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FAQ: Starting the turn in contact with the enemy

[Content from Battles Book page 109.]

Occasionally a war engine may start the turn in contact with the enemy because it was beaten but not destroyed by a detachment in its previous turn. No special rules apply to this for the war engine: simply resolve movement (and snap-firing), and shooting as normal before fighting again in the Assault phase if anything is still left in contact. Detachments of vehicles/infantry in contact must use Assault orders if they can pass a Leadership test (otherwise they end up on overwatch, marching away or other strangeness).

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