# Thread: Forcing maximum frontage and terrain

1. ## Forcing maximum frontage and terrain

Ok, hard to explain without diagrams, but here goes. Had a unit of marauder horsemen next to a forest, with a unit on the corner around the edge of the forest but not in the forest. So, I charge, and after shooting 3 are left.

Now, the problem is this. I charge with one horseman in base contact in order to avoid the dangerous terrain test. They argue that to obtain maximum frontage I have to go through the forest and take the test.
Verdict?

2. ## Re: Forcing maximum frontage and terrain

You have to maximise frontage.

3. Indeed. Dangerous terrain does not stop you from making contact. Unless it kills...

4. ## Re: Forcing maximum frontage and terrain

There's a huge thread in this Rules Forum on Charge Mechanics that might be of use to read. Not being smart-alecy on that comment, it just helped me understand Charges a lot better. And without seeing the exact scenario I can only say, it depends. Once you measure the Charge Range and roll to see that you can make it, then you move straight ahead with no concern for distance (to possibly avoid the forest) until you must make a wheel (of up to 90 degrees) in order to maximize models in BtB contact, then you Close the Door. If you had 3 Marauder Horsemen left and only 1 is in base contact, I'd say you did not execute the Charge correctly. Doesn't necessarily mean it couldn't be done without going through the trees, but it doesn't sound like you max-ed your BtB.

5. ## Re: Forcing maximum frontage and terrain

Once you have measured the range, you can actually travel any distance you want, wheeling once during the move, in order to maximise. You do not have to go in a straight line, nor by the shortest distance. The only stipulation is that you have to maximise where possible, and that you must be in range and only wheel once - remember that you are not required to wheel at the start of your charge either - despite all the diagrams showing this, this is not how charging actually works.

6. ## Re: Forcing maximum frontage and terrain

Maximizing like this could save the most left file depending how it looks. And is how i would maximize. No way around that you have to move some troopers through the forest.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y14...es/wheelar.jpg

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