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Rick Thomas
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Still really enjoying our current game, but had just a couple questions:

1. Looks like no strength point (even a zero) is necessary to put a fort under construction, correct?

2. Fort Morgan is held by the south. Union lands at Pascagoula, takes Mobile and constructs a fort there. Blakeley remains under southern control. Is Fort Morgan isolated? We decided no since the confederate port denies union naval control. Correct?

Thanks!
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corsicaogre wrote:
1. Looks like no strength point (even a zero) is necessary to put a fort under construction, correct?


That's true, but you do have to control the hex. You can't just build a Fort in a random hex that you have no control over: either with SPs, or a control marker, or a Town, City, Port, Coastal Fort, or Objective or Resource Hex in a state that is friendly to you.

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2. Fort Morgan is held by the south. Union lands at Pascagoula, takes Mobile and constructs a fort there. Blakeley remains under southern control. Is Fort Morgan isolated?


No. The Fort in Mobile has no effect on naval control in the coastal hex of Blakely. Ports don't block enemy naval control in coastal hexes, but that's irrelevant since the Union has no source of naval control in Blakeley.
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DaviddesJ wrote:


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2. Fort Morgan is held by the south. Union lands at Pascagoula, takes Mobile and constructs a fort there. Blakeley remains under southern control. Is Fort Morgan isolated?


No. The Fort in Mobile has no effect on naval control in the coastal hex of Blakely. Ports don't block enemy naval control in coastal hexes, but that's irrelevant since the Union has no source of naval control in Blakeley.


In this situation I don't believe the Union has full supply in Mobile so they cannot build a fort. I don't have the map nearby to confirm, but it sounds like Ft. Morgan would block a Union Supply Path to the Mobile hex.
 
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wtcannonjr wrote:
In this situation I don't believe the Union has full supply in Mobile so they cannot build a fort. I don't have the map nearby to confirm, but it sounds like Ft. Morgan would block a Union Supply Path to the Mobile hex.


As I understand it, if the Union controls Ship Island, Pascagoula, and Mobile, then they can trace full supply to Mobile via a one-hex overland portion to Pascagoula, and then along the Tidal River Path to their Supply Source on Ship Island.
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DaviddesJ wrote:
corsicaogre wrote:
1. Looks like no strength point (even a zero) is necessary to put a fort under construction, correct?


That's true, but you do have to control the hex. You can't just build a Fort in a random hex that you have no control over: either with SPs, or a control marker, or a Town, City, Port, Coastal Fort, or Objective or Resource Hex in a state that is friendly to you.

Thank you very much David, I did completely overlook this very important rule.

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