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Simmerson
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Movement

Post by Simmerson » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:17 pm

Hi,

Soon to play my first game. I’ve watched the YouTube videos but what I am puzzling is moving obliquely by 45 degrees. In the battle game on YouTube the highlanders move at about 90 degrees to fire on the flank of the French. Is this allowed?

I was assuming by 45 degrees it meant i could swivel a unit by up to 45 degrees?

Can I ask how you do it ?

Archdukek
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Re: Movement

Post by Archdukek » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:02 pm

A unit can wheel, which means one flank corner remains stationary while the rest of the unit rotates/swivels around that fixed point at normal speed, to whatever angle it can achieve with its movement. This can be more than 45' and I suspect is what the Highlanders may have done in the video. Depending on the unit's frontage wheeling in line can be quite slow.

Moving obliquely is a form of forward sidestep where the unit maintains its facing direction but moves forward and to the side along a line drawn at no more than an angle of 45' from its flank corner. Basically for every 1cm moved forward it can move up to 1cm to the side.

Does that help?

John

Simmerson
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Re: Movement

Post by Simmerson » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:47 am

Yes, thank you.

Much appreciate

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