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Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 2:33:50 AM   
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Very dumb question from a naive newbie: if you lay mines in a hex and then sweep it, will you clear your own mines or just enemy mines (if there are any)?
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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 2:39:25 AM   
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you can only sweep enemy mines

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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 2:50:59 AM   
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But you can hit your own mines.

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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 1:22:49 PM   
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However hitting your own mines is a very rare event. In all my play, I've never had it happen to any of my units.

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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 2:01:31 PM   
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mine sweepers hit mines all the time ask me! (karboom)

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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 2:04:31 PM   
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Yes true, but in my experience in the combat report it is clear that they are enemy mines.

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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 2:22:12 PM   
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Hitting your own mines in your own ports is extremely rare. I have never hit any, other than the occasional ACM tendering mines blowing.


Hitting own mines in an enemy port is less rare. I few months ago, I lost a mined based (ownership changed to enemy), and one turn afterwards a ship hit a mine there

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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 2:28:51 PM   
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Good point Jorge, I was talking in terms of "defensive minefields" which by definition are in ports that the player "owns". Hal

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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 3:18:47 PM   
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Yup, you can hit your own mine or their. It happen!

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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 3:50:17 PM   
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True irony is when one of your own mine-layers sinks after hitting a friendly mine....particularly when you sent it to lay the minefield where it hit the mine.

Can you say 'Hoisted by your own petard?"

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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 6:21:13 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: dr.hal

However hitting your own mines is a very rare event. In all my play, I've never had it happen to any of my units.


Read my AAR...I hit them with regularity.

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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 7:20:25 PM   
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If your ship hits a mine, how can you tell if it was your own mine, or possibly a mine laid by the enemy?

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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/27/2015 7:33:01 PM   
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Ask MrKane about the dangers of hitting your own mines.

He laid an offensive minefield at Namatanai and, when invading there, suffered numerous mine hits. I have no idea how many mines or minefields he laid.

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RE: Dumb question about mines - 1/28/2015 7:33:59 AM   
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quote:

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If your ship hits a mine, how can you tell if it was your own mine, or possibly a mine laid by the enemy?


You cant tell, once you hear a loud boom, then you know something hit a mine in that location. Best way to deal with this is clean up the mess, both your mines and their.

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