Hi all! Just got this game. Love it. However, Baratheon in 4 player games strikes me as a bit of a nuisence.
I don't want to close off territories. I just feel that the current mechanic of taking over neutral garrisons harbors absolutely no combat risk. Sure, Baratheon takes a risk by sending forces south… But when they have the right combat strength, they risk absolutely nothing by claiming the southern neutral territories.
Would it be acceptable for draw a Tides of Battle Card for the neutral forces to combat Baratheon's House Card? Given this option there is a (small) chance Baratheon can lose that combat. And more importantly, there's a chance that Baratheon units can be destroyed in the conflict.
If this works, how would one handle the Castle icons on ToB cards?
Thanks in advance!