Complements to official rules

1.     Differences between DATC recommendation and «Stabbeurfou» implementation

Listed below, with explanations if different.

CHAP.

NAME OF ISSUE

DATC

SF

EXPLANATION

CONVOY ISSUES

4.A.1

MULTI-ROUTE CONVOY DISRUPTION

b

b

Compliant

4.A.2

CONVOY DISRUPTION PARADOXES


d

d

Compliant

4.A.3

CONVOYING TO ADJACENT PLACE

d

c

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» uses the land route first if unopposed, otherwise any successful convoy route.

4.A.4

SUPPORT CUT ON ATTACK ON ITSELF VIA CONVOY

a

a

Compliant.

(Not relevant since 4.A.3=c)

4.A.5

RETREAT WHEN DISLODGED BY CONVOY

b

a

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» considers a move by convoy to be not different from a move by land on this matter.

(Not relevant since 4.A.3=c)

4.A.6

CONVOY PATH SPECIFICATION

a

a

Compliant.

Convoy path routes are rejected by «Stabbeurfou» which intends to find the route itself, not trying to find out the intent of the player in any way.

Any road of convoy specified for an order of displacement of army from coast to coast will cause the refusal of the order by the system

Any notation “by convoy” or related will be ignored

4.A.7

AVOIDING A HEAD TO HEAD BATTLE TO BOUNCE A UNIT


b

b

Compliant.

COASTAL ISSUES

4.B.1

OMITTED COAST SPECIFICATION IN MOVE ORDER WHEN TWO COASTS ARE POSSIBLE

a

a

Compliant.

4.B.2

OMITTED COAST SPECIFICATION IN MOVE ORDER WHEN ONE COAST IS POSSIBLE

a

a

Compliant

4.B.3

MOVE ORDER TO IMPOSSIBLE COAST

b

b

Compliant.

4.B.4

COAST SPECIFICATION IN SUPPORT ORDER

d

e

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» requires to specify coast in supported move when two coasts are possible.

The movement (or support of a movement) towards an area with several coast, without the coast being specified, but for which only one is accessible for the unit (or the constant unit) is accepted, the system guesses the coast

4.B.5

WRONG COAST OF ORDERED UNIT

b

a

Not compliant since . «Stabbeurfou» rejects any wrong coast specification

4.B.6

UNKNOWN COASTS OR IRRELEVANT COASTS

b

a

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» rejects any coast specification if none is requested.

4.B.7

COAST SPECIFICATION IN BUILD ORDER

a

a

Compliant.

UNIT DESIGNATION AND NATIONALITY ISSUES

4.C.1

MISSING UNIT DESIGNATION

b

a/b

Half compliant.

On «Stabbeurfou», unit designation is only mandatory for an active unit (the one ordered.)

The type of unit may be omitted in all other cases, I.e.:

  • active unit or passive unit of a movement (supported or convoyed),

  • active unit of a retreat

  • construction, where only one type of unit is possible,

  • construction, where a coast is specified (a fleet is built),

  • suppression.

4.C.2

WRONG UNIT DESIGNATION

b

a

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» rejects any order with any extra information that is inaccurate.

4.C.3

MISSING UNIT DESIGNATION IN BUILD ORDER

c

c

Compliant.

4.C.4

BUILDING A FLEET IN A LAND AREA

a

a

Compliant.

4.C.5

MISSING NATIONALITY IN SUPPORT ORDER

b

b

Compliant.

4.C.6

WRONG NATIONALITY IN SUPPORT ORDER

b

a

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» rejects any order with any extra information that is inaccurate.

TOO MANY AND TOO FEW ORDERS

4.D.1

MULTIPLE ORDER SETS WITH DEFINED ORDER

c

a

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» rejects any set of order with any orders extra than that is requested.

4.D.2

MULTIPLE ORDER SETS WITH UNDEFINED ORDER

b

None

This may not happen with «Stabbeurfou» since there may not be several sets of orders.

4.D.3

MULTIPLE ORDERS TO THE SAME UNIT

c

None

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» rejects any set of order with any order extra than that is requested.

That also applies if a unit receives several same orders.

4.D.4

TOO MANY BUILD ORDERS

b

a

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» rejects any set of order with any order extra than that is requested.

4.D.5

MULTIPLE BUILD ORDERS FOR ONE AREA

b

a

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» rejects any set of order with any order extra than that is requested.

4.D.6

TOO MANY DISBAND ORDERS

b

a

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» rejects any set of order with any order extra than that is requested.

