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WM_Annual_003_021

7/20/04

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Rules Update

there is little room for effective
manoeuvring. Note that although stands are
not permitted to pass between enemy stands
as described, this does not prevent them
moving between such stands to charge
them, assuming there is room to do so (See
Moving Chargers p32).

Walls
(impassable)

River

Infantry move through a gap – this is allowed so long as the
gap is at least 20mm wide.

Diagram 21.1

This infantry unit cannot move through the gap
between the two enemy units.
A gap between enemy or between enemy and
impassable terrain must be wider than a stand’s
front for it to pass through

During the Initiative Movement section of
the Command phase, a unit can use its own
initiative to either charge or evade from the
closest visible enemy unit within 20cm. It
does not have to do so, and can instead wait
until the Ordered Movement section of the
Command phase and attempt to move by
means of an order as usual. The choice is the
player’s in most cases; exceptions are
covered in the army lists.
Paragraph 5 – Delete and replace with the
following:
Units moving by initiative do so during the
Initiative Movement section of the
Command phase as already explained
(above and see p13). Units are moved one at
a time, the movement of each is completed
before moving the next, but the player can
move the units in whatever order he wishes.
Because units are moved one at a time, it is
possible for a unit to move so that it blocks
the line of sight of another friendly unit,
making it either impossible for that unit to
use initiative or changing which visible
enemy unit is closest. Conversely, a unit’s
move could open a line of sight, allowing
another friendly unit to use its own
initiative or changing which enemy unit is
closest.
Enemy 2.

Enemy 1.

Diagram 21.2
A

P21 – Terrain
Paragraph 9 – The final paragraph in the
section – change the last sentence to read as
follows:
If a unit is forced to retreat into impassable
terrain during combat, then stands may be
destroyed as a result (see the Combat phase
section p41 & 43).

RULES UPDATE

The unit has been moved into a column – but stands could
equally well be placed into a line in irregular formation
within the defile.

pretty much determine what happens next,
regardless of what the General might prefer.

B
Unit A is within 20cm of Enemy 1 and can see – it uses
Initiative to charge. Note unit B cannot see any enemy in
this position

Diagram 22.2

Enemy 2.

Enemy 1.
A

P22 – Moving by Initiative
Paragraph 1 – Delete and replace with the
following:
The Initiative rule represents the ability of a
unit’s commanding officer to lead his troops
to the attack or guide them away from
danger. Once the enemy is close, a
regiment’s training and natural instincts

B
Now unit A has moved unit B can see enemy 2, and can
use its Initiative to charge – unit A’s move has opened a
line of sight for unit B to charge.

Diagram 22.3

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