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MartinR
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Depends on the terrain and game scale really. The German AT guns dug in on Bourgebous Ridge didn’t have any great difficulty finding lots of targets to engage at 2km range, and 9th RTR War Diary describes a number of occasions in Holland when they were brassing up villages 3km away with HE. Some bits of Holland are quite flat though with very thin intervening tree lines.

I would be a tad surprised to see it in a 1:1 type game though.

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