Had a great first go at a siege battle the other night. Great fun and presented lots of new elements to consider during the game. A couple of issues arose which we played through on the night but thought we could ask to see how others interpret them:
1. When scaling ladders are placed, and are blocked by defending archer stands, are the archers on the walls still able to fire as usual during the missile phases, or are they considered to be too busy blocking the ladders to do anything else?
2. If the attackers are driven from the base of scaling ladders, and defenders are in contact with the ladders from the walls, are the ladders considered destroyed?
3. During a siege battle, are usual field artillery pieces ignored with both attackers and defenders only able to choose from the siege artillery options? In our game we had the defenders able to choose a multi barrel gun from their field army list, which was then placed on the wall, but it didn't quite feel right as it seemed a cheap option to tool up the defenders! Also unsure if wooden screens, etc that provide A2 protection, is also effective against FIELD artillery pieces or not?
Many thanks, we will replaying the battle this week and could post it up as a battle report if it works out well,