M1 Pack Howitzer Team Symbol

M1 Pack Howitzer Team

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Team Weapon
M1 Pack Howitzer Team
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Heavy weapon very effective against structures, team weapons, and stationary infantry at long-range. Must be set-up to attack.

Note: This page refers to the USF version. For the UKF version, refer to this:

The M1 Pack Howitzer Team is a USF weapons team unit. In skirmishes, this unit is only available exclusively with Special Operations Battlegroup. Once the appropriate battlegroup perk is unlocked, a towing this weapon can be summoned to the field.

This unit is functionally identical to the UKF version. The weapon uses the exact same stats, and thus barrages for both versions are equally damaging. However, the USF Howitzer does have less health compared to the UKF version. This means the weapon itself is easier to destroy if it is fired upon when abandoned on the battlefield. The USF version also completely lacks any veteran abilities upon reaching vet 1.

This artillery unit functions essentially as medium artillery, in between the lighter and heavier artillery like the . It can barrage with high-explosive volleys to destructive effect, forcing opponents to move their units or take significant damage. The Pack Howitzer also has access to Smoke Barrages by default. Unlike most units, this unit lacks any veterancy abilities upon reaching veterancy level 1.

As with other artillery units, it is best used at long range and far away from threats as if it is caught out, it has little ability to defend itself or escape easily. Like standard mortars, it is capable of auto attacking (or attack ground command) at a very slow rate of fire. While generally too slow to be very effective, it allows the artillery to continue contributing while its barrage abilities are on cooldown. Unlike standard mortars, its volleys are more powerful and capable of doing more damage upon striking enemies.

For more immediate and devastating damage, use its High-Explosive Barrage ability to fire multiple volleys at a faster rate. Smoke Barrage is great utility to obscure vision in an area for various purposes, usually to prevent things like HMGs from firing on your units advancing forward.

Mobility-wise the Pack Howitzer is similar to AT guns, in that it is light enough for the team to move independently, but is cumbersome enough that the team requires set-up before firing, and is still slower moving than most infantry. Similarly, this weapon can also be towed.

As with most heavy weapons, if the weapon crew is killed the howitzer will be abandoned on the field and can be re-crewed by any player, including the enemy!

Veterancy


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1300 XP

Unit is harder to hit; reduces barrage recharge times and improves accuracy.
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3900 XP

Increases accuracy, rate of fire, makes unit harder to hit, and reduces barrage recharge times.
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7800 XP

Increases weapon range, accuracy, and health

Note: This unit does not have any veterancy abilities upon reaching veterancy level 1.

Abilities


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Smoke Barrage
Fires smoke rounds at the target. Blocks vision in an area upon detonating.
Time Cost

20

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High-explosive Barrage
Fires rounds at the target location. Moderate blast radius. Effective against stationary infantry and buildings.
Time Cost

20

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Hold Fire Disabled
Unit will not engage unless given a manual attack order when active.
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Transport Heavy Weapon
Orders the unit to load the squad into the transport and attach their heavy weapon to the rear of the vehicle.
  • High-Explosive Barrage: Active ability. Fires off several explosive rounds at the target area, with a moderate blast radius for each explosion. As with any artillery, it is most effective against stationary and garrisoned infantry targets, though it can deal adequate damage to light vehicles too. Generally stronger than light mortars but not quite as strong as heavier artillery.

  • Smoke Barrage: Active ability. Fires off several smoke rounds. These do not deal damage and instead saturate the target area with sight-blocking smoke clouds. This is a great way to deny vision for various purposes, such as preventing an enemy HMG from firing on your troops.

This unit can benefit from the following upgrades available at the Infantry Support Center:

  • Advanced Logistics: Reduces the Manpower reinforcement cost of all infantry by 25%, and squads reinforced from Triage Station casualties gain a small amount of veterancy XP.

  • Survival Training: Increases the maximum health of all infantry entities (individual soldiers) by +10 health.

Weapons


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Near
Mid
Far
Range2040100
Penetration202020
120
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Near
Mid
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Accuracy0.40.250.2
Range71535
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