If a unit starts in a formation and changes during its turn, does it get the initial formation's allocation of moves or the new formation's allocation?
e.g. an infantry unit is in column of companies. Commander decides to move two segments, then change into line, which takes half a segment. unit has now used 2.5 segments, does it have to halt, as it has exceeded allowance for line or can it still move 0.5 segments to complete its 3 segment allocation for column of companies? Conversely, a unit in line changes to column of companies ( 1/2 segment), does it now get 2.5 segments ( allowance for column of companies) or only 1/2 segment, which is what would be left from its allowance as unit in line? we have tended to play it that segment allowance is what the unit started in, but can see an argument for the other way. How do others play this?
A pic from today's game showing an epic cavalry clash that resulted in the loss of a brigadier on each side. First time a general has been a casualty in any of our OTH games, so momentous occasion to lose two! We are continuing this next week; British have repulsed a French brigade on their left, but there is a strong Italian brigade (7 battalions) heading towards them and British artillery has been destroyed. On the right Brits occupy a town, so will take some shifting and in the centre French lights have occupied a wood by pushing back Portuguese lights. Finely balanced game!
Hi Dave, great pic, looks awesome. To answer your question the remaining move is taken in the formation that the unit has changed formation into so the line in the first example would have to stay still and the column of companies would get the 2,5 segments. see examples on page 32 for further advice. Hope this helps