11.E.k Blocked Path

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  • 11.E.k Blocked Path
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    11.E.k Blocked Path
    To prevent abusive situations where a unit cannot Charge an enemy unit well within Charge Range and Line of Sight due to a convoluted positioning of enemy units, potentially in conjunction with Impassable Terrain or the Board Edge, the following rules are applied.

    A unit can declare a Charge against an unengaged enemy unit and make a special Charge Move as described below, if it is unable to declare a normal Charge in the Charge Phase solely due to any of the following reasons:
    • Unengaged enemy units
    • The combination of at least two unengaged enemy units and one or more Impassable Terrain Features
    • The Board Edge preventing alignment

    Move the unit straight forward up to its Charge Range. If this brings the Charging unit into base contact with the enemy unit against which the Charge was declared, that unit is Charged. Instead of Aligning Units as normal, the enemy unit performs a Combat Reform to bring the units into alignment with each other (see “Combat Reforms”, page 67 ).

    Combat Reform, ignoring the restriction for models moving only up to their March Rate during the Combat Reform, so that:
    • The Charged Facing determined when declaring the Charge Reaction is aligned with the Charging unit.
    • The Charging unit is Engaged in its Front Facing.
    • The Charged unit does not change its number of ranks or files.
    • The number of models (on both sides) in base contact with an enemy is maximised.

    If it is not possible to align the units without changing the number of ranks or files, you may change the number of ranks and files and do not have to maximise models in base contact. If this does not enable the Charged unit to align, it must be aligned with a Facing other than the Charged Facing. If the enemy unit is unable to perform a Combat Reform to align the units, the Blocked Path Charge Move cannot be performed.

    Figure 22 illustrates Blocked Path situations.

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