Armoured Carriers

In this post I take a look at how armoured carriers are used in Combat HQ.

Armoured carriers are a special class of vehicles that can be used to carry mortars, tow guns, and act as weapon mounts for infantry and anti-tank guns.




Targeting Armoured Carriers

Armoured carriers are Soft Targets.

Armoured Carrier Gun Tows

Guns towed by armoured carriers must be limbered/unlimbered the same as guns towed by trucks or horses.


Improved Reaction Dice

Armoured transports add +1D to a gun’s Reaction Dice when the gun is limbered. It provides no benefit when the gun is deployed. So a gun towed by an armoured carrier has the same Reaction Dice whether it’s deployed or not.

Reaction: 4D (4D)

A Pak-40 towed by a SdKfz 251/4 has its Reaction Dice increased from 3D to 4D when limbered. It has a 4D Reaction when deployed.

Armoured Carrrier Gun Tows with Machine Guns

In addition to increasing a gun’s Reaction Dice, armed carriers add +1D to the gun’s FP Dice during close assaults, and at short and effective ranges.

A Pak-40 towed by a SdKfz 251/4 (with a machine gun) has its Firepower increased by +1D from FP: 4D to FP: 5D during close assault and when firing at short and effective ranges.

About Jim Bambra

Jim has designed and developed a wide variety of games such as Warhammer Fantasy Battles, Warhammer 40,000, Star Wars Miniatures, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Frontiers, GURPS, Star Wars, and TORG. In addition to tabletop games, Jim has also developed games for PCs and consoles: Special Forces, Warzone 2100, Conflict: Desert Storm I & II, the Great Escape, Conflict: Vietnam, and Conflict: Global Storm, amongst others.

Combat HQ is his latest set of rules. It grew out of Jim’s desire to play a fast moving World War Two miniatures game that not only required him to make decisions as an army commander, but also contained sufficient detail to capture the intricacies and complexities of World War Two combat in an entertaining manner.

Jim lives in Fuerteventura where he plays a wide range of games from miniature wargames to video games. In his spare time he likes to read, teach Aikido and go walking with his dogs.

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