Omens: hannibal: rome vs carthage [Updated April 2003]

OMENS: HRC  6 prizes Experienced Swiss Continuous 
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Peter Reese, VA

2002 Champion

2nd: David Dockter, MN

3rd: Keith Wixson, NJ

4th: Ed Rothenheber, MD

5th: Craig Melton, VA

6th: Robert Hassard, NJ

Event History
1996    Thomas Drueding      58
1997    James Doughan      52
1998    Karsten Engelmann      52
1999    Jung Yueh     46
2000    James Pei     41
2001    Aaron Fuegi     35
2002    Peter Reese     41

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GM: Stuart Tucker

OMENS Pre-Con: Vying for Mediterranean Supremacy ...

The Omens Mini-Con is seperate from WBC and requires its own registration fee of $30. Current BPA members may deduct $10 from the cost if you are a current BPA 2003 member at any level. However, you do not have to pay both WBC Admission and the special fee to attend only Omens as a seperate event. Note: Paying to attend WBC on other than a daily guest badge automatically makes you a current BPA member.

The Food & Beverage Voucher program at Hunt Valley Inn will not be in effect before July 29th or after August 3rd. That will be reflected in a base rate of $95 per day for those staying at HVI during and prior to WBC at the various pre-cons. Those making reservations via the national reservation service will be quoted the higher rate, but adjustments will be made manually on site for the lower rate sans vouchers.

The Hannibal tournament will be run in a pre-WBC slot as a Pre-Con this year. It will begin Monday morning and end Tuesday night, adopting a Swiss-Elimination format with continuous play of five rounds of open swiss-style play followed by a medal round among the top six players. Players are free to drop in and out as they please during the five rounds of swiss play. However, playing in less than five rounds will decrease your chances of winning the event. The tournament point system for determining the rank of the top six players after five rounds of play favors those who win, play all rounds, and play against players who do well in their other rounds. Players bid PC markers for choice of side. The high bidder gets choice of side, while the opponent makes PC adjustments equal to the amount of the winning bid.

The tournament will use first edition rules (those published in the game), as clarified by the Q&A and Errata published in The General. Like last year, Carthage can transport one CU with a general and obtain a -1 drm on the Naval table.

The tournament rules below have been altered slightly from past years (primarily with regard to adjudication [4.5], byes [5.4] and tiebreakers [7.7]). The side bidding process will adhere to rule 6.0 (which has been edited for clarity).

Assistant GM: Karsten Engelmann

Tournament Rules

1.0 Event
2.0 Abbreviations
3.0 Format
4.0 Schedule
5.0 Matches
6.0 Choosing Sides
7.0 Scoring
8.0 Record Keeping
9.0 House Rules

The game played will be Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage (Avalon Hill). First edition rules are used, as interpreted in Q&A and clarifications published in The General and issued by Avalon Hill. Standard nine-turn game. No optional rules.
1.1 Class B Tournament. This is a class B tournament, but will be heavily attended by advanced players. It is expected that entrants have a working knowledge of HRC prior to entering, though, for this mini-convention, a teaching demo for beginners will be provided one-hour prior to the first round (don't be late). Please read the first edition rules before attending the demo, as the demo is intended only to clarify key points in the rules. Once the rounds start, beginners will find that those of us who know the game are more than willing to help weaker players, give tips, pointers, and even informal lessons between rounds. However, no one can expect this of others. Do not plan on it in more than a casual way. Please, no kibitzing!
1.2 Compliance. Playing in this event requires compliance with: all BPA rules and directives; tournament rules written here; Game Master and Tournament Official authority; first edition rules of HRC; Questions and Clarifications; in that order. Failure to abide by any of these is "cheating" as much as violation of any game rule. Failure or refusal to follow any of these directives is subject to discipline.

