Can units initiate a land combat in a Free Blitz? On p.5, A.8: Blitz Phases, it says "...and no land area combats may be initiated." The scenario card however says that the AFA Free Blitz consists of steps D-F in the sequence of play, and step F is Land Area Combat.
The Full Blitz rules on P. 18, 2.2 Blitz Phases, lists the actions available in a Free Blitz and the only action listed for a land unit is movement. Land area combat is not mentioned
I assume the scenario set-up/"weapons development" card is in error and,in all scenarios and the full-game, a Free Blitz does not allow land combat. Is that correct?
The rules are correct, no land area combats are allowed during a Free Blitz. The scenario card may be misleading; which one are you looking at?