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Subject: Warlords Starving? rss

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Andy Waller
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Using the bots for all three while I play Coalition. Warlords cannot seem to get any Resources. As they are very spread out on LoCs and single Provinces due to earlier Rally priorities, they cannot March anywhere, given one Guerrilla must stay with the Base. They cannot Rally anymore due to every Base and Piece out on the board hence there is no opportunity to Traffic as you have to have tried Cultivation (and failed) before being allowed to Traffic. They can't Cultivate because they can't Rally or March. Only option is to Suborn, which costs Resources, so they slowly starve to death, is this expected behaviour or am I missing something?
 
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Ian Powell
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My thoughts/reading is as follows (happy for another opinion):

To be eligible for March they need to have 50 or less resources + bases. If this applies then they can March. If none of the priorities can be met then they have still executed a March and hence can qualify for Traffic (as no Cultivate is possible due to all bases on the board)



 
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Andy Waller
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They cannot March if only one Guerrilla is at each base (which it is). Not leaving a base open is one of the March conditions so we are back to square one. The other three Guerrillas cannot March because to do so would relinquish control to another faction.
 
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Oerjan Ariander
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How did they end up with 1 Base per Province? Cultivate prioritizes all placing 2 Warlord Bases in the same space where possible, and Rally tends to place 2 Bases per space since it is faster to collect enough Guerrillas in non-Pashtun Base spaces...

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Ian Powell
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The only criteria for march is 50 or less resources + bases. physically marching is not a requirement to execute march.

They can qualify, not march then traffic.

 
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Oerjan Ariander
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Not true. If NP Warlords can't move any Guerrilla, it can't execute any of its March instructions so it continues to the Terror Operation.

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Andy Waller
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Yes, terror and suborn are the only options left which are bleeding them until they get to zero resources or cannot terror anymore.

I think probably that there are a few places which should have had 2 bases. There were certainly more of them in non Pashtun spaces but they got trapped there when the Coalition decided it wanted those 2+1 pop spaces and then they couldn't move. No incentive for Coalition to kill them, as the space is at support so the Warlords just stayed there taking control away from Coalition.

Can't remember the exact circumstances but right now they are trapped in a loop. At this point, Traffic would be a great idea but flow chart doesn't allow it.

Actually, there are some bases with three guerrillas at but they cannot march because there are no March priorities for them. They can't change control anywhere and they cant move to a position to cultivate because all piece are out and cultivation therefore isnt an option.

 
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Oerjan Ariander
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Rallying to flip Guerrillas Underground in Base spaces with cubes (but not placing any new pieces) would be an option once there's nowhere left to Terror... but not until then.

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Ian Powell
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Oerjan wrote:
Not true. If NP Warlords can't move any Guerrilla, it can't execute any of its March instructions so it continues to the Terror Operation.

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Oerjan


Thanks for the clarification.
 
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