1.3 Use of Second Edition. By mutual agreement, players of a game may use the Second Edition rules.

A.R.E.A. - Avalon Hill Reliability, Experience, and Ability player information and rating service.
AGM = Assistant Game Master
BPA= Boardgame Player's Association
GM = Game Master
HQ = Headquarters
HRC = Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
PCs = Political Control Markers
TO = Tournament Official (GM or AGM)
TPs = Tournament Points
WBC = World Boardgaming Championships

The tournament will be conducted in "Open Swiss Elimination Format". Every player who arrives with a copy of the game will be eligible to participate in each of the first five rounds. The top six players after five rounds of swiss play will be determined by the tournament point scoring system (7.0). The sixth and final round is the Medal Round, pairing off the top six players to determine prize distribution.
3.1 Playing Officials. Prior to the beginning of the tournament, at least two AGMs will be named to assist the GM. Any TOs may participate as active players. They may play all rounds, competing for awards and prizes as any other contenders. Should a question or an interpretation arise in a game involving the GM, for which no written answer already exists, another TO will make a ruling by which the GM will abide.
3.2 Unplayed Rounds. Rounds unplayed for any reason will be scored as losses of 0 TPs, with no effect on A.R.E.A. rating. Players receiving byes, receive credit for a win of 10 TPs plus 2 TPs to simulate opponent credits (7.2).
3.3 Withdrawal. Should you wish to withdraw from the tournament, or any given round, at any time, for any reason, please contact a TO as soon as possible and notify him of your intentions for the current game and for future rounds. Withdrawal without such notification to a TO could jeopardize your standing in this and future tournaments.
3.4 A.R.E.A. Rated. All game results will be submitted by the GM to A.R.E.A. for the HRC ratings. This will include withdrawals, concessions, adjudications and eliminator games.
3.5 Awards. Standard WBC prizes will be awarded for the top six players. The top six players after five rounds of swiss play will be paired first against second, third against fourth and fifth against sixth. The game winners will win first-place, third-place and fifth-place prizes respectively.
3.6 Best Roman/Carthaginian Play. These two awards will be presented to the individuals who accumulate the most wins with a given side. Ties are broken in favor of the player who finished highest overall (e.g. fourth place would win over fifth). If anyone wishes to donate special items for these awards, please contact the GM.

There will be six scheduled rounds of four and a half hours each. The first round begins Monday morning at 9 a.m. Each subsequent round begins five hours after the prior round (or, if after midnight, at 9 a.m. the next morning). After the tournament begins, players should check in with the GM no later than five minutes prior to the start of a round to ensure a place in the next round of play.
4.1 Late Entry. Registration and entry to this event will remain open. However, all un-played rounds are scored as losses of 0 TP. See 3.2.
4.2 Late Arrival. Players arriving late for the start of any given round may have to forfeit that round, accepting 0 TPs but not affecting A.R.E.A. ratings. A late arriving player may be matched at GM discretion with a weaker player (diminishing the opponent credits earned).
4.3 Slow Play. In order to keep on pace with the tournament schedule, players are strongly encouraged to play with appropriate speed to finish on time. If a player feels that his opponent is unusually slow, please cordially urge speedier play and quietly notify a TO of this situation as early in the game as possible (see 4.51).
4.4 Time Limits. Rounds will end at the time specified by the GM (the time limit of 4.5 hours can be extended by a few minutes at the discretion of the TOs if the game is close enough to a finish). Should two players be involved in a game that does not finish by the allotted time limit, they must cease all play and leave the game components in place. The two players involved should attempt to reach agreement regarding a victor for that game. If unable to do so, then the two players should notify TOs of the need for an adjudication.
4.5 Adjudications. Uninvolved TOs will adjudicate the game based on the existing position and their best judgement (based upon whatever factors they feel are most important), awarding a win to the player with the advantage (however small). All rulings are final and not subject to appeal. Please do everything you can to avoid putting the TOs into the position of having to adjudicate, but if adjudication is required, accept the decision without question.
4.51 Slow Games. If the game has not progressed sufficiently to fairly award a result, then the TOs may allocate a loss to either or both players for slow play. Such players will be warned to speed up play in subsequent rounds or face additional sanctions.
4.52 Ties. If the TOs cannot determine that one player has an advantage (however small) and deserves the win, then they may decide to award a five-point tie to each. In such a case, each player receives 5 TPs, but for all other aspects of the tournament, each is considered to have lost the game. Ties will be given only in the most extreme circumstances in which the majority of TOs cannot decide which player has the advantage.

