Summer grasses / All that remains / Of soldiers' dreams. - Basho.
The 1st session moved slow mainly due to organising cards and tokens into bags before play fully began.
Before I even started I was a little worried, because I have seen people playing campaigns that lasted 7 or 8 missions but according to the rules the base set really only allows for three or four, as you are told to put the mission and objective cards used in the completed mission to the side, unless you switch the different operational theatres going back and forth between the Jungle and the Middle East.
Maybe that's what you should do with the base set (switch operational theatres) or just buy more expansions.
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Anyway I completed the objective but some questions from the play session came up:
1) An enemy has been suppressed but there are still soldier actions left, is it possible for the soldier make an attack against the hostile in an attmpt to kill the hostile (EKIA) or because they are already suppressed would further attacks be impossible?
Yes - you can continue to attack them if they are all suppressed (or some combination of EKIA and suppressed). What you can't do is put more than one suppression counter on each reticle.
2) I think in the rules it is written that screening Hostiles like Thug and Drug Runner once suppressed no longer screen the hostiles they would normally screen. Does this also remove things like special written abilities that add to entrance costs or reinforcements?
Yes. That's covered specifically in the 2nd edition rulebook, page 8:
Warfighter 2nd Edition Rulebook, pg 8 wrote:
This text is only active if there is at least one Hostile Reticle that is not Suppressed and not Killed on the card.
3) Speaking of screening, the Cartel Boss is screened by all other hostiles. If the Hostiles are suppressed does that mean I can attack the Cartel Boss?
Yes, see definition of "Screened" keyword, page 27.
Warfighter 2nd Edition Rulebook, pg 27 wrote:
All designated Hostiles in the same Location card must be Suppressed or Killed before the Screened Hostile can be Attacked.
4) I took out out the Cartel Boss using the under slung M40 grenade 'thing' that gave me the two kills necessary. In other rules it talks about not being able to use explosives like mortar fire on Objectives, is the M40 a legitimate kill or was I wrong to call that a win?
Yup. Legit. You may not use card effects of support cards to take out mission objective targets, but weapons that you carry are fine. See pg 19:
Warfighter 2nd Edition Rulebook, pg 19 wrote:
Some Action card text allows the card to target Hostile cards. These Action cards cannot attack the target in an Objective card. They can however attack the Hostile cards in an Objective card.
The example below this rule specifically covers the case of Mortar Call cards.