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Beta patch 1083 / Chinese movement issue - 9/7/2009 5:18:34 PM   
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We have been using beta patch on our PBEM game.

I encountered weird ZOC rule just outside Loyang.

This is at hex 86,43. I abandoned the defense at Loyang which did not suit into my strategy. Now that the city has fallen my movement was reset to 0 and I get an message saying that movement not allowed.

I have moved out of the hex before with combat orders mode. As you can see I own the hexes towards Sian 100%.

Save game attached. PM me for the password. This is an PBEM game so I do not want to into too much detail here.


DISREGARD: Eventhough very weird behaviour this propably is not an bug. Talked to Dave and propably just misunderstanding here when talking about the new ZOC. As said weird but working as intended.

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RE: Beta patch 1083 / Chinese movement issue - 9/7/2009 7:35:30 PM   
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Yeah, let me post what I think is going on so if I'm wrong about this being WAD someone can correct me.

I sent some armor units to the hext west of Loyang to block the retreat path along the road for units retreating out of Loyang.

However, on the same turn I took Loyang, aztez had a large number of units move (normally) out of Loyang to the west hex.

Since my guys were already there, they owned the hex and all six hexsides. When the units moved in from Loyang, aztez now owns the eastern hexside but not the other five. He can leave through the east only; I can leave through the other five only.

Is this basically correct?

BTW, I think aztez will be able to knock out the two regiments with a single attack, and if not I volunteered to move them out of the way. To me, it makes perfect sense that an armored blocking force could cause a turn or two of delay, but eventually Chinese'd just go around. Although I sort of think they're going to plow through on the first attempt (interesting situation, though - experienced, high morale armor against inexperienced, possibly out of supply chinese with few AT weapons, but the armor is outnumbered)

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RE: Beta patch 1083 / Chinese movement issue - 9/7/2009 7:53:44 PM   
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That is correct. Why, make him force you out, give nothing away.

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