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Question about p218 in the section Updating the campaign map under Opportunity heading (my bold):

When a steading has enmity against a weaker steading they may attack. Subtract the distance (in rations) between the steadings from the steading with enmity’s defenses. If the result is greater than the other steading’s defenses +defense for each step of size difference (village to town, town to keep, keep to city) they definitely attack.

Looking at the text i bolded above, I don’t understand when the +defense is applied or to who.

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2. Thanks but I don’t see where In your formula the +defense for each step of size difference comes in?

3. Here’s a worked example from my understanding of your formula.

Apex is a Keep with enmity for Bottom, a village. They are 2 rations apart. Say Apex has Defense 3 and Bottom Defense 2.

: 3–2 > 2+(2–3)

: 1 > 1

So Apex doesn’t definitely attack Bottom.

Is this what you meant?

4. Screwed up my own formula:

Basically, the difference in size counts towards the difference in defenses.

Apex’s defenses – distance > Bottom’s defenses

3 – 2 > 2

But Apex is two steps larger, so it gets an extra + 2.

3 – 2 + 2 > 2

3 > 2

So, despite the distance, since Apex is larger it attacks.

5. Cool, that was what I expected but I had difficulty parsing that sentence so was unsure.

Thanks!