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DennisW
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Disengage

Postby DennisW » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:33 pm

My skirmish infantry defend a hedged field but are pushed back by cavalry. Next turn they pass cohesion and disengage to defend the rear hedge. What do the cavalry do. They cannot charge since this opportunity passed. Do they just watch the skirmishers take up a new position?

Bob Stradling
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Re: Disengage

Postby Bob Stradling » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:05 pm

Yes if a unit successfuly disengages they move back a full turn (and then turn around to face the people they were fighting). It can be quite frustrating.

The cavalry can move forward, as long as they can negotiate the obstacle and charge them the turn after.

Mikeharding
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Re: Disengage

Postby Mikeharding » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:21 pm

Bob, I recall something that Martin said that the enemy unit to the one that has disengaged, can not move in the same turn that the disengagement took place. Basically they sit there not sure what has just happened, and therefore need time to adjust to the fact the enemy has pulled back. But I would ask Martin to clarify this point.

Bob Stradling
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Re: Disengage

Postby Bob Stradling » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:33 pm

Mike, I think you may be right, my mistake.

DennisW
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Re: Disengage

Postby DennisW » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:44 pm

Bob, it happened last night. The cavalry just got stuck within a hedged field, just about to be shot again by the skirmishers. We played the hedge as difficult going, not strictly as described in the rules. How do you folks play hedges?

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A Lot of Gaul
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Re: Disengage

Postby A Lot of Gaul » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:26 pm

FWIW, I play hedges as described in the rulebook, i.e. as obstacles.

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