Yeah, your right. I re-read this on page #22 under" Land combat-Assault" Tanks don't absorb hits from the art first strike. That's going to put a monkey wrench into my opponents plans (they've been talking about it). Not sure if I'm going to tell them before they start buying tanks, or just wait to break that news when they mount their amphib assaults LOLFlashman wrote:Just in case you missed it, I don't believe tanks get to deflect hits from artillery when they're coming ashore.
It does make sense to me that it is this way, below is a quote from Krieghund describing what happens in an amphib (and art first strike). It was part of an answer for ftrs being transported by ship being able to participate in the dog fight, but being subject to first strike art fire before the normal land battle begins (in which the ftr would be able to dog fight). He also mentions tanks in this brief undertaking, and when the art first strike takes place (before normal combat) they would still be coming ashore, or crated. They wouldn't absorb a hit in this very vulnerable position, but would be ready to go (able to absorb a hit) once the normal land combat starts.
"Yes. Remember, we're talking about battles that last weeks, if not months. Amphibious air units (like tanks) are being unloaded in crates from transports and brought ashore. During this process, they can be hit by the pre-emptive artillery strike. After they are ashore (assuming they make it), they are prepared for fighting and may participate in the land battle".