Support Section/Squad - Bad Things Happen

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John.Emmett
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Support Section/Squad - Bad Things Happen

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Hi All.

If a Section/Squad that consists of two Teams is taken as a support option, what are the Bad Things Happen rolls for the following situations:

1. A Team is wiped out.

2. A Squad/Section reduced to one Team is wiped out.

3. The entire Section/Squad is lost in a single Phase.

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Thanks so much. I should have been clearer in my question. I understand how this works for a squad from an organic platoon. What I'm trying to figure out is if it works differently for a squad that's taken as a support option, specifically where the "Support Unit Killed" roll would come into play.

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We play it as the "Support Unit Killed" roll replaces the "last" Bad Things Happen roll caused for wiping the unit out. So for your examples:

1: A Team from a Support Squad is Wiped Out - Team Wiped Out (as normal)

2: The last Team from a Support Squad is Wiped Out - Support Unit Killed (instead of Team Wiped Out)

3: The entire Support Squad is Wiped Out - Support Unit Killed (instead of Squad Wiped Out)

And I'll add #4 for clarity: An individual Support Team (i.e. Gun crew, MMG) is Wiped Out - Support Unit Killed (instead of Team Wiped Out)

Not official answers, just how we read the rules.

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Yup, I'd play it exactly the same as Levi.
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For consistancy I would keep it the same or as close to 'normal' troops.

So use team wiped out if there is more than one team in the Support unit.

When the next team is killed same again.
If both teams are killed in same phase or only one team (like MMG) then use support unit killed.

I would use support unit routs in place of section /team breaks for support units of either type.

EDIT: The breaks rather than routs bit is based on a verbal but makes sense
https://toofatlardies.co.uk/forum/viewt ... uts#p76872

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Thanks all!

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