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« on: 28 September 2020, 09:12:15 PM »

I assaulted a pak 40 w two infantry stands, both on the flank, so the Pak 40 got 0 attacks, is that correct? CA 2 - 2 for each unit attacking on its flank or rear.

They were in gun pit/foxhole, so were hit on 6 in first round. Canadians only scored one hit out of all those dice. So the Pak 40 needed to move 1/2 step away. That seemed odd, I donít think the troops would pull their PK 40 with from an assault. Didnít they weigh 1500+ lbs?
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« Reply #1 on: 28 September 2020, 09:37:46 PM »

I don't have the book to hand, but I think the intention was for the crew to abandon their weapon, which seems the most logical outcome.
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« Reply #2 on: 28 September 2020, 09:41:44 PM »

Agreed. Iíll also have to dig into the rules to find out.
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« Reply #3 on: 28 September 2020, 10:00:54 PM »

The infantry are close assaulting.

They win the combat 1 to 0.

They score double, or more, their opponents total.

PAK40 and crew are eliminated.

Bottom of page 41, assuming you are using BKCIV.
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« Reply #4 on: 28 September 2020, 10:40:22 PM »

Thereís an asterisk that says if itís 1 hit to 0 or 2 hits to 1 that you use the middle row result...if Iím reading that correct.

The infantry are close assaulting.

They win the combat 1 to 0.

They score double, or more, their opponents total.

PAK40 and crew are eliminated.

Bottom of page 41, assuming you are using BKCIV.
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« Reply #5 on: 28 September 2020, 10:46:54 PM »

Now that I read page 36, fall back, it appears any dug in troops or guns may not fall-back...but I may not be correct in applying those rules to assaults since theyíre a unique combat process.
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« Reply #6 on: 29 September 2020, 10:53:20 AM »

You are correct - dug-in guns (& that includes AT guns) cannot fall back (regardless of the cause) so are destroyed in the scenario you have outlined.

This is to reflect the fact that the crew would just retire (run) in an assault situation as you describe and the gun would be lost.

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