The rules concerning what the units that are part of a broken brigade are apparently lacking an important point, so this is what we are trying on Friday. 1. Broken units retire 6 inches each move phase if there are enemy within 6 inches. 2. Offensive shooting is not allowed, defensive fire is. 3. Units from broken brigades cannot regain FS.
Looking at version 2 of the rules. There still seems to be a lack of clarity as to what broken commands can do. We were playing a very enjoyable game yesterday but were surprised that broken commands still seem to function apart from having to break off and move back. I agree with the comments 2 and 3 above and believe they should continue to withdraw irrespective of the presence of enemy. Whats the thoughts of the Grand Poohbah?
Hi adrian, units from broken brigades have to make a full segment move for the formation that they are in every movement phase so will eventually move off the table. This rule is there to represent whole formations withdrawing in an orderly manner from the battlefield. Yes the units from a broken brigade can shoot in the shooting phase, that said if I break a brigade I move my troops to other areas of the battlefield and leave the broken brigade to retire from the field. You could always house rule that they cannot fire and can only deliver defensive fire
Thanks for the answer, the problem we had is that yes the troops withdraw one move but there was nothing in the rules to stop them rallying and because the other side had attack orders they had to continue moving towards them getting shot up in the process which doesn't feel right. As a minimum I would suggest they can't rally troops unless the command passes its one attempt to rally.