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AntiokosIII

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Shooting, charges, and countercharges
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:14:08 AM »
Shooters within 1 BW of the charge path may shoot at the chargers. May troops similarly situated shoot at counter-chargers? I assume no because the rules donít say you can, but this seems more than a bit...well... gamey? Arbitrary? I mean, I make it a personal rule to always assume Simon & Richard are smarter than me and know more than me, but I really donít understand this one.
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Re: Shooting, charges, and countercharges
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 07:46:16 AM »
No left it out for simplicity. 
Same with intercepts.
Both are more re-positionings to face an enemy charge.

I have tried to avoid second order issues that roll on and consume time.
Felt it created issues as there then has to be a path of counercharge etc.
And deal with slowing effect for them.
All seems harder work than needed.
And as the charger knows the rules they can live with it I feel.

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Re: Shooting, charges, and countercharges
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 06:09:58 PM »
Not the answer I hoped for, but thanks for it anyway, O Mighty One.
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Re: Shooting, charges, and countercharges
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 01:01:32 PM »
How does Page 73 C 2 sit with this?
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Re: Shooting, charges, and countercharges
« Reply #4 on: Today at 06:54:57 AM »
Which says:

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As a result Countercharges and Intercepts never make anybody respond to them with Run Away of Skirmish moves. They are however shot at if they go within 1BW of enemy with missile weapons with resulting casulaties and Slowing Effect of Fire distance

Seems to clearly say that counterchargers and interceps are shot at.
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Re: Shooting, charges, and countercharges
« Reply #5 on: Today at 12:22:42 PM »
Which says:

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As a result Countercharges and Intercepts never make anybody respond to them with Run Away of Skirmish moves. They are however shot at if they go within 1BW of enemy with missile weapons with resulting casulaties and Slowing Effect of Fire distance

Seems to clearly say that counterchargers and interceps are shot at.

Yes, that seems clear cut, although on the QRS it says "2.4 prompt and move countercharges or intercepts" and then 2.5 is the shooting and slowing and 2.6 is prompting through fire, so that seems to imply that countercharges and intercepts don't get shot.

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Re: Shooting, charges, and countercharges
« Reply #6 on: Today at 02:02:12 PM »
I don't think there is any such implication.
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