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LawrenceG

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Aligning from a frontal charge that hit a flank edge
« on: December 10, 2023, 08:25:25 AM »
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6.C.5 says "Front rank bases in contact with an enemy flank but not as a valid flank charge may ignore the 1BW restriction to align with the front edge of the file contacted if all other restrictions are obeyed."

6.C.8 says "Side edge contacts that were frontal charges may only align into frontal supporting file positions, not flank positions." Only frontal supporting file positions implies the front edge of the file cannot be aligned to.

Probably the intention is both kinds of frontal position are allowed, so it would be worth tidying this up at some point.


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Re: Aligning from a frontal charge that hit a flank edge
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2023, 08:41:16 AM »
Thanks. Will look at it. Think you are right about intention and the wording of the second bit you quote is trying to say you cannot convert a flank contact that counts as a frontal combat into a flank combat for melee but has inadvertantly said something that is wrong.
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Re: Aligning from a frontal charge that hit a flank edge
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2023, 07:27:19 AM »
Probably the intention is both kinds of frontal position are allowed, so it would be worth tidying this up at some point.

Had a look and this is indeed the case.
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