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Subject: Question about Orders AFTER taking an objective rss

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Gilbert Collins
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A friend and I are playing our first game of this today. We are playing the entire battle. Being rookies, we made some questionable choices in our objectives. Regardless, this game is a blast. We just love it.

One question though. In the big battle you cannot change any orders before the 10:00 am turn. We have columns and corps that reached their objective hexes before 10:00 am and are in the immediate proximity of the enemy.

What does one do in this case? For now, we are interpreting the orders that you must stay within 3 hexes of the objective until the orders are officially changed.

Is this correct?

This game has one of the best orders system that I have ever seen.

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Effectively in Austerlitz no change in order at turn start or initiated by the commanders, before 10 a.m.

Once you reached your objective, you can:
- change your order to defense, useful if the enemy is opposing you cavalry
- move freely wthin 3 hex
- move 1 hex any direction
- attempt stack by stack for initiative move up to 50% of MP

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Gilbert Collins
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Thanks for the reply. But, as you and I mentioned there is no way of 'changing the order' before 10:00 am correct?

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That is correct. So that the initial orders are of strategic importance, especially in this Austerlitz game. Then, starting with the 10h00 turn, you may use the order phase AND the order change option from a commander. Later, you'll be able to use the special full plan change.
When we discuss of this option with Walter, the idea was that the general in chief has drawn a general course of action with specific orders. He knows that they will not last long so he needs to see how things work before modifying completely if needed his plans (retreat, pursuit, etc.).

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Very good, thanks for the reply. That is the way we are playing it now.
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