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Subject: Uncertain About Turn Sequence rss

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George Husted
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My daughter and I were trying to figure out the turn sequence and I don't think we quite understand how the game is supposed to play.

Player A places an order token on a unit in the front center. That unit "charges" into the engagement zone.

Player B places an order token on his archers in his front center and they fire...one die...and miss.

Player A then rolls 2 dice (one for the unit and one for charging) and applies hits.

Then what? Does player A issue another order token or is it player B's turn to issue an order token?

Could player B have issued 2 orders...one to activate a banner carrier in the front center (giving an extra die) and one to activate an archer to shoot back?

It's confusing to me.
 
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Sean
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Coldwarrior1984 wrote:
My daughter and I were trying to figure out the turn sequence and I don't think we quite understand how the game is supposed to play.

Player A places an order token on a unit in the front center. That unit "charges" into the engagement zone.

Player B places an order token on his archers in his front center and they fire...one die...and miss.

Player A then rolls 2 dice (one for the unit and one for charging) and applies hits.

Then what? Does player A issue another order token or is it player B's turn to issue an order token?


It is player B's turn to issue an order. The order token player B used for the archers was to INTERCEPT the charging unit and does not count as player B's turn.

Coldwarrior1984 wrote:
Could player B have issued 2 orders...one to activate a banner carrier in the front center (giving an extra die) and one to activate an archer to shoot back?

It's confusing to me.
Not sure what you mean here...? A banner carrier troop (i.e. tile) that is part of a unit is not activated separately from the unit to which he belongs. His benefit applies to the unit whenever it is activated. This unit could have been ordered by player B to intercept player A's charging unit instead of the archers, but not in addition to them.
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George Husted
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Thank you.

So, players alternate issuing orders.

Player A issues an order moving a unit from center front into the engagement area.

Player B issues an order(?) to archers in the center front to shoot. But that order doesn't count as player B's turn.

Player B issues an order to a unit in the left front to charge into the center engagement area.

Player A issues an order to to a unit in the center front intercept.

Player B rolls 2 dice and applies hits to Player A units.

Player A rolls 1 die and applies hits to Player B units.

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Player A could not issue three orders, one order to one unit in each of the fronts, and have all 3 units advance into the engagement area?

Players must alternate each order chip placement?
 
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Sean
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Sure thing, George.

More like...
Player A's Turn 1
Player A uses 1 order token to order a unit to charge into the center.

Player B (in response) uses 1 order token to order some archers in the center to Intercept Player A's charging unit (i.e. firing at it).
Player B rolls die/dice and resolves any hits against charging unit.

Player A finishes his charge (unless unit eliminated), engaging any of Player B's center units.
Player A rolls dice and resolves any hits against Player B's unit.
Player B's engaged unit (unless eliminated) rolls die/dice against Player A's attacking unit.

Player B's Turn 1
Player B uses 1 order token to order a unit on the left to charge. (This unit must charge Player A's right - directly across - unless Player A has no units on the right/front).

Player A uses 1 order token to Intercept the charging unit with a unit of his own, the 2 units colliding in the neutral zone between the 2 armies.
Player A rolls dice and resolves any hits.
Player B rolls die/dice (unless unit eliminated) and resolves any hits.

Player A's Turn 2... Etc.
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George Husted
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THANK YOU!

That makes sense.meeple
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Nikos II
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Looks good, just don't forget about the free moves.

Player A: Optional Redeployment (i.e. Free Move)
Player A: Mandatory Paid Order
Player B: Response if Player A's Paid Order was a Charge

Player B: Optional Redeployment (i.e. Free Move)
Player B: Mandatory Paid Order
Player A: Response if Player B's Paid Order was a Charge

... and so on ...

When a player runs out of order tokens then their turn is skipped. When both players runs out of order tokens then the next round begins (i.e. order tokens returned to players).
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