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At my club we've had a few queries as to whether units can attack back in the first round of combat if they've been charged in the rear/flank.
Any help would be appreciated.
If you have 5 in the front by 4ranks and are flank charged (4 in combat); enemy strike first and kill 3; you get 1 fight back against the flankers.
If you are front and flank charged.
Front unit kill 3, flank kill 3.
you get 1 against the front attacker, and 1 guys gets to choose (the corner guy)
[we play it that the charged unit basically get some advantage here to say which models in btb actually die. Usually leaving the corner guy achieves that advantage of choice]
Same example as before, but...
Front unit kill 7, side unit kill 0.
You get no fights against the front, and 3 against the side unit.
--Can someone else confirm if this is correct? This is how we've always played it.
And yes, someone please confirm this.
Confirmed. You hit it right on the head.
I will confirm it too (for added reliability) .
"Well... that hurt" - Vampire Jon Skellan (Mannfred's right hand man) after being beaten up, falling down an underground waterfall and being impaled by a stalactite.
edited: i found my answer on a previous thread about spearmen
Last edited by Geisticon; May 3rd, 2006 at 14:32.
Would that be about spears by any chance? As far as I know you can't fight in 2 ranks when being attacked in the flank or rear....I am right aren't I? Someone please say I am, I just couldn't take it if I were wrong!Originally Posted by Geisticon
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Spearmen only get the extra attacks to the front of their unit, but of course like previously stated, they get to attack back with however mnay men they have in BTB combat [minus kills of course]
Btw, does a unit get X attacks minus X casualties even when charged in the front?