Bunker Placement

A fortified defensive line would consist of multiple trench lines. At the bottom of the above example, a tank ditch can be seen. Behind the tank ditch is a series of interlinked trenches. The initial trench lines are very short to minimize any incursion into the primary defensive positions and connected back into the main trench lines. The secondary trench line, like the primary trench line, is a fire line from which fighting positions would be set up. The last trench line is a communication and transit trench by which troops can be moved within the fortification. Overwatch bunkers cover the interconnecting trenches between the firing line and the communication trench. Also along the communication trench are mortar bunkers to support the initial trench lines.

The pillbox would be concealed to advancing troops by terrain elements. Positioning of the pillbox within the expected line of advance, indicated by the red arrow, would expose the relatively soft side of armor attempting to pass in front of the pillbox. The embedded ringstand allows a machine gun emplacement to suppress advancing infantry while the crenelated gun room would house an anti-tank gun capable of disabling most allied tank models with a side armor hit. This particular pillbox has an escape tunnel which would allow egress from the pillbox in the opposite direction of the gun mount should it be overrun.

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