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Brian Berg Asklev Hansen
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As the ruleset so brilliantly reward historical tactics and punish gamey stuff, I was wondering why you even put a stacking rule in the rules?

Why not let players mass their men thightly if either the situation dictates so risky moves, or if players are to stupid to think of better plans?

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Must be all those sergeants shouting "Spread out! Don't bunch up you idiots!"
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Rob Rob
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I'd suspect there should be some sort of staking limit, from physical impossibility if nothing else.
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Jim Krohn
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You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
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I originally did not have a stacking limit in the game. As you mention, the game system rewards the right behavior of spreading out troops. However, there were certain situations in the game, like a last turn melee for example, where a player would want to throw tons of squads into one hex. Instead of coming up with special rules to deal with those situations, it was easier to just say - two squads are the limit - knowing that you rarely have more than one squad in a hex, anyway.
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Brian Berg Asklev Hansen
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That makes sense, and I guess you could always make a scenario special rule exception if the situation warranted it.
 
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