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Subject: Are the OOS units revealed to opponent ? rss

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Paul
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We'll play Eastfront this week-end. As warm-up, we played a few fortnights with computer Eastfront.

The program reveals the name of the units losing a step due to OOS status. Thus, if playing the historical scenario, you can know with certainty the strenght and type of these units.

Rules say nothing about that. I suppose the program is wrong ?
 
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Marty M
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When playing the game, you don't have to reveal the identity or strength of units when they lose a step when OOS - you just rotate the block accordingly (or remove it if eliminated).

The OOS units are supposed to be marked to remind you of their status (I think the rulebook suggests using coins) - I use the small coloured blocks from Wallenstein. This is important because OOS units don't exert a ZOC - this way your opponent can tell that your units are OOS without knowing their identity or strength.

Technically speaking, the computer programme you are describing is giving a bit of an advantage to your opponent!
 
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Tom Swider
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Also be mindful of beachheads, naval and fortress supply effects. You may be inadvertently taking step losses that are unnecessary. Players can remind each other of those situations. You can also point out situations where you think a supply loss may have been overlooked.

The EF program from CG is very good from that perspective, and a reason why I much prefer it over vassal for EF play.
 
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