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Subject: railroads/straits rss

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Bruce X
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Does 'Railroads' allow movement across straits?
 
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Håkan Larsson
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I'm stil just a rookie... But that cannot work, can it?

"Empires that have railways can move their units any distance entirely within land areas they control for 1 movement point (in total)."

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Troy Adlington
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Straights are land links. So I would say yes!
 
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But still; there is no bridge over the Gibraltar strait, to Taiwan, to Sumatra, etc. hence it must be quite difficult crossing with a train. (The bridge between Sweden and Denmark was finished after the Internet was developed).

But then again, if it is possible, I guess it may symbolize a well developed ferry capacity, which may be blocked by enemy naval units?

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My inclination is that it would not be allowable, but I am refereeing several games and want to get it right. I wanted to see what the group thought, but this may ultimately be one for Harry. OTOH, he may be influenced by everyone's thoughts on this, so please keep them coming....
 
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Guys remember the Railroad tech really means mechanised transport. And the scale of a game turn could be many years or even decades.

 
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I guess realism would dictate having two kinds of straits, with/without railways, as is the case in TK!
Going to Formosa is much more difficult than crossing Bosphorus.

But in the present sate I'd say yes : railways are there for more than just railways : they mean organized troop transport.
The same way as "motorized infantry" doesn't specifically mean they're embarked on lorries (or trucks, if you prefer).
 
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Matthew Rizvi
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I'd be inclined to say yes. Upgraded transport capabilities generally.
 
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Harry Rowland
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Thats the way we play Matthew.

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