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Subject: through 2 missions, no german movement? rss

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Louis Garwood
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I'm playing through Ambush! for the first time. I've completed 2 missions so far, and i have yet to move a single german unit. is this unusual?

their actions are almost always "crouch and take the best shot" or something like that. even when they have no targets. they never say move or crawl or whatever.

could i be doing something wrong, or is this correct?
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It has been years and years since I played so many details have been lost. I seem to recall that as the missions progress the pesky Germans start running all over the place. Typically they run to get a better firing position or to save themselves (and deny you VP). In fact, I have vague recollections of wanting to pin those counters to the map!
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It's been a long time for me too. But I agree that the first two missions don't necessarily see movement. They're not training missions per se but the complexity of the missions increases.
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I agree with the others. You're probably ok.
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I can think of two ways to test your issue. The first is to not shoot the Germans, just run up to them and try to get into close combat. The other is to look at the mission cards to see if there are any red numbers - Note that this can really spoil the game (know what hexes to avoid).
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Are you changing the mission cards when conditions change?

Typically, when a paragraph tells you to go to a higher condition number that indicates that the enemy is moving or will move if you trigger it.
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martimer wrote:
I can think of two ways to test your issue. The first is to not shoot the Germans, just run up to them and try to get into close combat. The other is to look at the mission cards to see if there are any red numbers - Note that this can really spoil the game (know what hexes to avoid).


Agree! Don't read all the red lines...just give a glance to see if there is some red somewhere!
 
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panzer6 wrote:
Are you changing the mission cards when conditions change?

Typically, when a paragraph tells you to go to a higher condition number that indicates that the enemy is moving or will move if you trigger it.


One of the most frequent mistakes in Ambush!
 
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Louis Garwood
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I have been changing the condition. mission 1 i ended in condition 3 i believe, and mission 2 i ended in condition 4.

i have been moving up on enemies and getting in close assault. one time they surrendered(officer in mission 1), and 2 other times they just assaulted me right back.

i did look at the mission cards before i started mission 2 and there was red on them.
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Don't think they move much. Just played mission 7 lots of movement
Remember that when the German is adjacent to a us force that special reaction applies. But it sounds like you did this already
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i'm (re)playing Ambush! Silver Star Missions
....they move a loooot!!!
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It's the name of the game. You move into an Ambush and they shoot the hell out of you! But seriously you are probably doing fine. I think there is one mission where you are stationary and the Germans move towards you but that might be in one of the expansions.
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