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I have a general question regarding naval units returning home. In one of my PBEM games, the Ottoman ended the turn with its fleet in the Tyrrehenian Sea.

Is the closest port Algiers, or could the Ottoman winter in a space such as Coron or Lepanto?

Here are the two opposing view-points:

1. The Tyrrhenian Sea is not adjacent to the Ionian Sea per 2.5, they are adjacent to Messina.

2. A power can return home across Gibraltar to its closest port, even though the Barbary Coast/Atlantic Ocean are not adjacent per 2.5 and maybe not even controlled by that power (EX: England loans ships to Spain and they end up in the Med Sea. They can still return back to England).

I guess it all comes down to whether or not the Ottoman counts Messina as a space when its naval units are returning home?

Thank you for your help!

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Even if he could go through Messina the port Algiers (2 MPs) would be closer than Coron (3 MPs). If England loans ships to soain they must be allies, so they may cross Gibraltar back to England.

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You have to count Messina. (Gibraltar, too.)
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Philip Jelley wrote:
Even if he could go through Messina the port Algiers (2 MPs) would be closer than Coron (3 MPs). If England loans ships to soain they must be allies, so they may cross Gibraltar back to England.

Philip


Thanks for your response Philip. I was sort of thinking that Messina would be included in the count.

Also, I think naval units returning home is different than land units returning home. From what I can see there is no requirement for a friendly pathway home, they just return to the nearest controlled port of their power.

dirubin wrote:
You have to count Messina. (Gibraltar, too.)


That was what I suspected after reanalyzing the rules and Ed's previous rulings. I just wanted to make sure I had the right answer for my group.
 
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