Every effort will be made to match opponents in every round with opponents of equal skill, giving all players challenging games and an opportunity to obtain the maximum number of TPs. See 7.0.
5.1 First Round Rank. First round matches and beginning tournament ranking will be determined by the following criteria:
a) If present at the beginning of round one, the defending champion, second place, and third place players from the previous year's WBC tournament will be ranked 1, 3, and 5, respectively.
b) Other players who are present will be ranked next by current A.R.E.A. rating for HRC, in descending order. Players who do not have an A.R.E.A. rating in HRC will begin at a nominal "average" rating.
c) Players who enter after the beginning of the first round will be ranked at the bottom of the player roster in the order in which they arrive.
5.2 Subsequent rounds. On all following rounds, all players who are present will be matched against one another in order of current tournament standing (7.6).
5.3 Rematches. Opponents that have previously faced each other within the tournament will not be rematched during the swiss portion of play, but might play each other in the medal round to determine their final prize winnings. Should opponents find themselves rematched by accident, notify the GM immediately so that an adjustment can be made.
5.4 Odd players. If an odd number of players exist at the start of a round, then the most recent past champion may receive an automatic bye. The TP value for the bye is 12 TPs (ten TPs for a win plus two TPs of opponent credits for playing a "phantom" opponent). No player can obtain more than one bye in a tournament. No A.R.E.A. adjustment is made for a bye game.
5.41 Passing the Bye.
The player most eligible for the bye may choose to pass the bye. The bye is then offered to the next most-recent past champion. If none accept it, the bye is offered to the lowest-ranking (see 7.6) player with a copy of the game (and then next lowest, and so on). Then, the bye is offered to the lowest-ranking player without a copy of the game (and next
lowest, and so on). Passing may be done by the next player and so on, until the bye is accepted or we reach the GM in the list of eligibility.
The GM must accept the bye when it is first offered to him.
Once a player passes a bye, he is no longer eligible to receive a bye in any future round until it has been offered to all players who have not yet been offered a bye. If secondary byes are passed, then the highest ranking non-former champion without a copy of the game, by virtue of being the last eligible to accept it, will be stuck with it.

Sides for each match will be determined by bidding PCs. Any two opponents may skip the bidding process if they agree to sides of mutual satisfaction.
6.1 Bidding. Players will bid for the right to choose their preferred side.
6.11 To begin bidding, each player rolls one die. The player with the higher die roll will make the opening bid. In case of a tie, both players will roll again.
6.12 To make a bid, a player clearly states the number of PCs (minimum of 0) which he is offering and the side he wishes to play.
6.13 When offered a bid by an opponent, a player must either accept or raise the bid.
a) Acceptance of the bid allows your opponent to play the stated side he desires for the stated PC Adjustment (see 6.2).
b) Raising the bid amounts to offering a greater bid for the same stated side. Simply state a higher PC bid than previously mentioned.
6.14 When an opponent raises the bid, a player responds by accepting the new bid or raising the bid. Raising may continue until one player accepts a bid.
6.15 Bids may be of any amount, but must be in integers (0, 1, 2, etc. ). An opening bid may be zero, but not less than zero. A raise must exceed the last bid and be an integer.
6.2 PC Adjustment. After setting up the board for play, but before the first turn cards are dealt, the player who accepted his opponent's bid makes PC adjustments equal to the amount of the final bid. The player may use each point of the bid to place one friendly PC or remove one enemy PC (using a combination of both in the same space if so desired and if more than one PC was bid). Removed PCs must be non-walled, non-tribe PCs. Once the PC adjustments are made, the game commences and is scored as usual.
6.3 Example. Stuart and Karsten both roll a die, with Stuart rolling higher. Stuart begins the bid by announcing "one for Carthage," indicating that he will let Karsten have a 1 PC adjustment if he allows Stuart to play the side of Carthage. Karsten also wishes to pick Carthage to play, so he bids 2 PCs for Carthage. Stuart counters with three, and finally Karsten acquiesces. Stuart will now play the Carthaginians. Karsten (now the Roman player) decides to use his 3 PC Adjustments as follows: He spends one point to remove the Carthaginian PC in the Balearic Islands. He then spends one point to place a Roman PC in the Balearic islands. Thus, for the cost of two PCs Karsten has "converted" the Balearic Islands from Carthaginian control to Roman control. Finally, Karsten uses his last PC advantage to place a Roman PC in a vacant space in Cisalpine Gaul.

