Boogie Van wrote:
If this was replicating real life, we'd have Bradleys sniping out T-XX's at three kilometers, NATO's heavy tanks engaging at four kilometers out
Have you ever been to Europe?
Just FYI, typical Engagement range is 1500 meters, and 2000-2500 is absolute maximum.
As for helis... if they don't take speed, fuel effectiveness and (especially) cannon/rockets accuracy and range, then maybe they should, cause Mi-2 is simply too expensive.
...Have you ever actually been up in the mountains? I live in Colorado, so I -assume- Europe looks much the same as the area which I live, and that may be a bad assumption, but for the most part it's proven correct when I go image searching. Valleys tend to follow set courses and wide-open plains can actually quite huge. Were it not for all the property owners out here raising cattle, I would actually be able to just take my M14 out just five hundred meters from where I live in the center of this little valley town, and shoot its maximum effective range of 800 meters. Now, if I had a tank and set it up on the hill in the little valley I lived in? Visibility is easily over 10 kilometers+
Hell, from where I live to where I just mentioned it's a straight line that I can see at, about, 1.5 kilometers.
The better question is, have you seen Eugen's maps? They can be pretty billiards table flat.