- Jan 9, 2010
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- Ottawa GMT -5/-4
Latverians first line troops are rated as 4-5-7. First line US troops are rated 6-6-6 with a broken ML of 8 (according to national capabilities chart). Rule A25.3 states that 1st line US have a +2 broken ML bump. It seems that the Latverians would have a broken side ML of 9.
I appreciate what you are saying, but the intent of A25.3 is not to make an American First Line squad "better" than an Elite American squad. Why, for example, don't 6-6-7 and 7-4-7 squads have a broken ML of 9? Where is their "+2 bump," as you call it?Thank you for quoting this as now I don't have to run and get my rule book. You are correct the +2 bump to American 1st Line Squads is specifically mentioned in the A25 National Distinctions section. The broken Latverian 1st line squad would be 9 morale.
A25.3 is intended to model the speed with which American troops in general recovered from setbacks. Second Line and Green troops broke as easily as First Line troops, but did not rally as quickly. The "bump" merely distinguishes Second Line and Green troops from First Line ones.
In reality, the broken ML of an American First Line squad is one greater than that of a Second Line or Green squad. Therefore, the net effect of A25.3 would be to give a First Line Latverian squad a broken ML of 7, or one greater than that of the rumoured Latverian "Second Line" 4-3-7 squad, which my sources tell me has a broken ML of 6.
Finally, given that Wachovian and Latverian combat actions do not appear in any historical record, perhaps both sides should be represented by Second Line Infantry, units unprepared for combat.
A25.3 AMERICAN: U.S. Infantry squads have a printed broken Morale Level one higher than that used on their Good Order side except for 1st Line Infantry, which have a broken Morale Level two higher than their Good Order side. Second Line Infantry should generally be used to represent American units which were not prepared for combat.