Early War Handbook Queries

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Re: Early War Handbook Queries

Post by Seret » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:48 am

Richard wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:46 am
What I will do in a few days time is correct the PDF document and send that out again by email.
Excellent, thanks RIch. Can't ask for much better service than that, really.

Like you say, niggly little errors, but not due to any lack of diligence on the part of you or your proofreaders IMO. There are some things that will only come to light once you get the document in front of thousands of eyeballs.

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Re: Early War Handbook Queries

Post by Richard » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:17 am

You may indeed molteriei. Yes, the reference was to the original text. of course, as you rightly say, this is now replaced with withdrawing a unit to the JOP rather than replacing it.

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Re: Early War Handbook Queries

Post by Gaff-Oz » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:24 am

Hi Fellas,

I must admit I'm a little confused by the new force morale rule replacing the loss of a JoP. The rule states "when Force Morale drops to the point on the Force Morale Track identified by the letter ‘J’, the player must immediately move one Section or Team to make contact with the friendly Jump-Off Point closest to them. This happens immediately with no rolls for movement and is not an action or activation." Fair enough, it effectively 'teleports' to a JoP, but what does it do then? Does it return to full use, stay and guard the JoP, is it removed from the board? The rule later states that the selected unit must being able to trace back to the JoP, and if no unit can comply with the above condition a unit of the enemies choice surrenders. It also refers to the unit variously as being "selected to withdraw" or 'retiring' so I'm assuming the intent is that it is removed from the board, but it could be referring to it 'withdrawing' or 'retiring' to the JoP, as it is not implicit, and I can't be sure 'withdrawing' and 'retiring' are intended to be interchangeable. If it's removed from the board then why does it need to move to the JoP at all? Why wouldn't it be that a unit that can " trace a clear line to the Jump-Off Point which does not come within 4” of an enemy unit." is withdrawn from the board? As far as I can see, if I play the rules as written, if I move my unit into contact with a JoP and then return them to the fight I've complied, but I doubt that is the intent.
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Re: Early War Handbook Queries

Post by Derek H » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:44 am

Why do you doubt the intent?
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Re: Early War Handbook Queries

Post by Gaff-Oz » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:50 am

Because it's not clear to me; even in the post above mine Rich refers to "withdrawing a unit to the JOP", not removing it from the board. Nowhere in the rule, that I can see, directly states what happens to the unit after that, the reader is left to infer the intent. How do you interpret the rule?

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Re: Early War Handbook Queries

Post by Derek H » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:37 pm

Literal interpretation is usually the best approach when thinking about questions like this in Lardy rules.

There's nothing stated as to what happens after the unit after it withdraws to the JoP, so nothing happens. It withdraws to the JoP and continues as before.
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Re: Early War Handbook Queries

Post by aktr » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:22 pm

I'm with Gaff-oz on that one, I read it and assumed that the section retired to the JOP and was then basically removed from the board

Also can I just double check the French Dragon Portes platoon - they are they only French platoon that is not split into demi groups. Is that correct?

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Re: Early War Handbook Queries

Post by Derek H » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:45 pm

That's a very large assumption.
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Re: Early War Handbook Queries

Post by Tom Ballou » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:46 pm

Richard wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:46 am
What I will do in a few days time is correct the PDF document and send that out again by email.
But now you have an army of nitpickers at your fingertips! :lol:

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Re: Early War Handbook Queries

Post by aktr » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:54 pm

Derek H wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:45 pm
That's a very large assumption.
it is but that's what came into my head as I read it

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