Just a coupel of questions regarding Prussia Offensive Option (OO) before the Friedrich World Championship :-)
1. Prussia has to decide for or against OO in game turn 3. Does it mean that it starts conquering objectives in Bohemia already on game turn 1 and only decides to continue or not on turn 3?
===> Yes, prussia can conquer before turn 3, and has to decide at beginning of turn 3 whether she wants continue or not..
(note: tehcnically conquests in turn 1 are not possible due to the start-positions of prussian generals. But in turn 2 conquests are possible.
2. If Prussia goes for OO, Austria can claim the conquest of any 4 objectives at any time provided it has "really conquered" at least one objective in Saxony.
Does Austria have to "really conquer" these four objectives (i.e. have its control marker on them), or does it mean that for Austria to win it is enough to conquer only 12 objectives (including 1 in Saxony) instead of the usual 16?
Thanks in advance
The latter. (i.e. Austria has to conquer 4 less objectives than usual (16-4=12 or 12-4=8 if eased victory conditions are in effect. But at least one must be in saxony.)