Morale represents the spirit and determination of infantry units and vehicle and weapon crews. Morale is primarily expressed through the staying power of the forces – their ability to take losses and damage but still stay in the fight. The morale level of an infantry unit or weapon crew is affected primarily by the losses it has taken. The morale level of a vehicle or strongpoint is affected primarily by damage it has taken. Forces that make successful morale checks after taking losses or damage will continue to move and fight normally. Troops that fail to make successful morale checks will seek cover and concealment, avoid enemy fire and even retreat from the field.
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