View Full Version : Fleeing from a charge

28-05-2009, 23:28
hello folks, a simple question for you- aplogies if the answer is evident or obvious to you or I've missed an illustration. The rulebook says you flee directly away from an enemy but which way is that in this particular example? A very similar example to this happened in a game versus Brett's


N.B the wolfriders can just see the orc boyz. Wolfriders are the charging cavalry bases, infantry models are orc boyz.

Do the orc boyz move in-
direction A - that is directly away from the wolf riders from middle of unit to middle of unit
direction B- That is directly away the wolf riders facing
direction C- That is directly away from where the wolf riders would contact the boyz. (http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq327/hoofit_1/Models/002.jpg)

Nurgling Chieftain
28-05-2009, 23:29
A - directly away, center-to-center.

29-05-2009, 04:12
In case you feel the need for a second opinion I concur with Dr. Nurgling.

29-05-2009, 07:02
+1 for best diagram ever. I love it!

and yes, A is correct.

edit: was that cardboard from a pizza?

29-05-2009, 08:55
Cheers guys thats what I had thought but I just liked some clarification, Milgram glad you like the picture and indeed it was ;)

Stan Darsh
30-05-2009, 10:19
It should be noted that there really is not a 'right' answer here. The cavalry are within the 90 degree arc to the flank, so you might interpret 'directly away' as 'C'. However, from the position of the charging unit, 'B' also seems reasonable as the Orcs would probably just about face and run. In this instance, therefore, I would split the difference and conclude 'A' as most appropriate.

30-05-2009, 10:37
Stan is crazy. There is a right answer. It is A. See diagram 22.2 of the BRB.

30-05-2009, 10:40
Pizza boxes make the best painting boards! They hold up great even to all metal rat ogres.

30-05-2009, 13:08
Stan is crazy. There is a right answer. It is A. See diagram 22.2 of the BRB.

True and true.


01-06-2009, 08:04
Just wanting to add my voice to the chorus of A.

The only way you could improve that diagram is with fully painted models. I approve of it wholeheartedly.