Who fights in a melee

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Huscarl1066
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Who fights in a melee

Post by Huscarl1066 »

If an A/T (75mm) section with an infantry platoon adjacent (touching) is attacked from the front by a platoon of 2 tanks and 1 of the tanks gets within an inch of the infantry.

Is it 2 melees A/T vs 1 tank and Inf vs tank or 1 melee 2 tanks vs A/T gun as the gun was the target of the overun.
Forst
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Re: Who fights in a melee

Post by Forst »

I would say it depends on whether you attack as 2 sections with 2 commands or as a platoon with one command.

If you attack with 2 commands you can allocate one tank to the guns and one to the infantry and fight seperatly. If they attack as a pair then the infantry and gun defends as a pair with one calculation.

As they are adjacent you cannot attack one without the other, but with 2 commands you could prioritise the gun with one tank section, while the other keeps the infantry busy!
Huscarl1066
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Re: Who fights in a melee

Post by Huscarl1066 »

Thanks for the reply. Where in the rules does it say because they are adjacent you cannot attack one without the other.
Forst
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Re: Who fights in a melee

Post by Forst »

You start a melee by coming within 1" , so unless coming in from the flank, it's difficult not to be within 1" if adjacent targets?
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