Suppression represents the effect being attacked can have on a unit's strength, other than the loss of strength from casualties. Troops In combat may become disoriented, wounded, or pinned down, all of which render them ineffective in combat. During an attack, some or all of a unit's strength points may become suppressed. Suppressed strength points are not available during the attack. Most suppression lasts only for the duration of a single combat, but tactical bombers can suppress units for the player's entire turn, facilitating further attacks on the suppressed unit. Defending units whose suppression number Is greater than or equal to their current strength, retreat, surrender, or are destroyed.

Note: Defensive Artillery fire suppresses for the attacking unit's entire combat.

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