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As the winning side in a round of close combat, if the loser fails his morale test, can you voluntarily allow that unit to fall back without having to do the sweeping advance test?
do you have a page number that says you can choose not to sweeping advance? I can't seem to find it, and under "sweeping advance" it just says you make checks. it doesn't seem to offer a choice.
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What difference does it make? Why would you ever want to not catch them? They are destroyed if you catch them. If they get away, they might eventually run off the table, but they can still shoot, and don't block line of sight.
The ONLY advantage I could possably see in letting them live is if you could stay in combat with them instead of destroy them, so you can be engaged if it's about to be your opponents turn, but this of course is not allowed.
Last edited by MobiusPrime; February 5th, 2007 at 19:24.
Or if you are in range to consolidate into another unit, you might prefer to do so rather than chasing down the unit that is running.
Or if you got lucky to win the combat, let the marines break and just stay within 6" so they can't auto-rally... just run them right off the board. And if it's turn 6, a marine squad that you "catch" isn't counted as destroyed (assuming they pass the No Retreat saves) while a broken one is.
It's an interesting question, though, as everyone I have played with believes you can let them go - especially since certain things specify that you must try to chase your opponent down. Going by strict RAW in the BGB, though, it doesn't list it as optional.