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Subject: Rank Bonus when attacked on the flank rss

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Tobi and Evi Team Wuerfelkrieg
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First, please apologize my bad english.

Now my topic: I do not understand the passage about the rank bonus when shooting at a unit's flank:

"The rank bonus of a unit attacked on the flank may be counted differently. If the attacked unit is infantry (in line or in column), or cavalry, the unit is counted to have as many ranks as the number of stands crossed by enemy fire (for example, a non-reduced infantry unit in line is considered as having 2 ranks, a 3-figures cavalry unit is considered as having 3 ranks, etc.)." (page 33 of the rule book)

Why just 2 ranks when in line? Shouldn't it be 4 ranks? Because there are 4 infantrymen in 1 line? Just as like the cavalry who are 3 in 1 line have 3 ranks?

I hoped to get it when I read the english rules (my game is in german) but it did not help. In the german rules it is even worse, there it says that a 4-figures cavalry unit has 3 ranks, this completed my confusion..

Thanks for your help!
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