A9.22: Does a Cowering FL leave RFP?

Reepicheep

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Situation: 4-6-7 w/LMG First Fires (w/o leadership) & declaring a firelane. Generally this leaves 2RFP in the target hex and establishes a 1FP firelane.

The DR is: 2,2 , a cower result. No FL is placed, attack is reduced to the 4 column, and squad/LMG are marked w/Final Fire.

What RFP is placed? 2RFP (1/2 of 4FP) or 1FP (1/2 of Squad FP only and discounting the LMG since it was trying to place a FL)?

For what its worth: We played that both squad & LMG contributed to RFP figuring that the LMG FP had to "go" somewhere, but looking for opinions.
 

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A 9.22 stipulates that if Infantry cowers, it cannot place a FL.
As the FL is not placed, RF takes in account the LMG FP (it still fires during DFF, and loses its ROF by the way), thus leaving a 2 RF FP...
So I believe you chose the right solution (note that the result still is inferior to the "fire lane", i. e. only 2 RF FP and not 2 RF FP + 1FP FL).
Let us now see what the true experts of this forum believe! 8)
 

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Reepicheep said:
For what its worth: We played that both squad & LMG contributed to RFP figuring that the LMG FP had to "go" somewhere, but looking for opinions.
I believe you played it correctly.
 
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