However it doesn't look like BHGS have updated their site re Britcon yet as the booking page doesn't seem to be working and it's still quoting the weekend of 7th -9th August. Presumably it will be fixed nearer the time.
Here is the situation re Britcon website. The DBA page is correct in terms of dates and armies etc. Tim is waiting for a few of the other game organisers to get their details sorted and then he can update and open the booking page.
In your post about Bakewell/Youlgreave in January you said
Blind general approach. Your opponent rolls your pips and keeps hidden from you, only telling you when you have run out. No army may have more than two elements with base combat factors over three?
The last bit - would that mean that eg a Cav or Auxilia General would count as one of the two elements with a base factor of more than three?
Good question Stephen. The General's element will not count as one of the two allowed with a base factor of more than 3 v Foot or mounted.
Hi Simon, Just to be clear, I believe you are saying a general’s unit does not count as one of the two allowed elements with a base factor of more than 3 v foot or mounted as long as the element type meets the criteria. So, for example, a cavalry general does not count, but a spear general would. I assume the logic is that a general’s unit has the same base factors until the bonus for being a general is applied. This also means that a 6Cv element is not one of the two as it has base factors of 3 and 3. Is that all correct?
6Cv have a combat factor of 3 against foot and 3 against mounted… …but they gain +1 against foot in good going, so their true combat factor is 4 against foot and 3 against mounted.
Likewise, Wb with rear support has a true combat factor of 4 against foot, at least while they are in good going and not fighting Ps.
By the way, Artillery could still be used… …if they are garrisoning a City or Fort. Ah, but only the defender can place a City or Fort, so if someone brings Artillery along, they'll only get to use it if they are the defender. Probably a bit risky, even with an aggression factor of zero, as they'll be fighting with only 11 elements.
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2021 15:57:42 GMT by stevie: ...still, it is a thought...