Re: Move question
- Just as well it's only a game. Looks like suicide, deliberately open
a flank to an enemy unit while moving toward but not engaging another
enemy light unit; which is simply going to dance away and then attack
in concert with the spears. Goodnight children. Makes a mockery
--- In DBA@yahoogroups.com, Robert Beattie <beattie@...> wrote:
> At Historicon there were only a couple of rules questions. One
> to do with an element putting another in its base width area of
> control. Please see the diagram here and send along your comments.
> Here is the rule from the book
> CROSSING AN ENEMY ELEMENT'S FRONT
> An element directly in front of any part of an enemy element front
> edge or an enemy-controlled BUA or camp at or closer than 1 base
> width distance with no other element even partially between, can
> only to contact or line up facing 1 such element or contact that
> or camp, or directly to its own rear without changing direction,
> as an outcome move.
> Thanks much.
- Hear-hear and Bravo!
David Kuijt <kuijt@...> wrote:
On Fri, 24 Aug 2007, Ray Rangel wrote:
> Dave Kuijt and Bob Beattie,
> You two have a wealth of DBA experience (much more than I have) and I
> have the utmost respect for your opinions. Is it your opinion that if
> movement allowance runs out in midstream an element can continue to
> the opposite bank for free?
Look, I've been trying to avoid getting involved in this thread because,
as I said in my previous post,
1) it crops up every three years or so, when someone new (unaware of the
previous discussion) brings it forward; and
2) all the arguments have been made, over and over again, three and six
and probably nine years ago; and
3) it is silly.
The fundamental argument of the wierd-river crew is this: "must continue"
on p9 causes some super-power that violates every principle of DBA
elsewhere in the rules.
The way everyone I've ever met or played, including PB, ever played that
rule, no superpower occured.
NO, you are not required to spend pips. Nothing in DBA creates mandatory
pip expenditure in future bounds.
NO, you do not get a conveyer-belt river that moves you at no pip cost.
Nothing in DBA moves for zero pips except outcome moves and pursuit moves.
Every move in a river requires pips.
Every move in a river is voluntary.
When you are in a river you suffer some restriction on how you can move.
And please, those of you who are arguing for the "river superpower" side
-- I don't want to be insulting, and I'm not trying to throttle your
freedom of speech, but I encourage you to spend some time in the archives
of past postings, on the yahoo groups site or on fanaticus, before you
continue this debate. This has all been debated before, at great length.
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