Levies and movement

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Bob Stradling
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Levies and movement

Postby Bob Stradling » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:31 am

Just want to check understanding of the resitrictions on the movement of troops with the 'Levies rule'

Rule 1 - when attempting to move other than straight ahead, the movement of formed levy infantry is reduced by half.

So if a unit of open order levy wants to go backwards do they:

1 About face, and stand there looking backward as the first about face takes half of the units movement, and then in a subsequent turn continue to move backwards.

or

2 As they are not moving straight ahead, is there movement now 4", the first about face takes half of this. so 2" left to move straight back and then as they are open order a second about face for free. This is how we played it.

MartinG
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Re: Levies and movement

Postby MartinG » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:52 pm

2
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Bob Stradling
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Re: Levies and movement

Postby Bob Stradling » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:38 pm

Thanks for clarifying.

DennisW
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Re: Levies and movement

Postby DennisW » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:58 pm

I noticed in the classical supplement that some skirmishers get a points reduction for being levies. Reading pg 43 of the rules the only possible restriction is item 1 when not moving straight ahead. However, I'm unsure if this is applicable when reading page 9 " Formed Troops " which does not include skirmishers.

What restrictions are applicable on Levies that are skirmishers?

MartinG
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Re: Levies and movement

Postby MartinG » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:25 pm

Skirmishers are not supposed to have a points reduction for being levies, so please mention any you have spotted so we can amend them.
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DennisW
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Re: Levies and movement

Postby DennisW » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:17 pm

It's in the seleukid list, page 28.

How do the levy rules work for skirmishers?

Thanks

MartinG
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Re: Levies and movement

Postby MartinG » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:02 pm

Skirmishers are not affected by them.
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DennisW
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Re: Levies and movement

Postby DennisW » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:35 pm

Thanks Martin


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