Breaking off in the JAP

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MalcolmBooth
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Breaking off in the JAP

Post by MalcolmBooth » Mon May 21, 2018 11:35 am

I think I may have been misreading this...

Page 106, Breaking off, second paragraph, bullet points three scenarios where units cannot break off and then goes on to say that mounted troops must break off against 50%+ formed foot

Does this mean that every type of unit not proscribed by the three bullet points can break off? So, for example, disordered foot can break off from any mounted - I think it's a tad different in FOGR

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Re: Breaking off in the JAP

Post by dave_r » Tue May 22, 2018 7:50 am

MalcolmBooth wrote:I think I may have been misreading this...

Page 106, Breaking off, second paragraph, bullet points three scenarios where units cannot break off and then goes on to say that mounted troops must break off against 50%+ formed foot

Does this mean that every type of unit not proscribed by the three bullet points can break off? So, for example, disordered foot can break off from any mounted - I think it's a tad different in FOGR
Breaking off is by mounted troops only. Foot can never break off from anybody.
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Re: Breaking off in the JAP

Post by MalcolmBooth » Tue May 22, 2018 11:03 am

Thanks Dave

That's what we were doing based on the general comment at the start of the 'Breaking off' section on page 106, but, in all fairness, that isn't explicitly covered in the actual rules, and someone used to FOGR may put a different interpretation on it

But now we've been guided we'll adhere to the mounted only scenario

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Re: Breaking off in the JAP

Post by dave_r » Wed May 23, 2018 5:57 pm

MalcolmBooth wrote:Thanks Dave

That's what we were doing based on the general comment at the start of the 'Breaking off' section on page 106, but, in all fairness, that isn't explicitly covered in the actual rules, and someone used to FOGR may put a different interpretation on it

But now we've been guided we'll adhere to the mounted only scenario
Just to be clear (and you can point this out if anybody disagrees). Page 106 deals with breaking off.

"The following battle groups cannot break off:
- Elephants
- Any battle group with bases facing inmore than one direction
- Any battle group which pursued into contact with fresh enemy but has not yet fought any combat with them

Otherwise mounted troops break off if at least half their close combat opponents are STEADY foot"

Another point to note is that if a battle group of foot pursues into mounted in the impact or close combat phase, the mounted battle group will break off in the JAP despite there having been no impact or melee fought. Odd, but true...
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