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Subject: Going in motion rss

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The rules about "motion" are still unclear for me. And the unofficial FAQ does not help very much...

Questions :
1 ) A player piece makes a “forward” motion move, followed by a “backward” or “lateral” motion move made by an ANOTHER player piece.
Is this situation allowed during the “going in motion” phase ?

2 ) A knight is making a 2-peg “forward” move followed by an 1-peg “lateral” move.
Can I consider that like a “forward” motion move, or like a “lateral” motion move ?

3) Suppose a defensive player piece makes a counter-motion move.
Can this defensive piece go in the O-los ?
Can this defensive piece go in the offensive backfield ?

Here is a link where you can find illustrations about these 3 questions :

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/gil.pilum

Thanks for your reply !

 
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Ken Newell
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Motion rules are VERY different between the Canadian and the American ruleset.

Which version are you playing?
 
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american version
 
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American Version:

#3) Is the easiest to answer, the defensive piece is not allowed to cross the LOS. This is a standard rule from the real game that no player can be on the opposite side of the line until the ball is snapped. Officially this would not be allowed.

Our house rules on the #1 and #2. Because I don't remember the rules being completely clear on these points.

#1) Would be allowed just as long as it was in the specified order. A piece moves forward followed by a piece moving lateral or backward. In American football a man who has made a move forward has to 'set' himself before the snap of the ball ('set' - means stop all motion). The backward lateral move of the second piece imitates the 'set' rule allowing the first man to cease all motion. I think this is stated in the rules but may not be clear.

#2) As for the knight piece, when we play we split the difference allowing the 1 forward 2 lateral move and disallowing the 2 forward 1 lateral move right before the snap.

Hope that helps and anything official would be nice (hint,hint)

Luke
 
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Thank you very much !

American motion / Canadian motion : what is the difference ?
 
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Canadian motion is unlimited. Players can move to and back from the line - not just along the LOS. Really works for slotbacks and Runningbacks. Plus there is no limit to the # that can move in motion (other than needing to have X players stationary on the LOS). But basically all RB and SB's can go in motion at once and in any direction. (Still can't cross the LOS until the ball is snapped however).
 
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