What are the downsides of placing your tanks in fields or hedgerows? Because for now I've only moved my units from forest bunker to forest bunker. Using hedgerows as well. But when there is no hedge or forest available. Should I ignore the area or still set up a defensive line?
I imagine its more important to put up a forward recon unit so I can at least see whats coming my way. Might be less important when in a forest since your hidden. I guess my question is: Do forest add some sort of armour value to units? Can they survive longer in a forest compared to when they are on a grass field.
I'm not sure if they add any defensive bonus, but hedgerows are a lot better, IMO, than putting armour in forests. At least a hedgerow will make the armour a little more difficult to detect, but generally not hide any advancing enemy forces. In the forest, while the armour will be more difficult to detect, they can be easily destroyed by infantry moving around them, and you won't see the enemy infantry (since they're very stealthy in woods) until it's too late. If you try to speed away, you run the chance of being bogged down in mud, etc. I'll put armour in a well-guarded woods far back from the line where I am fairly certain it is safe, but not where I expect the enemy might approach.