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Onboard Artillery

The standard artillery rules specify that the discipline rating (DR) be added as a modifier to any IDF attack resolution conducted by on-board artillery. This leads to some anomalous situations that are seen primarily when the artillery is conducting a mission that is being called by a different unit. Specifically: To address these anomalies, try out the following optional rules:
  1. Apply the DR rating normally to any IDF attacks from on-board artillery units that are conducting Self Observed fire (p.38).
  2. Apply only NEGATIVE DR ratings to IDF attacks from on-board artillery that are being called by a separate observer.
  3. If units from the same battery have different DR and conduct a battery fire mission, either:
    • Use the worst modifier that applies (see rule 2 above as well - only negative modifiers are used).
    • OR only allow units with the same DR to join in the mission (a 4 mortar battery where one is suppressed would lay 3 templates)
Gamemasters should be aware of the anomalies of onboard artillery and use some of the above options (specify which in the scenario) to address them.

This page was last updated on 10/28/2013 at 11:57AM

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