quote:I'm afraid none of those conditions apply. The French and CW are at war with Italy, the weather in West Med and Italian Coast is fine, the CW has ships/subs in the higher boxes of both and the Italians were aborting ships, not subs, back to La Speiza without the CW given a chance to intercept.
ORIGINAL: Shannon V. OKeets
Here's the situation.
1. The allies are the phasing player.
2. The CW has taken a land and the French a combine.
3. CW (RN) only ships/subs in the West Med and Italian Coast.
4. CW (RN) and French ships and planes and Italian ships in the East Med.
5. The French initiate a successfully naval combat in the East Med that end with the surviving Italian ships having to abort.
The aborting Italian ships are able to return to base at La Speiza through either the Italian Coast or Western Med without the CW (i.e., RN) have a chance to intercept. Is this correct since the CW took a land and there's only RN ships in those two sea areas?
As always, it depends.
If the aborting 'ships' are subs, then they cannot be intercepted.
If the Commonwealth and Italy are not at war, then they cannot be intercepted.
If the Commonwealth ships are in too low a section box (the weather affects this decision), such that they have zero probability of successfully intercepting, then the program skips the unnecessary die roll and treats it as if the Commonwealth cannot intercept.
If the aborting ships can get to base through one of the sea areas, then the program assumes that is what the Italy player will do and there is no interception attempt. Italy could choose to go through a sea area that could possibly intercept them by using Ctrl Left Click - that is up the the Italy player.
EDIT: also, units that are disorganized cannot initiate an interception.
I take it then this is a bug?