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Subject: In your games does anyone bother attacking the fortress spaces? rss

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Dorian Key
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In particular Brussels beascon, the Venetian fortress... and Malta

I can see the card reason for Rhodes but they are not even worth VPs...

They just get completely ignored in my games.
 
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AndrewRyan wrote:
In particular Brussels beascon, the Venetian fortress... and Malta

I can see the card reason for Rhodes but they are not even worth VPs...

They just get completely ignored in my games.


Brussels and Besancon can be useful for England or even France to take to eliminate the Hapsburg home space (because Charles V can teleport to a home space with his Home Card and start raising troops). It's not a high priority, but it definitely gets taken sometimes, particularly in the middle of a large conflict (and it's not usually well-defended).

I've never seen a Venetian fortress assaulted. I think those fortresses are mainly in the game to provide anti-piracy dice.

Malta is very rarely taken in HIS, but it can happen occasionally if Knights of St. John is played after Rhodes is captured and the Knights move into Malta. It also provides a valuable anti-piracy die.
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Dorian Key
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but the habsburgs can just buy them back when they sue for peace right?
 
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AndrewRyan wrote:
but the habsburgs can just buy them back when they sue for peace right?


...but, then they're worth VP or card(s) due to the suit; thus, potentially making them worthwhile.
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Brussels can also hold some value to the English as a place to winter 4 extra units on the mainland.
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