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Proximity of Formations


niggle
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There a quite a few places in the rules where the distance to between Formations is relevant, for example:

- Order Activation and Leader Actions: Die roll modifiers for proximity to the enemy

- Assessments: Die roll modifiers for proximity of enemy and friendly batteries

- Assessments: Proximity to broken/retreating friendly Formations

- Movement: Formations with Move orders halting on coming to within 450/900 yards of the enemy.

- Order Conversions: Several instances where a Formation's ability to convert, and behaviour on conversion, are affected by the proximity of the enemy.

The above are just a few that come to mind, although there may be others.

Is it correct to assume that in most cases, for the purposes of assessing proximity of Formations, a Formation is considered to include the battle wave and the area behind it as far back as the Reformation Area? 

The only rule I am aware of that specifically mentions that it is the distance to the Units that counts is when taking personal command (3.8.2), which states that 'the Commander must be within one movement of a Unit, other than the Reformation Area, of the target Formation.'

Is the assumption correct?


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David
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Posted by: @niggle

Is it correct to assume that in most cases, for the purposes of assessing proximity of Formations, a Formation is considered to include the battle wave and the area behind it as far back as the Reformation Area? 

 

Yes, though I'd clarify players should not measure to empty space (for example the space between deployed Units and the Reformation Area) but rather to any element of the Formation.

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niggle
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Thank you, that makes it very clear.


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