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Old 10-12-2018, 12:11 PM   #49
Join Date: May 2015
Default Re: How do you all handle mounted combat?

Originally Posted by platimus View Post
Here is a visual aid:

Frame 1 is the starting position of the horse. The horses "head" is the blue hex. The horses "rear" is the red hex. The hexes are numbered so you know we're dealing with the same hexes in each frame.

It is _not possible_ for the horse to go from Frame 1 to Frame 2 in one move (1 MA). It would take 2 moves (2 MA) for the horse to end up in this position. The first move would look like Frame 3 (head moves). The second move (rear moves) would look like Frame 2.

This is so intuitive and natural to me, I'm having a hard time explaining why it should work that way...

If you allow going from Frame 1 to Frame 2 in one move (1 MA), you're allowing the head and rear to move in different directions at the same time - which is impossible.
That's true, but if a horse had it's head in hex 1 and it's rear in hex 5, it could turn for 1 MA by moving its head to hex 7 with its rear following into hex 1.
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