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Francis K. Lalumiere
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Just to make sure we're playing this correctly:
When a unit retreat, it HAS to retreat through the shortest path towards it's HQ. If it can't, it's eliminated.
(This would, in effect, simulate simplified supply lines.)

Is this right?
 
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The rule state you retreat to "an allowed adjacent area closest to Manasses Station/Centerville." So, if the unit has only one area to move to, and because of the position of the enemy troops that area is in a direction away from your home area, you still retreat to it as it is the only allowed adjacent area.

I hope that helps!

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Francis K. Lalumiere
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Thanks Alex!

That makes a run for Mannassas Station a more viable course of action for the Union.
 
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weishaupt wrote:
Just to make sure we're playing this correctly:
When a unit retreat, it HAS to retreat through the shortest path towards it's HQ. If it can't, it's eliminated.
(This would, in effect, simulate simplified supply lines.)

Is this right?


I often use this rule as a way to wipe out some units that dare to come over to the CSA side. You can also do things like using a Retreat card (or 2) to force units off the board (also eliminated).
 
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AlexYeager wrote:
The rule state you retreat to "an allowed adjacent area closest to Manasses Station/Centerville."

How is "closest" defined?
 
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garygarison wrote:
AlexYeager wrote:
The rule state you retreat to "an allowed adjacent area closest to Manasses Station/Centerville."

How is "closest" defined?


We use least areas to reach MS/C. If there is a tie the retreating player choses.
 
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