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Mikeharding
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Stakes in Medieval rules

Postby Mikeharding » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:53 am

<t>Last night we played a game using the stakes in the Medieval rules and had the situation where the defenders won the round of combat, resulting in the attacking unit falling back 4".<br/>
In the rules, stakes are removed when the defenders move, but also stakes are obstacles and the defender does not have to pursue. <br/>
In our situation the attackers fell back rather than fled from combat, so I assumed that as the defenders were not in pursuit, but pushing the attackers back, they had to follow up, being caught up in the fight and thinking they were winning. The defenders would then have moved beyond the stakes, which had to then be removed.
Can anyone please let me know what the correct action is and where it is in the rules.
Thanks Mike.

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Re: Stakes in Medieval rules

Postby MartinG » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:50 pm

The defenders of an obstacle do have the choice of whether to pursue, which by extrapolation I would let include follow up. The stakes are removed if the defenders leave them (as they are only an obstacle when defended.) So in this instance the fall back can be taken to mean the attackers break off rather than being pressured backwards, although the result for them is the same. Its on page 49 of Medieval Armies*


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Re: Stakes in Medieval rules

Postby Mikeharding » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:19 pm

Hi Martin, thank you. I assume you meant page 29 of the main rule book as my Medieval book only goes up to page 47. Or maybe I am missing those all important rules 😁

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Re: Stakes in Medieval rules

Postby MartinG » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:03 am

Definitely meant page 49 in the medieval book!
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Re: Stakes in Medieval rules

Postby Andyjp » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:18 pm

Definitely meant page 49 in the medieval book!
Am I missing something my book only has 47 pages too!?
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Re: Stakes in Medieval rules

Postby MartinG » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:13 am

....and that is the point
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Re: Stakes in Medieval rules

Postby Mikeharding » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:25 pm

Andy, I fell for the same joke - the rule to deal with a push back was never there. Martin is it in the FAQ, as I looked last week and could not see it, but then the wife says I need glasses?

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Re: Stakes in Medieval rules

Postby MartinG » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:57 pm

You need glasses Mike (well actually I've just added it into the errata)
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Re: Stakes in Medieval rules

Postby Mikeharding » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:03 pm

Hi Martin,

What did you write I couldn't read it, LOL. Thanks, and have a good Xmas, and look forward to more games in 2018, starting with Swindon.


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