Post by clashofthedice on Jan 2, 2020 23:17:18 GMT
I had a bit of a conundrum during a game today re morale tests in AoF. The rules for morale tests (p16) say that a unit takes a morale test "whenever it takes wounds which bring it down to half or less..." or "whenever it loses a melee fight".
However, the rules for melee combat (p15) say "Note that in melee only the loser takes a morale test regardless of casualties."
Does that mean that the "...half or less..." situation only applies to shooting and not melee? If it applies to melee, does the morale test get taken immediately, i.e. if the charging unit inflicts sufficient damage to trigger the half-or-less situation does the target unit get the opportunity to fight back before the morale test gets taken?
The decision taken at the time (it was an AI game, so no hard feelings between players, just want clarification for future situations) was that the rules on p15 take precedence as they are clearer, and the morale test was taken at the end of the melee by the loser; and even though the winner was at less than half wounds as a result of the melee, it didn't take a morale test because it won the combat.
When v2.8 gets published I think it could benefit from some clarification on morale tests.