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 Post subject: Re: Artillery battery retreats
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:24 pm 
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The dynamic Ben Stein in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

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Thanks, John!

Don't know why I thought it might have something to do with the Civil War.

Like Ben Stein a lot though.

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Ben Stein made a career out of that one minute clip on Ferris Bueller.

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John,

Doesn’t the current melee mechanics allow limbered artillery a loss of some guns and the retreat of the remaining guns as a result of a melee loss. Couldn’t that process be transferred to unlimbered artillery.

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Yes, I've meleed limbered guns on a few occassions and if memory serves me correctly have had more guns disrupted and escape than were destroyed.

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:oops: Yeah, that was kind of where I was coming from and I should have mentioned it. It is ironic that if you want to save some guns from a coming melee you need to limber up and become defenseless so that they can retreat!
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:oops: Yeah, that was kind of where I was coming from and I should have mentioned it. It is ironic that if you want to save some guns from a coming melee you need to limber up and become defenseless so that they can retreat!
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That makes perfect sense to me.

In the accounts I have read, if a battery got captured, it was usually the whole battery. The times when parts of batteries got captured were instances when the order to limber and flee was given, but a gun was immobilized, usually by casualties among its horses.

It is interesting to note that in phase play, limbered artillery doesn't retreat from melee. If it loses the melee, all guns are captured.

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