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Had first game using GDB Deluxe today and a couple of queries arose for which we could divine intent of rules.
1. Pg 94 rule 10.5 Priority Targets - is the list nos 1 -5 a hierarchy ? ie is 1 a higher priority than 3 etc ?
2. We really struggled with following also pg 94 rules 10.7 and 10.7A
This seem almost contradictory to a degree as 10.7 says you roll once against multiple targets splitting casulaties inflicted
However 10.7a states that units cannot Split fire unless unit is in specific formation ie in town or square
3. Re Order limitations and Commander abilities are we correct in saying for example that despite an Excellent Leader being allowed to conduct 3 Charges per turn he is limited by Orders such as Engage which only allows a single charge ?
4. In relation to Q2 we had further unresolved problems with how Skirmishers fire (think we both got headaches trying to sort this out)
As per below pic the French skirmishers have advanced to engage advancing Prussians.
However how do they fire here ?
Can they split their fire to shoot at the Coloumn of Companies and the Coloumn of Divisions (ie the units to left and right of wood) ?
10.7a seems to say no ?
Option A - They can choose either as target (an option open to skirmishers how are not bound by 10.5) firing with as many bases as are in arc and range, correct ??
Ie in the instance below they could bring to bear a max of 4 bases vs either target for 3 Dice
Option B - Do they fire whole unit at the Multiple targets presented splitting any casualties caused ??
Ie rolling 4 dice for the 6 bases but splitting casulaties between the two targets ?
Option C - ?????
We were stumped as to intent of rules and really wondered how a unit of say 20 Skirmishers would fire if they cannot or can split fire.
We debated wethther allowing them to split fire would make them too powerful ie if they could shoot at several units at once (of course dependant on dice generated etc) or conversely if forced to fire at only a single unit was too restrictive ?