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[4.0] Does distance to higher HQ´s affect morale?

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I like playing with a "leading from forward" philosophy but does the distance of higher superiors (i. e. HQ REGN) affect the moral of lesser HQ and combat units?

 

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And, what happens if you loose a lesser HQ (panicked or Dead), will the Higher HQ take over (Moral/Bonuses, etc) if it gets within C&C of those same Units in formation.

Edited by JoMc67

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Higher HQs may fulfill this role only to a limited extent. If a squad or team is out of contact with its immediate superior (usually a platoon HQ) then its company or battalion HQ may provide voice and close visual contact, but not radio or dis- tant-visual contact. This simulates that a higher HQ can’t babysit a large number of units more than one level lower in the organization, and it means that higher HQs can’t be used in a gamey way to make platoon HQs unnecessary, but they can step in and provide command-and-control in a limited radius in emergency situations.

 

Not sure whether that quote from the manual answers your questions. But when for example an section is not in contact with its platoon headquarters (for whatever reason) but can get in contact with the company headquarters (through close C2 only) then they bypass the platoon headquarters in the chain of command and come under the company headquarters. Therefore also gaining the same benefits to morale when under suppression one imagines, also passing details about contacts.

 

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C2 - Command & Control

C2, or Command and Control, reflects the effect of having a unit being able to receive orders from and deliver information to its HQ team.

Being within a C2 link does not provide resistance to the persistent impact on Morale caused by Combat Stress.

Being within a close C2 link (Close Visual/Voice) does provide resistance to the impact on Morale caused by Combat Shock - troops within C2 range of their HQ unit are less affected by the temporary impact of suppression upon Morale as they are less stressed by being shot at and the immediate impact of seeing team/squadmates killed & wounded is reduced.

More experienced units pass on information to their buddies and superiors quicker than less experienced units. This includes verbal, visual and radio communications.

The range of visual and audio C2 is fixed for all Soft Factors, Morale and Fatigue states but will vary by terrain. In open ground;

: Voice range < 50m (unless the HQ is hiding in which case voice range drops to <25m)
: Close visual range <100m

 

 

So having the senior headquarters near should benefit the moral for the junior headquarters, but should not affect those subordinate to the junior headquarters unless they do not have contact with that junior headquarters. If that makes sense.

Edited by Oliver_88

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