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Offline Rick_Bennett

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Squad Battles Rally Process
« on: December 30, 2018, 10:16:42 AM »
I was given the John Tiller Squad Battles Vietnam game for Christmas and I am having a problem with how to rally my troops when Pinned, Disrupted, Broken etc.  I place the leader with the demoralized squad,  high light both of them, and push the Rally command button, and all I get is an error message.

Can anyone give some insight into what I am doing wrong?

Thank you for any help in advance


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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 10:19:44 AM »
I'm sure someone here can help, though not me since I don't know the system.  :-[

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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 10:26:07 AM »
Its been sooooo long since I played anything in the SB series, but I don't remember the rally process being difficult to sort out.

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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 11:19:17 AM »
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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2018, 11:36:14 AM »
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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2018, 11:41:41 AM »
They won't rally disrupted units, only those who are pinned or broken.  Using the flag can bring a unit from pinned or broken status to disrupted status.

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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2018, 12:39:05 PM »
They won't rally disrupted units, only those who are pinned or broken.  Using the flag can bring a unit from pinned or broken status to disrupted status.

I have to disagree. The rules state (paraphased) that leaders can rally demoralized and pinned units in the same hex costing 1/3 movement points for each unit attempted and that if successful both are still disrupted.

In fact, if a unit is pinned or demoralized and not fired upon for an entire turn they can automatically rally on a special roll of 1, again becoming disrupted but unpinned/undemoralised
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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2018, 02:20:37 PM »
Sure I didn't mention the automatic rally but what I stated is no different then what you stated that I can see.

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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2018, 03:09:55 PM »
Sure I didn't mention the automatic rally but what I stated is no different then what you stated that I can see.

I'm sorry. I misread that as demoralized.
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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2019, 06:35:43 AM »
I have playd SB for some years but gave it up finally because of the ( from my standpoint ) complicated rules .
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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2019, 06:17:34 PM »
IIRC, your leader needs to be in the same hex as the shaken unit, and then you can select the rally icon (red flag??) to have him rally the troops in that hex.  Because rallying requires action points, I try to do it as my leaders first action (meaning...if you move into a hex with pinned or disrupted units, you may not have enough AP to rally).
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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2019, 06:24:20 PM »
I have playd SB for some years but gave it up finally because of the ( from my standpoint ) complicated rules .

It plays like X-com. Lol. Lots of little nuances and actions. Not your typical board and counter game.

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Re: Squad Battles Rally Process
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2019, 06:07:43 AM »
I have playd SB for some years but gave it up finally because of the ( from my standpoint ) complicated rules .

It plays like X-com. Lol. Lots of little nuances and actions. Not your typical board and counter game.

Yes.