kauai1964: I don't agree. I know that adjacent and connected are words with similar meaning. But I think they used those to distinguish two different things.
I understend to that like this:
- Connected land (sea) is the land (sea) where the port is located.
- Adjacent land (sea) is land (sea) which is adjacent with connected land (sea).
Why I think it's like that? Because of some hints in Other ports rules:
- may support a combat in the adjacent sea area but may not support a combat in any adjacent land area (not even in its connected land area) - They really distinguish those two things in this sentence. Why would they use a word any if it is only about one (connected) land? Also the word even is hint that it is different thing.
- In fifth point the talk strictly about connected sea.
I think that they just add rules to those which are obvious: you can move from port to connected sea, you can support a combat in connected sea and you can raid connected sea.
Only thing which isn't so obvious is if you can move from port to adjacent sea even if there is a ship in connected sea (my guess is you can't).
If someone doesn't agree please answer this thread. It would be great if someone from ff could make it clear.