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    Slyde Klewlis

    Question: Quoting from page 58 2nd Edition rulebook.

    “If a target looses half or more of it’s men from the fire of one enemy unit, then the player makes an immediate morale check.”

    The question is do you round fractions up or down ?

    So a 7 man unit in your list would have to check when that unit has been reduced to 3 men or 4 men ?

    Master Chief

    I think it is 4. Half of 7 is 3.5, so when you lose 3 men, you have not lost more than half (3.5) of your men yet. But when you lose 4 men, 4 is greater than half (3.5), so you take the morale test.

    Gerry Brawley

    It’s 4…. only whole numbers of troops.

    Stuart Harrison

    You look at the number of casualties, not the number left. 3 casualties is less than half of 7 so does not meet the criteria of “half or more” to trigger the test. 4 is more than half so meets the criteria. There is no rounding involved or necessary, you don’t have fractional casualties.

    Point to note – the number required is based on the number in the squad when the current shooting unit opened fire. If the squad mentioned takes 3 casualties it avoids having to test this time but it only has 4 men left. The next unit shooting at them only has to cause 2 casualties to trigger a test, not half or more of the original strength.

    Slyde Klewlis

    Ah so, the check applies to the number of men at the beginning of an attack against the unit at the point of being fired upon; not what the original number of men in the unit list at the beginning of the game.

    Thanks for clarifying that.

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