Mortem et Gloriam Players forum => Player Discussion => Topic started by: dvorkin59 on September 22, 2019, 08:58:46 AM

Title: Dismountable
Post by: dvorkin59 on September 22, 2019, 08:58:46 AM
Two questions:

first it is said that unit which are dismountable can dismount at any time with a yellow or better card. Does it mean they can do whatever the phase?

second are they allow to dismount during a fight?
Title: Re: Dismountable
Post by: Rino on September 22, 2019, 10:15:17 AM

Dismounting is a manœuvre so movement phase (when you play the card)
You cent dismount once in melee.

Below the clary
Dismountable covers both mounted troops that at times dismounted to fight on foot and infantry who campaigned and moved on horseback in order to fight on foot.
1. Mounted TuGs with Dismountable can be dismounted at deployment for free.
2. Infantry TuGs with Dismountable may choose to start the battle dismounted as
normal Infantry.
3. Infantry with this characteristic move as Formed Cavalry when mounted (even if Fully Armoured), but may not Charge, Countercharge, Intercept, Skirmish or Run Away. Dismountable infantry cannot shoot while mounted.
4. If contacted while mounted, dismountable infantry fight as if they are on foot but are treated as Combat Shy, representing their discomfort at fighting without having properly dismounting.
5. Dismounting for both types requires a YELLOW card in the Movement Phase and is not possible if any part of the UG is in combat.
6. Once dismounted troops cannot remount.
Title: Re: Dismountable
Post by: rayfredjohn on September 23, 2019, 12:13:19 AM

The 2019 Characteristics are on the wargames zone website under the 2019 rules materials section
Title: Re: Dismountable
Post by: Phippsy on October 03, 2019, 02:41:30 PM
OK - so when mounted and prior to dismounting, infantry with ‘dismountable’ characteristics move as Fomed Cavalry. Is that Fomed Loose Cavalry? Or does this depend on the dismounted foot type.

Formed can be close, loose, flexible or skirmishers.

I understand the formed bit, but what about the density of the TUG when mounted.

I may have misinterpreted something here.

Thanks Peter
Title: Re: Dismountable
Post by: rayfredjohn on October 03, 2019, 02:48:59 PM

Nik Gaukroger and I were discussing this very point last week with regards to the Early Arab Conquest warriors.

You're not wrong, the Characteristics document needs tightening up IMHO.

Title: Re: Dismountable
Post by: rayfredjohn on October 03, 2019, 02:56:10 PM
Peter I've put in a rules querry
Title: Re: Dismountable
Post by: Simon Meg-Meister on October 03, 2019, 11:43:45 PM
Loose.  I'll tighten it thanks.