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by Archdukek
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Unformed
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Unformed

Hi John, Unlike GDA there are no movement restrictions on Unformed units in Pickett’s Charge (see Unformed page 48). So they could move in the Movement phase but would remain unformed. They can even charge the enemy if they wish but will be penalised when doing so. If they stay still they can reform...
by Archdukek
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Unformed
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Unformed

Hi John, The definition of Unformed on page 66 and elsewhere says that the unit has lost order and formation (my emphasis). So the act of reforming will mean it forming up into whatever formation the player wishes as far as I can see. That’s certainly the case when Whipped units rally (see paragraph...
by Archdukek
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Question about removing shock
Replies: 33
Views: 1070

Re: Question about removing shock

When there are two clearly contradictory rule statements, how do you choose which is correct and which is not? Same as any other rule disagreement. Pick whichever statement makes most sense to you and your opponent or dice for it at the time. Then agree afterwards how you will play it in future. :)...
by Archdukek
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Risk to General
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Risk to General

Hi Martyn,
I don’t have my copy of the GDA rules to hand, but I suggest you check out the foot of the Destiny Roll table in the section on 10,11 or 12 rolls. I think it mentions it there.

John
by Archdukek
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Why do attackers have the advantage when assaulting BUAs?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Why do attackers have the advantage when assaulting BUAs?

I agree with Polish Lancer. There is no bonus for a column assaulting a BUA. In most cases the BUA defenders will be in place and have removed its Unformed status before its assaulted. However, if they have only taken up position then it seems reasonable that they will suffer a penalty. The advantag...
by Archdukek
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Risk to General
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Risk to General

Hi Martyn, If you check out paragraph 5a on page 84 Rout, it says that a Routing unit acts in the same manner as a Retreating unit. That being so then any General attached to a unit in melee which routs is also required to take a Risk to the General test in my view and is treated the same as a Gener...
by Archdukek
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: OTT Destiny results
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: OTT Destiny results

As Polish Lancer says a Destiny Roll does not happen often, indeed I’ve played several games when there were none, but when it does it can have an impact as you found. However, in calculating probabilities you need to take account of the fact that there is only a 1/36 chance of rolling a double 6 in...
by Archdukek
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Getting started with Chain of Command
Replies: 33
Views: 26859

Re: Getting started with Chain of Command

They all have their challenges but “29th Let’s Go!” Is often recommended as a starter. The US player gets a fresh platoon each game which makes life a bit easier for a new player, the Germans face a much tougher challenge having to preserve their force throughout while delaying the US juggernaut. John
by Archdukek
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Leaders issuing commands through terrain
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Leaders issuing commands through terrain

You simply have to be within command range for a Leader to use his Command Initiatives. As has been said, the command system abstracts the role of the platoon runner in carrying messages from the SL. You could, however, consider using the Advanced Rule on page 70 which would require a Leader to be w...
by Archdukek
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Chain of Command East Africa 1940
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Chain of Command East Africa 1940

If you haven’t already done so you might want to check out the lists and supplementary material for the Abyssinia campaign on the TFL Lard Island blog and the threads in the sticky post at the start of this board. Might give you some ideas.

John