So CC has a rule that effectively means that artillery has to be assigned to Op Sheets, because it says that a unit can spot for artillery only if the artillery and the spotter are on the same implemented Op Sheet.
My questions are as follows:
I presume one can add artillery to implemented and unimplemented OpSheets in the same way that one does for other units?
At the start of the campaign game (when the Canadians are defending the 3 villages), am I allowed to create one monster Prepared Defense OpSheet that covers all 3 villages and contains all the Canadian artillery, thereby allowing any artillery battery to be called down by any unit? Or should I be creating 3 separate OpSheets, one for each village, and choosing how to split the artillery between the 3 as I like?
Of course, the Germans have a similar problem. I have decided to allocate all the artillery available at the start of the game to the battalion that is available immediately (the one that historically attacked Norrey). I also created an attack Op Sheet for the 2nd battalion (the one that historically attacked Putot) that also includes some of this artillery, and this OpSheet is now accumulating weighted turns. When this 2nd Op Sheet is about to implement, I will then either allow the artillery to switch from supporting the first attack to the 2nd attack, or I will cross it off the OpSheet for the 2nd attack. Is that all legal? Or gamey?
I'm perhaps the least experienced player in this forum, I'm still learning the game, just offering my thoughts ...
I think this is perfectly legal, but not necessarily a good idea. One opsheet to control all your forces could be too inflexible - except for the artillery assets. All opsheets in the manual has a single objective. If you really have several objectives, you should implement separate opsheets.
But if your only objective is just stay sitting, waiting for enemy units to come, you're just yielding all the initiative to you opponent. I don't know if you could counter this with only artillery barrages.
The best thing would be to put this idea under test, of course.
My 2 cents ...
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