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Baggage and Objective markers - one for the Big Cheese!
« on: August 06, 2016, 04:07:43 AM »
We have played a few games with the rules and are a bit puzzled with the baggage and objective markers. The main problem is the positioning of the baggage markers slap bang in the middle of the deployment area. In the last game, due to the terrain chosen by the players, the baggage interfered with the sensible deployment of the troops. Surely the baggage should not be caught up in the front rank?

With regard to the Objective markers - what are they supposed to represent? At the moment we are using command groups (king, general etc) as the objective markers as we feel that while the enemy leader would probably be considered a worthwhile objective simply plonking a marker on a hill or area of open ground seems a bit iffy historically.

Could you explain the rationale and reasoning behind these aspects of the game?

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Re: Baggage and Objective markers - one for the Big Cheese!
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2016, 01:03:27 AM »
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We have played a few games with the rules and are a bit puzzled with the baggage and objective markers. The main problem is the positioning of the baggage markers slap bang in the middle of the deployment area.

It's in that square, but it doesn't have to be in the middle of that square.  Most players place it as far back in that square as they legally can, which is the whole idea.

If I let players place it in the row of squares along their table edge, then all the markers would be on the table edge, and thus never captured.  But under the rules, the markers end up usually mid-way between the front rank and the table edge, which is a good balance.

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Re: Baggage and Objective markers - one for the Big Cheese!
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2016, 04:06:44 AM »
Thanks for the reply - sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you.

What about the rationale behind the ojective markers? What do they represent?