Joel Uckelman on Sun, 18 Apr 2004 12:47:33 -0500 (CDT)

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Re: FW: [eia] Assault at Kassel

Thus spake Joel Uckelman:
> Thus spake "James Helle":
> > So in the second round the garrison will be eliminated.  Kassel and Freibur
> g
> > are still "controlled national city capitals" (quoting for
> > retreat considerations because siege resolution is resolved *after* field
> > combat.  Does this help to answer your previous question regarding retreats
> ,
> > JJ?
> Consider the Hessians: They rout to Kassel first because that minimizes the
> distance to their capital, but the Kassel area is occupied the unfriendly
> Dutch corps, so the Hessians must continue to rout. The can't rout back to
> the battlefield, and they're already at their capital. The nearest friendly
> depot is in London, and the area nearest to London adjacent to Kassel is
> Wessel. So the Hessians continue their rout to Wessel, where they find
> another enemy corps. They can't return to Kassel, so now it appears that
> they must retreat to Breda, as it is the area nearest to London which is
> adjacent to Wessel. There's no enemy corps at Breda, so the Hessians stop
> there.
> Is this correct? It seems wrong to me that the Hessians would retreat all the
> way to Holland...

Oops. According to, depots take precedence over capitals. So
this would be right if the Brits had no depots on the map. The depot at London
takes precedence, so I think that the Hessians must retreat to Minden.

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