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  • Hi! Another rainy day, another game of A&A 1941…and more questions.

    1. Sub sneak attack: Does the attacker get only one sneak attack or can they press the attack if the 1st is unsuccessful? Are there any nuances beyond Destroyers not susceptible to the sneak attack?

    2. Are adjacent sea and land squares (e.g., the western US + the contiguous sea) one square or two for something like aircraft movement?

    3. How many movements are required to go E>W across the US?

    4. Is circumpolar navigation possible, across the top or bottom of the board?


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Official Q&A TripleA Moderator

    @scottbrooks

    1. Submarines have their surprise strikes in every round of combat. An enemy destroyer cancels the surprise strike ability.
    2. Whenever a border between two spaces (territories and/or seazones) is crossed it counts as one movement point.
    3. Two.
    4. The spaces at the left side of the board are adjacent to those on the right side of the board. The poles are not part of the map/game.


  • re: #2

    So I fully understand, could you clarify / confirm?

    • Western US is a separate square from sea zone 42. In this case it is 2 moves to get from the land to Midway, in zone 43

    • If that is true, how does it work when attacking a zone like square 45 with Japan surrounded by sea? Using Midway as a staging point, is it 3 moves to get to the Japanese mainland (43->44, 44->45, 45->Japan)?

    • If this is true, can planes overfly an occupied sea zone (e.g., 45) to stage an attack on Japan?


  • 2020

    @scottbrooks
    Yes to all 3


  • 2020

    Sorry. Spoke to soon.

    @scottbrooks said in Combat Questions:

    re: #2

    So I fully understand, could you clarify / confirm?

    Western US is a separate square from sea zone 42. In this case it is 2 moves to get from the land to Midway, in zone 43 no 3 moves. WUS to sz 42, 42 to 43, 43 to midway.

    • If that is true, how does it work when attacking a zone like square 45 with Japan surrounded by sea? Using Midway as a staging point, is it 3 moves to get to the Japanese mainland (43->44, 44->45, 45->Japan)?

    Yes

    • If this is true, can planes overfly an occupied sea zone (e.g., 45) to stage an attack on Japan?

    Yes.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Official Q&A TripleA Moderator

    @scottbrooks said in Combat Questions:

    re: #2

    So I fully understand, could you clarify / confirm?

    • Western US is a separate square from sea zone 42. In this case it is 2 moves to get from the land to Midway, in zone 43

    You cross three borders (WUS to 42, 42 to 43, 43 to Midway) so it is three movement points.

    • If that is true, how does it work when attacking a zone like square 45 with Japan surrounded by sea? Using Midway as a staging point, is it 3 moves to get to the Japanese mainland (43->44, 44->45, 45->Japan)?

    No. You would cross four borders: Midway to 43, 43 to 44, 44 to 45, 45 to Japan). Note that you would not be able to land your fighter then. So a fighter move would be impossible.

    In case your fighter started from a carrier in SZ 43, it would be three movement points to attack Japan. You could land on a carrier in SZ 45, then, provided this can be established as valid landing point.

    • If this is true, can planes overfly an occupied sea zone (e.g., 45) to stage an attack on Japan?

    Yes, but only in case you can - during combat move phase - demonstrate how to land them during noncombat move phase.


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