Melee vs BUA attacker wins by 1 in 2nd round of melee.

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wireme61
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Melee vs BUA attacker wins by 1 in 2nd round of melee.

Post by wireme61 »

I had noticed a thread on this from March 3rd 2019 BUA's. But in reading did not see a specific conclusion as to weather the attacker could take the ground or has to remain outside the BUA. In chapter 9 under Occupying a BUA Post-Melee it states;
The winner of any Melee for a BUA must designate the occupying
unit (if he has more than one unit contesting the area). That unit then
immediately garrisons the BUA and will be classed as Unformed. All
other units must withdraw from the BUA. They may take position either
behind the BUA or on its flanks but are also Unformed.
We have played it that they can occupy the BUA based on the above section from the rules as it does not state Take the ground it just says winner of any melee. This seems against some other opinions on this.
Looking for clarification on this?

Thank you,
Mark

nikjen66
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Re: Melee vs BUA attacker wins by 1 in 2nd round of melee.

Post by nikjen66 »

We’ve always played that the attacker winning the melee for a BUA ‘occupies the ground’- so in affect moves into the BUA and is unformed. The attackers option is to occupy with one of his units involved in the melee, his choice which one.
Seems fairly straight forward but not sure if we’ve just made an assumption and by some fluke it’s the right one if it’s not clear in the rules!! :lol:

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Re: Melee vs BUA attacker wins by 1 in 2nd round of melee.

Post by Archdukek »

In this case the fighting is in and around the BUA with the intent to drive out the defenders and occupy it, so I think it is logical that the winner of the melee then occupies the BUA without needing to say anything more than the rules do.

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Re: Melee vs BUA attacker wins by 1 in 2nd round of melee.

Post by DCRBrown »

W61,

Occupying the BUA is the same as Take the Ground - see Results Take the Ground p89.

DB

wireme61
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Re: Melee vs BUA attacker wins by 1 in 2nd round of melee.

Post by wireme61 »

Ok we will treat it like take the ground, unformed for it being a BUA.
DB, thank you for the prompt reply.

Mark

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