lackattack wrote:For the longest time you have asked "why can't we decide where top put the armies?". Ask no more.
This popular suggestion is finally reality as a new game option, Initial Troops. It has 2 settings:
Automatic - the usual 3 armies
Manual - players decide where to place their armies in a blind freestyle round
See Instructions -> Game Options for more details.
As usual, thanks to everyone who suggested manual troop placement or provided feedback on the suggestions. Credit for this particular solution goes to c1arinetboy
Lack, you must remove fog from manual deploy. There is no point to a mnual deploy with fog. The player whose turn is first wins 99% of the time. Please, please manual deploy is a wonderful idea, but with the fog it is terrible. I continue to make the mistake of playing manual deploy games. Much to my detriment, I lose all of the games where my opponent goes first and have won all of the games where I went first.