Supply in Merkur
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January 28, 2021 at 11:32 am #3289
Dear all. I have just begun to look into this fabulous scenario and have some initial questions please…
Does the Peleponnese count as Greek mainland? If not, what is it please?
Is the Greek mainland and / or the Peleponnese counted as friendly territory to the Axis? I understand friendly to include own, allied or surrendered enemy territory. If both are friendly, then presumably the Axis can trace an LOC over the rails and roads all the way down to Neapoli (0433)?
Presumably the 7FK Corps HQ must be within 6 MSR of the ST to provide offensive supply?
When tracing an MSR over non-road and rail hexes, does the terrain effect how many hexes you can trace? EG would tracing an MSR through a woods hex cost 2 with no road or rail in that hex?
I have read the AAR on Merkur but didn’t quite follow the supply issues. I think I understand the general concepts of supply and have found the training videos very helpful. I realise that perhaps Merkur is a uniquely complex scenario when it comes to supply.
I would also like to thank everyone involved in the TSWW project. The games are utterly beautiful. I love the counters and the maps. The amount of work that has been put in is staggering, so thank you.
February 4, 2021 at 9:30 am #3299Simone CapecchiParticipant
If I can give you some advice, ask this question in the FB TSWW group; the authors of the AAR are always present there too.
February 4, 2021 at 10:08 am #3300
Many thanks Simone
Unfortunately I don’t use Facebook, but have started to read the Barbarossa rules which has helped a bit
February 8, 2021 at 11:35 am #3305Martyn PottsParticipant
“Does the Peleponnese count as Greek mainland?”
Yes. Despite their best efforts to cast it adrift with the Corinth Canal!
“Is the Greek mainland and / or the Peleponnese counted as friendly territory to the Axis? I understand friendly to include own, allied or surrendered enemy territory. If both are friendly, then presumably the Axis can trace an LOC over the rails and roads all the way down to Neapoli (0433)?”
Yes. The Germans had won the war on the mainland by the time op Merkur took place.
“Presumably the 7FK Corps HQ must be within 6 MSR of the ST to provide offensive supply?”
Yes, unless it is sitting on GSPs
“When tracing an MSR over non-road and rail hexes, does the terrain effect how many hexes you can trace?”
Yes. See the MSR Weather Modifiers chart on page 8 of the Merkur charts. You will find a more comprehensive version in later versions of the rules (MSR Terrain & Weather Modifiers chart in v1.6).
February 8, 2021 at 12:45 pm #3306
Thank you very much that really helps and makes sense
Another quick question if you don’t mind though . ..would the Allied airbase counters on Crete have any organic AA? It looks like there is a counter capacity of 6 airbases, though as the Allied player I’m not sure what to do with them all except destroy them before the Germans capture them!
February 8, 2021 at 1:42 pm #3307Martyn PottsParticipant
Airbases in TSWW don’t have Organic AA.
There might be some Positional/Static AA listed in the OB, but a quick look reveals there are no counters for these on the Merkur counter sheet so probably not.
February 8, 2021 at 2:36 pm #3308
Thank you again Martyn.
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