Artillery supporting fire

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Archdukek
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Re: Artillery supporting fire

Post by Archdukek » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:47 am

Thanks Dave for responding with that helpful clarification. I can see the rationale but still don't understand why the General D'Armee version of the rule is worded differently. Surely it's intended to achieve the same objective. Care to elaborate on why the ACW version should be more restrictive?

John

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Re: Artillery supporting fire

Post by DCRBrown » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:32 am

J,

The GdA rule is a follow on version to overcome the situation of having the charging unit close to the battery but another unit, especially skirmishers, would also be within the battery's arc but just a little bit nearer.

The presence of another unit, especially skirmishers, lead to players claiming that they "surely" would target the chargers, esp. if it was a large cavalry unit, etc, rather than another "lesser" target that was only slightly in their arc.

So, yes you are right, the ruling has moved on with GdA, mainly due to the presence of skirmish screens and that I caved in! :lol:

But of course there is nothing to stop players adopting the GdA version if they prefer for PC - although there tends to be far less skirmish screens to get in the way with PC! ;)

Hope that helps.

DB

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Re: Artillery supporting fire

Post by Archdukek » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:56 pm

Thanks for that further explanation" Can't fault you for responding to player demand. :D

John

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