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Zzargon13 Nov 2015 3:22 a.m. PST

Hi there,

I just started getting acquianted with "real" ww2 wargaming.
Im an absolute NOOB, so please excuse my everything.

I have downloaded some free rulesets, read them through, and i think, i will start with the ghq micro armour rules.

Theres one thing in the basics, what makes me confused.
I cant find a rule, which takes into account unit strenght, based on the number of vehicles/guns/anything represented on a stand.
For example, in my opinion, a stand representing a unit with 4 T34s should have more firepower than a stand with a unit of 3 PzIIIs (or PZ IVs).
The rule tables contain combat values for individual vehicles. Do these values cumulate? Or do represented vehicles fire and take damage separately? Dont think so.
I find combat rules reasonable for infantry units, but for AFVs i find it too simplified.
I know im missing something.
Please, can anyone help me to understand this most basic principle?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Nov 2015 7:27 a.m. PST

IIRC the AFV values are per stand and assumes 1 mosel per stand.

Brian Bronson13 Nov 2015 11:35 a.m. PST

All the unit stats are per stand. Each stand represents (roughly) a platoon of 3-5 vehicles. Usually you'll base 1 vehicle model per stand but the number of models on a stand doesn't matter.

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