Rules Question Thread

Home Forums Historical Black Powder Rules Question Thread

Tagged: 

Viewing 3 posts - 226 through 228 (of 228 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #179423
    Big Al
    Participant

    Page 20 (main rulebook) under Formations. It tells you all about Skirmish formation.

    Basically, it tells you about the different way that units use the formation “Skirmish Order”. As a line unit in “Skirmish Order” is not a unit of skirmishers, they do not benefit from being skirmishers.

    I don’t comment much on the supplements because I tend not to use them., though I often look up a question in them to see if I can see the issue and solution.

    Yes, shooting at skirmishers or a line in Open Order would be the same, but skirmishers claim it all the time, line infantry don’t. They only claim it under particular circumstances.

    The rule that you mention about Mixed Formation is the same as in the v1 rulebook.

    0
    #179947
    Karl Deppe
    Participant

    We had in our last game (napoleonic) the situation where there was a infantry unit in attack collumn with an attached artillery unit. They had been attacked by a cavalry unit. The infantry has to form a square and will not be further attacked by the cavalry. What about the attached artillery? Can they still be attacked?

    0
    #179954
    Big Al
    Participant

    When you say attached, do you mean part of the unit or do you mean it is in the same brigade?

    There are rules for brigade squares on page 91 of BP2. These include artillery and more than one battalion of infantry. I would adapt those and place the gun on a corner of the square. That will add some extra firepower to one side of the square. Otherwise, form the square around the gun to protect it and the crew. I would add it on the corner, myself.

    0
Viewing 3 posts - 226 through 228 (of 228 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.