Group Movement

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ltcrRom
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Group Movement

Post by ltcrRom » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:05 pm

Our group is new to SP2 and we have dusted off the 15mm and are playing at this scale until 28's are finished.

Question: Do groups use the same type of movement restrictions as formations? Example, using actions to move to the flank or are groups somewhat able to move more freely than formations?

Thanks for your help and we are loving the game.

Munin
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Re: Group Movement

Post by Munin » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:24 pm

Yes, single-Group units move in the same fashion as Formations - you can move in any direction you want, but you end up facing the direction you moved. No figure in the unit can move farther than the unit's distance roll(s). The exception to this are skirmish troops, who move in an open order where individual troopers need only remain within 2" of another member of the unit. They can clump up or string themselves out in a long line or whatever as suits the terrain and their role on the battlefield.

Also, FWIW, I actually think SP2 plays better at 15mm, because the ratio of movement-to-unit-frontage makes maneuver more important.

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Re: Group Movement

Post by Richard » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:44 pm

The best way to think of a single group is eight blokes walking home from the pub. No ranks or columns, just an amorphous mob. In formation they become much more rigid.

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Re: Group Movement

Post by Munin » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:23 pm

Yes, but I've heard that on Lard Island a trip back from the pub has people walking in ranks purely as a practical means to hold each other up. ;)

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