Here's what we have for the matches themselves:
Troops: 300k each
All of these guys are meeting for the first time, so no prior experience in dealing with a certain enemy i.e. Tou knowing Reiou likes to use pincers or Ouki fighting Houken.
In character: Characters are in character except when it severely compromises team synergy i.e. Houken wanting to challenge any strong general on his team. However, if it's their strategy/tactical quirk, like Ousen's refusal to straight up fight a competent opponent or Kanki not keeping his allies informed of his moves during battle, they keep it.
Synergy: Characters that have canon synergy/familiarity keep it, like Hakurei and Kouyoku or Kaine and Futei.
Elites: elites can do independent actions but they cannot be assigned to another character. You can have Karin's elites assist Bajio in an objective but he cannot lead them.
Knowledge: No knowledge since they are meeting for the first time
I forgot to add prep last time so we can discuss it now
Can be done with a pic, a sketch, a text description, or a combination of them. This is only about the starting position of armies and units. It's the photography of the battleground at time zero. So, no ifs no dispositions no mentions of the opponents no downplaying but you can post arrows of where you want them to go in the "first stage". Be sure to make clear the size of the armies and the number of troops appointed to the generals. A sentence at most for each unit.
A rather simple overview of your overall strategy with your whole team. I would like this to be 2-3 sentences but not to exceed 5 sentences. This is not where you explain your strategy, that can be done in the thread. This is only for stating your general strategy. If you need to explain your strategy in detail here, most likely you are trying to be too clever.
The players' allowed to write up to three clauses for each one of his units/armies. They can be general indications, possible reactions in case an event occurs, specific in-battle movements and operations. These represent what the commander, given the conditions, must do. All the rest is up to the general himself, to the Commander in Chief's orders, and to how the battle itself develops. For each clause, 1-2 sentences, not to exceed 2 sentences. Burning is limited to Kanki, Raido, Zenou, and GHM.
There was a problem with people using the deployment part to add clauses to their strat, wasn't sure what to do with that. I think we should open up this layout, to include elements of the first game as well with restrictions.
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Also, want to address matches formatting, like if we had the nine from last game: have each player in each block separate their armies and designate who they will fight against. Example: I have Gokei and some underlings face GP while Duke Hyou and some underlings face Dofla. Each have 150k armies. Well, this is only if we have a certain amount of players.