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Saxonian Field Mortars or simply Mortars are weapon systems built by the Saxony Empire. They lob explosive shells overhead to crash down on enemies from a great distance but must be placed tactfully to be put to best use.

All faction's mortars are currently functionally and aesthetically identical (except for their crews in the latter case.)

General Description[]

In a time of rapidly advancing technology, not all old or conventional designs have ceased being very effective. Armies will often find a need for a weapon capable of indirect fire when the situation calls for it, and the humble but effective mortar often fits the bill. These heavy pieces consist largely of a tube mounted on a heavy metal sled, boxes of shells are fastened within easy reach, and the crew is protected by a shield. When moved, the tube and shield fold down to make the whole assembly fairly flat.

These indirect artillery pieces pack a punch at long range. Their explosive shells inflict heavy damage against all unit types and have a large area of effect, making them potent against units hiding behind cover or hunkering down in groups. Terrain and buildings that would normally prevent an attack without reposition or waiting present no obstacle as the shells fly overhead. This makes them very effective at softening up defensive units or grouped armies, especially with multiple pieces in a barrage.

Due to the explosive power of the rounds, however, mortars cannot fire at targets directly in front of them for fear of killing the weapon's own crew. The shells reload fairly slowly and their propulsion is also sluggish enough that sufficiently fast or agile units can get out of the way before it lands, especially at long range. In addition to these, being a weapon system it shares the same weaknesses as its fellow systems: In order to move, it must redeploy which leaves it unable to fire and deploying again takes a moment before the gun is brought to bear again. This primarily makes them support and defensive weapons, but very deadly ones in the right hands.

Pros[]

  • Longest range of all weapons systems
  • Fairly powerful against all unit types
  • Large area of effect
  • Ignores line of sight or obstacles
  • Obliterates most cover and buildings
  • Shield offers crew some protection from the front

Cons[]

  • Slow rate of fire
  • Has a large dead zone in front of it
  • Slow-moving shell can be dodged
  • Limited firing arc
  • Relatively short range compared to artillery
  • Less effect against to medium or heavy mechs
  • Becomes abandoned if three crew members are killed
  • Slow moving and cannot fire unless deployed
  • Crews take full damage from the side, rear, or from flamethrowers

Trivia[]

  • The Field Mortar is one of two Saxony units equipped with mortars, the other being the Pkp 17 "Eisenhans" heavy exosuit infantry.
    • Given its greater size, weight, and firepower, the Field Mortar is likely classed as a heavy mortar.

Gallery[]


Units
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Polania Republic Anna Kos
Michal Sikorski
Lech Kos
Engineer
Rifleman
Grenadier
Gunner
Machine Gunner
Flamethrower
Medic
PZM-2 "Rycerz"
Heavy Machine Gun
Field Cannon
Field Mortar
Artillery Train
PZM-9 "Straznik"
PZM-7 "Smialy"
PZM-13 "Mocny"
PZM-11 "Lowca"
PZM-16 "Zółw"
PZM-24 "Tur"
Airlift
Skybike
Gunship
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Outpost
MG Outpost
Cannon Outpost
Aid Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Saxonian Empire Gunter von Duisburg
Brunhilde
Prince Wilhelm of Saxony
Engineer
Stormtrooper
Grenadier
Gunner
Machine Gunner
Flamethrower
Medic
Pkp 17 "Eisenhans"
Heavy Machine Gun
Field Cannon
Field Mortar
Sd. KS 49 "Grimbart"
Sd. KS 78 "Isegrim"
SLL 33 "Erlkönig"
SKS 156 "Wotan"
MWF 28 "Stiefmutter"
SKS 300 "Kaiser"
Airlift
Skybike
Gunship
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Pillbox
Shrapnel Pillbox
HE Cannon Pillbox
Aid Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Rusviet Tsardom Olga Morozova
Lev Alekseevich Zubov
Janek Kos
Engineer
Vanguards
Grenadier
Gunner
Machine Gunner
Flamethrower
Medic
SHM-60 "Groza"
Heavy Machine Gun
Field Cannon
Field Mortar
SHM-86 "Kolokol"
SHM-78 "Ognivo"
SHM-70 "Gulay-Gorod"
SHM-79 "Nagan"
SHM-68 "Nakovalnya"
SHM-69 "Serp"
Airlift
Skybike
Gunship
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Sentry
Autogun Sentry
Cannon Sentry
Aid Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Usonian Union Admiral Mason
William Mason
Sita Al-Hadid
Engineer
Volunteer
Grenadier
Gunner
Machine Gunner
Flamethrower
Medic
S3-55 "Ward"
Heavy Machine Gun
Field Cannon
Field Mortar
M-29 "Salem"
M-8 "Attucks"
M-19 "Knox"
M-22 "Stark"
Airlift
Skybike
Gunship
ZR-3 "Revere"
ZR-25 "Samson"
Headquarters
Barracks
Advanced Barracks
Workshop
Advanced Workshop
Unarmed Bunker
Flame Bunker
Paratrooper Bunker
Aid Station
Iron Mine
Big Iron Mine
Oil Pump
Big Oil Pump
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Neutral Destroyer Cannon
Anti-Air Turret
Iron Mine Site
Oil Pump Site
Sandbags
Barbwire
Mine
Explosive Barrel
Gas Tank
Heroes Infantry Weapon Systems Mechs Airships Structures
Not Used Akiko
Bjorn
Connor
Zehra
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