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Offline Hammerskelp

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[WMR] Middle stand driven back into contact after combat?
« on: May 17, 2018, 01:31:29 PM »
Hi
came across this last night.  (see attachment)
Blue (A) is driven back in the direction of the red arrow by 2cm.
Centre stand makes contact with Enemy (B).
Discuss. :)


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Re: [WMR] Middle stand driven back into contact after combat?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 04:52:09 PM »
Well, you broke Warmaster. Pack it in everyone, it was a good run.

If you were pursuing, I'd just leave them as two separate stands and finish the combat.

If you weren't, I'd roll a die. Odds I'd move the right stand behind the left, evens I'd move the left behind the right. That or whatever the players could agree to.

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Re: [WMR] Middle stand driven back into contact after combat?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 07:09:00 AM »
You'd stop just short of contact and confuse the driven back unit.

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Re: [WMR] Middle stand driven back into contact after combat?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 07:34:55 AM »
You never make contact with the enemy by being driven back.
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Re: [WMR] Middle stand driven back into contact after combat?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 09:32:14 AM »
It was after combat. 
I should have described it as 'retreat'. 

The rules for being 'driven back' by shooting are clear and obvious. No problem there. Become confused and stop 1cm short.

My question is about making contact after close combat.
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Re: [WMR] Middle stand driven back into contact after combat?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 03:33:07 PM »
I read driven back and thought retreat because of "after combat". Anyway, I'd play retreat as I said above, and driven back as the guys said.

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Re: [WMR] Middle stand driven back into contact after combat?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 07:57:37 PM »
The right expression is "fall back" then  ;) . I have nothing to add to what Dave wrote though.
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Re: [WMR] Middle stand driven back into contact after combat?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018, 07:08:02 AM »
The problem with Dave's solution is that if stands are both placed to the right they end up touching the enemy stand again. That may even happen on the left, depending on exact positioning.
I'd be tempted to rule either:
1) 2 stands are killed, you get to pick to keep left or right.
2) Centre stand is killed, other stands remain. If the unit is not back in coherency by the end of its next movement phase then one of the stands is removed (owner's choice). (This is taking a bit of inspiration from Epic Armageddon)