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convoying rules question

Postby kimock » 17 Sep 2017, 07:57

On another site, I am playing my first game, as Italy. I wanted to take Tunisa by convoy from Apulia via the Ionian. The interface gave me the option, but it was then rejected on the next turn. What happened?

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Re: convoying rules question

Postby Bromley86 » 17 Sep 2017, 08:08

Hard to tell from the cropped pic, but I take it you wouldn't be asking if you'd obviously been bounced. So best guess you fluffed the fleet's convoy order?

EDIT: confirmed.
Italy:
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The army at Venice hold.
The fleet at Ionian Sea hold.
The army at Apulia move to Tunis via convoy. (fail)


You needed to input a convoy order for the fleet (F ION C Apu-Tun, or similar format). This would have been treated as a hold order by the ION fleet for the purposes of defending the ION from other players (not that that was an issue in this case). E.g. a convoying fleet can be supported to hold. But for the convoying of an army from A to B to succeed, every fleet in the chain has to be instructed to convoy Apu-Tun.
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Re: convoying rules question

Postby StarWatcher009 » 17 Sep 2017, 12:12

Lol, people from other sites come to playdip to have their questions answered. Clearly we're the best.
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Re: convoying rules question

Postby WarSmith » 17 Sep 2017, 20:26

Come play over here - convoys are much more likely to succeed here :)
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Re: convoying rules question

Postby kimock » 18 Sep 2017, 15:03

Bromley86: thanks!
StarWatcher009 and WarSmith: Yes, the interface at the other site is unclear. I might migrate.
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Re: convoying rules question

Postby StarWatcher009 » 18 Sep 2017, 15:13

kimock wrote:Bromley86: thanks!
StarWatcher009 and WarSmith: Yes, the interface at the other site is unclear. I might migrate.



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Re: convoying rules question

Postby Jack007 » 18 Sep 2017, 18:55

StarWatcher009 wrote:It's great over here. The sun shines bright and everyone is nice and firendly.


Yes, people apologize after having stabbed you.
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Re: convoying rules question

Postby GPD » 18 Sep 2017, 19:03

Jack007 wrote:
StarWatcher009 wrote:It's great over here. The sun shines bright and everyone is nice and firendly.


Yes, people apologize after having stabbed you.

And then happily stab you again and again...
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Re: convoying rules question

Postby WarSmith » 18 Sep 2017, 22:51

And then apologize again, really nicely!
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Re: convoying rules question

Postby GPD » 18 Sep 2017, 23:10

WarSmith wrote:And then apologize again, really nicely!

They are so sweet.
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