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Re: (TFT) Re: engagement
Without calling it GURPS, and without thinking it through or playtesting
it, I think you could use something similar to GURPS sequencing in TFT and
drop engagement. It wouldn't work quite as well because of the higher
number of hexes figures move each turn, but it'd look something like this:
1. Roll for initiative only at the start of combat, not every turn. Apply
modifiers for talents and circumstances. The result of winning initiative
by 5 or more points is that the other side is surprised for one turn and
everyone on that side needs to make an Alertness check or else take no (or
limited by GM) action during the first turn.
2. Each figure now moves AND acts before the next figure can move and act.
The figures take their turns in DX order.
3. Defensive actions like pole-arm defense vs. charge, and archers firing
at people who weren't adjacent to them when the turn started, can take
place during other figures' moves.
4. Second arrows fire after everyone has taken their first move and fire,
5. Movement costs are not simply "1 per hex", but cost movement points
(MP) as follows, up to the figure's MA:
* Forward: 1 MP to move into a Front hex, turning to face the left or
right Front hex if moving into those hexes.
* Sidestep: 2 MPs to move into any hex (except the center front hex)
without changing facing.
* Turn: 1 MP to change facing by 1 except when moving forward.
* Step: Instead of the above, a figure may always step one hex and choose
any facing, regardless of MA.
6. As in TFT, you can only take an action like an attack if you have moved
half or less of your MA.
7. Ignore all TFT "engagement" rules that restrict movement.
8. Use TFT rules limiting attacks to Front hexes, giving bonuses to attack
from the side and rear, etc.
9. Optional rule: add a "wait" option - a figure can move up to half their
MA and "Wait". In this case, the figure can delay their attack until later
(such as when an enemy moves into range). If a figure moves up to a
waiting figure and they both want to act before the other, use DX order or
roll off if tied. The delayed action can be used any time up until the
waiting figure's next action.
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