raphfrk wrote:Diodri wrote:I'm actually more curious on how these talking sessions occur.
When they spoke with Bea, GK moved its units up to the hex beside their capital. On Unaroyal's turn, they spoke.
The leadership of GK remained in the same hex as their main force. Thus they could retreat if necessary. Unaroyal then moved into that hex in order to talk.
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Unaroyal's | Bea / Ansom GK's main
Capital | Wanda Force
If GK moves its main force to attack, then Bea can move back across the zone boundary. If Bea moves forces from her capital across the boundary, then Ansom/Wanda can move back to their main force.
Ofc, it didn't entirely work, as Bea's Chief Warlord managed to kill Cruz.
Wait, is that how it is?
I assumed it was
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| GK Forces
Bea | Ansom/Wanda
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with them talking, literally, across the hex boundary.
I sort of assumed that, didn't really think of it much, but I guess it could be the way you describe as well.
I think that my view is just a tad better supported by the sentences from Summer Update 43:
I said that I would require counsel, and withdrew from the hex boundary to privacy. To my Chief Warlord I said simply, "Destroy her." He would only carry out the order if I pledged to remain in safety. I so pledged.
The attack was brief and gruesome. K.C. approached on hollaback as if to speak to Cruz. He then lunged across the boundary.
1) Bea said she would "withdraw from the hex boundary" (not "withdraw from the hex", as I would expect if she was physically in Wanda's hex at the time.)
2) The warlord "lunges across the boundary" to attack Cruz - if normal parley procedure was for the warlord to already be in Wanda's hex, he wouldn't need to "lunge across the boundary", he would cross the boundary normally before attacking.
I think this way is also a little less possible to subvert with treachery - Wanda can keep a giant army within reach, but Bea is still safe from it because she's not going to cross the hex boundary. Both parties can consider themselves safe - Bea because it's her turn and she's not in their hex, Wanda because she can have a large army at hand and see that Bea doesn't.
(Of course, I'm not claiming that this is all definitive proof or anything - I'm just trying to use the turns of phrase used to try to figure out what the authors had in mind when writing this scene.)
Are there any other reasons to think it's one way versus the other? Any other bits that I'd missed?