First off, sorry if this has been addressed. Tried a forum search and came up empty.
From the Combat Actions Table on p. 176, Stand is a half-action, "To stand up from being knocked over/prone."
A couple of questions:
1. If standing from a prone position is a half-action, is *going* prone a free action at the end of one's movement? In other words, can the guardsman run towards the enemy position for his full movement rate and then drop prone with no penalty?
2. How about crawling rates? On p. 12 it says that simple climbs are "one-half his Half-Move speed." Does a Crawl Rate of 1/4 Full Movement rate sound about right?
Thanks in advance for your input.