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sam1812
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On the Move Sat, 06 November 2010 12:39
Knowing that the Winter Wars expansion will be shipping any day now, I took a look at the rule book. (Some great stuff! For anybody who hasn't ordered it yet, it looks to me like a must-have.)

For the extra "On the Move" orders on the revised Section cards, it says, "Units that are On the Move may be ordered in ANY section of the battlefield. They move as normal, but may not battle this turn."

What about non-battle actions that units sometimes perform?

May an infantry remove wire? (I think not, since that may be done only when an infantry is eligible to battle.)

Does an engineer safely and automatically remove mines? (Again, I think not, since a mine explodes if the engineer is not eligible to battle.)

May a plane do Interdiction or Ground Support? (I assume Kamikaze is a no-go. I guess the other two actions contribute directly to battle, so they'd be out.)

What about Storch Rescue and Recon? (Good question.)
      
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Re:On the Move Sat, 06 November 2010 14:38
Although I am new in this forum, I will try to answer the questions from my point of view:

sam1812 schrieb am Sat, 06 November 2010 12:39


May an infantry remove wire? (I think not, since that may be done only when an infantry is eligible to battle.) ==> No, the memoir-rulebook says on p.16: "An Infantry unit that is eligible to battle may remove the Wire instead of battling." In case of "on the move" a unit may not battle, so an infantry may not remove Wire instead of battling.

Does an engineer safely and automatically remove mines? (Again, I think not, since a mine explodes if the engineer is not eligible to battle.) ==> I think so too. Engineers are still trained infantry, which can shoot & remove wire at the same time as a "battle action".

May a plane do Interdiction or Ground Support? (I assume Kamikaze is a no-go. I guess the other two actions contribute directly to battle, so they'd be out.) ==> I agree.

What about Storch Rescue and Recon? (Good question.) The Airpack-rulebook says on p.6: "Airplanes do not battle in the traditional way. Instead, an Airplane may use its "air battle" action to accomplish a single Special Action from among those available to its Aircraft type." In case of Storch Rescue and Recon this actions are "air battle" action, so I think they are not allowed.


I think too, that this Winter Wars expansion is really great stuff! The new BT-commando cards are awesome Cool

[Updated on: Sat, 06 November 2010 14:41]

      
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Re:On the Move Sat, 06 November 2010 16:19
I think the "On the Move" is supposed to help you move units, and everything else is offline. That's my interpretation.

No removing anything, no hospital/oasis recovery, no special air actions, only movement.

Stig Morten
      
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Re:On the Move Sat, 06 November 2010 17:52
ad79 wrote on Sat, 06 November 2010 19:19

I think the "On the Move" is supposed to help you move units, and everything else is offline. That's my interpretation.

No removing anything, no hospital/oasis recovery, no special air actions, only movement.

Stig Morten


I agree with Stig Morten on this one. Just movement...nothing else.
      
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Re:On the Move Sat, 06 November 2010 21:29
Yep, i'd agree. This is about speeding the game up over the Breakthrough distances so movement only for me.
      
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Re:On the Move Sat, 06 November 2010 23:17
I'd say : only move.
      
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Re:On the Move Sun, 07 November 2010 14:31
I had overlooked the fact that Rescue and Recon are under the category of "Air Battle Actions." I agree.

It's movement, and nothing else.
      
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Re:On the Move Mon, 08 November 2010 04:03
That is the way we designed it, move only, and that is how it is best played

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