From: Republic of Cascadia
Took another look, and I believe the problem is that the distance needs to be counted continuously over water hexes, and land hexes will block it. It's the same as if you have to sail a ship 12 hexes from Syracuse port (I suspect the coding is done with the same algorithm). So I created the following map here, including the lines for the 20 hex for the transports. So OldCrow is right here that Algiers port is not within 12 hexes of Syracuse port, but that is caused by the land hex of Syracuse city. On the east side, the French CL in the image will be counted as the 7th ship and will cause the trigger(just tested it in hotseat), but according to OldCrow's map it shouldn't.
As far as I know in all the scripts, when it says 1 hex from a location, it means all the hexes adjacent to it, the location itself is always 0 hex from itself.
Please do some testing with this map now, especially the spots that are different from OldCrow's map. Hopefully this map here now is accurate.
I'll be damned! I think you are right.
The rule then should of said 12 [SEA] hexes from Syracuse Port, not 12 hexes. I went off the exact letter of the description...so counted off in a straight line from the Syracuse Port in a straight line (as the crow flies..couldn't help myself there), and posted it after another version that was off a bit and was deleted.
I thought that the straight line count was some kind of abstraction like an air radius...or something similar. (Kind of like the Guadalcanal air interdiction of Australia abstraction-no planes necessary). Well, if its sea hexes to count...that makes sense too. (Naval Intel, Patrols, Reports from fishermen and friendly merchant ships etc), as a trigger to the Italians.
I'm surprised Bill didn't catch that and told me before they used it for the Strategy Guide. Oy!
Well...let me test it too, but I believe your test Cpuncher. I am surprised it took this long for someone to catch this. I wonder how many matches got skewed because of this.
I'll make a new map after I make some tests and this proves valid.
< Message edited by OldCrowBalthazor -- 8/14/2021 9:22:34 AM >