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Tango0112 Mar 2018 12:55 p.m. PST

Of possible interest?

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Amicalement
Armand

1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2018 1:40 p.m. PST

Doesn't this suggest that many wargames are off-the-mark when they slow movement rates in line for "rough terrain" or light woods?

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 5:44 a.m. PST

Very interesting! The ACW manuals my reenactment battalion uses has an almost identical method of dealing with obstacles. One time we had a truly enormous drill field to play on and I set the battalion forward in line and had each company in turn pretend it had an obstacle to avoid. Each one fell out of line and side-stepped around the 'obstacle' and then back into line. By the time we reached the far end of the field all eight companies had carried out the movement properly.

@1968billsfan: I think most rules would consider terrain with company-wide segments of rough terrain to be 'clear' and assume those irregularities were dealt with in this exact fashion. The terrain doesn't become 'rough' until most of the unit is forced to pass through it at once.

Tango0113 Mar 2018 10:33 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Rod MacArthur13 Mar 2018 4:48 p.m. PST

Glad you liked it as well, Armand.

Best wishes

Rod

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