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MartinG
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Rule Changes

Postby MartinG » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:10 pm

The following changes have just been uploaded to the online errata on the Gripping Beast site:
Page 9: Formed Troops: Change third and fourth sentence to read: A formed unit is one that is at least as wide as the minimum number of bases for its type (see table on page 8). When a formed unit falls below this width or the minimum number of bases for its type, it becomes unformed.
Page 10: When armies do not reach break point: Change last bullet point to read “Each three surplus Momentum Tokens held in a player’s pool at game end, after each discarding the number of tokens held by the player with the lower number: 10 victory points”.
Page 14: 2.1 Hitting the Target: Change last sentence of second paragraph to read: “The bonus does not apply to formed inferior shooters, nor if the unit’s front row is not shooting”.
Page 14: Converting Hits to Kills: Add new first line to defence value table: “No protection- 7”
Page 18: 3.3 Movement of disengaging troops: Add to first paragraph: “The unit may diverge from its direct path to avoid other troops”.
Page 24: 1.5 Hitting the enemy: Change last paragraph to read “Inferior Fighters hit all but other Inferior Fighters on a throw of five. Units armed with bows, longbows or crossbows and no named melee weapon are Inferior Fighters unless otherwise indicated to be Superior Fighters by their army list”.
Page 45: Warband: Add new point 5: “Warbands may not voluntarily move further away from an enemy to their front and within 8” of them. It follows that they may not declare a disengagement.”

Thanks to all those who helped test these alterations, or provided comments on them. Other changes are being considered.
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DennisW
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Re: Rule Changes

Postby DennisW » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:28 pm

Very interesting. On point 1 there were instances of a centurion joining a 1 base wide superior legionary unit of three bases. This gave them 5 attacks when combined with their pila....really making this type of formation a bit gamey. Imagine facing three such mini columns supported on their flanks by others units providing close order, plus depth bonuses. I'm pleased this amendment is made.....Dennis

mumakil666
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Re: Rule Changes

Postby mumakil666 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:44 pm

Page 24: 1.5 Hitting the enemy: Change last paragraph to read “Inferior Fighters hit all but other Inferior Fighters on a throw of five. Units armed with bows, longbows or crossbows and no named melee weapon are Inferior Fighters unless otherwise indicated to be Superior Fighters by their army list”.

Question : Is there a change in the cost of the unit ?

Mumak

duxjack
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Re: Rule Changes

Postby duxjack » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:16 pm

Page 24: 1.5 Hitting the enemy : are slinger affected ?

are unit with bow and shield addected ?

jack

MartinG
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Re: Rule Changes

Postby MartinG » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:12 am

A shield does not count as a melee weapon, so yes. There are no points changes.
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REX
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Re: Rule Changes

Postby REX » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:38 pm

p24 should inferior fighters not hit superior fighters on a 6?

mumakil666
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Re: Rule Changes

Postby mumakil666 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:34 pm

I think there is no difference between a unit of inferior fighters with melee weapons and inferior fighters with no melee weapon ?
A unit without melee weapon but Superior fighter remains Superior fighter ?

In other words, the absence of melee weapon does not act as a degradation of the combat status of the unit ?

Something like that : Superior to normal and normal to inferior and inferior remains inferior with no other malus

Mumak

duxjack
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Re: Rule Changes

Postby duxjack » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:54 pm

and the slinger ?

MartinG
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Re: Rule Changes

Postby MartinG » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:50 pm

The rule is as written. Others are inferior fighters if specified so by their army list.
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