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Madmac
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08/10/2020 5:35 pm  

Are there any restrictions on cavalry/artillery movement in rough or dense terrain (when compared to infantry)?  Also, should cavalry be able to charge into contact within rough/dense terrain?


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David
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08/10/2020 5:57 pm  

 

Posted by: @madmac

Are there any restrictions on cavalry/artillery movement in rough or dense terrain (when compared to infantry)?  Also, should cavalry be able to charge into contact within rough/dense terrain?

On a scenario basis this can/does/should vary, but as a general rule, the movement is treated the same, rough terrain costs double and dense terrain requires a halt on contact and exit in addition to costing double. However… there is an optional rule for cavalry automatically receiving Fatigue (you'll see it on the outside column in a gray bubble along side 4.2.1).

Also of note, the subtle impact of bad terrain on cavalry is that the most powerful aspect of cavalry is its ability to convert to Attack [A], this is directly hindered by bad terrain as cavalry can not convert against a target it can't hit and rough terrain will reduce the distance the cavalry can reach. Dense terrain is yet worse as since most cavalry must halt upon contacting dense terrain, cuirassiers, dragoons, and the like simply can not convert to Attack [A] against a target in dense terrain because they can't successfully move to contact in a single move.

Artillery is slightly hampered in a couple of similar ways, while artillery gets a 'free' move when being committed from the Formation Reserve, that move still pays normal movement penalties, so any dense terrain causes it to halt short and rough terrain reduces its movement distance. Additionally there is an optional rule for sighting through dense terrain (you'll find it adjacent to 5.1) that reduces the distance it may resolve fire at, thus making setting up in dense terrain less useful.

Hope those answers help!

This post was modified 2 weeks ago by David

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Madmac
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08/10/2020 6:48 pm  

@david. Thank you.....perfect response. I greatly appreciate it....


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