Historicon 2002 BUA Rule
By Bob Beattie
At the start of each game, players will declare to each other (before rolling
for Defender/Invader) if they want to use a BUA. If either player does NOT want
a BUA then it cannot be used by either. Thus both players (sides in the BB game)
must agree to use the BUA.
If either player does not want the BUA used then the Defender with an Arable
army will pick as a compulsory feature a type that the other Topographies use
instead. Thus the Arable defender can pick Steep or Gentle Hills, Woods, Rough,
or Waterway. If the first 4, then up to 2 may be selected and both must be of
the same type. The Defender may only pick a total of 2 of these types whether
Compulsory or Optional so no more than 2 may be on the board. For example, if 2
Woods are picked as the Compulsory type, then no Woods can be selected as an
Optional type. If a Waterway is selected, then only 1 is allowed. A Defender
without a BUA must have a camp unless fielding more than 1 War Wagon.
If BOTH players agree to use the BUA then it can still be optional for the
Arable player as above or used as a compulsory feature. It can be optional for
the other Topographies as written. All BUA rules will apply.
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Last Updated: June 13, 2002
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