Bill Jaffe on Mon, 16 Apr 2007 15:17:22 -0700 (MST)

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Re: [eia] French sieges

Well, the tables are in our favor, so we'll fight.

Bill Jaffe
Wargaming since Tactics (1958), and playing 18xx since 1829

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Date: Monday, April 16, 2007 4:55 pm
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> Zurich is full up, 15 factors...
>  2i + garr (3i total)
>  8m
>  1g
>  3c
>  2.8 morale
>  What am I facing? Do I get to know that before I decide whether or 
> not to
>  surrender?
 The rules for siege battles are pretty terse and there is no explicit time
for revelation of forces.  My guess is that they are meant to run like a
trivial combat but with the tables shifted to the defenders favor and the
trivial combat rules seem to imply that revelation of forces should occur
once you are committed to battle as they say follow the standard course for
a field battle but skip some of the steps.

So, I think you have to decide to fight or not without knowing the corps you

It's a little tougher as we've added in keeping the contents of the nation
cards secret so you don't know what the strengths of the corps you might be
facing are but as this army has fought a few battles lately you can probably
make a pretty good guess of what could be out there and decide to assume the
worst or assume the best.
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