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Subject: This must be a wargame because I do not understand the set up rss

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Jennifer Schlickbernd
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I do not understand why in the scenarios, there are grey hexes, as well as black lines superseded on the map. I cannot figure out what to put where.
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On the board itself, the colored lines are for four player scenarios. The dashed lines are for three player games.

The two player games don't use the whole board, so the hexes you use are shown by the black borders. Just overlay the scenario setup onto the map and you should be fine. The grey shading on the setups shows the three player spots so you can locate yourself on the map for your setup hexes.

Make sense?
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I assume you mean "superimposed" and not "superceded"?

If you compare the set-up maps to the actual board, you'll discover that the area within the dotted lines on the mapboard is shaded grey on the set-up map. Meanwhile, coloured lines on the mapboard are represented with dotted lines on the set-up map.

Confusion!

Sigh.

Anyway, the solid black lines on the set-up maps show the areas you need to actually set-up the game, whilst you can use the shaded/dotted lines on the set-up as a guide to where to set-up on the board.

So, for the first 2-player scenario (small 2-player map), Player 1 sets up their Home System Markers in the area bounded by J1-J9-H9-H1 and Player 2 sets up their Home System Markers in the area bounded by E1-E9-C9-C1.

The shading/dotted lines actually correspond to the set-up positions of the standard 3 and 4 player games.

Cheers!
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Jennifer Schlickbernd
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Yes I did mean superimposed, thanks and thanks for the explanations that makes much more sense now .
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I love the title of this thread!
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