Retreat completely blocked when fleeing

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DennisW
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Retreat completely blocked when fleeing

Postby DennisW » Thu May 24, 2018 12:23 pm

I'm looking at the final paragraph in 4.flee on page 30. What constitutes completely blocked? Does there have to be a frontage wide gap, a base frontage gap, or another way of judging this? How do you play it?

MartinG
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Re: Retreat completely blocked when fleeing

Postby MartinG » Fri May 25, 2018 10:25 am

A base frontage plus 2" would be the minimum for a unit to try to escape through.
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DennisW
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Re: Retreat completely blocked when fleeing

Postby DennisW » Fri May 25, 2018 10:56 am

Thanks Martin, this question has come up several times

DennisW
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Re: Retreat completely blocked when fleeing

Postby DennisW » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:11 pm

Just to be clear.. Do you mean base front plus 2inches EACH side?

Mikeharding
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Re: Retreat completely blocked when fleeing

Postby Mikeharding » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:37 am

Dennis, I think Martin means 1" either side as you can not pass within 1" of another enemy unit unless charging. Hence why Martin put the base plus 2", referring to the total space that must be available to get the unit through, a base at a time.

DennisW
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Re: Retreat completely blocked when fleeing

Postby DennisW » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:53 pm

Thanks Mike, my opponent queried it again the other night.


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