(Cross posted from consimworld)
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-The rules never explicitly define control of an area. Do the Allies need to leave a garrison to maintain control of an area?
Each area on the map is always controlled by one side or the other. This means that if there is no Allied forces in an area then it is automatically controlled by DAESH. To fix that (garrison areas) the rules allow to raise local militias (see 5.2)
Do they take control after moving into an area regardless of the combat results?
-Is there any impact on combat if one side has more units than the other?
Do you mean what happens when you attack an area and there are more defenders than attackers? The extra DAESH units may fire against the attacking Allied forces. That is, if four Allied units attack an area defended by five DAESH units, the Allied forces roll against four DAESH units, then the extra DAESH unit may take a shot against any Allied unit following normal combat procedures.
-The Special Operations table has a column for 4 strength units but there are no 4 strength Special Forces units in the game. Is this column for when SF embed with a Libyan unit?
This chart is also used in the upcoming IS: Syria (CF#7). Since both games use an evolution of the same system, I included it in the rulebook without changing it. Ignore the "four" column when playing IS: Libya.
-Do IEDs effect Special Forces units?
-Is AA relevant for responding to anything other than Strikes and Targeted Killings?