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chuckhamack

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Steadfast and Attackers
« on: August 29, 2018, 11:07:29 AM »
In our game last night one of the players said that he should take two fatigue as he won the melee (not Doubling the steadfast defender) rather than one (because he had to retreat).  This had me going to the rule book.
In the rules on Page 59 the following:
Resolve the Attackers
All attacking units take 1 fatigue, simply for having attacked any number of defenders.
If an attacking unit contacted any defender that won a combat, and if that defender has not broken, then that attacking unit must take another fatigue, for a total of 2.
However, if the attacker lost the combat but the defender broke, then the attacker takes only 1 fatigue.
It is possible that an attacking unit may be broken by fatigues.
Attacking units still in contact with defenders at this time must retreat, in any sequence the active player wishes.

So how many fatigues does the attacker who won and retreated from the melee take?
« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 08:56:49 AM by chuckhamack »

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Re: Steadfast and Attackers
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 07:02:44 AM »
I'd say 1.

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Re: Steadfast and Attackers
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 05:09:47 AM »
They take 2.

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Re: Steadfast and Attackers
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 06:03:53 AM »
Sorry I’m confused, how is this possible, an attacker must have a minimum of 2 elan to attack, so how does he get broken if he wins

chuckhamack

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Re: Steadfast and Attackers
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 09:04:11 AM »
Until this discussion occurred we had always given one fatigue if the attacker that won and and two fatigues if the attacker lost (with the exception of the defender being broken than one).

Following the exception we had given an attacker that won the melee but had to retreat against a losing Steadfast defending unit one fatigue.


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Re: Steadfast and Attackers
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2018, 05:45:19 PM »
Page 61 shows a complex combat with the 2 winning Units taking 1 fatigue each and retreating, because the enemy did not break

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Re: Steadfast and Attackers
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018, 08:35:31 AM »
That is about as close to the situation as we can get.  One fatigue seem more than reasonable in these cases where the Attacker wins and has to retreat.
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Chuck