A: YES! Good question. That is exactly what can be done.
A: Armored cavalry should have partial barding added to its definition. The heavy cavalry has only the rider armored. Eastern formations are just that - cavalry of eastern Christian and Moslem armies that would be just as likely to skirmish or charge. The armor of these types is not cataphract. Such heavy equipage would have denied them such ability. Nor was their armor uniform although the Byzantines were probably the most uniform in this area.
A: OK, in the charts we showed the individual point cost for each figure in a unit by morale class. Therefore a D class figure costs 2 points. You multiply the number of figures by the individual point cost and then add to that number the unit type base cost. For example, a 10 figure unit of D heavy infantry would work out like this: 10 times 2 points which equals 20 points. To this, add 40 points for the base cost of all heavy infantry, and you have a 60 point unit whose morale value and unit point cost. Yes.
A: Drop the last two lines of the paragraph. I will be giving out free white out at Historicon.
A: Yes. So the water piece will go from the table side edge up to 12 inches into the play area.
A: No, because the table has only 2 flank edges. But players can pick 8 pieces of terrain excluding major water that are the same. This terrain thing is worth spending time on regardless of the typos. The world is not flat and terrain is as valuable an instrument in waging war as are weapons. Too many games do not give terrain its just due. The selection of terrain can be a great equalizer to armies that are outnumbered. This is one of the most important aspects in Crusader warfare. Christian victories were often due in large part to leaders picking an area where their flanks were not exposed, and that provided knights a limited frontage that gave great advantage to their charges. Smail in Crusading Warfare as well as Oman point this out very well. This is perhaps the only set of rules where a player can attempt to create a pass like Thermoploy.
A: Major Water 1 & 2 means each player can opt to use one major water piece. Yes, both use the same placement numbers, and run the risk of negating the placement if they both fall on the same placement area.
A: There are never any dumb questions. You have answered your own question. The unit would count the entire number of figures in the front rank and half those of the back rank.
A: F does indeed refer to Fanatic.
A: Yes, it was a terraced area and these are the contours.
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