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How to win with Greyjoy in Game of Thrones board game?

The Greyjoys are a challenging house, and require a really aggressive play style. Out of the 6-player games I've played, the Greyjoys have won the least often, but not by a huge discrepancy, so take ...
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How to win with Greyjoy in Game of Thrones board game?

To the contrary. In the games I've played, Greyjoys win about 1/3 of the time. Though, I admit, it is most probably because their aggressive play style makes them more attractive for the experienced ...
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Game of Thrones: What if we run out of all the order tokens and are compelled to use special order tokens?

No. You may not use them. From page 22. on the 2nd Edition rules: In addition to 10 normal Order tokens, each House also have five Special Order tokens. A player may use any of his 10 normal ...
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Are armies supposed to be limited by available plastic units?

Armies ARE limited by the available plastic units According to the rulebook for Game of Thrones Second Edition page 9 (emphasis mine): A mustered unit is taken from its player’s unused units, and ...
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Using blade on supporting unit in A Game Of Thrones

This is clearly stated on page 20 of the rulebook. (For reference the rulebook and the FAQ.) On p. 20 it states: If either the attacker or the defender holds the Valyrian Steel Blade token, that ...
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How do we assign Game of Thrones houses?

Where a player sits around the table has little influence on the turn order of the game. Straight out of the rule book, on page 7 (emphasis mine): Your house position on the Iron Throne influence ...
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What happens when I successfully attack a player's home stronghold?

The token, representing the garrison of the stronghold, is removed once it has been taken by an enemy player. If the original owner of that territory retakes it, the token is not replaced. Relevant ...
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Supporting Routed Units in A Game of Thrones

To quote the rulebook: Yes, combat ensues normally: "Whenever a player marches one or more of his units into an area containing units from another House, combat ensues." on p17 They are still ...
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Dance with Dragons: Margaery Tyrell vs. Mance Rayder

Baratheon strength 2 is Final if the Throne ranking so determines : which house executes first and next house executes after. So slightly counter-intuitively the lower Throne ranking would receive ...
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Are the Bay of Ice and the Shivering Sea areas connected?

No. There's no movement outside of the board, and no justification in the rules for these areas to be treated differently. The two sea regions you mention aren't adjacent to each other, nor are they ...
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Am I right in understanding that if my supply drops due to losing territory, this won't affect my armies until the supply card is drawn?

That is correct: The army limit is based on your position on the Supply track, but the Supply track is not automatically adjusted during any of the game phases. You would only adjust the Supply track ...
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Do you shuffle the already played cards back into the deck when using the 'Winter Is Coming' card?

It makes sense that you would put the discard pile back into the deck and re-shuffle - this is what we have always done in our games. This obviously means that you can have the reappearance of cards ...
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Game of Thrones: When exactly to use the Valyrian Steel Blade when playing with Tides of Battle?

"Now" means during the step being discussed by that explanation: the Valyrian Steel Blade step. The Valyrian Steel Blade step is the fourth out of six parts in combat, as listed in the rules. It ...
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Can units support a battle if they came from the same march order that started it in Game of Thrones?

Option two would happen here, two supporting footmen from A + knight from B = 4. From the rulebook: Before resolving combat, all other non-combat movement from the area assign the March Order must ...
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Game of thrones house card rules

This is answered in the FAQ: Q: If House Greyjoy plays his “Victarion Greyjoy” House card against House Baratheon’s “Sallador Saan” House card, are the participating Greyjoy Ships still reduced ...
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A Game of Thrones: 2nd Edition Supply

No. The supply cards are when you adjust your position on the Supply track, but your armies must always respect your supply. This is called out specifically in the supply section of the rulebook on ...
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When units are destroyed by sword icons on house cards - how are the units chosen?

The loser choses. From the rules, page 21: When a player suffers casualties, he decides which of his units are removed (unless stated otherwise by the text ability of a played House card). Remember ...
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Do supply limits apply when resolving march orders?

Yes, supply limits apply. From the rules, page 8: A player is never allowed to take any action in the game that would cause him to exceed his actual supply limit as dictated by his position on the ...
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What happens if you move into a territory of your own that has a power token on it? What about territory with someone else's?

When you move into a territory that contains your own power token, you simply leave the power token there. That way, when you again exit the territory, it already has your power token. When you move ...
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Does attacking zero strength units (eg. routed units, siege engines) require a full combat resolution?

Yes, there is still combat. The rules don't specifically mention attacking into a region with only routed units. Therefore we follow the default instructions: if you march into a region with enemy ...
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Replacing ships after taking control of enemy ports

Available here means ships that are still in your supply. Use only those ships, not ones from the board. You may find this useful from Page 4: Exceeding the Components Provided Each House is ...
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Game of Thrones: Declaring a March to various adjacent territories at the same time

Answer 1 "Before resolving combat, all other non-combat movement from the area assigned the March Order must be completed." GoT second edition rule book, page 15, 7th bullet point. Answer 2 It is not ...
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Game of Thrones: Are Tides of Battle cards used when attacking a neutral force?

The Combat section of the rules (page 17) states that Combat ensues "whenever a player marches one or more of his units into an area containing units from another House…" However, it says ...
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Robb Stark house card. Need some help understanding what it can do

Normal retreat. No jumping rivers, no going two countries. Can use ships. Optimal usage : Attack a big force with Robb to win, retreat them somewhere where you can attack them with one footman and ...
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Should supports be used as the primary weight of your attack?

You've done a good job of detailing the main advantages of using a support order, but you've left out a key concern when using them: enemy raid orders can remove support orders, so your supporting ...
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Splitting Movement and Power Tokens

Yes, this is allowed. From page 13 in the rulebook: If marching units enter an area containing one or more enemy units, a combat ensues (only one combat, however, may be initiated for each March ...
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Splitting Movement and Support

The key idea here is that you first resolve your march order. Then, if you march one or more of yours units "into an area containing units from another House, combat ensues" (rules, page 17). So, you ...
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Is house Baratheon meant to be able to expand this quickly?

This is a "well known problem". I'd suggest to check out the variants mentioned in this post and BGG. We prefer the "Rumble in the South" alternative: In this variant, Stark and Greyjoy are ...
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What's a fair handicap?

Take away a single unstarred order token from your set. Which one depends on how much handicap you think is needed. A huge handicap would be to remove a march token. A big handicap is to remove a ...
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Mustering in port territories

Yes, that is correct. However remember that as soon as you have two or more ships in the same area (port or sea), they are considered an army and must adhere to supply limits. Obviously if you muster ...
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