Played my first game tonight, it was great despite losing. The game came down to the wire, in fact, it came down to (my alliance) trying to get the Sol special winning condition but this caused some questions about the winning condition from the opposing alliance.
The rule book states:
The Sol player wins the game if he fulfills both of the
• No player has won the game by controlling strongholds
(alone or as part of an alliance) by the end of round 8.
• The Sol (or no player, not even an ally) controls the
Imperial Palace and the Mecatol Power South.
This can be interpreted in two ways depending on how you read it.
In either interpretation is is clear that the Sol player wins if no one occupies both positions and he does not occupy either position. In other words, both places are devoid of units.
It is also clear that if either place has enemy or ally units in it the Sol player does not win.
However, what if the Sol player occupies one area but not the other. It would appear according to the rules "controls the
Imperial Palace AND the Mecatol Power South" that the Sol player would have to occupy both areas or none at all to fulfill the winning conditions but this does not make sense to me.
Any opinions or official rulings?