Living in Brownbackistan
- Oct 1, 2003
- Reaction score
Did the OVR on the gun truck take place on the first turn? After that the gun truck should be in vehicular dust. That's a +3 minimum (+2 vehicular dust, +1 fire attacker in SMOKE) plus light dust. Even at +0 light dust with a -1 AL you are looking for a three to immob and a two to kill. If the gun truck is in double vehicular dust, it's a two to immob and no chance to destroy, even with +0 light dust and a -1 AL. At setup there should be L3/35s fore and aft. If you set the gun truck in 30u5 the British must move through the L3/35s to OVR (unless they risk hammada immobilization), allowing the L3/35s a chance to fire as the ACs drive by. Once the game gets rolling the OVR against the trucks should be almost always needing a three or lower to even have a chance of immobilizing. It's exceptionally hard for the British to kill the Italians by OVR. Or really by anything.Thank you JR. Yes, all of that sounds like we had it. He killed the gun truck and 3 more I think. All with less than 5's. Then ran off and waited for my tankettes. They mostly failed their move rolls and had to attack piecemeal. Getting three tankettes killed that way. If he had rolled tens on the overruns, perhaps my opinion woukd be different. My recent history on VASL is not good though. As my next two AAR's will show. I feel I am getting fu**ed by the bot every time I play.
Vehicle Dust is an automatic sD that you can drive around. That makes it nearly as powerful as ordnance SMOKE. You can use it purely defensively by driving into it. For example if the last three vehicles in the Italian setup (hexes A5, B5 and C5) are Autocarri L, they can potentially drive up the track and form a "dust Luffberry" in hexes P3, P4, Q4 on the Italian first turn. You can also use it defensive-offensively by driving through a stopped enemy AC and and ending with vehicle dust in the hex with the AC. That risks being hit on the approach so perhaps is best accomplished by L3s, but you might do it with a truck if there is a need. If you use an L3 and have the MP, an OVR or at least TPBF first vs the OT AC is a nice touch, although +1 inexperienced, +light dust, so don't expect too much.perhaps I should learn better vehicle dust management.