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Subject: Defeat of the British IF rss

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Andrew MacLeod
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And when, exactly, are we playing Churchill again?
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According to the rules, it reads as if the British peace marker is not moved if the IF suffers an "asterisk defeat" (the Americans get two asterisks more than the British) while invading. Does it?
 
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I think you speak of rules section 6.8 Sea Invasion, sixth paragraph: "This occurs [the IF marker returns to sea] even if all of the Units in the IF are eliminated. There is no Peace Track move and the IF Leaders remain in place, unlike when all Units in a land Expedition are eliminated..."

So, there is no Peace Track move if the Americans wipe out all of the Units in the IF. This is the only exception to Peace Track moves regarding the IF. The Americans can still get Peace Track moves vs. the IF for Devastating Defeats (killing 5 or more units) or Major Victories (getting 2 more asterisks than the British).

The idea is that even if all of the landing troops are taken out, the IF still has its fleet. This will mask the severity of the losses- the fleet will cover the withdrawal of the remnant troops and leaders.

An excellent historic example of the IF suffering a Devastating Defeat is the battle of New Orleans. But even after the huge losses suffered there, the British made an orderly withdrawal to their fleet.

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And when, exactly, are we playing Churchill again?
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Thanks, Kevin!
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