This effectively protects them from counter-battery fire
, which will then almost always overshoot their position.
However, unlike fighting a conventional war, no counter-battery fire
is immediately ordered.
For example, once counter-battery fire
proved its ability to wipe out enemy mortar teams, the guerillas responded by relying on rocket attacks triggered by egg timers.
When the Prussians won, it was because well organized and handled artillery pulverized French units from beyond the effective range of French counter-battery fire
This unseen battery fired away, despite massive counter-battery fire
In the event, Iraqi artillery was all but destroyed from the air and by counter-battery fire
from MLRS [Multiple Launch Rocket Systems] and yielded little or no combat advantage.
The mortars rely on constant reconnaissance to locate and occupy new firing positions to avoid counter-battery fire