Grey Lensman wrote:
Actually I find the wording of this 'must designate up to two target hexes' to be a bit weird. But anyway, assuming it means 'can designate up to two, but must designate at least one...'
The choice of one target I think is for the more conservative player, as you're firing on a part of the board where your own / allied units are likely to be.
If two targets are chosen both get hit.
The Rules say that Off-Board Artillery can always use smoke unless the FF specifically forbids it. It doesn't so I guess that means you can. You would need to write down which ones are going to be smoke when you designate the target hexes during the FF setup, though.
I agree with your analysis. For some reason (unbeknownst to me) I thought you get to choose between the two hexes for the arty. I put one on the bunker and the other away from it depending on how close my forces were to capturing it. What should be done is attack 3 of the 4 bunkers and place all six target hexes on the fourth in hopes of destroying it. Thanks for all the responses.