Writer read your own rules!
I just realized one reason the gotcha's suddenly appeared, I was playing my rules wrong! The effects of maneuvering were supposed to only last until the end of the unit's activation, not all turn. For some reason I thought they prevented a unit from reacting (I had briefly then took it out minutes later!) . That's not the only possible source of glitch and I'm still looking at things over but its an interesting issue. usually if I can't remember a rule instinctively, it ends up getting ditched or changed.
The Toy Soldier factor. I missed limbering and unlimbering artillery when it moved. The effect was there and I don;t have limbers for all my guns but I still missed it. It might be worth adding for the story value and as a reason to paint more up. I'm thinking about that too.
But for now I'm off to play some ancients.
EXERT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)
"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."
-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013
Friday, March 2, 2012
Born and raised in the suburbs of Montreal, 5 years in the Black Watch of Canada Cadets, 5 years at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean followed by 4 in the navy. 25 years with CPC in IT simultaneous with 23 years running a boarding kennel. Inherited my love of toy soldiers from my mother's father. Married with a Whippet, 10 Italian Greyhounds, 4 cats and a bird. Prematurely retired and looking forward to leisure to game, garden and sculpt in our 150 yr old farmhouse.