From: Mass. USA. now in Lancaster, OHIO
Bombardment forces seem to almost always be able to stand outside the minefield and still bombard.
Transits through the hex and forces coming to the shore seem to be more readily hit by mines.
Don't count on minefields as a deterrent to surface bombardments.
Also, I played a test game against the AI with a heavy (600+) minefield at a contested port and FOG OF WAR told me a CA and DD hit 1 mine, However when I turned on the IJN side to have a look, the IJN had 4 ships hit mines with a xAP sinking. The CA was a CL. So, I would say if you are using FOW on, the results you see may be a little off from what really happened....GP
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