J.J. Young on Sun, 18 Apr 2004 13:30:12 -0500 (CDT)

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Re: FW: [eia] Assault at Kassel

By my reading, the Hessian corps could retreat to either Minden or Kassel,
which are equidistant from London via the Lille crossing arrow (4 spaces
from Lille).  If it is legal to do so, I retreat them to Kassel.  Since
Kassel contains enemy forces, the Hesse corps must then retreat to Wesel (3
spaces from Lille).  From there, the Hesse corps must retreat to Breda (2
spaces from Lille).

The Baden corps must retreat to either Mainz or the other area of Palatinate
(which are 3 spaces from Lille).  I choose to retreat them to Mainz, which
would remove the ungarrisonned French depot there, correct ?

Finally, the Wurttemburg corps at Ulm must retreat to Freiborg, which is
enemy-occupied.  So they must continue on to either Strasbourg or the empty
area of Palatinate.  If it is legal to do so, I choose Strasbourg, which has
a depot garrison.  So they must continue on to either Liege or Metz, and I
would choose Metz, ending the retreat.

Again, all this assumes that 1) I can choose to retreat to an enemy-occupied
area that's the same distance from the target depot as an empty area, and 2)
that I'm not forgetting some house rule we agreed on that covers this sort
of situation.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joel Uckelman" <uckelman@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "public list for an Empires in Arms game" <eia@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2004 1:47 PM
Subject: 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
> > g
> > > are still "controlled national city capitals" (quoting
> > > retreat considerations because siege resolution is resolved *after*
> > > combat.  Does this help to answer your previous question regarding
> > ,
> > > JJ?
> >
> > Consider the Hessians: They rout to Kassel first because that minimizes
> > distance to their capital, but the Kassel area is occupied the
> > Dutch corps, so the Hessians must continue to rout. The can't rout back
> > the battlefield, and they're already at their capital. The nearest
> > 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
> > 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
> takes precedence, so I think that the Hessians must retreat to Minden.
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