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No Man's Land: Trench Warfare 1914-1918» Forums » Rules

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Ed. Mostowicz
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I'm stuck at home with the bathrooms being renovated so I've been playing this a lot, solo. Good game, but many questions remain:

1 - In the Sky Domination step during Assault phases; can the air units return to their aerodromes? Say a balloon is left facing a defending fighter after his escort was shot down. Can his crew reel him down or does he have to get shredded by the fighter?

2 - On the Barrage table there is an asterisk with the result against Infantry. What does it mean?

3 - A comment rather than a question; it seems odd that there is no defensive advantage to being in a trench although there is a die roll modifier against a target for being out of a trench.

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EdM49 wrote:
I'm stuck at home with the bathrooms being renovated so I've been playing this a lot, solo. Good game, but many questions remain:

1 - In the Sky Domination step during Assault phases; can the air units return to their aerodromes? Say a balloon is left facing a defending fighter after his escort was shot down. Can his crew reel him down or does he have to get shredded by the fighter?

2 - On the Barrage table there is an asterisk with the result against Infantry. What does it mean?

3 - A comment rather than a question; it seems odd that there is no defensive advantage to being in a trench although there is a die roll modifier against a target for being out of a trench.

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I'm sure the dev will correct me, but:

1/ If the enemy shoot down the balloon before use then hard cheese, but if you get to use it it's used then removed from play. It's a one-time use.

2/ Dunno

3/ The +1 for being out of the trench is the defensive advantage.
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Arnauld DELLA SIEGA
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1/ Air units can return.
Quote:
Fighters that weren’t committed in the Sky Domination Phase and those that survived may be used as a Strafing Marker during the Air Phase (see 2.3 Air Phase).

Balloons, Reco are not used when the assault is launched. Fighters may be used for strafing.

2/ Typo - sorry

3/ as Ronnie said.
Because the idea is : it is not "normal" to be in open.


Ronnie : the dev didn't correct you. You are right. I give you a A+ !
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Ed. Mostowicz
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Balloons/Recce - you're right, guys. I missed that last sentence in the rule.

3 - I understand about the target being penalized for being in the open, but he (the target) doesn't get any advantage for being in a trench. I'm not saying to change the rule, it just seems odd to me. Protection against incoming fire was the whole point of entrenching in the first place, no?

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Arnauld DELLA SIEGA
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I could change the rules to give a bonus for the soldiers in trenches and remove the malus for the soldiers in open if you want. But believe me, it is easier to inflict a malus for the soldiers not in cover (it avoids some weird results).

You see trenches as a protection. Ok, your statement is valid.
I see the no man's land as a dangerous land instead.
Both are the same thing. All depends on the point of view. Perhaps yours is more "classic" than mine.

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