Please help solve my mystery: I encountered two combats today involving a RED die (instead of the ordinary white one). I have looked thoroughly through the on-disk manual, but found no explanation; I only scanned the tutorials, but also came up empty.
The red die appeared as soon as I clicked to set up an attack, and stayed red after the combat result was posted.
Could the red die have something to do with signifying the defending unit as "out of supply?" One attack was versus a totally surrounded German armored unit (2 steps left), at the tip of the German thrust; the other was an overrun versus an adjacent, hapless engineer, but it was at least still adjacent to many other German units.
I am really impressed with how difficult it is to surround the aggressive Germans in Wiking Whiteout: They stubbornly kept 2 entire SS armor divisions advancing against the Russian northern objective city, despite my 2-3 turn effort to "cut them off" from their supply line over the river. Although I cut thru their line and reached the river, my Russkies found themselves temporarily out of supply, due to having only a 1-2 hex width. This partially explains how I had the earlier red dice attacks versus "surrounded" units, but not truely "isolated" (thus the Germans were still highlit as being in an "all red" supply area).
Lots of fun learning how this all works! (Thanks again to Chris Merchant: Great learning scenario!)
Yah, the "battle of the surrounds" goes on...bring on my punishment.