Post by medievalthomas on Mar 4, 2021 17:18:33 GMT
The intent was to allow for historical deployments and tactics. A general sees the battlefield and tells his Knights to dismount for the coming conflict believing this gives the best chance of victory. He/she may leave some mounted as a reserve or final pursuit force or flanking force (see Poiters and Agincourt). If French they grumble but do it; if English they have probably started early.
It might be reasonable to require the choices to be made after terrain is set up but before the defender deploys.
You may parse the rules as you wish. The task is endless and unrewarding but certainly understandable. But if you wish to play the intent it is as above.
The no Group Move with Allies was intended to balance their use but with such a broad range of army lists I'm sure some are problematic. The Welsh for Glyn Dwr's revolt don't work at all correctly for example.