Bug or I misunterstood the rules?

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Nixonm
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Bug or I misunterstood the rules?

#1 Post by Nixonm » Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:26 pm

Hi,
I tried attacking my own fleet in a game with a supported attack (resulted in a 2v1 situation) and my losing fleet did not have to retreat, it is like I bumped into myself. My goal was to retreat the losing fleet in an enemy empty territory, which was certain to happen due to the current unit position.

I wondered if it is a bug or if I misunderstood that you could attack your own armies/fleet

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Re: Bug or I misunterstood the rules?

#2 Post by Yonni » Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:57 pm

You cannot dislodge your own unit. The adjudication system (at least in classic) is very robust and has no bugs.

Here's a list of different adjudication scenarios for future reference:
https://webdiplomacy.net/datc.php

specifically, it's test case 6.D.11
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Re: Bug or I misunterstood the rules?

#3 Post by Octavious » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:34 pm

I've you're really keen there's a set of every rulebook that came with the game going back to the Realpolitik days in the 50s at the Diplomacy Archive.

http://www.diplomacy-archive.com/diplomacy_rules.htm

One day I'll get round to reading one of them :razz:
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Re: Bug or I misunterstood the rules?

#4 Post by bartogian » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:56 am

There's a newer rulebook available online (easy to search and find) that is the 5th edition from 2008. In keeping with a tradition of bloat, it is an even larger pdf file.

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