Difference between coastal and beach?

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Difference between coastal and beach?

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What is the functional difference between a coastal hex and a beach hex as both are highlighted by Z for invasion purposes?
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Not all coastal hexes get highlighted with the Z key.

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Not all coastal hexes get highlighted with the Z key.

Right, but I'm talking about the ones that are highlighted along with beach hexes...
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Beach is water and can only be occupied with an invasion or disembark. Units on a beach are destroyed by air on a 1 for 1 basis. Literally an open beach were you are exposed.

Coasts are land/water hexes. And a unit can occupy it preventing invasion
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Beach is water and can only be occupied with an invasion or disembark. Units on a beach are destroyed by air on a 1 for 1 basis. Literally an open beach were you are exposed.

Coasts are land/water hexes. And a unit can occupy it preventing invasion

OK, beach hexes.

But why does Z highlight coastal hexes as well; can't they also be invaded?
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yes
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OK, this is good info.

But, now back to my original question as beaches and coastal appear to be nearly identical.

What is the functional difference between a coastal hex and a beach hex?
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Referring to what Alvaro said above, a beach hex cannot be blocked from invasion. A coastal hex could be occupied by the enemy, and thus not be directly invaded by amphibious assault.

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Referring to what Alvaro said above, a beach hex cannot be blocked from invasion. A coastal hex could be occupied by the enemy, and thus not be directly invaded by amphibious assault.

Thank you... the light has come[&o] on!
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