[Solved] How many times can a Formation convert and get more movement?
At the Order Conversion Step of the Movement Phase an Austrian cavalry formation converted from a [D] to an [A] and attacked some French Dragoons who had a [D] Order.
Simultaneously a French cavalry formation with an [M] order moved their full distance in the Movement Phase and ended up one move's distance from the rear of the Austrian cavalry.
At the Order Conversion step at the beginning of the Close Combat Phase can that French cavalry convert to an [A] order and then charge the rear of the Austrian cavalry even though they have moved their full distance in the Movement Phase already?
-Yahoo Group, 7/9/17
There is no “move distance limit per turn”. There is the distance troops are allowed or required to move when they move. This is sometimes stipulated by the situation or their orders.
For instance, an infantry Unit in a ployed Formation under an attack [A] order moves its full distance through open terrain of 1500 yards. Then, the ployed Formation deploys and the infantry Unit moves 225 yards out of the ployed column into contact with the enemy. During Combat the infantry Unit wins with a breakthrough, it advances 225 yards. It wins again, another breakthrough, another 225 yard advance. Then it loses the following combat resolution and retires 225 yards. Then a subsequent combat resolution between different Units allows an enemy breakthrough which contacts this same infantry Unit. It loses big and routs to the Reformation Area, a distance of 900 yards + the original depth of the Formation, say 112 yards, plus the distance the Unit advanced forward in its breakthroughs, so another 450 yards, minus the retire result of 225 yards, for a subtotal of approximately 1,237 yards.
So, one Unit, in one turn, moved the following distances:
• 1500 yards during Movement in a ployed Formation
• 225 yards during Ploy-Deploy of Movement
• 450 yards during Combat in breakthroughs
• 225 yards during Combat in a retire
• 1237 yards during Combat in a rout
For a possible total of 3637 yards in one turn. And that would be perfectly legal.
I should note that we really don’t know the exact amount of ground the example infantry Unit covered, did it really move ~3700? No idea. What is important, which we do know, is the starting point and ending point, along with the results of “some events” which happened in between.