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Consolidation and Halftracks

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2023 1:31 pm
by Forst
Is it possible to bring all 3 platoons of a company on table in the same turn using the consolidate (armour) function if they are all mounted in halftracks (afv's)?

Ie could I pay for 3 armour consolidate orders in the same turn to bring on three separate panzer Grenadier platoons in Hanomags behind a secured hill objective?

Or does the first one trigger the "restriction*" as the coy is no longer entirely in reserve? The remainder then using baseline deployment or reserves!

Could you bring on an an attached tank platoon as well? As a 4th order.

Re: Consolidation and Halftracks

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 9:08 am
by j1mwallace
We had a similar question 2 weeks ago and the general consensus was no . Unless there is a road connection . Page 35 is the reference we used . No road or track = no AFV Consolidation .

Re: Consolidation and Halftracks

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 9:49 am
by Forst
There was defiantly a road, so afv option per day is valid, it's just how many platoons can you deploy from the same coy in the same turn at what cost?

Re: Consolidation and Halftracks

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2023 12:59 pm
by j1mwallace
I would have said in that case . pay 4 points . deploy 4 platoons

Re: Consolidation and Halftracks

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2023 4:18 pm
by OverTheHill
Good question!
if we follow the example of the RESERVES! action, motorised infantry are classed with AFV supports (and they could just as easily be in trucks as Hanomags). Once the transports have deployed then presumably the infantry can dismount, with highest of 2D6 movement, but cannot fire, under the CONSOLIDATION! action. Being motorised i.e. "Armour" supports there is nothing to prevent additional transports being deployed from the same panzer grenadier co. at the cost of additional order(s). I'm not even sure it would have to be the same objective/terrain feature! But clearly there would have to be some judgement as to how far from the road/track the transport was allowed to deploy (some features/hills are pretty big!)