Attached heavy weapons casualties

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dakkadakka
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Attached heavy weapons casualties

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I saw in the four part video where a roll was made after a close combat to see whether a casualty was assigned to an infantry section or the attached heavy weapon section. However, I can’t seem to find it in the rules.

Is the roll only made after a close combat; or, do you make the check after a direct and/or indirect fire attack as well? It seems logical that the HW team could fall victim to other attacks, especially if HE is involved.

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Jim

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DCRBrown
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J,

Yes, you check every time there is a section loss to see if any attached heavy weapon is lost.

DB

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When does a 3 section platoon with an attached HMG section start taking tests for routing due to losses? Is it when it loses 2 sections from the platoon not including the HMG section? If so does the HMG section rout as well if the unit fails?

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We came upon this question in our last game. We decided that we should treat the platoon as if it were a 'square platoon' and tested when they were down to a single regular section & the heavy weapon base.

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There is a ruling on attached sections in a query 26th april? Which may help, but it's under review?

My understanding is that currently you test when only one inf section is left and if it fails rout test both go, but if only the attached AT/MMG section survives on its own it goes independent.

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DCRBrown
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Yep, that's the current rule.

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Cheers

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