during the games on Sunday a question came up which was still under debate on the Impetus forum. When a CL evades does it pass through units to its rear or push them back?
In Impetus, evasion is a choice but it counts as an "involuntary movement" in other words, you choose to go backwards, away from the threat, but you have no choice as to where you end up - you just go straight back one full move. What happens if you would finish the move on top of one of your own units?
The clarification - which came out literally on Saturday 21st is this.
CLs and S troops (lighthorse and skirmishers) are placed to the rear of the friendly unit now (they used to push it back or make a second compulsory move)
CM's (medium cavalry) push the friendly unit back, which becomes disordered. (here is the thread:- http://impetus.forumsland.com/impetus-about2759-60.html
Hope this clears things up as I used the old version for the games.
Second clarification was for non-skirmish troops making sideways, oblique, rearwards or about face movement - these are non-standard moves which may only be made once per turn and automatically disorder the unit at the end of the movement - unit must not be disordered to start the move. In the case of troops who are armed with missile weapons. Because all troops can shoot at the begining of the movement phase before they take any movement (in Impetus you can move and shoot or shoot and move) they can also shoot at the end of an irregular move, but must take the movement AND disorder penalties from thier firing dice (2 dice off) We got that one right.
Third clarification - A class cavalry, as well as infantry can now oblique and move sideways as part of normal movement. This is for all games, not just tournament - might help frigo silver with his companion cavalry from the Alexander list!
Fourth clarification Shieldwall units in shieldwall can only move one phase per turn (not half speed) they can charge at the end of the movement so allowing it was the right thing to do - I forgot a new amendment which came in which says you are knocked out of shieldwall as soon as you become disordered - it is optional for competitions so happy to ignore it.
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