@wc_sumpton said in NWO LHTR rules question:
Quoted from page 8 ver 2.0 LHTR: " A fighter without long range
technology may be able to move 4 spaces to a sea battle, but only if a carrier could be there by the conclusion of the mobilize units phase."
To me this is saying that if a player has purchased a carrier and has stated that he will place that carrier in that sea zone, then up to two fighters may use that sea zone for landing, for combat movement and non-combat movement. This player, after purchasing 1 carrier, can not designate 2 different sea zones for fighters to land in nor can they assign 3 fighters to the designated sea zone.
With this understanding, and with the purchase phase coming after the combat movement phase and the attacking player states the they will purchase a carrier to place in the designated sea zones, then the move should be allowed. If the player dose not purchase enough carriers, then the defender can say that the attacker has performed an "illegal move", and they should discuss what action should be taken prior to combat.
But this is my 2 cents about these rules.
The game notes always prevail over anything else. However, the notes state "The rules-set of the "Revised" version (ww2v2) of a well known board game is used as a basis. Deviations, extensions and exceptions from these are all listed in these Game Notes."
By doing so, the notes restrict themselves to apply to anything "Revised" only.
So it depends whether or not this "LHTR" optional rule is part of the "Revised" rules-set (meaning whether or not by "Revised" we include or exclude "Revised LHTR"). If it is, the notes do make exception to it, so you cannot validate combat movements using yet to be placed Carriers. If it is not, the notes do not make exception to it, so you can validate combat movements using yet to be placed Carriers.
Thinking again about it, I'm pretty sure the original author (Sieg) meant to refer only to the non-LHTR version of "Revised", so, on a second thought, I would say that combat movement moves can be validated assuming landing on yet to be placed Carriers. Unfortunately, this is the opposite of what we decided to rule when we re-wrote the notes of World At War (which is supposed to use the same general rules-set as New World Order) and of what the engine enforces.
@redrum Was the owner of World At War when we re-wrote its rules-set, and I believe he actually played at least some games with this option. Maybe he has an opinion on the matter.