Lawrence Hung wrote:
Our group found that it might not be realistic to see a power who doesn't have resource point in the treasury can still battle without worrying to lose 2 resource points even it lost the battle. There is no such thing as "negative" resource point in the rules. So you might see a treasury-broken Russia dash to battle Qing even though Russia doesn't have the resource points left. Qing might lose the 2 resource points if it still has resources in the treasury but Russia doesn't have to if it loses the battle. This seems to encourage some ahistorical development in the game. A house rule can fix this problem easily but I don't know if it is the intended consequences of the original design. What would the designer think?
You can use the optional rule as follows.
Flip the losing unit to the back side and it can not get any resource in this turn.
In the beginning of the next turn, flip it to the front side.