What is the effect of Brew-Up Smoke on Spotting Ranges?
Game Card B lists the effect as +1. This means one can see vehicles in smoke-filled hexes more easily (that is, at greater range). To me, this makes little sense since the smoke should hinder spotting.
Is this a typo and should be -1?
Or do I have it wrong in my head?
I know it's subtle, but the referenced modifier in the Spotting Ranges table doesn't state Brew Up Smoke -- it states Brew Up. Reference section 7.27, last paragraph on p64 of the Advanced Game rules. A Brew Up Wreck provides illumination for spotting units in the same hex.
In MBT, all types of smoke are a hindrance to combat and don't impact spotting.