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Charge Through

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:25 pm
by David Kuijt
The general rule is that open order may not pass through close order. While that's a good rule in general, there are historical examples where an exception occurred -- where a particular mounted troop type moved through friendly close-order troops to attack or in some other way.

This will be reflected in the Battle Cards by this "Charge Through" card:
Battle Card: Charge Through wrote:Cost: 1 pt per card (may purchase up to 2 such)

Play: reveal at start of game. Use during a friendly movement phase. A group of the designated mounted type may move through a group of the designated close-order foot type as if those foot were open order, on this turn only. The effect ends during the movement phase when a single group (or stand) has moved through as described; it has no impact upon fall-back or pass-through during the combat results phase of the same turn or on any subsequent turn.

This card is expended when played. Flip the card upside down (face down) when it is used, to mark it being expended for that battle.


Can we get some help finding armies (and mounted troop types) who would have this battle card? Please cite the battle where the event occurred; just saying "it seems reasonable to me" is insufficient documentation.

Re: Charge Through

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:59 pm
by Rod
Hmmm, what about a card that allows my Indian Elephants to charge through Horde?

Of course the Horde would be destroyed, but there are always more Horde ;)

Re: Charge Through

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:43 am
by Andreas Johansson
Not a battle, but Nikephoros Phocas' Praecepta Militaria have the cataphracts move through a line of heavy foot, the intervals of between the subunits of which are smaller than the width of the cataphract formation, as a standard manoeuvre.

Note that this would involve close order mounted (Cataphracts) moving through close order foot (Pavisiers) in Triumph! terms.

Re: Charge Through

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:29 pm
by David Kuijt
Andreas Johansson wrote:Not a battle, but Nikephoros Phocas' Praecepta Militaria have the cataphracts move through a line of heavy foot, the intervals of between the subunits of which are smaller than the width of the cataphract formation, as a standard manoeuvre.

Note that this would involve close order mounted (Cataphracts) moving through close order foot (Pavisiers) in Triumph! terms.


That's pretty cool.