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Pursuit and flee speed

Postby lero » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:30 pm

Does the speed of fleing and/or pursuing unit 25% reduced if not going straight ?
Question arose when a chariot engaged in combat was charged on flank and broke.
It took a diagoinal path (right ?) the flanking unit was infantry but the unit engaged in combat an other chariot.
14 inches for fleeing and 16 for pursuing chariot (so 12 if 25% applied).
I think that 25% reduced movement do not apply for pursue and flee but maybe I am wrong ?
But for the charging unit, yes ?
Thanks for clarification.

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Re: Pursuit and flee speed

Postby Paul Lawton » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:38 pm

Hi Iero,
the 25% reducing is only for movement that occurs during stage 4 (page 19) or stage 5 of the movement phase (page 20). It doesn't affect troops that flee or pursue in the combat phase or troops fleeing in stage 3 of the movement phase. The rational behind this would be that fleeing and pursing troops are not attempting to keep formation but moving as fast as they possibly can.

Hope this helps,

Paul

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Re: Pursuit and flee speed

Postby lero » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:36 pm

Hello,
Yes it helps and confirms what I thought, thanks !
But what about a charging unit in my example ? As they keep their formation, thay should have the 25% penalty, shouldn't they ?

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Re: Pursuit and flee speed

Postby Paul Lawton » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:42 pm

Hi Iero,
Did the chariot fail it's cohesion test for being charged in the flank or from the combat? If the unit failed it's cohesion test from the flank charge it will follow the rule on page 18, section 3.2, if it broke after combat then follow rule 5 on page 30. According to the rules you can only pursue an enemy that you have broken in combat.

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Paul

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Re: Pursuit and flee speed

Postby lero » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:04 am

Hi Paul,
Now, it is crystal clear, thanks again !
Best regards,
Lero


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