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Played my first game yesterday night, it was fun (and I lost
with the Allies - needed one of the two provinces to win)
Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for playing!
A few questions :
a/ Can you discard a dummy when attacking an empty province instead of an army card ? The rules say you must discard a single card in the Win stack.
My guess (and we played this way) : no
No. The Dummies and other cards that can't participate are discarded before the battle is resolved. So there are no Dummies to discard at the resolution step.
b/ What is happening when a Quagmire ends with no defender card and one attacker card (for ex. in an empty sea province attacked in winter with a 1fLeet) ?
We played : the quagmire remains and the defender can reinforce; if not, attacker auto-win. But does he have to lose another "single card in the Win stack" because the province is empty of enemy defenders ?
That is correct. You can have a quagmire with no defending cards, and they can defend. Subsequent rounds of a Quagmire are resolved exactly as normal. So if the attacker wins and there are no defending cards, just use the normal process (attacker has to discard something).
c / Are Discard/Win/Loss decks hidden ?
Yes - all decks are hidden from the opponent, and are face down. You can always look through your own decks except the Draw deck. When you produce new cards you can look and pick the ones you want.
d/ Can you launch several operations in the same turn ?
Most definitely! This is a key strategy. My favorite thing is setting up a blitz into Russia in 41 - In one turn you can take Kiev, Leningrad, Moscow, and Stalingrad. It's very gratifying when it works.