4.D.7

WAIVING BUILDS

a

a

Compliant.

4.D.8

REMOVING A UNIT IN CIVIL DISORDER

d

e

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» has a slightly simplified view of the distance (described in alternative e from DATC).

4.D.9

RECEIVING HOLD SUPPORT IN CIVIL DISORDER

b

b

Compliant.

MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES

4.E.1

ILLEGAL ORDERS

d

d

Compliant.

A whimsical order of movement is refused by the system, therefore the problem to know if a defensive support holds or not on such a unit is not posed.

4.E.2

POORLY WRITTEN ORDERS

d

None

Not compliant since «Stabbeurfou» rejects any typing mistake

4.E.3

IMPLICIT ORDERS

b

b

Compliant.

4.E.4

PERPETUAL ORDERS

b

b

Compliant.

Orders are erased after every adjudication.

4.E.5

PROXY ORDERS

c

c

Compliant.

May not happen unless some password is given out.

4.E.6

FLYING DUTCHMAN

None

None

Almost completely compliant.

Only last adjudication result may be fixed. May not happen unless bugs are involved.

 

2.     Refereeing conventions

(a) If centre ownership table is the same after three consecutive diplomatic years, the game is stopped.

(b) A player is still part of a game as long as he controls a centre and/or a unit.

(c) The victory amounts in centres and not in units (there is a nuance, a player close to the absolute victory could miss free national centres to build.)

(e) One can contribute to dislodge a unit of one’s unit by convoying another unit. Although a certain logic wants to prohibit it, it is possible.

(f) An area of retreat forbidden by the fact of units of a player and only this player is also, to him, prohibited to retreat.

(g) Say that a defensively supported unit is trying to move by a not valid convoy (because one (or several) fleet(s) was (were) is dislodged or did not provide the convoy.) Displacement is tried thus the support is not valid.

(h) “H” to hold is not encouraged in an order of defensive support. The sequence “XXX” is refused by the system.

(i) The measurement of winning of game on majority of centres does not amount in the majority of the possessed centres, but in the majority of the existing centres. Thus, if a centre is always neutral, it is not enough to have 33/2 + 1 = 17 centres to win the game. The rule requires the possession of at least 18 centres for the absolute victory.

3.     Expedited removal of players

(a)    In order to avoid waiting for players whose orders have no impact in the game, at autumn move adjudication, are adjudicated as destroyed the dislodged units of a player that :

(b)    In order to avoid waiting for players whose orders have no impact in the game, at autumn retreat adjudication, are removed units of a player that :

4.     Conventions of notation for the results

(a)    Instead of being underlined, unsuccessful orders are changed to lower case.

Example for original order “A par s a mar – bur”:

(b) Following conventions for the automatic reports of the orders are indicative and not compulsory.

NOTATION

EXPLANATION

A PAR s A BUR; (cut)

The support was cut.

F ENG c LON - BEL

The convoy was broken.

A PAR H; (destroyed)

The unit was forced to retreat, then destroyed (no possible retreat).

A PAR H; (dislodged)

The unit was forced to retreat (dislodged).

A PAR S A BUR ;(invalid)

[A BUR - MUN]

The support is not valid because provided to a unit which does not request it.

F ENG C A BRE - LON ;(invalid)

[A BRE - PAR]

The convoy is not valid because provided to a unit which does not request it.

A PAR - BUR; (failed)

Displacement could not take place. It failed.

A PAR S BUR; (paradox)

The support for or against a convoying fleet is the target of a convoyed attack that may lead to a paradox…

A PAR – BUR

Displacement was carried out.

A PAR r BUR; (failed)

The retreat could not take place. It failed (collision with another retreat).

A PAR R BUR

The retreat was carried out.

5.     Geographical synonyms

One will use the following tables to ensure oneself of a good comprehension of the geographical synonyms.

(a) International Hasbro map

INTERNATIONAL ABREV.

