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Subject: Sicily in the 431 Scenario rss

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Max DuBoff
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In a game I played tonight as Athens, I drew a light green unit (home region of Thessaly) on a recruitment draw and put it in Catana, a similarly colored space in Sicily. I then proceeded to take Syracuse that winter and Gela the next, allowing me to build up a prestige lead and eventually win at the beginning of the fifth year by Negotiated Peace.

I have three questions to you all based on this situation:

1) Is what I did legal? (I couldn't see anything banning it but figured I'd check.)

2) How can Sparta defend against such a strategy?

3) Is such a strategy for Athens advisable?




EDIT: Oops! I've just been informed that I totally cheated accidentally. Sorry for posting this thread...
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Asher D.
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Found it in the rules. The scenario description in 15.1 says:
Neutrals (no entry): Argos, Achaea, Persia, Sicily.
So no, not legal, therefore not a problem. But we'll have to play again with the right rules
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Now I just need to figure out how to (legally win with Athens)...whistle
 
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Mark McG
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The basic error here is placing a Thessaly unit in Sicily.
Whatever the colour match, this isn't right.
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