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I find that the key to Stratego lies in- Cover your flag with bombs Kill all enemy miners. DO NOT MOVE a new piece when moving an old one will suffice. Of those, I find that #3 is the most crucial. Most players have a very hard time attacking pieces about which they have no information; every time you touch a piece, or even visibly consider moving it, ...


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There is no hard and fast answer for a good placement in Stratego, in part because as soon as someone learns your regular setup they can easily counter. Many good strategies can work once but not regularly. In general, common logic is to keep the flag in the back of your field surrounded by bombs. Corners are also great because they only require two ...


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If you play the same person more than once, the most important setup strategy is to avoid being predictable. If I play someone who always surrounds their flags with bombs, I'll beat them almost every time because discovering the location of a bomb (or better yet several bombs) means there's a good chance the flag is nearby. In order to avoid being ...


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[B][5][6][3][1][7][6][6][6] [7][B][6][S][2] [B][7][B][F][3][4][5] [7][B][7][B][9][9][9][9] Above you have a classic 6 bomb matrix - your opponent will have no choice but to position 8's and 6's to get through it. This should give you plenty of moves to attack. Use the top row 7's and 6's to test enemy units. then use the row nearby 1,2,3... to kill ...


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No. From p. 4 of these rules: [Pieces] cannot move into a onto a square occupied by another piece (unless attacking). And from p. 5 To attack on your turn, take your attacking piece and lightly tap your opponent's piece. You can only attack your opponent's pieces, and your own pieces cannot share a square in any way.


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I can't speak definitively for all versions, but I can give you some information. "Classic" Stratego is played with 40 pieces per side on a 10x10 board. There was a misprint in an early version that claimed Scouts could not move more than one space and attack in the same turn, so this is sometimes incorrectly cited as a difference between editions. There ...


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Bomb Decoys. I play an updated version with and 8x10 board and only 30 pcs per side. I always stack 4 bombs on one side and put the flag in the corner with the other two bombs. put your spy near the decoys so when your opponent thinks he has discovered your flag he sends in his ten. your opponent will put several 3s and 1s to uncover ur bomb.


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Here are a few key principles. It's important to play "systematically". Flag should always go in the back row and be protected by bombs. 6, 5, 4, 2s should go in the front row, however limit to just 1 six in the front row. Don't waste twos early on save them for mid-game. Opponents rarely put pieces worth knowing in their front row. You will lose the game ...


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Great setups are nice, but are secondary to TACTICS. All placements have advantages and disadvantages. Generally, I don't like grouping bombs much in the first 2 rows because it impedes movement of your troops, likely will only kill lower ranked pieces, and gives away the location of your bombs too soon. Obviously you shouldn't NOT ever put bombs in the ...


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Here are plenty of good tips for stratego: http://www.ultrastratego.com/tips.php


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NOTE: This is an old school set so bear with my strategy if you have the new ones. All of y'all's strategy is good, but I have a good one too :) Guard your flag with an X of bombs (make an X out of bombs, have the flag below the middle bomb, your marshal to the right of the middle bomb, your 3 left of the middle bomb, and your 4 on top of the middle ...


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This will work with all versions: Put bombs as decoys, so 2-3 bombs can protect your flag, as for the decoy, put the next strongest guy, so that you can kill the miner Try placing most of the bombs in the front row and leave 1 or 2 spaces with movable pieces (I recommend the scout) so the opponent will have to get all his miners up front who can then be ...


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Use a diagonal of bombs backed by sevens to protect your flag. I go back and forth between a pyramid toward the middle or a diagonal on each corner, with a six or above instead of a bomb on one side. Use your one for one aisle, your two and spy for another, and at least one three for the last. Try to keep enough space clear that you can maneuver these ...



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