Rules say score with number of assistant pawns in possession beyond 3 excluding ones in the courthouse. Since the end turn cleanup does not occur before end game scoring, does that mean assistant pawns played on either board count towards this score or only ones not played during the last turn and would still be located next to the player's board?
GREAT question Jeff! I completely missed this part on my first read (I'm so used to going through the motions of final round & final round cleanup before the final scoring).
One might interpret this aspect to mean bonuses only apply to those kept (not used) during the round as some kind of counter-balance to the 5vp benefit for being the first to pass. My belief, though, is that you DO get the bonus points for ALL assitant pawns currently in your control. Meaning... any of those which are not stuck in the court system. I would say skipping the cleanup phase just means you can go right to end scoring without worry of cycling cards in & out, etc.