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  • #31
    Originally posted by SkipMorrow View Post
    Does G & H really make sense? H is exactly the same as G, but by putting a stack across them, you get less points??? Something doesn't make sense to me
    "H" illustrates that having a unit bridge the two lower units invokes the "Independent Stacks" part of the mission rule. So the bridging unit makes that into one stack that is three levels tall.
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    • #32
      Which brings to question, why would anyone want to try and bridge some stacks? How could it help, when it is very likely to hurt your score?
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      • #33
        Originally posted by SkipMorrow View Post
        Which brings to question, why would anyone want to try and bridge some stacks? How could it help, when it is very likely to hurt your score?
        Probably not on purpose, like many things that happen on an FLL table. Say a team is trying to put a couple stacks inside a circle and the jostling results in a bridge. How do you score that? If you know how bridging affects the score and your solution results in bridges upon occasion, you can use that info to decide if you need a different solution or if you are going to play the odds. Other possibilities may be that arranging units in certain ways results in more stable stacks, and the stability makes up for scoring fewer points. It really doesn't matter much why, I am just happen that all teams don't solve missions the same way.
        Last edited by Dean Hystad; 10-02-2019, 11:25 PM.

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