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FrancisSmall

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Wheeling out of Line
« on: October 05, 2020, 06:10:25 AM »
Let's see if I have this right:

TuG A wishes to wheel to the left and move forward, but because it is adjacent to TuG B it can't execute the move as shown because the wheel makes it pass through B. (If either were foot SuGs it would be allowed.)



However, the player invokes the Universal 1/2 BW shift, shifts the unit over 1/2 BW, and is then able to wheel without passing through its friend:



Alternatively, it could move forward sufficiently to clear TuG B (1 1/2 BW in this case) before being free to wheel in any direction.


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Re: Wheeling out of Line
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 01:02:38 AM »
I had a similar thought and was imagining the same diagram. I assume that what you show is the only way this could be done.

And this means if there were 3 units in line, the center unit could not immediately wheel (unless its neighbor was a SuG that could be displaced).

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Re: Wheeling out of Line
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 08:17:28 AM »
I would like to have Simon's final judgement ( or another referee )


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Re: Wheeling out of Line
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 12:26:05 PM »
This is just a problem caused by the fixed nature of bases. In reality this never causes a problem for troops carrying out this simplest of manoeuvres, a wheel.
The same would apply for a unit that wheels close to a table edge.
The only time it would cause an issue is when a unit wheels and then does not move clear of friends, although I have never known it to be a problem during a game?
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Re: Wheeling out of Line
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 12:39:29 PM »
Wheeling and maintaining formation was never "simple" !

IMO as the print of the base is much bigger than the real space a unit would occupy it is not a problem but asking Simon is to be on the safe side  :D

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Re: Wheeling out of Line
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 08:24:00 PM »
Indeed!

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Re: Wheeling out of Line
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 12:37:01 PM »
No problem wheeling out of a line. The only issue is whether the bases fit at the end of their move.  We don't look in between except for tuning where the move is done in two stages.

This is is of course realistic as the troops are mot really rigid rectangles.

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