Tournament Points, standings, A.R.E.A. credits, and matches for the following rounds, will be determined at the conclusion of each round based on the criteria of this section. See 8.3.
7.1 Victories and Losses. For each match won, a player will receive 10 TPs and an A.R.E.A. victory. The losing player will receive 0 TPs and an A.R.E.A. loss.
7.2 Opponent credits. A player will also receive 1 TP for each victory that his opponent has already acquired or later acquires during the course of the tournament. Thus, as the tournament progresses, each player will receive one additional TP for each victory that a previous opponent accumulates. It is to your advantage to play the best players, as you will accumulate points for every victory that any former or future opponent earns.
7.3 Withdrawals. In the event of a withdrawal, the remaining player will be credited in the same way as any other victory. The withdrawing player will be credited the same as any other loss. A.R.E.A. ratings will be affected in the same manner.
7.4 Concessions. Any two current opponents may agree to terminate their match on any mutually-acceptable terms which determine a victor. Games so concluded will be scored as any others.
7.5 Time limit. Games that are not concluded on time will be adjudicated as the GM deems appropriate. See 4.4.
7.6 Tournament Standing. A player's tournament standing is first determined as stated in 5.1. In subsequent rounds, standing will be ranked according to TPs earned, ties broken by initial standing. For entrance into the Medal Round, standing will be determined by TPs (see 7.7 in cases of ties).
7.7 Medal Round Tiebreakers. While it is unlikely that, after five rounds of swiss play, the top players will have tied TPs, the following tiebreakers will be used if necessary to determine the final pairings for the Medal Round matchups to distribute tournament prizes.
a) If two players are tied, head-to-head results.
b) Sum of TPs accumulated by all opponents a player has beaten.
c) TPs of player most recently beaten.
d) Number of times you sacked Rome or Carthage.
e) Number of times you killed the opposing Hannibal or Scipio.
f) Number of victories in games that ended before turn 9.
g) High card draw (by strategy card number).

Record Keeping is done by the combined use of two forms, the individual Game Record and the Player Roster.
8.1 Game Record. Before each round of play, each game will be issued a Game Record sheet. Record the information required as it occurs during the game. At the end of each game, the winner is personally responsible to see to it that the Game Record is properly filled out, and handed to a TO. The GM will use the Game Records to maintain the Player Roster.
8.2 Player Roster. The running record for the tournament, and the information that the GM uses to determine the matches for the next round is recorded on the Player Roster. Players will be free to examine the roster as the tournament progresses whenever the GM is not using it to establish match pairings. Only the GM is authorized to write upon it.

