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1 centre, 0 units

Postby modesty2 » 08 May 2017, 22:55

An odd event has occurred in game 128606.

Austria, who had not surrendered, lost his last unit in a fall campaign, but still retained one empty home supply centre. It would seem that he was entitled to build a new unit if he wished. But as soon as the other player with a build had finalized his orders (this was only 6 minutes from the start of the Build turn) the Build turn was ended. Is this a correct application of the rules? i.e. do you lose the right to build a new unit, even though you have a centre available, if all your other units have been destroyed? Or is it a bug in the software?
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Re: 1 centre, 0 units

Postby WHSeward » 08 May 2017, 23:04

do you lose the right to build a new unit, even though you have a centre available, if all your other units have been destroyed?

No, you do not.

Or is it a bug in the software?

Unlikely but possible. Austria may have finalized with nothing.
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Re: 1 centre, 0 units

Postby modesty2 » 09 May 2017, 08:52

Yes, we realised that Austria might, oddly, have finalized orders without making his build. But he would have had to do this within six minutes of the beginning of the stage. This short window of opportunity to do something so strange, plus the fact that he has not surrendered, makes the possibility of deliberate action seem very remote. Austria has been asked, by public press within the game, to clarify what he did or didn't to. Unfortunately, with no units now on the board, it may be that he is no longer watching the game and the Press.
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Re: 1 centre, 0 units

Postby Mr.E » 10 May 2017, 08:30

I'm not sure why it's too strange.

A certain type of player may choose to quit a game and, by finalising without building a unit, he can effectively quit without actually surrendering.

On the other hand, maybe Austria thought he had been eliminated from the game after losing his last unit and simply finalised assuming he was out. It isn't overly uncommon for people to play a game without understanding the rules. Unfortunately.
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