I've just put up some pics from my third practice game at the club yesterday (Allied v French). My last pic is of the two Hussar units about to belt each other up in a forest. This is what happened. Neither decided evaded as we figured that Hussars were a very competitive lot. The French copped a pasting ultimately ( I should have known! LH(I)), and retreated after getting the fourth hit. In the next round I managed to move the unit further away. All good. Next turn I'm grounded due to a Poor throw plus could not rally anymore due to enemy proximity. The Brits then manage to send a cav unit right up the rear of the Hussars. Worst nightmare. From hereon, we were a little lost as to how this should play out. Not being front facing, I'm assuming I could not evade, plus I'm still trying to retreat. The Allied cav unit did move more than half its full move to contact, so then could the Hussars have thrown to see if they turn to face? Given they were on four hits, this did not seem right so we just played Allied with plus 2 for hitting me in the rear, with French at -1 for having 3+ hits and throwing for inferior cav. Needless to say, Bercheny Hussards vaporised!
Appreciate any thoughts as to whether we played this situation correctly. Other club members thought this forest encounter was a hoot and came to watch.
As far as I'm concerned you played it correctly, if I have understood your explanation. A 'poor' command roll does allow units to move away from the enemy, but it seems that option was not available to the reforming hussars. And of course, with 4 hits facing changes are not allowed, and the unit must stay in place so cannot evade (p.36). Those hussars had no choice but to get hit in the rear. Ooh la la!
Many thanks Keith. I'm glad that we fumbled our way through this correctly. Profound apologies for that DBx reference. Muscle memory can be a terrible thing! It shall not happen again. I will make reference instead to LtCav(Inf)!