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Sir: If I understand the ZOC Retreat rule correctly, a unit can't retreat if there isn't a friendly unit in an adjacent hex. Is that right? In other words, the enemy unit he is retreating from, exerts it's ZOC in the surrounding six hexes. I sure hope I'm making sense with my question.
A unit cannot retreat into an enemy ZOC-ed hex.
So you can retreat:
- into an hex occupied by a friendly unit
- into an empty hex (but only if this hex is not ZOC-ed by an enemy unit.
Does it help?