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Subject: Fortress rss

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Michael Ornelles
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Fresno
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Since an attacker must have double the number of steps of the VALUE OF THE FORTRESS I am not sure why there would be any value for a defender to enter a fortress. It seems like it would make it easier for the attacker to destroy the units while they are inside the fortress. How do defending units inside the fortress add to its defense? Not seeing it in the rules....am I missing something?
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Martin Åkerlund
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One reason would be for inferior force to delay the capture of a province and/or avoid or delay its own elimination. For a larger force that isn't clearly inferior there's little to gain and pitched battle may be preferable.

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Robert Mull
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Woodland Park
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I see two reasons for an inferior force to hide inside a fortress:

1. Hope the attacker rolls Honours and the force comes back as free reinforcements rather than having to be rebuilt.

2. If they are in an unblockaded port space it might be possible to transport them out by naval transport before the attacker successfully sieges the fortress.
 
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