Hi, I am very new to playing RTW2. I have ships 2km away from a shore bombardment target...my ships identified the bombardment target but I cannot actually select it to be fired upon. What am I doing wrong? The bombardment target is well within gun range.
Post by akosjaccik on Oct 25, 2019 15:11:56 GMT -5
Sometimes being TOO close can actually be an issue. Try different angles of approach and ranges. I know that in the darkness this might be a problem as that could mean losing ID, but there is rather little to do about that.
- The bombardment target will remain visible on the map even after it has been destroyed, though your ships will not engage a bombardment target which is believed to have been destroyed. Check the main battle log to see if there's a "bombardment target destroyed" entry.
- Night or foul weather can prevent ships which are within gun range of the target from seeing it, and the game does not allow for indirect fire. That you can see the target on the map only means that at least one of your ships can see it; it does not mean that all of your ships which theoretically have it within gun range can see and engage it.
- Warships usually prefer to engage warships over bombardment targets and coastal batteries, so the problem could be an ongoing engagement with hostile warships.
- If you fought a surface action prior to finding the bombardment target, your ships may be low on or even out of ammunition.
- Weapons have firing arcs, so it's vaguely possible - albeit highly unlikely, especially if using fairly normal ship designs or cruising back and forth near the target - that the geometry of the scenario is such that the bombardment target is out of arc of all guns with available ammunition.
- If using casemated guns or low freeboard, it's possible albeit unlikely that sea state has rendered the guns inoperable.
Also, when you say that you're unable to order your ships to fire on the target, do you mean that you're opening the division window and using the button there to try to set it as the division target, or are you doing something else?