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2) When a Platoon leader (Combat Group Leader) is lost, is it mandatory to replace it? The replacement process indicates that a section from the platoon (combat group) is removed and the leader put back on the table in its place. So, in effect, if you use promotion to replace a lost leader, you lose a section from that platoon (combat group)? As an example, suppose a German MG Platoon (consisting of 3 MMG stands and a leader stand) has its leader stand Dispersed. In the following Morale Phase, is the German player required to replace the leader stand by using promotion, thus removing one of the three MMG stands and replacing it with the old leader stand? If the German player does NOT replace the leader, are the three MMG stands now forced to activate as Combat Groups of one stand each, or can they still activate as a single Combat Group so long as they are within 4" of one another? Do they need to be in HQ Contact with a Company HQ (or BG HQ) to be eligible for activation if the platoon leader is not replaced?
Guess that's technically more than 2 questions, but at least I've limited them to only 2 subjects. Thanks for any assistance,