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Subject: Gunners: Moving the siege train rss

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Tim Webb
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The rule preventing transfer of troops often leaves my best leader with no siege artillery. I can't accept that the King of France would be left without cannon because they're with a minor noble in Ile de France. In the troop deployment phase I think it should be possible to detach and redeploy gunners to three star leaders (perhaps only Kings).
Any thoughts?
 
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Kevin Duke
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Well, if you're really worried about "reality," it's unlikely the King of France would go to battle without some other nobles with him.

Those minor nobles can be part of his group that attacks whatever it is you want to attack and he'll have the benefit of the gunners without having to make up a special rule to that effect.
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Tim Webb
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Kevin, you're absolutely right about the accompanying nobles but I thought that was the point of requiring a three star leader to command the special cavalry troops. If you're going to have a chance at besieging enemy controlled areas though - especially those with a 2 or 3 point value, you're going to want the die roll modifier of the gunners (or trebuchets, if we're talking the Lion in Winter scenario). Those expensive siege troops were a luxury only royalty could afford to use. I'm just suggesting that the rules variant would address this.
 
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    Worth a try, though I fear you're opening pandora's box.

    If your opponent has an opportunity to siege roll with a good number you may consider decontrolling the area out from under them prior to the battle.

             Sag.


 
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Yeah, I am slow to create variants myself, especially if the game's mechanism does not (really) require it, and it create long-term problems that were not part of the original intent (Sag's point on pandora).

 
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