thanks Winged Cat for your contributions and discsussion.
Winged Cat wrote:Suggested rewording of Command Vessels, for compactness & clarity:
* consist of Bow & Stern
* the non-white sections are impassible
* Bow & Stern can assault each other & adjacent
vessels, or any other Monarch's (M) position in
the Treasury (e.g., Victory can not assault
Seymour but could assault Drake or Medrano)
* are not part of "Single Ships of same Nation"
* consist of Bow & Stern
* the non-white sections are impassable
* Bow & Stern can assault each other & adjacent vessels or any player's Monarch (M) position e.g. Triumph B to Frobisher M or Medrano M
* are not part of the "Single Ships of same
Nation" bonus i.e. +1 for 9
On the right side, "assault & fort" should be just "assault". Fort is implied, and can be affected by gameplay choices.
i'd like to leave the "fort" part in there as even though it is implied, it makes it distinctly more apparent what you can do.
Losing condition: is that any non-treasury region? For instance, if I held just LB Army Brussel and Drake M, would I be safe (so far as holding just two territories can be considered "safe")?
I've changed that in the text as below (i think it will be easier to code with any Monarch region)
Losing Condition: Players failing to hold any
non-treasury region and a Monarch region will be eliminated
Or would I need to hold one of Drake's other territories (his LB, Swiftsure, or one of Revenge's zones)?
These regions are part of non-treasury regions so you could hold these.
But if you don't hold one of these and a Monarch region, then you're eleminated
What are the non-special-color monarch-stamped ships (such as Swiftsure and Diana) good for, if they aren't wards against elimination?
They are "good for" because they are the 4th starting position that cannot be attacked from a Treasury position in the starting rounds of the game. Done this way to ensure that players are not eleminated in very early rounds.
They are Commander stamped only for now to show starting positions.
They are part of the Non-treasury regions.
Why is SS Paxat La Isabela a different color than the other Spanish supply ships?
Are Elizabeth and Philip regions in play? Their graphics in "Hold a Monarch & entire Treasury" suggest they are, but I don't see army markings on them.
No, they are only representative of the two national sides in the map. They are non-playable regions but do have a representational connection with each Monarch region on each side.
The +11 seems a lot more than the +5 that the top row of the treasury is marked. Or did you mean that the +11 is if you conquer all of one side's monarchs & treasury locations, on top of the +5 you get from each of the 6 columns? That seems pithy if so, since you're already getting +30 from the columns; if it's meant to be a huge unbeatable bonus similar to Arms Race, it should be at least +100.
Changed that to " Hold a Monarch & corresponding Treasury...+11"
it means if you hold the entire column for each Commander you get +11 on top of whatever autodeploy bonus you earn in that column.