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David Orr
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Can you use supply points to supply into a contested area across a bridge if:

1)you control the bridge?

2)the enemy controls the bridge?

3)the bridge is destroyed?

4)the destroyed bridge is repaired in the refit phase 1st?

What about supplying into contested areas across unbridged rivers?
 
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Nels Thompson
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Blitz the Third wrote:
Can you use supply points to supply into a contested area across a bridge if:

1)you control the bridge?


Yes.

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2)the enemy controls the bridge?


Yes.

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3)the bridge is destroyed?


Yes.

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4)the destroyed bridge is repaired in the refit phase 1st?


Yes.

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What about supplying into contested areas across unbridged rivers?


Yes.

The exception is flooded boundaries, in which case you must have a friendly bridge, but you can repair the bridge at the start of the refit phase and trace supply (or even place another depot) over the newly repaired bridge.

Visualize this on the map: The Allies own intact bridges from St. Mere Eglise to Montebourg and Carentan. St. Mere Eglise is contested, German owned. Montebourg and Carentan are uncontested, and owned by the Germans. A depot placed in Montebourg can be used to refit a unit in St. Mere Eglise, but a depot in Carentan cannot.
 
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David Orr
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Thank you Nels for clearing that up. I thought I read something about not being able to supply into an enemy controlled area.
 
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Jim Eliason
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Actually a German depot in Carentan can be used to refit a unit in St. Mere Eglise even if the bridge connecting the two is Allied controlled. But the supply line has to loop around through Pont l'Abbe and (if the Pont l'Abbe/St. Mere Eglise bridge is Allied controlled, which it almost always is), back through Montebourg eventually and it would cost a fortune in supply. This would be done only in overcast weather, and only by the desperate or the foolish.

I always thought it odd that supply can be traced across an enemy-held river line but that regroups across such a line are not allowed, and movement isn't allowed without making a mandatory assault. Combat units can't get through but supply trucks can?? But without this, St. Mere Eglise is untenable for the Germans (if neither supply nor movement is allowed) or impregnable (if both are allowed).
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