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Leslie BT

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Play test evening
« on: August 11, 2017, 03:59:23 PM »
Hope the new game and how to deal with cavalry is drawing to a conclusion.

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Re: Play test evening
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 04:00:20 PM »
cavalry are causing bit of a pickle Ls. But coming along!!

Leslie BT

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Re: Play test evening
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 08:16:42 PM »
Well its a good job then that they are only available to a couple of army as EXTRAS not even part of the basic squads.

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Re: Play test evening
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 09:54:42 PM »
There is a cavalry force in the army lists and ''tis is what we have been getting to grips with

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Re: Play test evening
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 08:22:54 PM »
There is a cavalry force in the army lists and ''tis is what we have been getting to grips with

But wasn't the idea that they basically were fielded as infantry (having left their horses somewhere safely behind the lines), and fought dismounted, or has this changed?

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Re: Play test evening
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 08:51:32 PM »
At the moment the cavalry force arrive mounted (attacker or defender) once deployed before game start the owner can decide sq by sq to dismount, every 4 bases or part of roll a D6, 4+ lose a base as horse holders and leave the table.
when mounted :-
get a free sq of movement,
count as close assault against troops in the open or partial,
Only shoot short range,
no LMG firing
Can't assault difficult scenery
Once dismounted can't remount

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Re: Play test evening
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 08:58:14 PM »
Ah, thanks for the explanation, Stewart.

That all sounds good fun, but I can see how it must be providing some challenges in getting the balance right there!

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Re: Play test evening
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 03:12:33 PM »
How were you dealing with the basic squad of ten bases. The basic platoons have 8 riflemen, 1 command base, and a LMG.

This would normally be for the two platoons, veteran, three platoons, average, and four platoons if raw.

Any adjustments for quality either mounted or on foot, although on foot they should then become as other platoons.

What has been done about extras or assets?