The Engagements heading describes five types of engagements: Ambush, Battle, Raid, Siege, and Skirmish.
Strategic Deployment gives base Obs for all four engagement intents except for Raid.
There are also four unit engagement skills, one for each engagement intent – except Raid.
Am I missing something? Does Raid get scrubbed into another intent without being a “intent” itself? Can you not use the Strategic Deployment rules for a Raid?
Gah. Good catch.
I was originally going to split the engagement types into Raids and Battles but in the end I decided the model with four skills that I had developed for TB was more robust. So Raid is a tiny artifact. You can consider a skirmish a raid. I’ll try to clip that in the next printing.
Yeah, I went and looked at the old previews of the War rules when I spotted it and saw that Battle/Raid division in the earlier draft.
Raid as Skirmish was what I was imagining.
To be clear, should I ignore the Raid entry on the Generating Disposition chart (pg 70) and use the Skirmish entry instead?
Okay this is what I get for answering a question without looking at the rules.
Leave Mr Raid as written. And add Raid as an Ob 3 for Strategic Deployment Engagement Intent.
Roger that. I know you’ve gone through a lot of drafts of these rules; I’m sure they’ve all jumbled.
Use Skirmish as the unit skill for Exploitation when in a Raid?
Add this bullet to Unequal Strength: Exploitation
“Units on a raid or defending from one test Skirmish.”
Ah, what about the compromise tables?
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