Latest topics
» Can you shoot through artillary?
Today at 4:14 am by Gaius Cassius

» Impetuous Mounted Troops and Fortifications
Today at 4:07 am by Gaius Cassius

» Cost of Scotts MAA downgraded to pike
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:10 am by Geoffrm

» Ignoring Artillery
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:55 pm by Aurelius

» BI2 tournament - 12 May 2018 - CANCELLED
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:07 pm by Aurelius

» Anyone make custom mats?
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:15 pm by shakespear

» Retreat After Loosing a Melee
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:34 pm by Gaius Cassius

» Newbie question
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:30 am by Zippee

» Basic Impetus Army List - French Wars of Religion
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:04 am by SnellPoo

BI2 tournament - 12 May 2018 - CANCELLED

Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:26 am by RogerC

EDIT I am very sorry, but I’ve had to CANCEL this tournament. I’ve …

Comments: 8

Vapnartak. Sunday 4th February 2018 Knavesmere Stand York Racecourse

Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:54 am by Cyrus The Adequate

Hi Gents

York is the usual first event in the UK Impetus calendar. This year …

Comments: 28

Basic Impetus 2 Comp, January 2018?

Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:03 am by Aurelius

I've brought the confirmed details for the Basic Impetus competition to the …

Comments: 32

Vapnartak York Feb 2018- format options?

Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:26 am by Cyrus The Adequate

Hi everyone

I was pondering the options for the York competition and wondered …

Comments: 11

Impetus Competition Derby Worlds 2017

Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:42 pm by Cyrus The Adequate

There will be a 28mm Impetus Competition at Derby World Wargames on 7th …

Comments: 47

Impetus at Derby?

Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:29 am by Cyrus The Adequate

Anyone interested ? 7th & 8th October at a new venue - Bruntingthorpe …

Comments: 11

April 2018
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Calendar Calendar


Opportunity Fire and Charge

Go down

Opportunity Fire and Charge

Post by Aurelius on Sun May 25, 2014 5:56 pm

Some troop types are dual purpose in that they have a missile capability as well as close combat e.g. some Persian and Sassanid cavalry. If reacting to enemy movement while on "opportunity" can a unit shoot AND charge, or does it have to be shoot OR charge? I've never seen a shoot AND charge played, but while reading the rules I realised that there seems to be no reason why not. Opinions?

Edit. Oops, wrong section, should've been in Rules!

Aurelius
VBU 3
VBU 3

Posts : 184
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2014-05-19

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Opportunity Fire and Charge

Post by RogerC on Sun May 25, 2014 6:42 pm

I think that opportunity fire and charge are alternatives. Certainly, I've always played it that way. Rule 2.6.4 says the unit on opportunity can 'return fire, Counter-charge or Charge an enemy Unit' and I've taken the 'or' as meaning you can only do one of the list of actions. I can see that other interpretations are possible, however.

Note that, whichever interpretation is right, the same will apply to reactions in thee ZOC.

A related question is what happens if a unit on opportunity is planning to charge an enemy unit, but that enemy unit fires as the first action of its activation and scores a hit, disordering the unit on opportunity. Has the unit on opportunity lost the chance to react with a charge as a disordered unit immediately loses opportunity status? Or is the opportunity charge still possible on the basis that the reaction can occur immediately the enemy unit has activated (whilst the arrows are in flight)? I know any exchange of fire is considered simultaneous but is the charge also considered simultaneous with the fire or later (when the disordering of the unit fired upon may have taken effect).

This is related to the question about whether opportunity fire and charge are alternatives, since if you can lose the chance to charge but cannot lose the chance to fire, when fired upon, the 'choice' becomes easier.

RogerC


RogerC
VBU 3
VBU 3

Posts : 161
Reputation : 3
Join date : 2014-05-20

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Opportunity Fire and Charge

Post by Aurelius on Mon May 26, 2014 12:26 pm

Thanks Roger, that was the word I had missed. You are right, shooting and charging would appear to be alternatives.

Your second point is interesting. At present I would say that the opportunity charge would be prevented, as you say, disorder knocks off the opportunity status, and shooting is resolved before the charge. However in the case of "dual function" troops, Sassanian cavalry for example, they would be able to shoot as an opportunity response, as this would be considered simultaneous. So the question is, is this a reasonable "historical" outcome?

TD

Aurelius
VBU 3
VBU 3

Posts : 184
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2014-05-19

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Opportunity Fire and Charge

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum