moving and formation changes

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Rdm591
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moving and formation changes

Post by Rdm591 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:51 pm

we played a game the other day and the question came up "when do you count as being in a new formation for movment purposes?

we played one brigade moving the following way....Brigade of regulars was in Column of Companies and given a double quick order and after the brigade followed orders and the dice were rolled for extra movement. then at the end of the move the player wanted to change formation to line, so we looked and the brigade moved 1/2 the movement of a column of companies with the extra dice and then formed into line, or would you have to change into line first and then move 1/2 the distance of line formations with the extra dice

do you change formation first and move? or do you change at the end or can you do it any time during the move

thanks in advance
Russell

DCRBrown
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Re: moving and formation changes

Post by DCRBrown » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:35 am

R,

do you change formation first and move? or do you change at the end or can you do it any time during the move

Either at the beginning of your move or at the end, so you can decide to take normal movement first, including changing formation, and then take the double quick bonus move or take the bonus move first and then the normal move.

So with your column of companies, you could take your bonus move first up, and then use half the normal move before changing into line. (See example C, p46.)

DB

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