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IanN

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Clarification of Block Sizes ...
« on: April 03, 2024, 06:52:46 PM »
2:F:4 states …
…the size of a block depends upon the quality of the general, and is easy to remember as it is the same number of UGs as they get cards initially.
So  Mediocre generals can only prompt a block of 2 UGs
…  Competent generals can prompt a block up to 3UGs
…  Talented generals can prompt a block up to 4 UG
… Legendary generals can prompt a block up to 5UGs
Note that this specifically states UGs, which for as long as I have played has been interpreted as TUGs AND SUGs;( at least locally); so the maximum units in a block is 2-5 dependant upon quality of the general commanding.

Later, Para 2:F:5.1 states that “a block move can include SuG’s pulled by TUG’s etc, effectively doubling the size of a block.

Locally we have played the former interpretation, so the "being pulled in a block move" is new to use, and we are seeking clarification as these two sections ‘seem’ to contradict.
Many thanks

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Re: Clarification of Block Sizes ...
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2024, 06:27:00 AM »

Each TuG in a block can pull or push a SuG (as long as it meets the requirements to do so).
So if each TuG in a block of 4 has a SuG in front of it, then a talented general can move the block of 4 TuGs and each TuG can push one SuG with it.

The reason the rule talks about UGs is imagine the situation where you have  a SuG in between two TUGs (each touching side edge to side edge).  In this situation it has to be moved as a block of 3 UGs.  It cannot be a block of 2 TuGs with one pushing a SuG as the two TuGs do not meet the requirements of à block.  Only by including the SuG in the block does it now meet the requirements of a block.  (I hope that is clear).

Richard

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Re: Clarification of Block Sizes ...
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2024, 08:48:04 AM »
Got it .... thanks for that Richard, much appreciated.  Nice to know we have been playing it wrong for all these years 
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