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John Razler
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What is the use for the MNc? It has a movement of 0 so it is stuck in its original spot. I suppose you could SR it somewhere. But, does anyone ever have a use for it? Or is it there for "flavor"?
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Jeff Thompson
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It has interesting supply implications. I admit the situations are not common and can't come up with one now. Maybe someone can Express one.
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John D'Angelo
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For one thing it can only be SR’d between the Cetinje and reserve box, which is stated in the rules, so it basically exists to block CP movement through that space until eliminated
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Robert Lloyd
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I have pondered on this question and can hardly remember a time when the MN Corps made an overt difference to anything. Partly it is because it controls the Tirane - Mostar - Sarajevo route which is very rarely exploited and often not even contested by the CP. The MN Corps can sometimes makes it harder for the AP to go that way because they don’t want a multi national stack.

One obscure possibility for the MN Corps is to advance after combat which might allow it to get to Tirane or Mostar. However if it ever gets out of Cetinje it has to be asked how it is supplied.

The CP historically overran Montenegro in early 1916 so it was left alone for about 16 months. In POG spending two OPS to do this by Combat (one to get a force adjacent) doesn’t seem worthwhile. However, if the CP do roll into Albania - say a Bulgarian Corp going Strumitsa to Valona then that move effectively cuts off Montenegro and although the MN Corps is still there it is equivalent to conquest in practice. You could see the MN Corps in that situation as being partisans cutting supply on one of the lines of communication so long as the CP do not bother to address it.

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RSLloyd wrote:
One obscure possibility for the MN Corps is to advance after combat which might allow it to get to Tirane or Mostar.


True. It could go back to the reserve box if SR'd.

RSLloyd wrote:
However if it ever gets out of Cetinje it has to be asked how it is supplied.


The Montenegrin Corp is always in supply.

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14.1.5 Always in Supply: The following units are always in supply and do not need to trace supply:

• The Montenegrin, British ANA, and Turkish SN units. When operating outside the NE, ANA and the SN unit must trace supply normally.
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Matthew Barratt
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Just being there can help protect the supply lines of Italians operating in Serbia, especially if Greece is still neutral
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From a CP perspective, in the mid-to-late game, attacking the MN unit is often an easy way to satisfy an AH MO. That defender can't "run away" on action round 5. =)
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rikter andersson
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gregorit wrote:
From a CP perspective, in the mid-to-late game, attacking the MN unit is often an easy way to satisfy an AH MO. That defender can't "run away" on action round 5. =)


Never considered this great point!
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The flip side of this, of course, is that a just as devious AP player would SR the MNc to the RB to prevent the easy AH MO fulfillment. =)
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