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Have been playing SP solo for two years. I have finally found four old friends (have not played SP but veteran gamers) that want to give the Swamp Fox campaign a try with me. Before I present the rules to them I need to clarify two items. First, when playing with four players, two per side, do you add extra flags? Secondly, how do you determine, between the two players on one side, who gets the flags. Would appreciate any and all thoughts on these questions. Really hoping to hook these old fa-ts on the rules as I enjoy SP and COC. can can see a real opportunity here…..
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When we've played SP2 with two or more to a side we tend not to add in more flags and leave it to the players to either negotiate between themselves or have a nominated commander who makes the final call. I've not experienced a situation where there wasn't a ready consensus as to how to best put them to use.

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Personally I would not add any flags (it really messes up the 4 card free activation probabilities).

However what I've sometimes done is allowed each player a 'pocket flag', which they keep 'in hand' and which they cannot use by itself but combine with either one or two (NOT 3) other flags at a point of their choosing (allowing a timely Step Out or Crashing Volley or Leader Activation or whatever).

Once used it's gone until the next Chapter End.
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I don’t add extra Command Flags either and generally leave it to the players to decide who gets to spend the flags when. It usually works. If you don’t think that will work with your players then designate one per side as the overall Force Commander who gets the final say. Make sure that they know that the other guy will be the Force Commander in the next game so they better play fair. :)

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I notice in several of the Swamp Fox scenarios that it says loyalist militia have 8 men, but the troop data says the usual 10 for militia.

Does anyone know which is correct?

Ie is 8 man deliberate to make them more fragile, or a typo?
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I always add flags for larger games: +1 flag for six or more units, and +2 for nine or more. Keeps the game moving along and allows you to use bonuses like ‘sharp practice’ and ‘pas de charge’ more than once in a blue moon. Would definitely consider doing so for multi-player games.

Works fine if the extra flags are marked in some way and don’t contribute to the four flags = bonus activation and the three flags in a row = random event.
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The 8 men groups were deliberate to make them more fragile.

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Forst wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:33 am I notice in several of the Swamp Fox scenarios that it says loyalist militia have 8 men, but the troop data says the usual 10 for militia.

Does anyone know which is correct?

Ie is 8 man deliberate to make them more fragile, or a typo?
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Thanks, will give the scenarios a go!
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