Was looking at the Gallic army II-11, and saw this entry: 2xcavalry(Cv) or warriors (3/4Wb).
My interpretation based on the “or” and “/“ in the beginning of the army section is: I can take 2xCv Or I can take 1xCv and 1x3Wb Or I can take 1xCv and 1x4Wb Or I can take 2x3Wb Or I can take 2x4Wb But I cannot take 1x3Wb and 1x4Wb
Is this correct? That I can mix and match the cav and warband but I cannot have both a 3 and a 4Wb in there?
The reason I ask is that I have enough infantry to make 6x3Wb and 6x4Wb, 1x2Ps, and have 4 warrior figs left over. Enough for just 1 more Wb element, so want to see if I can make them count.
A Cv against a 4Bd gives both parties 2 chances out of 36 of scoring a double, but the Cv also has 6 extra chances out of 36 of recoiling on an equal score, thus exposing their adjacent mates to an overlap. (Slight advantage to the 4Bd)
A single 4Wb against a 4Bd gives both parties 6 chances out of 36 of scoring a kill, but the 4Wb also has 20 chances of recoiling, thus exposing their adjacent mates to an overlap. (Slight advantage to the 4Bd)
However, a supported 4Wb against a 4Bd has 10 chances out of 36 of a kill, and only 2 chances of being killed itself, with 19 chances of recoiling and exposing their adjacent mates to an overlap. (Advantage to the supported 4Wb...if you don’t mind having a slightly shorter battleline that is... ...and with a nearly 30% chance of being killed, the Bd’s will need reserves to fill in any potential gaps, so they too are likely to have a shorter battleline as well... ...and foot won't pursue mounted, but they will pursue recoiling foot, and often find themselves in rather unpleasant double-overlap positions)
Ah, decisions, decisions...
Last Edit: Dec 11, 2019 13:56:28 GMT by stevie: ...it all depends on what they are facing...and their owner's playing style...
In all actuality I would probably take the 2Cv as well since I’ve already got 6Wb in the army and like mobility.
So the real reason for all this is that I have 43 Gallic figs, enough to make 6x4Wb, 4x3Wb & 6x2Ps. But I’m deciding whether or Not to give a single Gallic at that extra option by sacrificing one of the Ps. Since a single Gallic army can only take 1ps anyway...
Now, a curve ball question: when I create a double Gallic army, do I have to take all 4Wb or all 3Wb, or can I take one army with 4Wb and one army with 3Wb and combine them? My guess is that I have to take all the same and I really should but I’m probably going to mix anyway and just call them solid or fast so that I can play a double army.