Entrenchments from a previous battle

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Ham and Jam
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Entrenchments from a previous battle

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Would the entrenchments from a previous battle of a campaign remain on the table if you are refighting the same map?

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Re: Entrenchments from a previous battle

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So long as you haven't fought a battle on a different board in-between, we generally say yes.

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Re: Entrenchments from a previous battle

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We had a lengthy discussion re this on the faceslap group yesterday.

Proviso was number of defences did not exceed maximim in book.

Even so it is a big advantage to the defender giving them that many free points.
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Re: Entrenchments from a previous battle

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It doesn't really make sense for a minefield, barbed wire or road block to suddenly disappear if they were not cleared during the battle, especially as the next battle fought on the same map may be taking place just a few hours after the last.

However, as TT says, on the Hatebook discussion the consensus was that the number of fortifications should not exceed that stipulated in the rule book - so no more than a total of 2 minefields for example. I see it as a bonus for defending the table successfully - and the attacker usually gets some additional points to buy more support points if their first attack fails.

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Re: Entrenchments from a previous battle

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It does generally reinforce the idea that infantry that stands still for any length of time will heavily entrench their position, making themselves hard and harder to dislodge. :)

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Re: Entrenchments from a previous battle

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Surely that depends on the length of the campaign turns?

Also if infantry is able in 1 or 2 hours to add minefields wire and entrenchments ala Kursk it is not realistic and certainly not a fun game IMHO.

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