Any history or wisdom from the play testing on this?
This can be taken to imply that this is the only crossing, or that it's the easy crossing suitable for wagons, carts, etc. Seems to me that men and horses could possibly wade or swim which would be difference between minor or major obstacle? However, wagons and others may only use the ford or bridge?
This Random event mentions that with flooding the ford becomes "uncrossable" but no reference to it or the river's normal classification."Tabble Generator P. 24
Where a river is present, a crossing, either a ford or a bridge, will always be present and should be placed around the centre of its length."
There is no mention of Rivers or Fords as to what type of obstacle they might be classed as in section 5.6 Crossing Obstacles.Combat Random Events P. 36
"A violent storm erupts. Any river becomes uncrossable at fords until the flood dissipates"
"5.6 Crossing Obstacles P. 48
Insignificant Obstacles, such as domestic fences and other minimal obstacles present no impediment to movement, being simply brushed to one side or kicked over.
Crossing improvised defences, a hastily dug ditch, a roughly placed palisade, barricade, a low dyke or earth mound will remove one D6 of movement. They may not be crossed if the Group is in any Formation that already reduces movement.
These may be well-prepared defences or solid structures such as high walls, a well constructed palisade or a combination of three or more light defences. Some Major Obstacles cannot be crossed at all, except with scaling ladders or other siege equipment. Others, such as well-prepared defences, take an entire Turn to move across.
A Group crossing a Major Obstacle ends it’s movement at the obstacle, crossing over it when next activated, moving to the other side but no further. During that move the armour of that Group is reduced by one level due to their inability to properly use weapons and shields."