Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
I have a question about the "declare emergency HQ supply" step.
Shouldn't this be possible also for the non-phasing side before movement? That way, emergency supply may prevent a possible overrun, while restricting emergency supply to after combat declarations would not give the defender that option. Also, in other steps, emergency supply may let out-of-supply FTRs intercept (and AA guns fire), which also can be of important value.
Yeah, this is a problem for me. Basically the rules say you can declare emergency HQ supply at any time. In practice over the board, a player can just yell out. Using the computer, it is a little trickier. For one thing, you do not want to be doing this in the middle of Production. I would be happiest if I could identify certain places where the non-phasing player can invoke emergency HQ supply. It is not a concern for the phasing player; he can simply right click on an HQ unit and select Emergency HQ Supply.
But for the non-phasing player? I'm not so sure. I am open to suggestions on how to handle this. The best solution would give the non-phasing player the opportunity to invoke this when he might need it, but not be so open-ended as to have the computer fanatically checking to see if this (very rare) event has occurred.
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