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Offline Khonnor

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Re: Hills & Sheep question
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2014, 06:12:27 AM »
The reason for my confusion if you're able to place a shepherd on a hill is because of the following in the Dutch rules:

On page 2 it says "A shepherd is not a follower/meeple."

On page 3, in the Hills section it says: "After drawing a hills-tile, immediately draw another tile face down and place it under the hill-tile. Place it according the usual rules. You may now place a follower on that tile."

Because they first make clear the shepherd is not a regular follower and then the next page with the hills tiles they only say you may place a follower.
This led our group to interpret this as it's not allowed to place a shepherd on a hills tile.

To me, it doesn't make sense and you should be allowed to place it on a hill, but an official ruling would be very welcome. Or, how is it described in the official German or English rules?

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Re: Hills & Sheep question
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2014, 11:44:37 AM »
...You may now place a follower on that tile."...

A more accurate statement would be "You may now make your wood move as normal." I believe that would be the spirit of the statement you cite. The statement does not mention any other wood move option - would those also be excluded? - clearly it was not the intent to limit the play of the Hill tile in such a broad way with such a casual statement as you may now place a follower.
I just drew the perfect tile for my MonKnighThieFarmer!

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