NAMES OF THE AREA

OTHER USUAL NAMES GIVEN

INDICATIONS

NATURE OF THE AREA

ADR

Adriatic Sea

ADS

 

Sea

AEG

Aegean Sea

 

 

Sea

ALB

Albania

 

 

Coast

ANK

Ankara

 

(*/Turkey)

Coast

APU

Apulia

 

 

Coast

ARM

Armenia

 

 

Coast

BAL

The Baltic Sea

 

 

Sea

BAR

The Barents Sea

 

 

Sea

BEL

Kingdom of Belgium

 

(*)

Coast

BER

Berlin

 

(*/Germany)

Coast

BLA

Black Sea

 

 

Sea

BOH

Bohemia

 

 

Land

BOT

Gulf of Bothnia

GOB

 

Sea

BRE

Brest

 

(*/France)

Coast

BUD

Budapest

 

(*/Austria)

Land

BUL

Kingdom of Bulgaria

East coast” synonymous with “northern Coast”

(*)

Coast with two coasts

BUR

Burgundy

 

 

Land

CLY

Clyde

 

 

Coast

CON

Constantinople

 

(*/Turkey)

Coast

DEN

Kingdom of Denmark

 

(*)

Coast

EAS

The Eastern Mediterranean Sea

EMS

 

Sea

EDI

Edinburgh

 

(*/England)

Coast

ENG

The English Channel

 

 

Sea

FIN

Finland

 

 

Coast

GAL

Galicia

 

 

Land

GAS

Gascony

 

 

Coast

GOL

Gulf of Lyon

 

 

Sea

GRE

Kingdom of Greece

 

(*)

Coast

HEL

Helgoland Bight

 

 

Sea

HOL

Holland

 

(*)

Coast

ION

Ionian sea

 

 

Sea

IRI

The Irish Sea

 

 

Sea

KIE

Kiel

 

(*/Germany)

Coast

LON

London

 

(*/England

Coast

LVN

Livonia

 

 

Coast

LVP

Liverpool

LPL

(*/England)

Coast

MID

Mid-Atlantic Ocean

MAO

 

Sea

MAR

Marseilles

 

(*/France)

Coast

MOS

Moscow

 

(*/Russia)

Land

MUN

Munich

 

(*/Germany)

Land

NAT

North Atlantic Ocean

NAO

 

Sea

NAF

North Africa

 

 

Coast

NAP

Naples

 

(*/Italy)

Coast

NRG

Norwegian Sea

NWG

 

Sea

NTH

The North Sea

 

 

Sea

NWY

Kingdom of Norway

 

(*)

Coast

PAR

Paris

 

(*/France)

Land

PIC

Picardy

 

 

Coast

PIE

Piedmont

 

 

Coast

POR

Kingdom of Portugal

 

(*)

Coast

PRU

Prussia

 

 

Coast

ROM

Rome

 

(*/Italy)

Coast

RUH

Ruhr

 

 

Land

RUM

Kingdom of Romania

 

(*)

Coast

SER

Kingdom of Serbia

 

(*)

Land

SEV

Sevastopol

 

(*/Russia)

Coast

SIL

Silesia

 

 

Land

SKA

Skagerak

 

 

Sea

SMY

Smyrna

 

(*/Turkey)

Coast

SPA

Kingdom of Spain

 

(*)

Coast with two coasts

STP

Saint-Petersburg

 

(*/Russia)

Coast with two coasts

SWE

Kingdom of Sweden

 

(*)

Coast

SYR

Syria

 

 

Coast

TRI

Trieste

 

(*/Austria)

Coast

TUN

Tunis

 

(*)

Coast

TUS

Tuscany

 

 

Coast

TYR

Tyrolia

 

 

Land

TYN

The Tyrrhenian Sea

TYS

 

Sea

UKR

Ukraine

 

 

Land

VEN

Venice

 

(*/Italy)

Coast

VIE

Vienna

 

(*/Austria

Land

WAL

Wales

 

 

Coast

WAR

Warsaw

 

(*/Russia)

Land

WES

The Western Mediterranean Sea

WMS

 

Sea

YOR

Yorkshire

 

 

Coast

 

(b) French Descartes map

FRENCH DESCARTES ABREV.

NAMES OF THE AREAS

OTHER USUAL NAMES GIVEN

INDICATIONS

NATURE OF THE AREA

ADR

Mer Adriatique

 

 

Sea

ALP

Alpes tyroliennes

Tyrol TYR see below

 

Land

ANK

Ankara

 

(*/Turquie)

Coast

APU

Apulie

 

 

Coast

ATL

Océan Atlantique

Atlantique-Centre

Atlantique Moyen ATM

 

Sea

BAL

Mer Baltique

 

 

Sea

BAR

Mer de Barents

 

 

Sea

BEL

Royaume de Belgique

 

(*)

Coast

BER

Berlin

 

(*/Allemagne)

Coast

BOH

Bohème

 

 

Land

BOT

Golfe de Botnie

 

 