9.1 Setup.
All units must be set up before the play of any game commences. Errors caused by failure to do so properly will be classified under 9.4.
9.2 Die Rolling. For any given die roll to be acceptable, the die in question must be thrown in a standard manner established at the beginning of the game by the contestants. The following methods are suggested:
a) By hand into a transparent cup.
b) From a cup into a box lid, hitting at least one side of the box and landing flat in the box.
c) Through a die roll tower, landing flat in the tray.
Reroll any die that lands outside the accepted area, or does not land flat.
9.21 Other dice rolling devices may be used by mutual consent, providing that the same principles apply. The dice must strike a solid surface, change sides, then land flat, with a clear reading, and remain within the confines of a specified area, or else be rerolled.
9.22 Cocked and Out of Bounds. If the die lands out of the specified area, or is not laying flat with a clear reading, it must be rerolled.
9.3 Out of Turn. You are required to ask if your opponent has finished his activity before you play a card or roll a die. Clearly verbalize when your phase of a turn is over. Once your opponent has played a card, or a die has been rolled, you may not move or change anything more.
9.4 Illegal Moves. An opponent's actions that violate the game rules and go unchallenged before you begin the next phase stand as placed. It is up to you to catch all errors within your own game while they can be corrected.
9.5 Card Play. Players should keep separate stacks of the cards they each play. Players may look at cards that have been played, but only for a brief period of time (less than one minute). Players should refrain from excessive reference to the decks of played cards; repeated referral to the decks of played cards can be ruled as a form of slow play [4.3; 4.51]. A player may not record cards that have been played, except for those required by the Game Record.
9.6 Transport Rule. Carthage can transport 1 CU with a general and obtain a -1 drm on the Naval table.

