Merry Christmas to everyone and I have a question concerning Hand-to-Hand combat on this fine winter day (I opened my present early - all three of the Panzer games) and am still digging in the rules.
In 188.8.131.52 (page 49) it states that "sections (w/o attached weapons) may expend 1 movement speed to move adjacent to a target" an Advancing Attack. My question is, if a section with attached weapon(s) starts in a position adjacent to a target unit can it initiate or participate in hand-to-hand combat? and if so does the attached weapon(s) have any effect in the combat?
Section 184.108.40.206 of the rules states that unsuppressed and unbroken squads, half-squads and sections may initiate hand-to-hand combat. It also states that only sections w/o attached weapons may make an advancing attack. So, sections w/attached weapons that start adjacent to to an opposing unit may perform a hand-to-hand combat. However, they may not use an advancing attack.
Only attached flamethrowers are used in hand-to-hand combat.