Use the special ammo and ammo depletion rules (C8) to possibly get an extra shot in those critical situations.

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  1. I think the non-sleaze argument here is that a vehicle crew is most likely to use their special ammo in a critical situation. It’s not a completely free shot, since rolling over the depletion number means no more of the special ammo for that vehicle/gun for the remainder of the game. In any case, it is explicit in the rules.

    • Indeed. I usually save my special ammo shots for critical shots when the TH# I need is less than the depletion number. If I hit, great. If I deplete ammo, can take another shot. I guess that’s the “hack” part of it. Don’t waste your special ammo on mundane shots, save it for when you might have a need to that extra shot if it fails.



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