What is the difference between support and hold?

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What is the difference between support and hold?

Postby SirThomasMore » 03 Jun 2017, 21:27

Two scenarios:

1) I'm an army and I want to support another army's move into an adjacent territory.

2) I'm an army and I want to hold my own territory.

Question: Is there any difference in my defensive strength between 1 & 2? Let's say I'm under attack. Am I any better off with #2 than I am in #1
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Re: What is the difference between support and hold?

Postby WHSeward » 03 Jun 2017, 21:36

There is no difference in your defensive strength. Regardless of any army order (hold, support, move) or fleet order (those plus convoy) your unit always has an inherent defensive strength of 1 from being dislodged.
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Re: What is the difference between support and hold?

Postby edmgrim » 03 Jun 2017, 23:17

The nuance, and this is important, is that the unit, if it is attacked, that is SUPPORTING the adjacent territory STOPS supporting that (adjacent) territory.
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Re: What is the difference between support and hold?

Postby condude1 » 04 Jun 2017, 00:46

Also interesting is that a hold order is never better than a support order, unless everyone around that unit is mailicious. Supporting some random unit to hold or move accomplishes everything a hold does, except also gets the support on top if it's not attacked.
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