Surprise Table - 23.7413

Surprise Level

Result

1

Surprise achieved. The defender does not receive a +1 DRM in air combat between attacking air units and air units flying combat air patrol.

2

Anti-aircraft defenses less effective. The defenderís air defense level is reduced by one.

3

Damage control problems. The attacker receives a +1 DRM on his air attack dice rolls against enemy naval units.

4

One fewer defending air squadron engages the attacking naval air.

5

Two fewer defending air squadrons engage the attacking naval air.

6

Three fewer defending air squadrons engage the attacking naval air.

7+

Four fewer defending air squadrons engage the attacking naval air. Air attacks which damage a named ship trigger a critical hit die roll against the target (20.524).

Determining surprise: Roll one die and modify as follows:

+1

Two search results against the defending combat group.

+2

Three search results against the defending combat group.

-1

Each defender radar result.

Naval combat: Surprise effects are cumulative - each result includes all lesser effects.