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Fred the Obscure
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Air Power as Air Sortie equivalent question Mon, 19 November 2012 19:46
Greetings all,

Playing a scenario where only one player has an Air plane - in this example Gallabat - Metemma, Italians have a Fiat CR.42 fighter sitting on the runway at the start of game.

What is the situation where the non plane owning player picks up the Air Power card? Does it count as an Air Sortie equivalent, and is therefore of no use to him? If so, is the default - "order one unit of your choice" as with other cards that order some unit that you mave not have?

Or would it count as an Air Power card for that player?

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Re:Air Power as Air Sortie equivalent question Mon, 19 November 2012 20:28
If the Allies get the AIR POWER card and you are usnig Air Rules. Then the Allies may bring a plane onto the board by using that card as an "Air Sortie".
      
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Re:Air Power as Air Sortie equivalent question Tue, 20 November 2012 02:53
If Air Rules are in effect, and there is no specific note about Planes, then any player can bring one onto the board if they get an Air Sortie or Air Power card. There are some scenarios, though, where the rules specifically say one of the players cannot use Air Sorties and must discard them immediately.

      
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Re:Air Power as Air Sortie equivalent question Tue, 20 November 2012 06:59
Greetings,

And thank you for your answers.

I think where I went wrong is in making an assumption that one side didn't have access to airplane's. Just because the Axis player stars with a plane on the ground initially, doesn't mean that the Allied player has no 'planes for the entire game.

There was no special rule stating "No Airplanes" for Allied player.

Historically, in the Gallabat-Metemma scenario they had a bunch of old Gladiator Bi-planes and a few really ancient bombers.


So my question is/was irrelevant actually.

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Re:Air Power as Air Sortie equivalent question Tue, 20 November 2012 07:05
Fred the Obscure wrote on Tue, 20 November 2012 09:59

Greetings,

And thank you for your answers.

I think where I went wrong is in making an assumption that one side didn't have access to airplane's. Just because the Axis player stars with a plane on the ground initially, doesn't mean that the Allied player has no 'planes for the entire game.



That's a logical mistake to make. Enjoy the scenario!! Cool
      
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Re:Air Power as Air Sortie equivalent question Tue, 20 November 2012 08:11

That's a logical mistake to make. Enjoy the scenario!! Cool [/quote]


You need Vulcan ears on that Smiley face for comments like that!

Played the scenario twice, and both times the Italians held out. Historically correct, as this "light weight" game so often is.

It's the best.

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Re:Air Power as Air Sortie equivalent question Tue, 20 November 2012 12:34
Fred the Obscure wrote on Tue, 20 November 2012 11:11


SNIP---
Historically correct, as this "light weight" game so often is.

It's the best.

Fred the Obscure,
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I couldn't agree more! I'm often impressed with how historical this light war game is... Very Happy
      
    
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