Movement question

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Movement question

Postby Bigtasty » 07 Aug 2018, 19:19

Ok so let’s say Britain has an army in province A, Germany has an army in province B, and France has an army in province C. If Britain’s army attacks Germany’s army in province B, Germany’s army holds, and frances army moves into province A, what would the resolution be? Would it be a double standoff and nothing changes or would the French army take control of province A and the British army be dislodged? And as a follow up if it is the latter, would this change if the army in province C was also British and can units be destroyed this way if there are no provinces to retreat to? Thanks.
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Re: Movement question

Postby V » 07 Aug 2018, 19:27

Nothing goes anywhere under all those circumstances. To dislodge a unit that holds requires a supported attack, to get a 2v1. As soon as one unit bounces (standoff) the others will as well, without support.
If a supported attack caused a unit to be dislodged with no available retreat, yes it gets destroyed.
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Re: Movement question

Postby duckling » 07 Aug 2018, 20:36

See also this situation, which is essentially the same (a bounce causes a hold).

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Re: Movement question

Postby NJLonghorn » 07 Aug 2018, 21:11

You should take some time getting to know the official rule book, which is quite well written and gives useful examples and illustrations if each rule. Here's the relevant quote from the rule book, page 9:

One unit not moving can stop a unit or series of units
from moving. If a unit is ordered to hold, or is prevented
from moving, and other units are ordered into its province,
those other units can’t move. (It’s like a traffic backup!) In
Diagram 5, there is a Russian Army in Prussia. The Russian
player told Germany that he would move out of Prussia (but
he lied and ordered the Army to hold instead). The German
player ordered his Army from Berlin to Prussia and his Fleet
from Kiel to Berlin. The result is that nothing moves.
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