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sixweekssober
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Retreat?

Post by sixweekssober » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:37 pm

Hi Guys,
A bit confused! With reference to the Discipline Test definitions, at the top of p.84 point 4C it says that a unit will not move again in future turns except as a result of charges, melees or another DT so does that mean that a retreating unit can reform as in point 4H but then not advance again, therefore presumably just hold its ground?
Thank you in advance,
Darren.

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Re: Retreat?

Post by Archdukek » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:00 pm

Hi Darren,
A Retreating unit halts at the end of its retreat move and remains in that position until it Rallies as under 4h when the Brigade secures an Obey Orders result in the subsequent Command Phase. At that point it becomes an Unformed unit and will need to remain stationary during the Movement phase to reform. After that it can move as normal in subsequent Turns.

John

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Re: Retreat?

Post by sixweekssober » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:59 pm

Thanks John but doesn't 4C contradict that, a two to one chance that the brigade will obey orders, therefore the unit will be on it's way to reforming? Sorry, I'm not normally one for nit-picking!!!

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Re: Retreat?

Post by Archdukek » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:08 am

No Darren I don't believe so. 4c will apply as long as the unit has a Retreat status marker on it. If its parent Brigade fails its Command Test and becomes Hesitant then the Retreating unit cannot Rally and will lose a casualty as well. (See definition of Hesitant on page 35, seventh bullet point.) 4c will still apply in that case.

If the Command Test is passed then the retreating unit rallies and 4c no longer applies since it is no longer a Retreating unit.

John

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