|Brigadier Delage Must Make a Choice|
If they turn West over the bridge, they are likely to run into an Alpian force since dust is visible in that direction.
If they go straight ahead on the road along the deciduous trees, they might be in time to delay the Alpian column arriving on the South road.
|Alpian Columns from the West|
Or, of course, they can turn left and head up the road to defend the North Pass of the Bellevue Hills.
So it is really up to General Murdeau rather than Brigadier Delage who must make the choice. Now it is time to really ISSUE ORDERS to his Brigadiers.
|Bellevue Hills from the West|
All troops in "road column" (i.e., both starting and ending on road) gain an additional 1d3" of movement.
While this can result in some gaps in the column, it does on average add a couple of inches of movement as opposed to offroad column movement.
Here are the standard movement rates for all troop types when in "open terrain" . . . and all terrain on the table is "open" except for the obvious woods and the slopes of the Bellevue Hills, which are steep.
- Pike & Shot -- 4" in Line; 8" in column; (+1d3" on road)
- Other Foot -- 6" in Line; 12" in column; (+1d3" on road)
- Light Artillery -- 6" when limbered; (8"+1d3" on road)
- Knights -- 6" in Line; 12" in column; (+1d3" on road)
- Cavalry -- 8" in Line; 16" in column; (+1d3" on road)
- Officers -- 12" (and issue orders); (+1d3" on road)
So once the Generals have issued their Orders to their various Brigadiers, I will likely be able to process a number of moves.