LOL. This feature is the improvised minor river crossing, but not even close to how it is described in the manual on p.66:
Infantry, Airborne, and Engineer BGs can improvise a crossing of a minor river or canal, even when the bridge is out, and thus can leave the map with the blown bridge in any direction. Armored, Armored Infantry, and Recon BGs cannot do this.
If a Battle Group improvises a crossing of a destroyed minor bridge, they will lose all guns and vehicles in their active team slots (they’re returned to the Forcepool) and will not be able to field any guns or vehicles from their Forcepool until they are able to achieve a supply line equal to what they had before they made the crossing (or at least a supply line to a minor supply depot).
The way the improvised minor river crossing really works:
When you enter an enemy occupied map with a blown minor bridge, some of your teams are assumed to have improvised a water crossing. These teams first start deployed on the other side of the river from where the BG entered. These teams on the "far" bank cant be repositioned elsewhere on the far bank but can be repositioned to the near bank. Teams that first start deployed on the near bank can only be repositioned elsewhere on the near bank, not to the far bank.
No vehicles or guns are lost from the active roster, nor is there a penalty against choosing vehicles/guns until the previous level of supply is re-established. As seen below, some vehicles from an armor BG start deployed on the far bank and some on the near bank, both with the restrictions stated above. If this BG is on this map at the start of the next battle, it can deploy anywhere it has control on the map.
< Message edited by xe5 -- 7/30/2010 5:31:28 AM >