The Sharp End Scenario Modifiers

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The Sharp End Scenario Modifiers

Post by Tom Ballou » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:17 pm

Do these apply to PSCs?

Basic Scenario Changes -SE pg. 22
Scenario2 -Probe:Defender should be allowed 2 team sized entrenchments to represent their outposts.
Scenario 3 -Attack & Defend: Defender should be allowed 3 team sized entrenchments OR 1 team sized entrenchment and 1 full CoC die.
Scenario 4 -Delaying Action: Defender should begin with 3 pips on their CoC die.
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Re: The Sharp End Scenario Modifiers

Post by Seret » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:30 am

No, those are only if you're using a basic ladder campaign without maps.

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Re: The Sharp End Scenario Modifiers

Post by Tom Ballou » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:39 am

There is conflicting text in the section on page 22; (correction)
These should only be used for a No Map game. Where a map is being used to determine the terrain, simply apply the Scenario amendments as listed and ignore the terrain notes.
The first section says only used for “no map” games, but the next sentence says they should...
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Re: The Sharp End Scenario Modifiers

Post by Truscott Trotter » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:42 am

Hmm well spotted Tom
It looks like those ones are meant to apply in all ATSE campaigns.

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Re: The Sharp End Scenario Modifiers

Post by Archdukek » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 am

That sentence on page 22, not 20, is simply saying that you ignore the terrain suggestions for each scenario if using a map since the map determines the terrain. You can use the tactical enhancements when playing your own map based ATSE campaign as well as in non map ones.

However, I don't think you should assume they automatically apply to all Pint Sized Campaigns since the PSCs tend to have their own specific scenario requirements for any terrain or tactical enhancements like the bunkers in Operation Martlet. As ever though, you and your opponent could agree in advance to use some of them if you think they will improve the game, just be alert to possible unintended consequences. For example, as the German defender in Martlet I would be delighted to be given a whole Chain of Command dice at game start for the attack on Fontenay to end the British pre-game barrage. I doubt that was the author's intention.

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Re: The Sharp End Scenario Modifiers

Post by Tom Ballou » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:20 am

Got the answer from the man himself. They do not apply.
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