• It is a little unclear in the rulebook, but it appears that land units launched from transports (to make an amphibious assault) are committed to attacking unto death; i.e. there is no “back to the boats!” retreat possible. Are we reading this correctly?

    In our current game, there was an aborted Sea Lion attempt when air support failed to knock out enough resistance during the landing of the invasion force. Germany, quite reasonably, preferred to not lose all their units in a disastrous assault, and was unhappy when we ix-nayed their retreat.

    Just want to know for future reference (same question would apply to a D-Day scenario). Thank you!
    8-)

  • Moderator Official Q&A 2021 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 TripleA

    @Black:

    It is a little unclear in the rulebook, but it appears that land units launched from transports (to make an amphibious assault) are committed to attacking unto death; i.e. there is no “back to the boats!” retreat possible. Are we reading this correctly?

    Yes, you do:

    @rulebook:

    Retreats: Keep the attacking overland and seaborne land units separated on the battle strip. Attacking seaborne units cannot
    retreat.
    Attacking overland units and aircraft can retreat as normal at the end of any round of combat (see “Step 6: Press Attack
    or Retreat” on page 17). …

  • 2021 '19 '18 '17

    @P@nther:

    @Black:

    It is a little unclear in the rulebook, but it appears that land units launched from transports (to make an amphibious assault) are committed to attacking unto death; i.e. there is no “back to the boats!” retreat possible. Are we reading this correctly?

    Yes, you do:

    @rulebook:

    Retreats: Keep the attacking overland and seaborne land units separated on the battle strip. Attacking seaborne units cannot
    retreat.
    Attacking overland units and aircraft can retreat as normal at the end of any round of combat (see “Step 6: Press Attack
    or Retreat” on page 17). …

    That’s always been the rules for Amphibious Assaults. It used to be worse - the Classic rules had everybody involved in an Amphibious Assault - troops from transports, troops from other territories, and all of the air units - fight to the death, regardless. They’ve since dialed that back to just the troops off the boats fight to the death.

    -Midnight_Reaper


  • Wow! Thats crazy Midnight_Reaper. 🙂

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