To what teams/sections does the British Paras Stubborn Rule apply?

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    Robert Scholtz

    Is it correct that the British Paras Stubborn rule only applies to the Paratroop Infantry Sections in a unit?

    It does not apply to the rest of the sections (officer, sniper, mortar team, etc.) in the unit even if they are paratroopers.  Only the paratroop infantry sections would not have to count pins when performing a moral test.  All the other teams/sections would have to count any pins they might have when taking a moral test.  Correct?

    Jacob Carter

    Correct, only the para infantry section benefits from this rule. Teams, officers, artillery, etc do not receive the stubborn rule.

    Stuart Harrison

    From the FAQ:

    “I want to collect an army of paratroopers. However there are no
    specific paratrooper officers, snipers, MMG teams, etc to go with my
    paratroopers squads. The same goes for all units of infantry with
    special rules, like commandos, gurkhas etc.

    We assume that the special rules only apply to the ‘proper’
    (and normally larger) squads of paratroopers, but not to their
    HQs and support teams, as they are not big enough for the
    rule to ‘come into play’, or that their tactical role is different, as
    represented by their own special rules or specialised weaponry.
    So, we normally just select officers and support teams of the
    same quality as the relative infantry squads – in the case of
    paratroopers for example, choose all of your officers and support
    teams as Veterans – they are not going to be as hard as the men,
    but still not bad. Also, when possible equip them with weapons
    that make them as similar as possible to their ‘main troops’. For
    example, equip Gurkha HQs with submachine guns, so they
    become exactly as effective as Tough Fighters in close quarters.”

    Note there are a few selectors in Theatre and Campaign books that allow you to add the characteristic special rule to HQs etc, ie: Fallschirmjager selector, Duel in the Sun, p36.

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