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by Archdukek
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Question re Close Combat in woods.
Replies: 19
Views: 2742

Re: Question re Close Combat in woods.

To answer your first question, the defenders get the benefit of light cover since they can still hide behind a tree as the attackers move to close with them.

As to the Soviet example I would say no, the Broken Ground penalty limits the Uuraah bonus.

John
by Archdukek
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Faltering Brigades
Replies: 10
Views: 1777

Re: Faltering Brigades

You played the melee correctly. All units involved in the melee on the losing side suffer the result and will retire whipped irrespective of whether they started as the lead unit or supports. See point 3 on page 42. The brigade would then be classed as Faltering and require to take a Falter Test. Wh...
by Archdukek
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Respective differences
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Respective differences

For that firm an adjudication you need the rules author Dave Brown to express a view. Meantime just agree between yourselves or toss a coin.

John
by Archdukek
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Respective differences
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Respective differences

I didn't say that you couldn't do it, as I said in my original reply there is nothing I can see in the rules to prevent it and I've never seen it done. As you point out the Regulating battalion rule might limit it but there is no obligation to designate the front battalion as the Regulating battalio...
by Archdukek
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Respective differences
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Respective differences

That reply is already very interesting? I am the other party in this debate. ;) As my friend says, its down to the word Respective. My interpretation is that all the units must stay in the same relative position to each other during the charge adjudication piece. Only once the Lead unit has passed ...
by Archdukek
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Catawumptiously Chewed Up?
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Catawumptiously Chewed Up?

Hi siggian,

Check out below the Faltering Brigade Table on page 32 for the various effects of a Catawumptiously Chewed Up result which is rather more than the two items you've found.

John
by Archdukek
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Interpenetration fire or not to fire.
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

Re: Interpenetration fire or not to fire.

Hi Polish Lancer, In his OP Ricky acknowledged that if the unit to the rear was supporting then it couldn't fire and the outcome would be different as you say. However, in his case the rear unit was not in a position to provide support but close enough to be interpenetrated so it isn't forced to ret...
by Archdukek
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Columns through light woods
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Columns through light woods

It is always tricky to define terrain and determine what effect it has on the troops fighting in it. Historically some woods were impossible for formed troops to fight in, others might delay movement but didn't disrupt formations that severely with a wide spectrum in between. For GdA this is simplif...
by Archdukek
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Columns through light woods
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Columns through light woods

Then your defending unit and any supporting flank units could have fired on the column at the 3" point as he was advancing towards you using defensive fire prior to resolving the Charge Procedure. Since he is charging I wouldn't give him the benefit of any cover since your troops would wait until th...
by Archdukek
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Respective differences
Replies: 11
Views: 1981

Re: Respective differences

For starters the Brigade would have to be on Infantry Assault orders for the rear unit to charge with support. Assuming that's the case then yes I believe you could declare the rear unit to be the lead unit for the assault. All units would then move forward maintaining their respective positions to ...