tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7386336651732048473.post2432739423281312746..comments2017-12-11T22:30:45.290+09:00Comments on Here's no great matter: Dertosa Scenario for Lost BattlesPrufrockhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17659918463589870423noreply@blogger.comBlogger7125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7386336651732048473.post-56870063578335606052010-09-25T00:31:52.474+09:002010-09-25T00:31:52.474+09:00Hi again Rufus, maybe you got confused by the '...Hi again Rufus, maybe you got confused by the 'activate a group of two veteran units for 1 point' exception? It's easy enough to do, anyway!<br /><br />As far as the cavalry goes, they normally two moves, but on the deployment turn can use their first move to plonk down in the left or right rear deployment zones facing toward the nearest flank. That only counts as one move, so they can use their second move to go into the left or right rear zone, still facing the flank. <br /><br />They can of course double move too, which is what Gnaeus and his two AHC units have done in this version of the deployment.<br /><br />Hope that helps!<br /><br />And you're right - it is a wonderfully elegant system. Every time I play a game I'm reminded of it afresh.<br /><br />BTW, are you a member of the yahoo group? If so, you can always get a response to any rules queries that you come up with there.<br /><br />Cheers,<br />AaronPrufrockhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17659918463589870423noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7386336651732048473.post-61053422683068019062010-09-24T20:17:28.568+09:002010-09-24T20:17:28.568+09:00Ahhhh,where the hell did I get the notion it was o...Ahhhh,where the hell did I get the notion it was one move to deploy a group into a rear zone? <br /><br />Dumb! I'm now guessing to deploy ONE unit into a rear zone would of course be 1 MOVE.<br /><br />The rest of it i totally get. The only little niggle i otherwise had was deploying cav in the right rear and right left zones facing right or left was if that was the extent of their deployment. I kinda figured it wasn't because they would always get in the way of the infantry.<br /><br />It's a wonderfully elegant system despite it's simplicity isn't it? You can really imaging the cavalry entering the field and fanning out to the flanks with the infantry tramping up behind them.<br /><br />Well, I can now at least anyway!<br /><br />Thanks a million Aaron,<br /><br />RufusAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7386336651732048473.post-50595941819447344532010-09-24T01:16:21.271+09:002010-09-24T01:16:21.271+09:00Tell you what Rufus, it sounds to me like you'...Tell you what Rufus, it sounds to me like you've got things figured out a lot faster than I did when I first started out with Lost Battles! I still find myself playing or remembering the the odd rule wrongly :)<br /><br />So to confirm that Roman deployment, it's 2 moves each for the rear infantry zones (6 moves but 2 are taken up by the average commander's exemptions); two double moves for the cavalry on the right flank (4 moves but 1 taken up by uninspired commander's exemption); 1 move for the ALI's double move straight forward, 1 move for the AHC on the other flank, and a double move for the other ALI to join them. That's 11 all told (plus 3 used by exemptions), so I think you got it right.<br /><br />Carthaginian deployment is 6 moves for rear zones; 1 for elephant double move straight forward; 2 for AHC on the left flank (paid for by commander's exemptions); 1 for the light cav on the right and two for the light infantry to join them. That's a total of 10 moves (plus 2 exemptions). <br /><br />I hope that's all done correctly, anyway!<br /><br />Cheers,<br />AaronPrufrockhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17659918463589870423noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7386336651732048473.post-24107051513973285362010-09-24T00:49:28.671+09:002010-09-24T00:49:28.671+09:00So each of the 3 groups in the Roman rear cost 2 M...So each of the 3 groups in the Roman rear cost 2 MOVES each. (That would give me a 14 move total). I re read the section a couple of times in the book and I'm pretty sure it said groups can deploy in these rear zones for 1 MOVE each. I did think it was cheap myself. I think I've misunderstood. Again!<br /><br />RufusAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7386336651732048473.post-56357232813591628042010-09-23T23:30:02.058+09:002010-09-23T23:30:02.058+09:00So...(sorry about this, i've developed a menta...So...(sorry about this, i've developed a mental block!) the ROMANS: The ALI double move into their keyzone with their special dipensation. 1 MOVE. The other ALI double move at the rear. 2 MOVES. The AHC get to the same point for 1 MOVE. The 3 groups deploy in the 3 rear zones for a move each. 3 MOVES. The 2 units on the right both double move for 2 moves each. 4 MOVES.<br /><br />Now i actually make that 11 MOVES!!!!!<br /><br />Regards,<br /><br />Rufus. (Newbie)Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7386336651732048473.post-12061434128448089722010-09-23T20:45:14.346+09:002010-09-23T20:45:14.346+09:00Hello, and thanks for your comment. The Romans ac...Hello, and thanks for your comment. The Romans actually use 14 commands to deploy, but 3 of those come from their generals' exemptions, so are effectively free. The Romans use 7 for their army commands (an fighting value of 70-79 gives 7 commands automatically), plus 4 for the opening die roll (which is always set at 4 for deployment).<br /><br />The Carthaginians use 10 commands plus 2 free (from their general's exemption). They have a fighting value of 62, so get 6 commands automatically, plus 4 for the die roll.<br /><br />So total army + die commands used are 11 for Rome and 10 for Carthage.<br /><br />I hope that makes sense!<br /><br />Cheers,<br />AaronPrufrockhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17659918463589870423noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7386336651732048473.post-12470511280453435262010-09-23T20:22:58.901+09:002010-09-23T20:22:58.901+09:00So the Romans use 12 commands to deploy?
And the ...So the Romans use 12 commands to deploy?<br /><br />And the Carthaginians 6?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com