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Subject: Basic Game Spotting Counter Removal rss

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Brad Welborn
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Does issuing a N/C command or not acting on an Over Watch command remove the Spotting Counter at the end of the turn?

The only basic rule I can find in reference to removing Spot counters is 4.1.5 Extraneous Spot Counters. That rule states: "If it is determined that a vehicle is not spotted, remove any Spot/ Fire or Spot/Move counter it may have."

Shouldn't a "Spot / Move" be removed if the tank remains stationary and doesn't fire?

 
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Fernando Sola Ramos
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A Spot counter is removed from a friendly unit only if no enemy units can spot it.
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Jim Day
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Spot counters are only removed during the Spotting Phase if the unit is not spotted. That's the only time and condition.
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Jim Day
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jbwii wrote:
Shouldn't a "Spot / Move" be removed if the tank remains stationary and doesn't fire?

No, that's not realistic. That would mean an opposing unit could fire on a tank one turn only to have it just disappear from view the next turn.
 
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You need the spot/move counter to remain on the unit so that it can influence the chances of re-spotting that unit during the spotting phase at the start of the next turn. In this way turns are kind of have a flow-on effect where the order given to a unit in one turn may influence its probability of being spotted next turn. If the unit can't be spotted during that next turn due to LOS or range then the spot/move counter is removed from it unit it next gets a move, fire, short halt command.
 
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