The Commander and the Gunner.
The Commander (position 1) controls the movement and deployment of the weapon. In his position, you can move the weapons position from place to place and choose where to deploy it. Note that some of the heavier guns are very difficult to move without the help of a truck or hauler (sometimes called a "prime mover") . The commander is always equipped with binoculars and can survey the area very quickly.
The Gunner (position 2) controls the aiming and firing of the weapon.
Field Piece Controls
These keyboard commands are the default settings for Field Pieces.
|Deploy Weapon||D (in Commander position)|
|Move Forward||Joystick Forward|
|Move Backward||Joystick Backward|
|Turn Left||Joystick Left|
|Turn Right||Joystick Right|
|Commander Position||1 on the keyboard|
|Gunner Position||2 on the keyboard|
|Zoom View||Keypad Decimal (delete)|
|Look Around||Keypad Numbers|
|Fire Main Gun||Joystick Button 1|
|Change Ammo Type||Backspace (in Gunner position)|
|Ranger Finder (FlaK. 36 only)||R (in Commander position)|
|Decrease Range*||Page Up (in Gunner position)|
|Increase Range*||Page Down (in Gunner position)|
* Not available on all weapons
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