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Interdiction by Indirect fire
The semi-official Interdiction Fire Mission
registered indirect fire and interdiction fire. In a sense it is opportunity fire with IDF assets.
- The new indirect fire mission will be termed 'Interdiction Fire'.
- Interdiction fire missions are available only in scenarios where one side is dug in,
thus considered to have had an opportunity to register the fire of their guns and mortars. It is only
available to the dug-in side.
Only units or fire support elements that are in direct or
organic support may conduct an interdiction
Indirect fire units on the table may conduct an
interdiction fire mission only if they have not moved from their initial emplacement.
Only a qualified obersver (or the unit itself if it is on-board) may call for an inderdiction fire
mission. To qualify, the observer must be a commander or FO if the firing unit(s)
is in organic support. Only an FO may be a qualified observer for a fire support
element in direct support.
During the Call for Fire segment of the Offensive Fire Phase, the phasing player places
an overwatch marker next to the observer or the firing unit.
The obeserver and firing unit(s) may NOT conduct any other type of fire that phase,
nor may they conduct any actions during the subsequent friendly Maneuver Phase.
During the ENEMY player's subsequent Maneuver Phase, the friendly player may interrupt
the phasing player's movement if the targeted unit moves at least one inch and
moves into the line of sight of the desigated observer. Roll on the Call for Fire table,
and if successful, place the appropriate IDF template(s) on the targeted moving enemy unit.
Any unit under the template(s) is attacked with indirect fire, and if suppressed or disordered
it must terminate its movement. The template(s) remains on the table for the
remainder of the phasing player's Maneuver Phase, and each enemy unit that passes
into or through the template(s) is attacked.
- Interdiction missions are limited to shelling fire missions only. No concentrations, special missions (TOT, Mike, etc.) or
mixed shelling/smoke missions can be called as interdiction fire.
As a game referree, feel free to experiment with this rule.
This page was last updated on 10/28/2013 at 11:57AM