Thorny brush blocks LOS – What about the low hills shown on deployment map – do they block LOS?
They're hills, so yep.
FOW determined normally by reaction test rolls – only using DOTR cards or the full pack with DOTR ones added in?
If you're using the booster deck, then you need to add cards. If you're using photo-copies out of the book, you don't.
1. Does this automatically activate the squad aboard the Q-truck as they are passengers or do they have to be activated separately?
2. Or do we activate the squad & thereby activate the Q-truck along with it, given that the truck itself is unarmed?
You can activate the squad, the vehicle, or the vehicle and the squad.
They will fire on the Somalis with 10D8 TQ dice [8 team members +1 SAW +1 Grenadier +1 optimum range +1 Somalis exposed = 12 total but restricted to 10D cap].
Yes. 12 is greater than 10.
an this be ‘Rapid’ movement?
Sure. I imagine that's more likely than not.
If they don’t get into cover, can the US still fire at them?
Sure, if they're eligible to fire.
Is the Somali fire resolved against the Q-truck or the squad?
Your choice. They are exposed crew. See page 78 for rules on shooting at 'em. Otherwise, shoot at the vehicle and hope you brew it up or cause casualties.
Why the difference & which is correct?
Typos there - go with the RTB rating in this case.
What type are the Humvee’s in DOTR – soft skin or up-armoured?
Soft-Skin unless the scenario says otherwise.
No crew are shown so I presume the squad are driving their own transport or the crew don’t figure in this scenario?
Right. The driver/gunner are part of the fireteam, not attached to the vehicle.
Hope this helps!