Why on Earth (or Mars, or wherever) do the rules for most wargames set in periods after the First World War place heavy artillery on a tabletop? With ranges measured in miles, I just think it is silly. I would much rather simply have the observer teams on the table, calling in artillery from guns properly placed, i.e., well behind the lines! And any point on the table is in range.
Am I the only one?
Certainly, you should still pay the point cost or whatever is involved in acquiring the things, but depciting them on the tabletop is an obvious ploy to sell miniatures. Sure, and they may even look really cool. It is just the stupidity of placing your guns somewhere that your enemy tanks could so easily get at them is mind-boggling.
Unless the pieces in question are part of a scenario, like Captain Winters' capturing the gun positions at Brecourt Manor. Then it makes sense as part of the story or campaign.