Gembloux Gap part 3 Question

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Gembloux Gap part 3 Question

Post by jean1951 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:47 pm

Hello,

I am going through the Gembloux Gap Tv series very good production. I was wondering if someone would be able to answer these two questions on troops taking hits. Note: all groups are within four inches of each other.
A) Nick in part 3 placed an HMG on the second floor and a rifle team on the first floor. When the troops take weapons fire are you allowed to spread the hits on the two groups?

B) Same question as A but the rifle team or a second rifle team would outside the building hiding behind a hedge?

Best regards,

Jean

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Re: Gembloux Gap part 3 Question

Post by Truscott Trotter » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:34 pm

Hi Jean
Relevant text is on p 33
Firing is undertaken against individual Teams.
However, if Teams are within 4” of each other
and are visible to the firer and in the same cover,
they must be treated as one larger target and any
hits divided between them, as covered in Section
9.1, How to Fire.


Also in FAQ
8.3 Target Defined
Q: If a squad is deployed on different levels of a building, are the troops on each level considered to
be separate for firing purposes so that a firer can focus his fire on one target rather than divide the
hits between different Teams?
A: Which floor they are on doesn’t matter. If they are within 4” of another unit, be that up down,
left, right or diagonally, they are considered to be adjacent for targeting purposes and hits are split
between them
As a rule of thumb I have suggested as a rule of thumb that this is only the case if they are on
adjacent floors. As, frankly, if they are two floors apart then they will almost certainly be 4” apart
and it saves measuring fractions of an inch to check precisely.


Probably best to place CoC questions in the Chain of Command section of the forum in future - you will get more answers! :D

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Re: Gembloux Gap part 3 Question

Post by DougM » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:05 am

Sorry, question B. If the hedge and building are the same cover, then yes, the hits are spread..
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Re: Gembloux Gap part 3 Question

Post by Truscott Trotter » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:50 am

Ahh yes part B, normally one would have hedges as soft cover and buildings as hard so you have the option not to spread the hits to the team in hard cover if you choose.

As Doug mentioned it is possible for the troops behind the hedge to be in hard cover e.g tactical or in entrenchments in which case you must spread the hits.

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Re: Gembloux Gap part 3 Question

Post by jean1951 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:39 pm

Thank you very much.

Jean

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Re: Gembloux Gap part 3 Question

Post by DougM » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:45 pm

Truscott Trotter wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:50 am
Ahh yes part B, normally one would have hedges as soft cover and buildings as hard so you have the option not to spread the hits to the team in hard cover if you choose.

As Doug mentioned it is possible for the troops behind the hedge to be in hard cover e.g tactical or in entrenchments in which case you must spread the hits.
There's also the possibility that the building is wooden or other light construction and only offers light cover. (There's a definite tendency for wargamers to talk about soft/hard cover, but think the rulebook uses 'light/hard and bunkers'.
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