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Subject: Is Washington considered a port city? rss

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Randall Shaw
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And thus not subject to Automatic Surrender?

Situation was: Lee conquering Harper's Ferry, Baltimore, and Harrisburg. Emancipation Proclamation had not been played, so CSA Diplomatic Victory was scored but we were curious as to whether or not Washington was subject to AS after Baltimore was taken.

We thought Washington must be a port city but didn't find absolute confirmation of that so...
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It's not a square, so I don't think it is a port.
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So does this mean Washington is susceptible to Auto Surrender?

If so, does AS come into effect when Baltimore is taken or does Harrisburg need to be taken as well?
 
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I believe Washington is vulnerable. However, you will both Baltimore (one city distant) and Harrisburg (two cities distant). There have to be no friendly cities within two moves. Furthermore, because of the No Attack connection between Washington and Harper's Ferry, I think you'll also need Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Wheeling (if not neutral).
 
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"Furthermore, because of the No Attack connection between Washington and Harper's Ferry, I think you'll also need Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Wheeling (if not neutral). "

The road between Harper's Ferry and Washington does allow attacks. However, I think you're referring to the mess of 'No Attack' rail lines west of Harper's Ferry. I don't think you'd need Indianapolis but you would need Cincinnati, Columbus, and Wheeling (not to mention, potentially much more besides, depending on how Kentucky goes...).

I think Mr. Jones got a tad too clever on this one. He could have simply said: "Don't even think of trying to cut off Washington because it's simply not allowed."

Of course, he could have also made Washington a port (which is how I think I'll do it from now on...)

That way we won't be hashing this over at all. cool
 
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You can attack DC from Harpers Ferry. Those "dotted-line" connections are as valid as rail.

I have never seen DC isolated. It's theoretically possible, I guess. But you'd probably have won before then, anyway.
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And, no, DC is not a port.
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