Multiple units and the contact test
I am messing about with the firefight rules a bit and came up with a question.
I you have multiple units on each side, do you make more than two contact tests?
Instinctively I want to make one contact test for each side. The helping rules there are more open, so even if the players (or the opposition) splits into a handful of units, they make one contact test.
If there is a situation where there's three or more sides and potentially lots of units, I would make 3+ contact rolls. But if you have a situation where there is clearly two sides, one or both split up into multiple units, then you only make two contact rolls and compare successes. Units on the winning side can then choose between contact bonus or position individually.
Does this make sense?
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