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Mithridates11 Feb 2017 10:33 p.m. PST

I wonder if anyone else has experienced our 'conundrum'

Just played a very hard fought game of Pyrrhus against Camillan Romans. We ended up with a case of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) – both armies broke! Pyrrhus and one of his generals died.

A game that demonstrated why Roman armies post Pyrrhus gave princeps the pilum.

Now the issue we were unable to agree upon:

On page 20 – the line for Heavy Cavalry states:

Heavy Cavalry………..Same as Medium cavalry + armour. The note clarifies the protection value of …….heavy cavalry already takes into account their armour ….abilities.

Armour provides additional protection against shooting – no disagreement there – but on page 16 it also provides an additional safeguard if losing a melee (ie hand to hand).

Does the comment on p20 concerning Heavy Cavalry apply to both shooting and hand to hand?

Grateful any comments.

Garry

martinwilliams12 Feb 2017 4:30 a.m. PST

Heavy Cavalry have a protection of one against shooting (unlike Medium Cavalry who have zero). They count as armoured in combat. If fighting an opponent who doesn't have armour or better, and they lose, they add one to the result.

Martin

madaxeman12 Feb 2017 10:37 a.m. PST

Answers here

Mithridates12 Feb 2017 2:09 p.m. PST

Thanks for the reply. Good to have consistency. I now have to break the bad news to my Roman opponent!

Garry

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