- Nov 7, 2007
- Reaction score
- Eau Claire, Wi
In otherwords what you are saying is that a shot (including a FL) may only be made after the unit has spent all of its MF/MP entering the Location regardless of the MF/MP spent and that a defensive fire shot could not be undertaken predicated only on the 1st MF/MP spent entering the Location? Where does it say it is only placed at the end of the moving units MF expenditure for entering that terrain? It does not seem that the 2nd bullet of 8.22 implies the multiple MF costs for entering terrain, but A8.2 does emphatically states RFP is placed when a unit is attacked and that "...Thereafter, any unit entering (or expending MF/MP in) that same Location in the same MPh is attacked on the IFT with the FP represented by that Residual FP counter, ...".I believe that if the unit announces and makes a multiple MF or MP expenditure and then is attacked on a MF/MP lower than the last one, the placement of residual (whether firelane or regular) will not result in the unit being attacked by that residual on later MF/MP of that same expenditure. I read, "Thereafter any unit entering (or expending MF/MP in) that same Location in the MPh is attacked on the IFT," as meaning that the entry/expenditure causing a residual attack has to be announced and made after the placement of the residual. The residual will not attack a unit in the same expenditure that the residual was placed on, no matter how many MF/MP that expenditure was.
One can think of this as the residual being place after the completion of the expenditure, but the rules don't specifically say that. In particular this might have odd effects on impulse movement. If an impulse move made a multiple MF/MP expenditure and a firelane is announced on the first MF/MP, I would think the firelane would be placed immediately and the additional impulse attacks made per A9.222. If the firelane is considered placed at the very end of the impulse, the defender could not observe the effects of the firelane on these other moving units before announcing his other Defensive Fire for that expenditure.