I will provide additional intelligence as attained by your respective intelligence sections at Division or Brigade through Private Message. I must inform both of you, that neither side has a Line of Sight on the other. When that happens, I will check to see if either of your units has spotted the other. Some spotting chances are considered automatic (i.e.: vehicles moving in the open) while others will require dice rolls. I will use the dice rolls you have provided for me to determine the outcome of these spotting attempts. Once either side has spotted the other, your units can shoot at them. You can tell me in a PM at what range you would like to engage the enemy. Some may desire to have their units HOLD their fire as a control measure. Military units do this in real life. Once combat starts, I will take some liberty with your subordinate units, reporting their sightings and actions to higher headquarters. That information will come in the form of a Private Message (PM). I will write these reports in character. You can use them as your own if you want to include them in your own IC posts as though you and I had collaborated on the post.
NOTE: For turn 1, since neither side has seen the other yet, I will leave the option to post up to you. Please be aware that I have taken some lengths to preserve the Fog of War. Neither side knows what the other looks like yet. Once you post, you may be giving clues (intelligence) to your opponents.
I will continue to move the pieces on the board and only look for a decision when contact or observations are made (spotting). I will send Chairman Bao updates after each turn to see what his units are doing. Excellent posts. I didn't know if I should click Like or Laugh at your post, Chairman Bao. The last line was quite humorous. The speech was motivating too.
Now, I am tasked by the Colonel to commence this attack on the enemy's northern flank. I do not know how I will accomplish this beachhead but I will try my best. It is God's will that I will lay my blood on this Earth to fulfill the motherland's wishes.
North? eh? mmmm. OK. ;)
@Gunther forgot to mention turn 4 has happened. We are looking at turn 5.
Also note, that smoke on the hill will have dissipated going into Turn 5. Not sure if Gunther told you that.
@Landain@Chairman Bao I need to suspend the game until the 1st of December. The map sheet is laid out on the dining room table, which will be used for Thanksgiving dinner. I haven't had time to wargame it since your last moves. I am focused on my writing at the moment and will set it back up in December and war game it. I hope this doesn't cause any hardships. Pardon me for being so slow.