Errata and Clarifications

January17, 1997
5 (revised clarif ication) When in the sequence of play does the Carthaginian player declare who he desires to have the first move? A. The Carthaginian player first asks the Roman player if he is using a Campaign card to move first. If not, then the Carthaginian player declares who will move first.
5. Can reinforcement CUs be placed with a returning displaced General? A. All Carthaginian reinforcements must be placed in eligible locations prior to placing returning displaced Generals in eligible locations.
6.2 and 6.3 When Rome is besieged and all Roman Generals are inside Rome, where do the Romans receive reinforcements?
A. No reinforcements are allowed other than those arriving with Scipio Africanus.
6.3 Can a reinforcement be placed inside a city that is not besieged but has an enemy occupying the space? If the city is filled to capacity with friendly CUs and no other eligible location exists, is the reinforcement lost? A.Yes. Yes.
6.4 When in the Reinforcement Phase must Scipio Africanus be placed?
A. During subphase 3, at the same time as other Roman reinforcements are placed and prior to the designation of proconsul and placement of new consuls.
6.4 If all friendly ports in Italy and Spain contain enemy CUs, what happens to the arrival of Scipio Africanus and his five CUs? A. They must be placed in Italy in a space with a friendly PC with no enemy CUs. If no such place exists, then he arrives inside Rome if unbesieged, up to the 5 CU limit. Otherwise, he does not enter the game.
6.4 Must the Roman designate a Proconsul? A. Yes.
ERRATA for 7.2 Treachery in the City is a dual use card as well (may be used both to move the army and implement its event).
7.4 Must "counter events" always be played as counters or can they be played as regular operations? A. If the conditions listed on the card are fulfilled, then the card may be played as a regular operation. For example, the hostile tribe cards (#7 and #8) refer to an army "occupying or entering" a specific kind of space and therefore may be used in either manner.
8.1 and 8.5 How is a subordinate commander activated to move off with part of an army that is under a superior? A. Play an operations card with a number able to activate the moving (subordinate in this case) General. The General(s) left behind is (are) not activated.
8.2 Can ten CUs overrun two? A. No.
8.5 May an activated commander yield command of an army to a subordinate who continues to move, siege or battle? A. No, only the activated General may move the Army. However, if the activated General enters a space with a friendly General who outranks him and if a battle or siege takes place, the superior commander must take command of the siege or battle.
8.6 Must the activated General remain in command if ending its move with another General? If not, when is the change accomplished? A. No, the activated General is allowed to subordinated himself to the inactive General of equal rank after all movement, sieges and battle are finished-in effect, as the last act of the General.
ERRATA for 8.8 and Naval Combat Table Can CUs move using naval movement without a General? The "-1" modifier for naval shipment on the Naval Combat table implies you can "ferry" troops without a General. A. No they may not. The mapboard was printed just before the rule and some strategy cards were changed to their official final form. The rest of the naval combat table is correct: a General may move without CUs with a "-1" drm.
ERRATA for 8.9 Alter line 3 to read: " . . . or if all friendly CUs accompanying the General are eliminated due to Retreat Table casualties, Retreat losses, or by Storm at Sea. The losses caused by the Battle Casualties die roll alone do not cause displacement." Amend the second bullet to read: "If Hannibal is Displaced, he is eliminated and Carthage removes 5 PCs in addition to any PC losses resulting from a battle that led to Hannibal's death."
ERRATA for 9 Additional Interception Restriction: You may not intercept into a space containing non-moving enemy CUs (and, for city spaces, if outside walled cities).
9 and 10 Can a General moving without CUs be intercepted? Can a General without CUs try to avoid battle? A.Yes. No.
9 Does an interception army arrive before of after overruns? A. Before. An intercepting army may prevent a friendly CU from being overrun.
9.1 Can a single army attempt to intercept every army moving against it with a campaign card? A. Yes, an army may make multiple inteception attempts during the play of a single strategy card.
9.1 Can two or more armies intercept the moving army in the same space? A. Yes, all inteception attempts are first announced before resolution. If during resolution, more than one army intercepts, then the armies are combined in the space under the command of one general and the combined force faces the moving army.
9.1 May an army with a General inside a walled city attempt to intercept? A. Yes, but only if there is no enemy General or CU in the same city space.
9.3 Can an intercepted army that is crossing a mountain pass stop short instead of giving battle and thereby avoid an attrition die roll as well? What about a naval move by the Carthaginians?
A. No. An intercepted army has already arrived in a space and is choosing to retire before battle. Therefore, in the situation of crossing a pass and being intercepted, the army rolls for attrition prior to the interception roll and then again rolls for attrition as it withdraws back over the mountains instead of giving battle. Similarly, a Carthaginian naval move could return to its port of origin and would be subjected to two naval combat die rolls.
ERRATA for 10.1 (revised) When avoiding battle, you may not enter a space containing an enemy CU.
10.1 Can an army on a walled city space roll to avoid battle and move inside the city? A. Yes (thereby stopping the enemy move unless he successfully pursues), but you may automatically declare that you are inside the city instead (allowing the moving army to continue to move without a pursuit die roll).
10.3 If an army fails a pursuit die roll and ends its move on a walled city, may it conduct a siege? A. Yes.
