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Marc Wuthe
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Hi community!

Two questions:

1) Ambush

At the beginning of an engagement I throw dice for possible ambush. Most of the time there'll be one of course.
After this, whenever I look for enemy actions, do I have to add the ambush bonuses (+10/+20) or just for the first, the real ambush turn?

2) Friendly actions

When looking for friendly actions, do I have to add ALL modifiers all the time? Or, for example, when there'll be Flanking Fire triggered by random events I just have the -10 without any US sector bonus?!?
I understand that, when I use airstrike or artillery, that I won't use US sector bonuses but what with other actions?

3) To kill enemy infantry targets by direct/area fire and mud condition

The weather table says: mud has influence on HE hits!
But the TO KILL INF table doesn't really make a difference between AP or HE ammunition. It's alway +5 in mud. Have I missed something?!?

Thanks for your responds!
 
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ian morris
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1. Ambush bonuses just for the ambush, I should think.

2. I use the sector bonuses, but I don't know if I should !

3. Don't know, but it makes sense that only HE would be affected by mud.


Hope this helps !
 
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Claude Stone
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1. Ambush. Use the modifier only for the ambush turn

2. Friendly Actions. You use all the modifiers. So add each sector marked US Control to the Flanking Fire modifier. You are correct about the exceptions for Artillery and Airstrikes.

3. Yes. AP is for vehicles and is useless against infantry targets. Infantry targets are LW,MG, and AT Guns.
 
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Marc Wuthe
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Thank you boys!
Seems there are still some 4th Division Tankers out there...
 
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ian morris
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Pac76 wrote:
Thank you boys!
Seems there are still some 4th Division Tankers out there...


Only until they issue a combat calendar for the Guards Armoured Division, old chap ! laugh


 
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James Fung
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The following table is from whatever The General focused on PB:

Friendly Fire DRM Matrix

Air Adv 4.76 O.B.
Strike Fire Fire Arty
Flanking Fire N N (1) N
Air Strike vs Vehicle Y N N N
Each US-controlled Sector N Y Y N
Arty vs LW/MG/AT in Woods N N N Y
Each Inf Sq lost vs Lw/MG N Y Y N
Each Tank lost vs Vehicle N Y Y N
Smoke in Target Zone Y Y Y N
During Fog/Snow (2) Y Y N
Adv/Arty vs Vehicle N Y N Y

(1) Flanking fire is applicable only when generated on the Random Events Table and is conducted by friendly units on the immediate battlefield.

(2) Air Strikes are not allowed during fog or falling snow conditions (Time Use Table, footnote #1)
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Edwin David Bliss
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nightfall wrote:
3. Yes. AP is for vehicles and is useless against infantry targets. Infantry targets are LW,MG, and AT Guns.


Further to this, AP should simply not be used against Infantry.

a) It's useless, and in truth if you fire it at them you should not really get any kind of "result" at all...

b) It wastes valuable anti-tank ammo.
 
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