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Omega Centauri Published in 2014
Played once, bit confused about 'control' in this game
Rulebook (6.2) gives definition of Provincial Control as:
1. He is the sole Player to have an Army or Garrison in that
2. He is the sole Player to have a Fleet in a Port of that province,
and there are no enemy Armies or Garrisons in the province.
Fleets do not allow you to place a garrison.
But under setup 3j lists all the provinces each side starts the game controlling.
Does this mean that you have to use the Armies or Garrisons or Fleets to control these starting provinces, or you control them until they are taken by the opponent (or revolt). If it's the latter do they come back into your control if your opponent removes the Army, Garrison or Fleet? Or does control rest with the last player to occupy the area or something else?
Control seems on 2 levels as LOC uses control too - rules say:
Provincial control is necessary for:
• Victory (Macedonian Player)
• Replenishing Treasuries (both Players)
• Raising ASPs (both Players).
But LOC (7.3) indicates you can control a space in an uncontrolled province. So there is control for LOC determination and Provincial control (I think ...)