Rules Question Thread
September 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm #181615
I have a question regarding charging when multiple options are available. There doesn’t seem to be a restriction on charging the closest target. So, for example, in a recent game a unit of horse had a target 6″ to it’s front and another target 16″ to it’s rear; the horse chose to spin around and charge to target to it’s rear. It seemed valid, if a little odd, by the rules.September 15, 2020 at 9:38 pm #181621
Hi RR, I don’t think they’re is a charge target priority rule. In the situation you describe the unit is taking quite a risk as it will need 3 moves to complete a successful charge to the rear (one to turn around and two to travel 16”). There is a good chance it will only get one move and end up turning around right in front of the closer enemy unit, which could use initiative to charge in to the rear of the unit in its turn. There is also a -1 on command for ‘enemy within 6”‘ factor to remember as well.
So it is a risky move, but allowed, I think. I did wonder about the proximity rule but that only stops sideways movement.September 19, 2020 at 3:48 pm #181678
IIRC, the charge went through ok. I don’t think it cost him a move to about face though; I can’t recall how we figured it didn’t.September 20, 2020 at 10:01 am #181686
I guess it will be remembered as a daring move that came off 😀May 15, 2021 at 5:09 am #185492
I have another question about the Steady special rule on page 92; it says “Passes first break test.” I’m not sure what is intended by the the word “Passes” as it isn’t a really a pass/fail test; just different results for different units in different situations. Does it mean the unit automatically gets the best result possible on the table or does it mean the unit does not have to roll for a break test the first time it is required to do so.May 15, 2021 at 10:45 am #185493NatParticipant
Not got my books …but I think that Passes in this context is ignore rolling on the table /takes no negative effectsMay 15, 2021 at 11:51 am #185494
I agree with Nat. Ignore the test, no negative result 👍May 15, 2021 at 4:09 pm #185495
Awesome, thank you guys.
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