Re:Operation Luttich - Two Questions
1. Clarification of the special rule in Operation Luttich regarding airpower/recon. The special rule says that recon cards can be played as an airpower card in that section.
This could be interpreted in a number of ways, as stated recently on the Memoir'44 Forums :-
#a. A recon card in ANY section (left, center or right) can be used as airpower in any section.
#b. A recon card in any section can be airpower, but the airpower strike has to be limited to the corresponding section.
#c. A recon card in any section can be airpower, but the airstrike has to be on the right flank where the hill is located.
#d. A right recon card is the only one that can be used as Airpower, but the strike may be in any section.
#e. A right recon card is the only one that can be used as airpower, but the strike must be in the right section.
#b - was suggested as the correct answer.
This has not yet been ratified (officially) but seems a 'sensible' interpretation. My group certainly plays it this way.
2. Again some clarifications from the MM'44 forums that may help with the question of taking ground into these '2 hex movement' hills...
Q: Can you issue a "Close Assault" Command from a hex below hill 317?
A: Yes. A close assault is any combat where the two units are adjacent each other, regardless of terrain (page 8 of the rules).
Q: According to special rules, movement onto hills is two hex so...you would not be able to take ground.
A: Taking ground is considered an additional movement to normal movement rules. See page 3 of the FAQ on taking ground for a more precise explanation of this.
Hope these pointers help.