11 What is the sequence of battle resolution when elephants and consular armies are involved?
A. 1. Change of Command die roll.
2. Attacker declares battle-related cards.
3. Defender declares other battle-related cards.
4. Elephant charge declaration and charge die roll, unless elephant fright immediately played before die roll.
5. Deal BCs, display cards revealed by spy and begin battle.
Some event cards are playable during the battle.
11.6 After matching a Double Envelopment, must the defender become the attacker? A. No, the initiative change is not mandatory.
11.6 May CUs without a General become the attacker after matching an enemy Double Envelopment? A. Yes.
11.9 Do failed withdrawals count as a round for the purposes of battle casualties? A. No, only the rounds of battle card play count for determining the column of the attrition table for the battl e casualty die roll.
11.10 Is there any die roll modifier to the retreat table when the attacker loses by running out of cards? Do you use the modifier of the last matched card? A. No, use the face value of the die on the retreat table.
11.11 Can the attacker attempt to withdraw as his very first battle action (prior to any BC play)? A. Yes, and if successful, no battle casualty die roll would occur.
11.11 and 16.2 Can an army that successfully withdraws from a battle go inside a walled city? A. Yes.
12 Can a General retreat with more than ten CUs? A. Yes, a General may not move or avoid battle with more than ten CUs, but a General may command an unlimited number during battle, withdrawals and/or retreats.
ERRATA for 12.1 Retreats may not end in spaces with enemy CUs (with or without a General), but must continue to a friendly PC that is empty or friendly-occupied. Additionally, the original attacker's retreat path must first go to the space from which he entered the battle.
12.1 Do CUs swept up in a retreat count as part of the retreating force when determining whether the force can stop its retreat with a larger friendly force? A. Yes, they do.
12.3 What happens if, as a result of battle, the loser is unable to remove enough PC markers to satisfy the Political Consequences of defeat? A. The player must instantly sue for peace, thereby losing the game (see rule 18.2).
12.3 and 8.8 Do CUs lost at sea count towards Political Consequences? A. No.
14.1 and 8.6 When wishing to change command of an army during the strategy phase, must the player activate the army by activating the commanding general? A. No, you can either activate the commander who as his last act subordinates himself to the other General, or you activate the subordinate who then takes command of the Army. In either case, you must abide by rules of Rank.
14.2 Can a consular army with both consuls drop off CUs until it has just five CUs? A. Yes, as long as it is not passing through a space containing a proconsular army that is bigger.
15.4 Does a besieged city count for preventing PC marker isolation? A. Yes, a besieged city can still be used by its owner to trace supply to PCs to prevent isolation.
16.4 Can an army move into a walled city space, battle the enemy outside the city, and then roll on the siege table in the same play of a strategy card? A. No, a battle outside the walls prevents you from conducting a siege with that OC. The unstated sequence of play should be: move, siege, battle. Any force outside the walls prevents the siege attempt until the next play of an OC.
16.4 After initiating the siege, on subsequent rounds of strategy card play, may the besieging army roll on the attrition table while the strategy card is used as an event or to move a different army elsewhere? A. No, to get the chance to roll again on the siege table, a player must activate the general leading the besieging army (by devoting a OC to it) or activate a different general that then moves to the location of the siege and ends its move combined with the besieging army.
16.4 May an besieging army that has dropped below 3 CUs continue to make siege die rolls? If a besieging army's size drops below 3 CUs, is the siege broken and the siege points removed? A. No. No.
16.4 If an army moves to reinforce a besieging army, must the reinforcing force have 3 CUs to conduct the siege? A. No, the combined force must have 3 CUs.
16.4 Does the play of the Truce card affect an ongoing siege? A. Until the Truce is ended, no battles or siege die rolls are allowed. However, existing siege points remain in place unchanged.
16.4 Can an army inside a besieged city sally forth and initiate battle in the space? If it can, does it receive battle card bonuses like normal? A. Yes. Yes.
16.4, 8.6 and 8.7 If a Consular army is inside a besieged city and an army commanded by a proconsul comes to its relief while the consular army sorties to join the battle, which Roman General is in command? A. The Consul. If the Consul does not sortie, then the Proconsul leads the battle. This logic also applies to Hannibal outranking an activated Carthaginian General coming to his relief.
16.4 If an active General moves by sea to relieve a besieged port and fights with the benefit of besieged CUs, but loses the battle (and is destroyed according to retreat rules), what happens to the besieged CUs that took part in the battle? A. First resolve casualties normally, absorbing as many as possible from the active army. If the retreat table requires more losses, they come from the besieged CUs that took part. Then, eliminate the active army.
17.2 When rolling for attrition due to a hostile tribe, which column do you use? A. There are two distinct kinds of attrition involving hostile tribes. The first circumstance involves the play of a Hostile Tribe card, in which the army is attacked by tribal forces and undergoes a roll on the Hostile Tribe column of the attrition table. The second circumstance involves winter attritiion for being in a hostile tribe space, in which the army undergoes a winter attrition die roll using the column matching its army size.
ERRATA for 19. The game no longer ends as a result of Hannibal's death (see Errata for 8.9).

