G14.63.....wouldn't the NOBA module have 5 black and 2 red cards? Nit picking, I know.Wow, what a blood bath. I planned my stick drop points at least 12 hexes away from any board edge.
I'm pretty confident that is is standard CVP value i.e. 2 CVP for gun / 2 CVP for crews.
I saw no value in Direct Fire for NOBA. Seems needless to me except you don't have to draw a card. I would rather draw cards and hammer 8 hexes, especially with 200mm. No harm for red cards since drawing 2 does not cancel NOBA. Also, 6 black and 2 red is a pretty decent deck to draw from.
NOBA DF has several advantages, but is best deployed in situations where its benefits can be fully realized. The beach landing scenz are a good example. Firing at targets in the ravines is another. And being able to change your guns' "position" along the map edge means you can attack targets that might not be in LOS/LOF of a normal NOBA observer. Don't have to use it, but it is there when you need it.