From 6.15 of the rulebook:
- If an army besieges a city, it leaves the command block. During army movement the command block may be moved into by other armies. Can you fill up a command block this way to prevent a besieging army from returning to the command block? if yes, where does the sieging army go?
Armies that have taken part in sieges are now returned to the relevant Command Blocks.
They could not return to a full Command Block, therefore their space must be reserved during Army Movement.
- Why would the Habsburgs or the Burghers invest money in the Allegiance track?As noted above, it is often as part of deal making, protecting their own cities from the opposing extremes, as well as sometimes necessary to 'burn' treasury if more stock is desired.
- We encountered the situation where all of the 9 permitted resources in Flanders were put in cities. Those cities were besieged. Do you have to fill the province with 8 independent resources? (since besieged cities do not count towards the province limit). When the siege is over this leads to Flanders having 15 resources in it.No, the resources in cities under siege DO count for the Province Limit. None would be added in your example, which would facilitate Overflow from surrounding areas should they be overfilled with a single faction. This is a big mistake in the FAQ found here on BGG. The updated rulebook addresses this by explicitly stating that they do indeed count here.
- Is "overflow" meant to be played as a major tactic?It is not "meant" to be a major tactic, but some factions - most notably the Nobility - it can be used as a major tactic.
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