I had a couple of questions about the determination of VP from casualties from playing scenario 19 with most of the rules.
The playbook says to count eliminated/knocked up and brewed up units towards casualty VP using their adjusted VP value (as shown under the unit on the scenario setup page). 2 questions:
1) no mention of bailed out vehicles. Does that mean I have to keep shooting those and get at least a KO result on the abandoned vehicle in order to get any VP from it?
Here's the designer's reply to a similar question at Consimworld:
Q: Rule 5.15 regarding No Damage bailouts says "even though the vehicle was not eliminated..." in the case of a ND bailout; the scenario victory conditions specifies VP's for units eliminated, knocked out, brewed up. To obtain the vp's for the abandoned T34 must the German player continue to bang away at the abandoned tank until it is destroyed?
A: Correct. That was a very common practice for two reasons. The first, is that you didn't want the opposing force to recover damaged/abandoned units to return them to action, and the second, is that you often didn't know what units were abandoned.
2) when using the basic/advanced rules (not the OR morale rules), does one still need to record which units are CHQ in order to track their status as their point value is higher than non-HQ units? Especially when off board arty is not involved, the game advantage of an HQ unit is nil compared to non-HQ units. The penalty for losing those seems then disproportionate to their actual value on the battlefield. I understand the unit being intrinsically more valuable in "historical" terms though.
In scenarios 1 and 2 I've simply forgotten to mark the CHQ unit, treating all the tanks of the same type the same point value