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Subject: Electronics Damage (2nd Edition) rss

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Lipa LeChuck
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So I read in the rules:

"Electronics - The U-Boat's radar and radio are out until they are repaired. The U-Boat does not get the Radar modifier during the Contact phase. Also, if the U-Boat is on a Recon/Rescue Special Mission, it fails this mission."

So... Radar? Recon? Rescue?... I guess this is another sloppy copy-paste from Gato Leader (I don't own that game). Speaking of U-Boat Leader, what are the real consequences of having an Electronics Damage?
 
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Yeah, pretty emarrassing how DVG messed this up.

Initially I thought ELectronics damage would cancel Intel.

Looking through the Gato rules, they have both, Radar and Intel, but there´s no real equivalent to Radar in UL. It´s a bit like a Searcher ability you can buy for your U-Boat.

Since only a few U-Boats have Searcher, having Electronics damage negate this, sounds too much like a rare case. The only other Contact modifier worth negating is Intel. So for the moment I stick with Intel.

As for Recon/Rescue I assume it means Raider. For one, because in GL it replaces the Raider mission. Also the in the GL book it shows a Raider counter in the Recon/Rescue mission paragraph (looks like another copy/paste error).
 
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I assume you can't participate in a Wolfpack either since you can't call or be called.
 
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dkf2112 wrote:
I assume you can't participate in a Wolfpack either since you can't call or be called.

Makes sense from a thematical Point, but is not mentioned in the rules.
 
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True. But the rules have enough issues that I feel it necessary to not be bound by the letter of the law here. L
 
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It seems that this is something we'll need to house-rule. So after thinking some more about this, if damaged Electronics really means inoperable radio, then I would assume this would result in the following:

- Air Search has no effect (no radio to receive info from the planes)
- Supply Ship has no effect (same reason)
- Intelligence has no effect (same reason)
- the U-Boat cannot take Attack or Raider missions (cannot receive info about the location of the targets), but can continue on the current mission
 
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