Firstly about Loras Tyrell: So you use Loras, win a fight. The enemy troops retreat to an adjacent area. You place ur march order and troops in the area you conquered and attack again. Do you use a NEW house card during this combat? And isnt it fair to attack the area where the enemy troops have just retreated? This way those troops pose a combat strenght of 0 and cannot retreat again, so its utter destruction for those troops. I know you can anticipate Loras Tyrell and plan accordingly, but still it seems to me its unbalanced.
Secondly, when you lose a combat and have to retreat, can you retreat to a neutral area? This question is both for sea and land. This confusion is sea is baffling us
Third, when moving into neutral areas with march orders, can you take 2 neutral areas with 1 march order? (considering they do not have garrisons such as Eyrie or King's landing)
Another question is about Patchface house card.
So this happened last game: Tyrell attacks Baratheon, Tyrell has 1 house card. Baratheon reveals Patchface. The way I see it, once Tyrell discards the used card, he takes his discard pile back into his hand (except the last used). Since Patchface card specificly says ''after combat'' Baratheon can look at Tyrell's hand and choose to discard one AFTER Tyrell takes his discard pile back.
1. Loras Tyrell -- If you are attacking and win this combat, move the March Order token into the conquered area (instead of discarding it). The March Order may be resolved again later this round.
You use a NEW house card. Loras is placed in your discard pile once he has been used in combat. You may then (using the moved March Order) March into the area the retreated/routed units are in on your next turn. It's up to the losing defender to do his best not to leave his units in that vulnerable position (March some of his units in to protect them, or give them Support).
2. Only the losing Defender may retreat to a neutral area. A losing Attacker must retreat to the area his units came from.
3. You may March into as many areas as you wish (up to four) - but you may only start ONE combat.
4. From the FAQ:
Q: If the Baratheon player plays his “Patchface”
House card but his opponent is playing his last
remaining House card, does the Baratheon player still
get to discard one of his opponent’s House cards?
A: Yes, Patchface’s text ability would allow the
Baratheon player to discard one of his opponent’s six
House cards at the end of the Combat Clean Up step.