Joel Uckelman on Fri, 30 Jul 2004 08:24:23 -0500 (CDT)

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Re: [eia] Anglo-Turkish naval phase, 10/05 (part II)

Thus spake "J.J. Young":
> Yes.  I am saying that as soon as a fleet or fleets enters a sea space,
> port, or blockade box, it automatically and immediately is stacked with any
> other fleets of the same or combined powers that are already in that place.
> If a stack of the phasing enemy is already in a sea space, port, or blockade
> box, then if another of their fleets in intercepted in that place, it is
> impossible not to also fight the fleets that were already there.  6.2.2 says
> that all fleets of the same or combined powers must be one stack while in
> the same place.
> If Spain had other fleets in a position to intercept approaching enemy
> fleets in the sea area outside the blockade box, then a separate
> interception could take place.  Such an interception would only involve the
> phasing enemy fleets in that adjacent sea space at that moment; and the
> interception combat would take place in the sea zone, not the blockade box.
> But since there are no Spanish fleets in position to do this, and since a
> fleet in a blockade box can only intercept fleets that have entered the
> blockade box, any interception combat in this case must take place in the
> blockade box, and would involve fighting the whole stack of enemies already
> there.
> To sum up; Spain doesn't have any fleets placed so as to intercept in a sea
> space outside the blockade box.  So the interception and interception combat
> must take place in the blockade box.  This means that all British and
> Turkish controlled fleets in the blockade box at the time of the
> interception must be fought.
> -JJY

On reflection, I think that this is right.

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