Sea

BOU

Bourgogne

 

 

Land

BRE

Brest

 

(*/France)

Coast

BUD

Budapest

 

(*/Autriche-Hongrie)

Land

BUL

Royaume de Bulgarie

« Côte est » synonym of « Côte nord »

(*)

Coast with two coasts

CAU

Caucase-et-Arménie

Arménie, Caucase ARM

 

Coast

CON

Constantinople

 

(*/Turquie)

Coast

COR

Cornouailles

Galles, Pays de Galles PGA

 

Coast

DAN

Royaume de Danemark

Danemark

(*)

Coast

EDI

Edimbourg

 

(*/Grande-Bretagne)

Coast

EGE

Mer Egée

 

 

Sea

ESP

Royaume d'Espagne

 

(*)

Coast with two coasts

FIN

Finlande

 

 

Coast

GAL

Galicie

 

 

Land

GAS

Gascogne

 

 

Coast

GRE

Royaume de Grèce

 

(*)

Coast

GRO

Mer de Groenland et de Norvège

Mer de Norvège NVN

 

Sea

HEL

Baie de Héligoland

Helsinborg

 

Sea

HIG

Highlands

Clyde CLY

 

Coast

ION

Mer ionienne

 

 

Sea

ISL

Mer d'Islande

Atlantique-Nord ATN

 

Sea

KIE

Kiel

 

(*/Allemagne)

Coast

LEV

Mer du Levant

Méditerranée orientale MOR

 

Sea

LIO

Golfe du Lion

GLI

 

Sea

LIT

Lithuanie

Lituanie, Livonie LIV see below

 

Coast

LIV

Liverpool

LPL

(*/Grande-Bretagne)

Coast

LON

Londres

 

(*/Grande-Bretagne)

Coast

MAN

Manche

Channel

 

Sea

MAR

Maroc-et-Algérie

Afrique du Nord

 

Coast

MED

Méditerranée occidentale

MOC

 

Sea

MON

Monténégro-et-Albanie

Albanie, Monténégro ALB

 

Coast

MOS

Moscou

 

(*/Russie)

Land

MUN

Munich

 

(*/Allemagne)

Land

NAP

Naples

 

(*/Italie)

Coast

NGE

Royaume de Norvège

 

(*)

Coast

NOI

Mer Noire

 

 

Sea

NRD

Mer du Nord

 

 

Sea

ODE

Odessa

Sébastopol SEB

(*/Russie)

Coast

PAR

Paris

 

(*/France)

Land

PAY

Pays-Bas

Hollande HOL

(*)

Coast

PIC

Picardie

 

 

Coast

PIE

Piémont

 

 

Coast

POR

Royaume du Portugal

 

(*)

Coast

PRU

Prusse

 

 

Coast

RHE

Rhénanie

Ruhr RUH

 

Land

ROM

Rome

 

(*/Italie)

Coast

ROU

Royaume de Roumanie

 

(*)

Coast

SER

Royaume de Serbie

 

(*)

Land

SIL

Silésie

 

 

Land

SKA

Skaggerak

 

 

Sea

SMY

Smyrne

 

(*/Turquie)

Coast

STG

Canal Saint-Georges

Mer d'Irlande IRL

 

Sea

STP

Saint-Pétersbourg

 

(*/Russie)

Coast with two coasts

SUE

Royaume de Suède

 

(*)

Coast

SYR

Syrie

 

 

Coast

TOS

Toscane

 

 

Coast

TOU

Toulon

Marseille MAR see below

(*/France)

Coast

TRI

Trieste

 

(*/Autriche-Hongrie)

Coast

TUN

Tunisie

Tunis

(*)

Coast

TYR

Mer Tyrrhénienne

MTY

 

Sea

UKR

Ukraine

 

 

Land

VAR

Varsovie

 

(*/Russie)

Land

VEN

Venise

 

(*/Italie)

Coast

VIE

Vienne

 

(*/Autriche-Hongrie)

Land

YOR

Yorkshire

 

 

Coast

 ATTENTION : Following synonyms are rejected for ambiguity reason :

1.      MAR will only be accepted for Maroc and not for Marseille (for this sake use TOU for Toulon)

2.      LIV will only be accepted for Liverpool and not for Livonie (for this sake use LIT for Lituanie)

3.      TYR will only be accepted for Mer Tyrrhénienne and not for Alpes du Tyrol (for this sake use ALP for Alpes)

 

Legend :

(*): Centre

(*/country): National centre for quoted country.