CavalryCavalry models act the same as Infantry except as noted below.
Cavalry can mount or dismount using 6" of movement. While mounted, the following rules apply:
- Orders: They cannot go Down voluntarily. They can perform an escape move when assaulted by infantry, like a recce vehicle.
- Movement: They can Advance 12" and Run 24". They cannot enter buildings. They ignore obstacles, unless deemed impassible to Cavalry.
- Shooting: Shooting attacks against them receive a +1 to hit modifier. They suffer a -1 penalty to hit rolls when shooting while mounted. When firing on the move (with an Advance order), the only weapons they can fire are those that have the Cavalry type. The only weapons they can reload while mounted are those with the Cavalry type.
- Assault: Assault damage rolls against them receive a -1 penalty. They cannot benefit from using two assault weapons together.
ShootingWhen a unit fires, mark the unit with a smoke marker to indicate that it has fired. Any weapons that require reloading (indicated in the weapon stats table) cannot be fired again, or used in assault, while the unit has the smoke marker. Their weapons are not Loaded. After the unit successfully carries out another Fire order (now basically a Reload order), the smoke marker is removed and their weapons are now Loaded. Those models may fire again in the following turn.
Models have a "Shooting" stat to indicate their target number on a D10 when rolling to hit with a shooting attack. The base damage roll for shooting attacks against all targets is 6+ on a D10. Exceptional Damage is caused on an unmodified damage roll of 10.
|-1||Per pin marker on the firer|
|-1||Long range (over half)|
|-1||Fire on the move (Advance order)|
|+1||Point blank range (less than 6", if weapon range is 18" or more)|
|-1||Shooting while mounted|
|+1||Shooting at mounted cavalry|
|-1||Target is 'down' infantry|
|-1||Target is a small unit (2 models or fewer)|
|-1||Target is in soft cover|
|-2||Target is in hard cover|
|-1||Non-Firearm weapon attack against Armored target|
Sample Weapon Stats
|Smoothbore Pistol||6||1||Yes||Cavalry, Assault, Firearm|
|Spear||6||1||One Use||Cavalry, Assault|
|Revolver||9||2||No||Cavalry, Assault, Firearm, Rifled|
|Shotgun||12||1||Yes||Cavalry, Assault, Firearm|
|Double Barreled Shotgun||12||2||Yes||Cavalry, Assault, Firearm|
|Smoothbore Carbine||18||1||Yes||Cavalry, Firearm|
|Rifled Carbine||30||1||Yes||Cavalry, Firearm, Rifled|
|Breach Loading Carbine||30||1||No||Cavalry, Firearm, Rifled|
|Repeating Carbine||30||2||No||Cavalry, Firearm, Rifled|
|Muzzle Loading Rifle||36||1||Yes||Firearm, Rifled|
|Breach Loading Rifle||36||1||No||Firearm, Rifled|
|Repeating Rifle||36||2||No||Firearm, Rifled|
AssaultEach model has an "Assault" stat to indicate their target roll on a D10 to cause damage in an assault. Many models have some kind of Assault weapon, such as a bayonet, sword, tomahawk, etc. These will be indicated in the army list, and some have special rules. Shooting weapons with the Assault type count as assault weapons, but those that require reloading only count if they are Loaded. Some specific Assault weapons with special rules are shown below.
A model not armed with an Assault weapon has a -1 penalty to damage rolls in an assault. An unmounted model armed with two assault weapons (which do not have the Two-Handed rule) has a +1 bonus to damage rolls in an assault. A model that is totally unarmed can not cause damage in assault (or shooting, obviously). Exceptional Damage is caused on an unmodified damage roll of 10.
|Assault Weapon||Special Rules|
|Bayonet, Pike, Spear,|
|Loaded Pistol||Long Reach|
|Revolver||Fast, Long Reach|
|Fast, Long Reach,|
|other assault weapons||none|
Assault Weapon Special Rules
|Long Reach||+1 to damage rolls in assault against cavalry (negating the normal -1 for infantry fighting cavalry)|
|Fast||Extra attack in first round of assault|
|Impact||+1 to damage rolls in first round when assaulting|
|Two-Handed||Can't be combined with another assault weapon to get the +1 damage bonus for two weapons|
|-1||Assault against mounted Cavalry (except with Long Reach weapon)|
|-1||Non-Firearm weapon attack against Armored target|
|+1||Assaulting with Impact weapon (only in first round)|
After an assault, the loser takes a morale test, subtracting how much they lost combat by from their morale value. If they fail, the unit is removed. If they pass, the assault continues. After the first round of assault, any unit with weapons that require reloading are considered to have fired and therefore receive a smoke marker. The engaged units fight another round of assault, with both sides striking simultaneously, at the beginning of each turn until one unit is either wiped out or fails the morale test and is removed. Whenever this happens, the winning unit may consolidate as normal, and their order die is put back in the dice bag. When assaulting into an ongoing assault, choose which enemy unit to attack against (if applicable) and work out damage. In this case, the defenders do not get attacks back (since they have already attacked this turn).
UnitsBelow are some sample unit stats and special rules for a selection of common unit types.
Sample Unit Stats
Unit Special Rules
|Armored||-1 penalty to damage rolls made against the model except those caused by a Firearm.|
|Shirkers||As in Bolt Action (always take test for orders, even when not pinned, also pin penalty doubled)|
|Snipers||Only for Rifle armed models. Add 12" to Rifle range. Otherwise as in Bolt Action.|
|Green||As in Bolt Action|
That's what I have so far. It still needs some sample army lists and scenarios. If you have any feedback or suggestions, or army list/scenario ideas for any historical periods, please leave a comment.