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by rbodleyscott
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Cheese Attempts
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Cheese Attempts

2. Can a General make a double move if he's on his own? I think he's got to be with a BG or BL. But why not? I got a positive answer to that one in another post. The intention is that the general can move twice on his own, if far enough from the enemy, but evidently that isn't clear from the presen...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Clarifying the Interception Move
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

One point I missed when I replied last night: If KKK is in AAA's normal charge reach then AAA's charge straight forward against BBB automatically counts as a charge on KKK, so KKK cannot in fact intercept but must stay in place and AAA can step forward bases into contact with it (and must do so prov...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Clarifying the Interception Move
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

hammy wrote:How about using through rather than across.

In the example here the chargers are charging through the ZOI of the other BG.
Thanks Hammy, that covers it I think.
by rbodleyscott
Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: game 4
Replies: 42
Views: 4186

I think there are two aspects to that quote. The first is that he was riding hither and thither - the mechanism employed in AoW, but the other is that, this having failed he seems to have managed to inspire the entire army in one go without being close to any single unit, which is the suggested mec...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: game 4
Replies: 42
Views: 4186

Role of Generals Well I guess you either like this concept or you don't. Indeed. For me though it feels wrong - general jumping from one disordered unit to the next. How about as a suggestion, the general does not have to be with the unit it just has to be within command radius and he can try and r...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Clarifying the Interception Move
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

Re: Clarifying the Interception Move

Hi, I'm trying to ensure I've understood the Interception Move correctly. Suppose you have impact infantry AAAAAAAA facing enemy infantry BBBB and enemy knights KKKK, with KKKK slightly refunded. Units are exactly parallel. so you get: AAAAAAAA BBBB ........KKKK If AAAAAAAA initiate a charge on BBB...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: game 4
Replies: 42
Views: 4186

Quick Set Up Not impressed by the terrain bit really seemed to be to easy to get a 'formulaic' set up. Also, 'scouting' - lowest dice score loses feels wrong - this game highlighting it - an all LH army (with a couple of cav) are as good (or bad) at scouting as an all foot army. As the dice throw i...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Steve and Don Game?
Replies: 13
Views: 1793

Re: Steve and Don Game?

1) could not find a definition of 'uphill'. I know this has caused lots of problems in DBM. Indeed. We are working on a definition. It isn't easy. 2) We had a situation that looked strange. A BG of lancers failed a CT due to shooting and went disrupted. In it's next move it failed a CMT not to char...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: game 4
Replies: 42
Views: 4186

madaxeman wrote:I think our printed rules were 4.04.
I think the version numbers sent out to beta-testers may be a bit out of synch with the version numbers used internally. Hopefully this will be corrected with the next update.
by rbodleyscott
Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: game 4
Replies: 42
Views: 4186

Thanks for the feedback Tim. I will leave Simon to answer your points in detail. I just wanted to point out that you cannot double drop from a cohesion test when shot at. This does make a huge difference to the feasibility of shooting enemy to death, because it give a lot less chance of a sudden dec...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Which Version
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Must admit it is getting harder to make constructive comments to the list at the moment as I am working with 4.04 which is clearly quite different from 4.06 with new phrases such as battlefield initiative etc appearing. Is it worth non Usk players continuing to play with an outdated set at this tim...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: AoW First Reading: 7th Edition meets WAB?
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

The "skythed chariot" friends might dislike it but there was more than one idea for disruptive shock troops in the relevant period of time. It may be a detail but one that will upset several readers. Do not get me wrong: we should keep these 'fire-and-forget' type of troops. They where used, they a...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Army Lists for Usk
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Army Lists for Usk

I need these in by Friday 19th. I would not want anyone to be put off any army because the list forces them to have too many high cost generals. Therefore, for the purposes of the Usk tournament: No army has to have more than 1 compulsory IC or FC. (1 total). This overrides whatever the army lists s...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Yet Another Comment On v4.06 And Some Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Yet Another Comment On v4.06 And Some Questions

Questions Not Covered In The New Rules I??™ve kept a list of questions answered by the team over the course of the rules so far, and here are the ones that are still missing answers in the new version of the rules. Apologies if I have missed where these have been answered ??“ just let me know. ??? ...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: v4.06
Replies: 22
Views: 2227

4.06 p28: Charges by skirmishers: light horse must pass a CMT to charge unbroken non skirmishers (unless in flank). They used to be allowed to charge fragmented troops. Is this deliberate. I am not entirely sure. Will check with the team. I think it does make for quite a nice dynamic: LH see enemy ...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Battle Group composition clarification
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: Battle Group composition clarification

This is a pet hate of wargamers, who always want to squeeze out the last ounce of advantage. But in reality, what is even 10 points here or there to the chances of victory? I agree. BTW, what is the convention about budget? * 800 points is an absolute maximum * budget may be depassed by less than t...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Alexandrian Macedonian List
Replies: 6
Views: 1127

I played this list once. I don't remember precisely how much, but I was surprised by the total cost of the minimum compulsory troops (over 400 points at least IIRC). Our final check on each army list before publication will be to ensure that minima are within a certain range and that maxima are suf...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Alexandrian Macedonian List
Replies: 6
Views: 1127

Re: Alexandrian Macedonian List

Our 8th game was Alexandrian Macedonian vs. Classical Greek which gave us another good run through of the rules. The Greeks achieved a decisive victory in just over 2.5 hours. The Alexandrian list was hampered by 2 compulsory FC Generals, and that was without buying Alexander as an IC! It seems unf...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Battle Group composition clarification
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: Battle Group composition clarification

I agree. getting to the 800 mark is quite difficult indeed. Most of our games with Olivier were played with a + or - 3 points margin, sometimes with both armies differing by up to 2 or 3 points. This is a pet hate of wargamers, who always want to squeeze out the last ounce of advantage. But in real...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Battle Group composition clarification
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: Battle Group composition clarification

I've just been reading the thread 'AoW First Reading...', and Richards most recent post there (concerning Hastati/Principes) suggests to me that I have misunderstood how battle groups are composed. Page 52 (4.04) says that 'Unless specifically stated otherwise in an army list, all troops in a battl...

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