Ally Deserts:
Must this be played prior to any BC play or can it be played during the battle? A. It may be played during the battle to randomly draw any unseen card from the enemy (or select a visible card previously revealed by the Spy card but still unplayed).
Allied Auxiliaries, Elephant Reinforcements, etc.: May CUs from event cards be placed inside a besieged city? A. No.
Allied Auxiliaries: Can CUs be placed in Rome, if there is no General in Italy? A. No.
Q. Must consular armies first be reinforced if below five CUs? A.No, consular armies need never be reinforced when below five CUs.
Bad Weather: Can this be played after attrition die rolls cause by movement after the second movement point? After naval combat rolls? After interception and avoid battle rolls? A. No, the card must be played to cancel a move prior to any die roll that would be initiated by the movement beyond the second movement point. Once the die rolls have been allowed, the card may not be played.
Q. Can this card be used to cancel a move across a strait? A. A move across a strait is treated like land movement-- the first two movement points cannot be cancelled.
Q. Does this card cancel both port to port moves that can be made with the "Forced March 3" card? A. Yes.
Q. If it cancels a naval movement during the use of a campaign card, may a different general use naval movement under the power of the same campaign card? A. No.
Elephant Fright ERRATA: With regard to BCs lost, the wording on the card is correct, not the wording on the strategy card list on p. 15.
Epidemic and Pestilence: Which player chooses which army rolls for attrition? A. The player playing the card.
Forced March 3: May this card be used to move a General by sea twice, picking up and/or dropping CUs along the way? A. Yes.
Hannibal Charms Italy: If Hannibal overruns a CU, is the PC removed? Is the PC removed if a Roman army is in the space, but avoids battle? A. No. No.
Q. Can the PC be removed in the space Hannibal begins his move? A. Yes, but only by burning one of his movement points (which does not give the Roman an opportunity to intercept into the space Hannibal began the move).
Hanno/Cato Counsel: Can Carthaginian reinforcements be place outside of Africa? Are Roman reinforcements allowed to be placed with an existing army in Africa? A. Yes, normal reinforcement rules pertain. These cards affect movement.
Hostile Tribes: May this card be played against CUs without a General? A. Yes.
Native Guides: Is this modifier cumulative with other modifiers for the mountains? A. Yes, a move across a non-Alps pass would have a "-4" net modifier, for example.
Q. Does the modifier apply to all mountain passes crossed in that move? A. Yes.
Siege Train: Does the Carthaginian Siege Train take up space in a General's army for movement stacking purposes? A. No, a General moving with the siege train can move an additional 10 CUs.
Q. Can the Siege Train event be played with the siege train is already on the board to place it elsewhere? A. Yes, in which case, the existing siege train is removed.
Q. Is the Carthaginian Siege Train removed when the army Avoids Battle? A. No.
Storm at Sea/Adriatic Pirates ERRATA: These cards seem to imply that CUs may move without Generals-- they are in error. All naval movement requires the presence of a General.
Treachery in the City: See 7.2 above.
Truce: If this card is played as an operations card, does the deck still get reshuffled? A.Yes, no matter how the Truce card is played, the deck is reshuffled.
Q. During a Truce, can an army intecept into an empty space? A. No. Inteceptions are not allowed during a Truce.
Q. Can a seige be prosecuted during a truce as long as the PC is not converted? A. No, siege die rolls are not permitted during a truce, but existing siege points are not lost either.
Q. Does Truce prevent movement through or subjugation of a neutral (green) tribe space? A. No.
Q. Can campaign or forced march cards break the truce? A. No, any event which can move an army may not be used to break a truce, nor can the "counter" event cards or the traitor cards.
Q. Can a truce be broken by playing an event that does not occur (e.g. Allied Auxiliaries when there are no Generals in Italy to take the CUs)? A. No. An event card may only be played as an event if the conditions apply to bring about the event. Otherwise, such a card play is an operation.

Can a subordinate's special abilities be utilized by a commander (i.e. Mago's naval ability for Hannibal's sea movement)? A. No, a special ability is only used by that General and when commanding.
Q. May Hanno go by sea from one port in Africa to another in Africa? A. Yes. Fabius, too, may move from port to port in Italy.
Q. If Hanno intercepts, does a PC get converted in that space? A. No, Hanno's ability applies to his movement through activation by a strategy card.
Q. Does Hanno remove a PC before a battle? After winning? In a space in which his retreat ends? A. No, Hanno's ability to remove a PC is limited to the space in which he ends his strategic ops movement (after overruns) in which there are no enemy units (i.e. no battle).
Q. Do the special abilities of Marcellus and Scipio Africanus apply for subjugation of tribes? A. No.
Q. Can Nero use his special ability in combination with sea movement? A. Yes.
Q. Does Gaius Flaminius special ability apply to attempts to prevent withdrawal? A. Yes.

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