Clan Chief & Chief Officer Markers (Jacobite Rising)
In the Tricorne - Jacobite Rising, each army may field in some scenarios special units that have a Clan Chief marker for the Jacobite army or a Chief Offcer marker for the Government army. These units are special in that a unit with a Clan Chief or Chief Offcer marker represents a unit that historically performed exceptionally well in battle. Perhaps this is due to training, battle experience or having an inspiring person in charge. Whatever the reason, when a Clan Chief or a Chief Officer marker is marking a unit in a battle scenario, the unit’s abilities are enhanced. Although these units have enhanced abilities, a unit with a Chief marker is still treated as unit for most all game purposes.
When a scenario has special units that have a Clan Chief marker for the Jacobite army or a Chief Officer marker for the Government army, place the maker on the units as indicated by the scenario map. A Jacobite Clan Chief marker is normally found with a Highland unit. A Government Chief Officer marker is normally found with a Government Regular Infantry unit.
Benefits and rules for a unit with a Chief marker.
- A Chief marker must always remain with the unit it is assigned.
- A unit with a Chief marker combats with 1 additional die.
- A unit with a Chief marker may ignore 1 flag.
- A unit with a Chief marker will rally check with 1 additional die.
- A Chief marker cannot be removed to satisfy losses on the unit.
- When a unit with a Chief marker takes one or more hits in combat, opponent rolls one die. On a saber icon roll the Chief marker is removed. The unit must then make a rally check when the Chief marker is eliminated, even if unit was not forced to retreat when the Chief marker is removed.
- When the Chief marker is removed it does not count as a victory banner.
- When the Chief marker is removed the unit will no longer gain benefits.
- When the last block of the unit is eliminated, the Chief marker is also removed.
- A Chief marker when eliminated, will not cause other adjacent units to make a rally check.
- A leader may not attach to a unit that has a Chief marker.