Voluntary disengagement

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Voluntary disengagement

Post by list_lurker » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:10 am

Does the line on the QRS :-

"Troops wishing to break-off voluntarily or to stop looting camp"

refer solely to combat with a camp. IE there is no voluntary disengagement in the game?


Troops wishing to (break-off voluntarily) or (to stop looting camp)
or

Troops wishing to (break-off voluntarily or to stop looting) camp

???

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Post by shall » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:43 am

A good spot thank you. At present it is just to stop looting as we have removed the coluntary break-off from the game. We felt it was not worth the time it took - don't get your skirmishers cuaght in the first placee being the new motto.....of course mounted break-off anyway from foot.

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Post by list_lurker » Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:49 am

It came about when light cavalry charged (maybe rashly) into a lot of Thracian peltasts.. They ended up on a + being mounted VS medium open. They threw well, and won - the Thracians then threw low and disrupted. However, in the following rounds. With exta ranks and overlaps the Thracians chopped up the Light Cav , who couldn't get away as the foot weren't 'steady'... felt a bit strange

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Post by rbodleyscott » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:36 am

list_lurker wrote:It came about when light cavalry charged (maybe rashly) into a lot of Thracian peltasts.. They ended up on a + being mounted VS medium open. They threw well, and won - the Thracians then threw low and disrupted. However, in the following rounds. With exta ranks and overlaps the Thracians chopped up the Light Cav , who couldn't get away as the foot weren't 'steady'... felt a bit strange

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Our view is that voluntary break-offs slow the game down too much. Also that if skirmishers decide to risk close combat with non-skirmishers then they must take the consequences if they lose. Rationalisation: It is hard to organise a concerted rallying back move once the melee has broken up in a swirling mass (i.e. vs non steady foot).

What we don't want is for skirmishers to be able to hit and run in close combat - they have missile weapons and can shoot if they want to hit and run. In AoW close combat means close combat, it does not mean shooting at point blank range.

If they can't stand the heat they should stay out of the kitchen. :wink:

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Post by list_lurker » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:58 am

No thats fine ... it just takes a while to break away from the DBM mantra of 'touching' elements not being in HtH!!

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