If UK picks up men from Korea, and amphibiously drops them on Japan. Does Japan get to launch Kamikaze’s at the DD and CV in sea zone 6 (Japan’s home waters), provided they did not move during the combat phase?
If the UK is using her transports to transport UK ground units, and the DD and CV are UK, then yes. To avoid combat, you’d have to move the DD and CV out during combat move or else they could be targeted.
I am aware that Japan, if they have surviving air units after USA hits them can still scramble to create a naval battle, but do they also get to Kamikaze as well if the only ships being activated are transports?
No, kamikazes can only target surface warships.
If I have to, I will use Anzac forces to occupy the remnants of Japan and plunder their capital. I just have very few UK units to clear the sea battle from a scramble, and losing the cv and dd may disrupt the amphibious assault. Just curious.
Situation not clear enough. Not sure what you are doing.
This also creates another question. As above, USA is in z6 on turn 21. On turn 22, when they begin the attack to seize Japan, if they only move 11 transports into z6 from Hawaii, and bridge 4 additional units in from Korea using 2 existing transports, and only send in 7 fighters to join the 10 fighters and 6 tactical bombers already in z6; Does Japan get to launch Kamikazes at the 8 cv’s, bb, 4 dd’s that occupy Japan’s sz6 at the end of the combat movement phase? Does scrambling change the answer?
Japan could use kamikazes against any USA surface warships that are in Z6, yes.
The rule book for Japan 1940 page 14 under Kamikaze attack state that “If an allied player has moved ships into one of the above sea zones, The Japanese player can announce during this phase that he or she intends to launch a kamikaze attack. A kamikaze attack can target any specific enemy surface warships (not submarines or transports.)” Â We are using a3 which I assume automatically permits the use of Kamikaze regardless of the old activation rules.
Yes, activation rules died with Alpha2
Does this mean they can target any specific enemy warship including UK, Anzac, and USA-[the active player] or just the US players ships?
I think you’re confused about the fact that only the power whose turn it is, is involved. Kamikazes can be used against any nation, but only the nation whose turn it is. If it’s the USA’s turn, only the USA surface warships can be targeted, because in Axis and Allies you can only carry out attacks with one power at a time.
That sounds like if the U.S. moves ships (transports) it triggers the option to attack. It sounds like UK having not move ships into the zone would be immune. It also mentions that Kamikaze attacks can disrupt naval bombardment-which I assume requires me to move ships into the zone to trigger. Anyone clear on how all of this would work?
Yes. Moving a ship into the zone in combat movement phase triggers possibility of kamikazes, but only against the aggressor’s ships in that zone.
Disclaimer: I have not yet scoured over the Alpha3 rules, but I haven’t heard that kamikazes were changed by Alpha 3.