From: Utlima Thule
So in summary you believe this to be the case, even with Tank Corps, not according to their base Ground Unit elements, but to the intrinsic ToE-elements. I guess I am primarily asking for the combat resolution leader checks. Ie. how bad is it to assign any armour elements to a very low Mech leader rating...
Thanks anyway. I didnt think of that there are checks for individual elements, and this may very well be the case.
treat ny response with caution but I think a 'unit' is coded as motorised or not. Most of the in-game leadership tests are for the 'unit', such as MP allocation, all the logistics stuff, if it recovers from rout, whether its committed to combat as a reserve and so on. Now those issues mostly key off morale/init/admin scores.
but there are tests at the element level, now some such as recovery of fatigue or from damage use the admin/morale ratings but each element is defined as mot/not mot.
Reason that might matter is the +1 admin for mot unit in a Pzr command or a Soviet tank army.
In combat, its mostly all about the elements, does it fire, does it pass a morale test, does it hit all have leadership tests applied (this is why if you run the same battle twice you get different outcomes). Now all that lot key off the mech/inf scores of the commander.
The bit I am really not sure of (& its certainly not in the manual) is does an element hold its unique mot/not mot status or does it inherit this from the unit type. So an infantry element in a Soviet tank corps keys off the mech value of the commander where an infantry element in a rifle diviision in the same tank army would key off the inf value of the commander.
Both would make some sense, so a tank battalion attached to a 3-6 Soviet infantry commander would either key off the mech score for that commander (& be relatively badly handled). On the other hand, its practical usage is going to be infantry support and it would make some sense for the infantry value to be used?