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by Maturin
Wed May 12, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Square dancing
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Square dancing

Hi Dave
Something close to this.
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Cheers
Tim
by Maturin
Mon May 03, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Square dancing
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Square dancing

Hi John I suppose so, although I am suggesting the line will have the opportunity to try and form square during its reacting to the charge phase. I feel though that using your 'opposed' interpretation ruling you would need to limit this to Cavalry charges only or else infantry commanders could mis-u...
by Maturin
Mon May 03, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Square dancing
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Square dancing

HI John OK, I am with your interesting train of thought here however I was of the notion that “opposed” was meant to designate only those units directly opposing and not involved in the charge (example 2 pg 43). If we accept your interpretation would this not mean you could claim to ‘remove support’...
by Maturin
Sun May 02, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Square dancing
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Square dancing

Hi Ricky Yes your point is well made, the Line unit is supporting, but not really by choice. It is not limited to just firing though. It can move aggressively by wheeling to engage the enemy, so it does have the option to move. My question is, can that also be defensively? The battalion commander is...
by Maturin
Sun May 02, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Square dancing
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Square dancing

A conundrum came up yesterday during a play through. Two french battalions in L’ordre mixte (column and line less than 5cm apart) were set upon by two Spanish cavalry units over 15cm distant. The charge was declared against the French column which chose to stand. The charge went in and a melee was i...
by Maturin
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Charging adjudication
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Charging adjudication

Gentlemen, thank you for you suggestions and insights. The nuances of the way these rules play are often very difficult to see without specific pinpointing of the rules that govern some of the more unusual situations and these can often be hidden in plain sight in the rule set!! The power of skirmis...
by Maturin
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Charging adjudication
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Charging adjudication

Hi An adjudication please. The situation is this (hopefully displayed? :roll: ) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51129110168_e2c30e0ef0_c.jpg A) French columns from the same brigade echeloned at 5cm charge from 20cm against a British brigade (2) consisting a battalion in line screened by skirmish...
by Maturin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Skirmish Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Skirmish Fire

Hi S Nikjen has it right, make it simple. Check if small, standard or large CD totals, +/- CD bonuses, throw and count casualties, reduce casualties by half and round up if only half (or less) are in range and arc (only 1 dice if only one base). Deal out casualties with a majority on priority target...
by Maturin
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Reservists and howitzers
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Reservists and howitzers

Thanks Dave, just the ticket
Don't have the Summerfield at hand but I think they were small howitzers so maybe Hoyer 8pdrs. So will leave well alone.
Cheers
Tim
by Maturin
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Reservists and howitzers
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Reservists and howitzers

So this is really two questions.... 1. Early Prussian Fusilier Battalions designated as Reservist. Can they act independantly in skirmish formation? or because they are really only Recruits should only be allowed to operate as a closed unit or be added into an existing brigade screen? 2. The von Kot...