Armoured carriers are a special class of vehicles that can be used to transport infantry and mortars, tow guns, and act as weapon mounts for infantry and anti-tank guns.
Targeting Armoured Carriers
- Armoured carriers are weakly armoured and are treated as Soft Targets. Anti-Tank fire is considered to pass through the platoon causing minimal damage. HE and machine gun fire are much more effective.
- Adding a gun or a mortar to an armoured carrier does not convert it into an AFV. It remains an armoured carrier.
- Armoured troop carriers and gun tows are not targeted separately. The carrier is Dispersed at the same time as the infantry or gun.
Armoured Carriers as Troop Transports
- An armoured carrier increases a carried unit’s Reaction Dice in a similar way to Light and Medium Cover. This increase is permanently factored into the unit statistics.
Armoured Gun Tows
- Armoured transports add +1D to a gun’s Reaction Dice.
- A Pak-40 towed by a SdKfz 251/1 has its Reaction Dice increased from 3D to 4D. When deployed the Pak-40 would have a 5D Reaction.
Armoured Gun Tows with Machine Guns
- In addition to increasing a gun’s Reaction Dice, armoured carriers negate a gun’s +2 TN combat penalty when attacked in Close Assault.
- A Pak-40 towed by an Opel Blitz truck is close assaulted by Soviet infantry. The Pak-40’s TN of 4+ is increased by +2 to a TN of 6+ making it highly likely that it will lose the close assault.
- Later A Pak-40 towed by a SdKfz 251/1 is close assaulted by Soviet infantry. As the SdKfz 251/1 is armed with machine guns, the Pak-40’s TN remains at of 4+ giving it an improved chance of defeating the Soviet infantry.