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A '''combat command''' is a [[command]] related to firing a [[unit]]'s weapons, or adopting an offensive posture of some kind. Combat commands are not necessary for units to attack [[seen]] enemies; they will do this automatically under the control of the [[Tactical AI]]. Combat commands just modify the parameters that the [[TacAI]] takes into account.
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A '''combat command''' is a [[command]] related to firing a [[unit]]'s weapons, or adopting an offensive posture of some kind. Combat commands are not necessary for units to attack [[seen]] enemies; they will do this automatically under the control of the [[Tactical AI]]. Combat commands just modify the parameters that the [[TacAI]] takes into account.
   
 
No more than one combat command can be active at any one time, but it can be combined with
 
No more than one combat command can be active at any one time, but it can be combined with
commands from other groups (e.g. movement). Also, one combat command may be set for each waypoint that the unit has set. This allows you to set a different target or covered arc for each leg of a move.
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commands from other groups (e.g. movement). Also, one combat command may be set for each waypoint that the unit has set. This allows you to set a different target or covered arc for each leg of a move.
   
Units normally fire only at specific [[seen]] enemy units. This is called '''targeted fire''' if it must be distinguished. The other possibility is area fire. In '''area fire''', the unit fires at an [[action spot]]. This is often the best way to keep an enemy unit suppressed while you maneuver.
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Units normally fire only at specific [[seen]] enemy units. This is called '''targeted fire''' if it must be distinguished. The other possibility is area fire. In '''area fire''', the unit fires at an [[action spot]]. This is often the best way to keep an enemy unit suppressed while you maneuver.
   
 
== Target ==
 
== Target ==
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having to be deployed before you can fire them. Perhaps
 
having to be deployed before you can fire them. Perhaps
 
the most notable restriction is that rocket propelled antitank
 
the most notable restriction is that rocket propelled antitank
weapons(e.g. Bazooka, Panzerfaust, Panzerschreck)
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weapons(e.g. Bazooka, Panzerfaut, Panzerschreck)
 
may not be fired from enclosed spaces (such as buildings
 
may not be fired from enclosed spaces (such as buildings
 
or bunkers) due to the lethal backblast.
 
or bunkers) due to the lethal backblast.
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How well a unit performs in executing a Target command depends on a large
 
How well a unit performs in executing a Target command depends on a large
 
number of factors, including distance and equipment, target type and status,
 
number of factors, including distance and equipment, target type and status,
as well as the firing unit’s experience. The quality of range estimates
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as well as the firing unit’s experience. The quality of range estimates
 
made by gunners and the speed of acquiring and re-acquiring targets especially
 
made by gunners and the speed of acquiring and re-acquiring targets especially
 
depend on the experience level of the shooter.
 
depend on the experience level of the shooter.
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== Clear Target ==
 
== Clear Target ==
Instructs all selected [[unit]]s to stop focusing on their designated target. A
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Instructs all selected [[unit]]s to stop focusing on their designated target. A
 
unit without a designated target is then free to engage targets at will, or will
 
unit without a designated target is then free to engage targets at will, or will
 
follow other player-specified commands.
 
follow other player-specified commands.
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== Target Smoke ==
 
== Target Smoke ==
Orders the [[vehicle]] to use its primary gun to fire smoke at the designated target. The target can be an enemy unit or an [[action spot]] ([[area fire]]).
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Orders the [[vehicle]] to use its primary gun to fire smoke at the designated target. The target can be an enemy unit or an [[action spot]] ([[area fire]]).
   
 
Infantry - not applicable. Uses [[Pop Smoke]] instead.
 
Infantry - not applicable. Uses [[Pop Smoke]] instead.
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