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Author Topic: (Answered) Chaos Campaign S.W.: Planetary Assault: Breakthrough: Hold the Field  (Read 259 times)

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pg. 17 : Breakthrough track

If and when the attacker completes the "Push Through" objective, they may still have units on the field. At that point there appears to be a few routes the scenario could take:

a. Play out the attacker fleeing the field (in any direction) in subsequent moves/turns. Once completed, the defender will complete the 'hold the field' objective.

b. The attacker stays and fights, attempting to destroy the defender / stretching to complete the 'hold the field' objective themselves. (In which case the attacker may either succeed, switch to option 'a', or both players eventually agree to option c.)

c. Players agree to cease hostilities and leave the field with neither achieving 'hold the field'. 

Is this list correct and comprehensive?

I think the options make sense and offer interesting choices for both players, but wanted to make sure I understood things right. 

Cheers!
« Last Edit: 24 October 2020, 14:54:57 by Xotl »

Bison AIs

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A simpler phrasing might be:

Is the following correct: 

1. Completing an objective never concludes hostilities. Play always continues until both players agree to stop or one player's force is completely incapacitated (dead or off-board).
 
2. Objectives are always up for grabs up to and through an agreed conclusion to hostilities.

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Re: Chaos Campaign S.W.: Planetary Assault: Breakthrough: Hold the Field
« Reply #2 on: 27 September 2020, 12:12:30 »
You are correct on both.

Don't overlook the "players agree" option though. Sometimes it's just not a good use of precious playing time to play a game till the last forced withdrawal or kill. But generally speaking, if something is too close to call, even 1 additional turn could cause enough change to make it easy to decide who gets what.
Likewise, denying a particular objective via retreat is very much a legitimate action.

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Re: Chaos Campaign S.W.: Planetary Assault: Breakthrough: Hold the Field
« Reply #3 on: 28 September 2020, 15:27:13 »
Awesome, thanks!

Big fan of when these options bubble up towards the end game -- Not only does it feel more succession-wars era to be aware of what you're risking, but I find it just all-around more interesting when (and how) players' ultimate goals can shift in response to the nitty-gritty on the ground.