Close Combat System

 

Close Combat is a method of resolving combat that uses values more appropriate to restricted terrain. Every unit has close combat values. Close combat resolution will be triggered when one unit involved occupies a close combat hex, which are emplacements,small or above military bases, cities and towns, mountains, and dense forest. Close combat hexes may be viewed by pressing V.  The terrain type of the target's hex will determine what defense values are used.  Note that attack and defense values are only two of a large variety of factors involved in combat resolution.  Others include initiative, suppression and morale.

Infantry generally have higher close combat values while tanks have much lower values. Be sure to avoid using tanks in close combat areas!

  • Infantry in city firing on tank in city.  The infantry will use it's close combat attack value and it will be compared against the close defense of the tank during combat resolution.  When the tank returns fire it will use it's close combat attack value and it will be compared against the close defense of the infantry
  • Infantry in city firing on tank in the open.  The infantry will use it's hard attack value and that will be compared to the ground defense value of tank.  When the tank returns fire it will use it's close combat attack value and it will be compared against the close defense of the infantry

This system is the same for SR2010, SR2020 and SR-CW