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Light foot flank attack?

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:37 pm
by 76mm
Haven't played much lately, wanted to double-check something...is a light foot unit that is not already engaged supposed to drop a level if it is hit in the flank? similarly, if a light foot unit is attacked from a diagonal square, and is then attacked again in the same turn from one of the adjacent squares, is it supposed to be a "flank attack"?

Re: Light foot flank attack?

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:23 pm
by Cunningcairn
76mm wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:37 pm
Haven't played much lately, wanted to double-check something...is a light foot unit that is not already engaged supposed to drop a level if it is hit in the flank? similarly, if a light foot unit is attacked from a diagonal square, and is then attacked again in the same turn from one of the adjacent squares, is it supposed to be a "flank attack"?
I'm pretty sure it is no to both scenarios.

Re: Light foot flank attack?

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:29 pm
by 76mm
that's what I was thinking, but both happened to me in my last turn. weird...

Re: Light foot flank attack?

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:47 pm
by SnuggleBunnies
If it already evaded that turn, then engaged or not if hit in the flank it will auto drop

Re: Light foot flank attack?

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:26 pm
by Ludendorf
Just to give a full guide to flanking.

-Engaged light or heavy units engaged by other heavy units (including mediums) will autodrop, unless
--The flankers are infantry and the flanked are cavalry.
--The flankers are cavalry and the flanked are elephants.
-Heavy units flanked by light units do not autodrop even when engaged.
-Units that are pursued and then charged in the flank or rear by a second unit autodrop as if they were engaged. The above exceptions apply however.

This is as much as I know about flanking.