Escort Duty scenario with cattle

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Paul H
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Escort Duty scenario with cattle

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The scenario we're going to play next week is Escort Duty; as always when I play this scenario I rolled the cows. The scenario instructions state that "the objective [cattle]... activate automatically when the force commander's card is dealt or, for this scenario, on a Signa Card." Rule 11.1 states that livestock must be accompanied by a Group; "When activated, the Group and Livestock move with 1D6+3"..."

Taken together, should we interpret these rules as meaning that the Group+Livestock can be activated (once per turn) in one of three ways:

i) when the force commander's card is dealt (not requiring a command initiative and not requiring the force commander to be in range); or
ii) when the card of the commander of the Group is dealt; or
iii) on a Signa Card

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I think all those are true.

If the cattle aren't accompanied by a Group when Activated, they'll move in a random direction, so not necessarily as you'd ideally like.


Escort always seems to me to be a very hard mission for the escorter to complete successfully.
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Thanks. I've played Escort a couple of times solo - Romans failed disastrously the first time, Gauls managed it by the skin of their teeth the second.

When you say "If the cattle aren't accompanied by a Group when Activated, they'll move in a random direction, so not necessarily as you'd ideally like", do you mean that it is only in case ii) that they are 'accompanied by a Group'? Or also in iii)? Or in all the cases?

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Example: your Warlord Activates. For some reason there is no Group with the cattle. The cattle will still move but as there is nobody to control them, they'll move in a random direction.

If, however they are Activated, a Group accompanies the cattle, the Group obviously is in control of the cattle, so you move as you please.
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I can't help but think this scenario is around the wrong way. It seems odd that the convoy is the attacker, surely they are defending the convoy?

The implications on the convoy being the attacker on where the battle is set, ie ambush points ect will impact greatly on the chance of success.

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