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by Captain Reid
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy, Infamy! Force Sizes?
Replies: 34
Views: 2752

Re: Infamy, Infamy! Force Sizes?

Here's one notably successful Praetorian's career: Soldier of the VIII Praetorian Cohort. Beneficiarius of the Praetorian Prefect, decorated in Britain with torques, arm-rings and phalerae Evocatus of the emperor, decorated with a golden crown Centurion of the VI Cohort of Vigiles Centurion of the S...
by Captain Reid
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy, Infamy! Force Sizes?
Replies: 34
Views: 2752

Re: Infamy, Infamy! Force Sizes?

There was no apparent system for legionaries to be recruited into the guard, who seem to have mainly been recruited from Italy (in the Roman sense, excluding Cisalpine Gaul), at least during the II period (later it changed). It seems largely a matter of opinion as to whether they were recruited from...
by Captain Reid
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: A few Ambuscade and Fisticuffs questions
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: A few Ambuscade and Fisticuffs questions

Note that while some Mass Troops can form Formations if they are allowed to by their characteristic/stat line, they are restricted to close columns (page 10, Mass Troops)
by Captain Reid
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infamy, Infamy! Force Sizes?
Replies: 34
Views: 2752

Re: Infamy, Infamy! Force Sizes?

The Praetorians campaigned in Germania under Germanicus. They'd also be 'legitimate' if one was quelling the mutinies in Pannonia and Germania just prior to that. They also saw action in the various civil strife of 69. And then they fought in Dacia under Domitian. Given that the game appears to be m...
by Captain Reid
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Which comes first?
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Which comes first?

Yes, it's a Chapter End.
by Captain Reid
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Leader and Uncontrolled firing
Replies: 18
Views: 888

Re: Leader and Uncontrolled firing

I think that is a v fair summary of the main body of opinion and practice, but it does mean the picture of that militia formation blazing away at empty smoke and certainly those instances of friendly fire probably become a more remote tabletop phenomena :( It becomes more remote, but it still happe...
by Captain Reid
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Leader and Uncontrolled firing
Replies: 18
Views: 888

Re: Leader and Uncontrolled firing

Though I see the reasoning, I can't really agree on that. Usually you wish to regain control if: there is no enemy in arc you need to move/change formation otherwise you might as well keep shooting. If you decline to activate the Unit then you lose that fire. And if you decline to Activate the Unit ...
by Captain Reid
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Leader and Uncontrolled firing
Replies: 18
Views: 888

Re: Leader and Uncontrolled firing

1 - yes
2 - no. The Unit has not been Activated, nor has the Leader attempted to Activate it by simply removing Shock.
by Captain Reid
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Thin Red Line
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Thin Red Line

Yes, Pas de Charge is the same. As an aside, someone suggested allowing PdC and TLR to be triggered with only a single card (plus a Leader Activation of course). I wholeheartedly approve of this as prior to that although PdC saw some use, TLR I had never seen used. Post-change, TLR sees more use and...
by Captain Reid
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Thin Red Line
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Thin Red Line

You need to be loaded to fire (firing is not a compulsory part of TLR).

Using TLR consumes the Unit's entire activation, it is not 'free'.