Post by cptkremmen on Mar 15, 2018 10:32:22 GMT
I have just bought the rules and intend to play them at our club, (Wargames association of reading), I tend to be the one who understands the rules and then explains them to the other players. As such I have to get them clear in my head before we do our 1st game.
We are going to start with British and French and use only the basic rules plus the national characteristics for British and French.
I noticed in the points that you pay 25% extra for being light infantry. Would that effectively only be if you are using the advanced rules? I have reread a couple of times but I can't see any benefit to being light infantry in the basic rules.
In the play sequence I think it said something like you can't move to contact if you shot in your turn. For side B this is straightforward but for side A the shooting is the end of say turn 1 and the move is the beginning of turn 2. As such if a French unit from side A fired at the end of turn 1 is it allowed to charge into contact at the beginning of turn 2?
I forget the number now but on the combat results table there is one towards the bottom that says something like 6,5,4 = 1 fatigue and 3,2 = 2 fatigue but there is no "1" at all. this seems to be in the main body of the book and the QRS at the end of the book, would I be correct in assuming this should be 3,2,1 = 2 fatigue? or should the 1 = 3 fatigue??
How do you model battalion guns in the game? are they modelled separate to the battalion, on the same base, is it one cannon?
For ordinary artillery do you model all the cannons in a unit, e.g. if an artillery unit at the back of the book says it is 4 6pdr's and 2 X 5.5" howitzers should you actually field 6 artillery pieces each on a 40mm square base?? I will end up modelling less than that but I wanted to know what the vanilla default intention was before I tweaked it for us.
Cavalry in an "attack column" only get 50% of their FS on 1st phase of combat. Presumably they then get 100% on 2nd and 3rd phase of close combat. Do they have to reform into line to gain this?
Would I be correct in thinking that if the british had a line infantry unit, in line formation, with secure flanks it would be acceptable for 2 units of French cavalry to charge them frontally. if so on the 1st turn both cavalry would get 50% of their FS, roll for both and apply the best result only to the british. On the 2nd and 3rd round of combat both French cavalry would again roll and apply only the best result but this time they would be using 100% of their FS
Thanks very much in advance to anyone who can help me get these things clear in my head, It looks like an excellent set of rules. We would like to introduce some of the skirmish rules for light infantry, English 95th rifles etc but I haven't got them straight in my head yet and it will be better to start with just the basic rules I think