J.J. Young on 28 Jul 2002 19:07:04 -0000

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Re: [eia] proposed house rule

What if the corps stays in the city and forages ?  Do they use the rules for the area or the rules for the city ?
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Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [eia] proposed house rule

At 02:50 PM 7/28/2002 -0400, you wrote:
Well, I've just reread the previous discussion, and it brings up the question of, how would we handle the situation of a corps which is in a city with enemy forces outside, but is not besieged ?  Can it freely leave the area without having to fight a battle ?  If it stays, what are the rules for its foraging or supply ?  Can it be supplied ?
*Any and all* corps which move into an area containing an enemy corps that could retire into a city *must* forage or pay for supply in such a way as to be eligible to besiege the city.  If the defender elects to retire all his forces into the city, or if the attacker fights and wins a field battle in the land area outside the city, while defending forces remain inside, the attacker *must* besiege the city during this land phase.
It therefore wouldn't matter whether the defender ultimately chooses to retire into the city or not, so no extra emails required.  It avoids the situation of an unbesieged corps in a city suurounded by enemies.  Keep in mind that although the attacker must besiege the city, there is nothing forcing the attacker to attempt a breach assault if they don't want to.  I think this house rule would greatly simplify matters in a way that does not interfere with the spirit of the game, or with the way we've been playing so far.

        If there is no siege, then the enemy corps is inside of the city, but not besieged.  If they move, they have to leave the city and then stop movement as their will be enemy corps outside of a city in their area.  The rules don't appear to stop such a corps form following normal supply rules.