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Lance is right on the starting tile -- according to the rules (emphasis mine): Remove the special starting tile from the game. Instead, begin the game by laying the spring that starts the river. Set aside the lake tile and shuffle the remaining 10 river tiles face down and draw from these before drawing from the tiles from the normal game. These ...
The rule in all cases is the same. A field is contiguous only if there is an unbroken path of green on the tile(s). The large wooden bridge does not interrupt the green so it does not break the field. Everything else you mentioned does except for the path around the well/pond.
The River II does not require the River I in any way. I don't believe there is any official way to play with both of them together. IMHO The River I is a poor expansion by itself, in my play experience it whoever goes first plays a farmer and whole shoreline is one big connected farm giving that player a strong advantage. The River II fixes this issues by ...
I have a Carcassonne Big Box (containing The Tower, Inns & Cathedrals, Traders & Builders, and The Princess & the Dragon). I consulted those rules. Fields do not continue past bridges. This is shown on page 7, using a tile that looks like a + of roads, one of them containing a bridge that looks like it could feasibly not split the field. ...
I really like what TheCodingMonkeys (Carcassonne IOS app devs) said in a recent interview: " Historically it’s probably better to think about it as the improved river than as a separate expansion altogether." I'm pretty sure the River II is the right one for your situation.
A city cuts a field in two, as does a road, even if it appears elevated in the drawing. So that tile from River 2 has four fields on it. However, if the field wraps around a feature on the tile--such as the lake at the end of the river, a cloister at the end of a road, or the river source--then the field is connected. I haven't played with Catapult, but ...
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