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Say that an opponents unit comes into play from my board edge(like a Gorger). One of my units gets into CC with it, they are now facing my board edge. They lose combat and flee. They flee directly away from the Gorger, toward the middle of the board, and the Gorger fails to catch them. Let's say that on next turn they fail morale and continue to flee. Now the book says they flee towards the nearest board edge. That would be right back where they came from, toward my board edge and right back into the Gorger that was chasing them. This is corrrect, right? I think that by the book they would do exactly that but it doesn't make much sense to flee back towards the thing you were originally fleeing from.
You want the rules to make sense. Next you will be demanding that the game be fair and balanced between armies. LOL
You have the scenario correct, they will flee back towards the gorger. What the rules are saying is that the unit wants the quickest way off the field. Now the gorger won't crossfire them as it doesn't have the unit strength. But say that you would flee through something that did. What the rules are saying is that the unit isn't necessarily destroyed, but the members have split up, each running in a different direction to get off the field in the quickest way.
So don't think of being crossfired like this as a unit being dumb and getting itself slaughtered by running into something. It is fleeing in such a way that the unit is cut off from there compatriots and can no longer form a cohesive unit for this battle.
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
it's still a lame way to lose a unit though lol.
Chaos Warriors (2009) 16-4-9
Thanks for the response. That is how it looked to me but I guess I was hoping someone would point me towards something I missed.