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    Turn 8 completed (Pre Build)

    Rus
    F Nor Hold
    F StP S F Nor Hold
    A Sil S A Ber —> Mun
    F BSea Convoys A Rum —> Ank
    A Gal —> Rum
    Ger
    A Berlin -> Munich
    F Hel —> North Sea
    Fra
    A Munich hold
    F Holland hold
    A Burgandy S Munich hold
    A Ruhr S Munich hold
    F West Mediterranean - Tunisia
    A North Africa S F West Mediterranean - Tunisia
    F Gulf of Lyon - Tyrhennian Sea
    Eng
    F Kiel Hold
    A Den support F Kiel Hold
    F Norwegian Sea to Norway
    F North Sea to support F Norwegian Sea to Norway
    A Sweden to support F Norwegian Sea to Norway
    Tur
    A Ankara to Armenia
    A Bulgaria support to Constantinople
    F Constantinople support to Bulgaria
    AH
    A-vienna hold
    A - Budapest hold
    A - Triste support Budapest
    F - Aegan to Bulgaria
    ITA
    F TUN HOLD
    F TYS - WES
    A VIE - TYR
    A SER SUPPORT F AEG - BUL
    F EAS SUPPORT A SMY
    A SMY HOLD


    Notes:
    ITA order: “A VIE - TYR” voided (ITA does not possess VIE unit)
    Auto retreats:
    ITA: F TUN retreats to ION

    Builds:
    France: +2 (HOL and TUN)
    England: +1 (SWE)
    Russia: +1 (ANK)
    Italy: -1 (TUN)
    AH: 0 
    Germany: -1 (lost SWE and HOL, but one unit already disbanded during Spring ’04)
    Turkey: -1 (ANK )

    Commentary: The English attack on Norway is a good example of “cutting support”. Had North Sea attacked instead of Norwegian Sea, the attack would have been a 3 vs. 2 and successful. Since NWS attacked, the North Sea support could be cut by F HEL, as it was. Granted, if NTH attacked, the F HEL move to NTH would have been successful; nonetheless, that unit will likely be disbanded as Germany loses 2 SCs this turn.

    Note: disregard email note regarding Turkey retreat to Greece (F AEG-CON was unsuccessful)