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saving builds

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 14:10
by jimbobicus
Hi,
I have a question about how to save builds...
Lets suppose I get 1 build but prefer to save it instead of use it this year, presumably I can just choose not to put it on the board. However, will this then count as a NMR? Especially in protected games, this could be a massive issue.
Thanks,
Jim

Re: saving builds

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 14:14
by V
Failure to build isn’t a NMR. Mainly because you might not have an open home SC in which to do a build & then an NMR would be an obvious injustice:-)

Cheers V

Re: saving builds

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 15:14
by NJLonghorn
When I saw the thread title, I thought the topic was going to be “Rarely Employed Strategies.”

Re: saving builds

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 15:44
by Malarky
Maybe worth pointing out, in case someone picks the wrong idea about this, that if you choose not to build that build might be lost.

Let's say I have a build in 1905 and I choose not to use it. At the end of 1906, the adjustments are recalculated. I may have lost an SC by then and no longer eligible to build. The opportunity I had to build in 05 has gone.

You can't save or bank builds, as such. You can pass on the opportunity to build that year but, that doesn't allow you to build a unit later unless your SC to unit calculation is positive in the future. Use it or possibly lose it!

Re: saving builds

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 18:08
by gareth66
True, but as long as you do not lose any SCs you will be able to build it in a later build phase.

There are two common (and valid) reasons for doing this. One is that it is a way of demonstrating good faith to an ally (if, for example, building would result in a unit that could potentially threaten him). The other is if you want to build a fleet but your only vacant SCs are inland.

Re: saving builds

PostPosted: 12 Jan 2018, 00:23
by jimbobicus
Yes, those are common reasons. Another reason still is that you want to keep your options open.

So to clarify.. if I choose not to enter a build, it won't count as NMR? Presumably then it's impossible for anyone to NMR on a build phase?

Re: saving builds

PostPosted: 12 Jan 2018, 01:28
by Shyvve
Nor can one NMR on a retreat phase.

Re: saving builds

PostPosted: 12 Jan 2018, 16:23
by Jack007
jimbobicus wrote:Yes, those are common reasons. Another reason still is that you want to keep your options open.
...

Another reason could be to make everybody believe that you left the game. And then to strike hard, when the wolves gather to pick up the pie.
:mrgreen:

Re: saving builds

PostPosted: 12 Jan 2018, 19:15
by jay65536
Here's a related question. Let's say you enter your build, then later decide you'd rather waive it. Is there a way to do that?

Re: saving builds

PostPosted: 12 Jan 2018, 20:03
by Strategus
jay65536 wrote:Here's a related question. Let's say you enter your build, then later decide you'd rather waive it. Is there a way to do that?
Press the little (X) by the order, and it will cancel it.