D Mount on Tue, 20 Apr 2004 06:15:22 -0500 (CDT)

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Re: [eia] JJ's proposal

We just need France and Prussia to reply about their DoW status and we will be into February.

"J.J. Young" <jjy@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
OK, if this is the agreed-on rule, then the Wurttemburg corps stays put in
Stuttgart and forages automatically. This concludes the British land phase.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joel Uckelman" 
To: "public list for an Empires in Arms game" 
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [eia] JJ's proposal

> Thus spake "Kyle H":
> > Joel's proposal isn't bad except that it would have no effect on the
> > current situation. Since there is a British depot at London and London
> > less than 10 spaces away from the German corps in question, they would
> > continue to retreat as they did under the rules as written.
> > Perhaps we could satisfy Joel by adding a third exception to JJ's
> > rule saying that the corps will not retreat to a capital if its area is
> > occupied by unbesieged enemy corps.
> >
> > You know, I'm starting to wonder if this house rule is worth the
> > trouble. After all, the only corps it would affect in the current
> > is the Wurttemburg corps. It seems to me like the effect of this new
> > is so minor that it is not worth the trouble we are going through to
> > the right wording. If other players feel strongly about adopting such a
> > rule, I won't stand in the way. But I'm starting to think that it is
> > ultimately unnecessary.
> >
> > kdh
> Well, what about this: Insert the corps' capital---if friendly-controlled,
> unbesieged, and adjacent---as first in the list of retreat priorities.
> That's simple, and rectifies the problem of a corps abandoning its capital
> when enemy forces are threatening, but not yet at hand.
> The effect this would have is to send the Wurttemburgers to Stuttgart
> instead of Metz, which I think we agree makes sense, and leaves the
> Badeners and Hessians where they are because their capitals are
> enemy-occupied.
> -- 
> J.
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