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The type of ammunition used is not important. The basic Additional crewmen can carry assumption for all of these weapons is that the crew will 8 rounds each (A) 4 dice use the proper round for the task at hand. Ammunition for all weapons used by the NVA/VC is 90mm Tank Gun - vehicle weapon listed in terms of dice. The gamemaster rolls for the num20 rounds carried 12 dice ber of rounds carried when drawing up those forces. 100mm Tank Gun - vehicle weapon 14 dice The rate of fire for all direct fire support weapons is one 105mm Howitzer - 4 man crew 12 dice round per turn.
Units that are not under at a rate of 24" per one minute turn. The objective must be fire, or that have no enemy units in sight, may be given a a visible, specific geographic point that can be clearly iden- Combat Order and will obey it for the first five minutes. tified. For example, units can charge a village, a tree line, If a Combat Order has been in effect for five minutes or a stream bed without problems. You cannot, however, and there is no enemy fire, or there are no visible enemy order a unit to charge a point 20" ahead in the woods.
On occasion, the NVA/VC went to great lengths to prepare the LZ's for possible American use. 33 OBSERVATION HELICOPTER (LOACH)-CONT. 5 BOOBY TRAP/ MINES GM - The gamemaster should determine whether or not the canal can be crossed. NA - Vehicles can not enter this area, not applicable to that mode of transportation. 5 BOOBY TRAP/MINES The discovery and resolution of booby traps and mines occurs during the MOVEMENT PHASE. Each time that a figure in a unit moves into an area where either device exists, a die roll must be made to determine whether or not the device is spotted.