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Daniel Rocchi
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I posted this query on the Wallenstein page originally, but need some clarification with a rules question, if anyone could help.

I have just cracked open my copy of Wallenstein, and am working my way through the rules. I have one question already:

My translation says that the four event cards for the turn are displayed "openly" at the top of the board. Then, for each season, one is chosen randomly, and placed in the square at the bottom of the board. Are the event cards placed face up so that all may see the upcoming events, shuffled, one drawn at random, and then replaced face up? I think the alternative (shuffled, placed face down, and the cards drawn unknown from their order at the top of the board) would be more interesting, but I wondered if the knowledge of the upcoming events, albeit in random order, was elemental to the play.
 
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Pierce Ostrander
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your last sentence is the intent of the rule.

The biggest value of this is knowing exactly what the winter grain losses will be going into the fall turn. It enables you to prepare better (if you can!).

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It's simple!
You always know which four cards will be used in the year, but not their order.
Do just what the rules say: place them face up, but at the beginning of each season draw one at random (i.e. take them, shuffle them, draw the one that will affect the season, place the others face up; of course, once the card for Autumn is drawn, you'll know the amount of grain shortage during Winter as well!).

Have fun!
 
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I was also wondering about the card that allows one to attack/move armies from one province to another. Can we do multiple moves?

Say we ordered province A to mobilize armies.
Province A borders on B and C.

Can I mobilize my armies from province A to B & C on the same turn? Or is it only to one destination.
 
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Curt Collins
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" A movement action allows a player to move armies into A neighbouring own, other players' or neutral country "

Choose one loaction, and that's where they go. You cannot split them between countries.
 
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I was also wondering about the card that allows one to attack/move armies from one province to another. Can we do multiple moves?

Say we ordered province A to mobilize armies.
Province A borders on B and C.

Can I mobilize my armies from province A to B & C on the same turn? Or is it only to one destination.


But if you own A and B, you can reinforce from A to B on your first movement, and then attack from B to somewhere else on your second. That's a great way to launch a surprise attack if B is weakly manned.
 
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Use a dice
I like to use an 8 sided die when there are 4 cards and a six sided die for 3 or 2 cards to help make the decision. Shuffling the cards and choosing at random doesn't seem the best way with so few cards.
 
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