The other type of support (besides the support of an attack) is the support of a defense. Here the supporting unit lends its strength to a non-moving unit effectively making the recipient better at just sitting there. In the situation in the diagram one sees the fleet in Holland is supporting the army in Belgium giving it an effective strength of two. As discussed previously the army in Burgundy is attacking with a strength of two, but as ties go to the defender the attack fails.
A unit may only support the defense of a unit in an adjacent province to
which it could itself move. The unit receiving the support may not be ordered
to move. That is to say, the receiving unit must be holding, supporting, or
convoying (more on that later). Supporting the defense of a unit that has
issued a move order has no effect.
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