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stupid question? - 5/10/2017 4:14:14 PM   
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How do I cancel an air drop target for an airborne combat unit? I have selected a target, it's coordinates show up in the target box on the unit counter. If I change my mind how do I deselect the target (without substituting another one)?

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RE: stupid question? - 5/12/2017 7:00:55 AM   
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So stupid there's no answer? Nobody out there who knows the answer?

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RE: stupid question? - 5/12/2017 7:15:30 AM   
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Not stupid, but never tried it and don't know in what circumstances it matters. You can just leave it on the target until you have a new one. It won't drop unless you give that additional command, so it doesn't really matter what the target is. There may well be those more expert than me who can help you more as I may be missing something here.

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RE: stupid question? - 5/12/2017 8:30:36 AM   
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Thanks. It makes no difference if the unit sits there prepping a drop on a hex I can't cancel it from? Is that right? There's no consequences to being in 'prep' mode, then? What if, for example (instead of being in the UK, safe) it's near a front line and gets attacked? Does being in 'prep' mode affect things?

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RE: stupid question? - 5/12/2017 9:30:55 AM   
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No.

In fact unless you really need your Paras at the front always put them on an airbase with a notional target. If you don't use that target at least you keep a proportion of the prep pts for when you re-arrange.

As the Allies, especially in France, I keep on setting up (but probably not using) targets - its a case of just once you might get lucky with a planned drop and position of the battlefront (vertical envelopment or adding a bridgehead that your land units couldn't reach).

Same idea applies in 1943 if you keep a small reserve back in N Africa - say a couple of divisions and a couple of brigades. Again keep on setting and moving targets (for naval invasion) - you never know when a small landing might convert an axis planned retreat into a pocket.

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RE: stupid question? - 5/12/2017 10:07:34 AM   
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quote:

There's no consequences to being in 'prep' mode, then? What if, for example (instead of being in the UK, safe) it's near a front line and gets attacked? Does being in 'prep' mode affect things?


There should be no side effects of being in "prep mode".

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