First time using a BUA (city) yesterday. Kind of cool, shaking up usual battle dynamics, but it looks like you need a diploma to use it properly.
Lot of time spent in going up and down, back and forth the rulebook. We managed most of the issues we had (I hope), yet some remained unsolved:
1. The attacker assaults the city and destroys the defender, gets in and starts sacking (no 5 or 6 PIPs for two rounds). At the second round of sacking, the defender counter-assaults and destroys the sacking element and re-occupies the city. Does it automatically count as defending the city or should it also throw a 5 or 6 PIPs?
2. Artillery in a city got +4 combat factor in CC or if shot at, which summed up to its basic factor becomes a +6. That means that when it shoots only add +2 to the dice roll. How does it work when shooting at Bw, Cb, Lb, Art, etc. that shoot back? Does it use a +6 or a +2? Or a +6 in defense and +2 in attack, e.g.: Art shoots at BW that shoots back. Bw rolls a 6 +2 = 8 and Art rolls a 2 that in attack becomes a 4 (no effect on the Bw) and in defense becomes an 8 (equaling the Bw, hence no effect on the Art)?
3. Does a city being sacked exert TZ? Or only when defended?
4. I understand from past threads in the forum that mounted can sack cities but not become defenders, as only foot can defend city. Am I correct?
Thanks a ton for bringing light.
P.s. the battle was IV/62c vs IV/64c. The French won 4-1, having lost the Art in the city and the 7Hd. Two Kn, a Bd and a Bw among English casualties
Post by medievalthomas on Nov 29, 2019 18:20:19 GMT
1. As to this I would (for now) rule that re-taking a BUA does not result in a Sack but instead become defenders. 2. When you are Shot At you get the +4 - so you become +6 v. other shooters and compare results as usual (in your example the Bow is a net +8; the Art a net +8 so no effect (unless Bow is Fast)). 3. I'd say no TZ while being Sacked. 4. I think so.
Have the English ever managed to defeat the French?
Thanks, Tom. We did it all well, but the Art shooting; no big deal since the English Bd took it down from the city wall. Usually are the English that defeat the French, 7 times out of 10. Lb shots on the Kn are always decisive: the Agincourt's curse. The last battle a GH and the city formed a line that blocked Lb's line of sight. That made the trick