okay, so lets say I attack with infantry and leader force and target is cavalry. It elects to retire and reform. My thought is that this card may be played and used. Rulebook says that you are calculating melee dice when attacking retreating cavalry. You agree?
Just checked and you're right ... of course! I think one or two of us have been playing that one wrong since we started. I'm amazed I haven't questioned anyone during an online game. Perhaps it didn't come up.
But in that case, then surely the Inspired Infantry Leader card would result in the unit being able to take ground and them mèlée again? Obviously, there's no extra movement as per Cavalry Breakthrough, so the retiring cavalry unit would be safe from a second attack in that turn though.
Now i'm not sure on this guys.
1) is the Cavalry Retire and Reform actually a RETREAT action? The rule book states it VACATES the hex.It does not stay and fight in the melee.So i feel the Inspired Infantry Leader could not be played,as the Cavalry Unit has neither retreated or been eliminated.It has VACATED using a special action.
2) So-Is the Retire and Reform a RETREAT action? I'm not sure.
3)At no time is the Cavalry Unit described as retreating in the Rule Book.It Is is described as RETIRING.
4)If we insist it has RETREATED, a Retire and Reform action could involve retiring to only ONE hex if occupied by a Leader.Thus the Cavalry Unit could be attacked again by means of this Tactitian Card.
"An ordered Infantry unit with an attached LEADER, after a melee combat in which the enemy unit is either eliminated or retreats from its hex, may take ground and may make a second melee combat."
Can an INF with attached Leader use this card also after an attack to an opponent Cavalry, which retire&reform?
Yes, because an infantry unit can Take Ground after the cavalry unit vacates the hex (retire&reform rules).
(Richard Borg: 2016 - 05- 23)