Ongoing Questions 23/12/6

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lanceflint
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Ongoing Questions 23/12/6

Post by lanceflint » Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:18 pm

Latest set of questions and problems, 23/12/6

Could future editions of the rules be formatted so that any changes stand out more clearly, in italics or bold or bullet marked? It would help us pick up on the ongoing revisions.

It seems valuable to deploy half or more of your generals with skirmish line to drive them forward and pin the enemy. Is this historical/intentional?

P.20 Impact POA`s ??“ Light spear. So LF with LS get a POA but mounted opponents don??™t? Seems rather strange as this gives the foot s good initial advantage?

P.24 Complex Moves - Do generals in combat influence any of these rolls?
P.36 Uphill in melee
P.40 Frag troops ??“ what if LF being charged LF, shouldn??™t they test as well?

P.40 Last line - Routers lose one base per rout move after the first, we had missed this before, is it new? Should it say after the Initial Rout for clarity?

P.55 Second para. First line, open to abuse ???pieces of any size???. Sad but possibly true?

Are we going to have weather as an optional rule?

Can troops that are burst through by friends in an Impact move then move themselves later in the turn?

Are VMR`s optional or not, or once opted for they must apply? Do generals affect the roll?

That??™s about it for now,

Lance.

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Post by shall » Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:32 am

Latest set of questions and problems, 23/12/6
Thanks Lance
Could future editions of the rules be formatted so that any changes stand out more clearly, in italics or bold or bullet marked? It would help us pick up on the ongoing revisions.
Next edition is likely to be a major reformatting to make the whole document more user friendly as is likely to have accompanying diagrams as well. We will see if we can put major areas of change in red.
It seems valuable to deploy half or more of your generals with skirmish line to drive them forward and pin the enemy. Is this historical/intentional?
Yes its is intentional. It seems to have been historical for some armies but not for others. It seems to work better as a game mechanic than allowing 2nd moves for skirmishers (which was our other option) as it means you have to thingk more about your generals aand thier use.
P.20 Impact POA`s ??“ Light spear. So LF with LS get a POA but mounted opponents don??™t? Seems rather strange as this gives the foot s good initial advantage?
I am relaibly informed that one of the reasons the Romans switched to javelin was to counter mounted. Bascially the extra range ofa jav vs pilum was enough to have an effect on a charge. I guess that means you hurt them before they hurt you....hence the effect. So if foot have decent anti-mounted weapons you will need lancers to take them out normally. Most LS troops are MF so there is usually a + for fighting these.
P.24 Complex Moves - Do generals in combat influence any of these rolls?
Only for the unit they are with - so may affect a test to stop pursuing.
P.36 Uphill in melee
? definition thereof? What is the question?
P.40 Frag troops ??“ what if LF being charged LF, shouldn??™t they test as well?
I tend to agree. We'll chat about that one.
P.40 Last line - Routers lose one base per rout move after the first, we had missed this before, is it new? Should it say after the Initial Rout for clarity?
Yes it should. It is going to be changes to lose one base for every battle group in contact with them. This way there is some value and incentive to wipe out oppsoing BGs so they cannot rally. A good historical use for skirmishers.
P.55 Second para. First line, open to abuse ???pieces of any size???. Sad but possibly true?
Yes you are correct - we didn't intend to allow a 6ft x 4ft steep hill!!
Are we going to have weather as an optional rule?
Planned for a future campaing supplement along with all sort of othe goodies but not going in the main rule book at present.
Can troops that are burst through by friends in an Impact move then move themselves later in the turn?
Yes
Are VMR`s optional or not, or once opted for they must apply? Do generals affect the roll?
VMRs are compulsory where they apply. Quality re-rolls are optional - so you can choose to re-roll your 1 and go faster or stay short on a pursuit. This gives elites and superiors a small benefit. If a general is fighting with the unit at the time of the re-roll he would raise the quality 1 level. So if an iitial rout move or pursuit move he would affect it if fighting in the front rank at the time. Thuis giving a little mopre flex (but not a lot).

OK hope all that helps.

Si

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Post by lanceflint » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:13 pm

Excellent, thanks for the reply, this will take away several areas of doubt.
The uphill question has been reworded by Pete.

Lance.

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