Artillery in Line of Battle?

Xarepunk
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Artillery in Line of Battle?

Postby Xarepunk » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:46 am

Maybe a stupid question, but I couldn't figure it out and I have a game tomorrow, where this might be an issue:

Does Artillery/Cannons take part in the Line of Battle?

e.g. does a close order unit standing next to a cannon count it as "in Line of Battle" to mitigate the combat result or not?

MartinG
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Re: Artillery in Line of Battle?

Postby MartinG » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:17 pm

Only chained guns can stand if attacked, so only those can count as in line of battle.
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Xarepunk
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Re: Artillery in Line of Battle?

Postby Xarepunk » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:07 pm

Does this also apply to Organ Guns, who can stand against charges as well?

I was thinking of a situation, where the artillery is positioned next to infantry, but out of enemy charge range due to depth, e.g. Cannon next to a pike block. If the Massed Pikes are charged, do they count the cannon as part of the Line of Battle (and therefore mitigate the CR by 2)?

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Re: Artillery in Line of Battle?

Postby MartinG » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:23 am

Yes Organ Guns count too. However other guns don't count at all, since the troops know that their crews will not stand and so cannot be relied on for support.
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