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628 3/26/2018 9:46:00 AM Turn 8 Red Message Jim
I'll look at my notes and do that. Asking for a Hispania game is complex. ;-)
Jim
627 3/26/2018 8:59:00 AM Turn 8 Blue Message Jim
Can you reach out to Pekka and try and get a map for Hispania?
Jim
626 3/22/2018 1:33:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message Played Green last time, but that was long time ago so happy for any colour.

Can a link to the map be provided so I can link it as a favourite.
625 3/21/2018 7:05:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Hi Jim



I'm signed in. Jamie Edmundson user name TennisElbow.




Jamie
624 3/21/2018 7:04:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Thanks to Kevin for getting Jamie the Hispania information. Jamie is signed up on ACTS. I can set up the new game or one of you can as soon as we pick colors. I will take any color,
623 3/20/2018 1:43:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message Jamie

The stuff is in the post

Regards

Kevin
622 3/19/2018 12:50:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message Hello Jamie

I am in the UK, in Southampton.

I shall send you copies of the rule book, nation tables, combat charts and any errata I have managed to find.

Regards

Kevin
621 3/18/2018 10:42:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Kevin
Is this what you need?
Jim

OK then!

18 Wetherall Avenue
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TS159TP

Jamie

On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 5:45 PM, wrote:
Jamie
I believe your home address. I believe the person sending you the info is in the UK also.
Jim


-----Original Message-----
From: Jamie Edmundson
To: jlawler497
Sent: Sat, Mar 17, 2018 11:36 am
Subject: Re: Hispania

Hi Jim

My email address? jamiebolanedmundson@gmail.com

Or home address? Did you know I'm in the UK?


Jamie

620 3/16/2018 4:10:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message OK, If you can provide me with a full name & address I shall get the required docs (rules/tables/nation sheets) printed & sent on their way.

It may take a little while as there a quite a few docs.
619 3/15/2018 11:25:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Kevin
I think you sending a copy of the Hispania rules to Jamie is our best bet to play this game.
618 3/13/2018 1:42:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message I can make a copy of the rules and send them to someone on this side of the pond if required.
617 3/8/2018 4:32:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message I would certainly be interested. I have a copy of Italia which I played about once. Hispania I've never played, so depends whether rules are easy to access etc.
I can vouch that Jamie is a very good Brit player and has excellent turn around time when he is making a move. Are the Hispania rules available.
616 3/5/2018 12:54:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message One of my main issues with Yellow is that the Ostrogoths
get in the way of the Lombards. There is little reason for them to get out of the way as just before the Lombards come in the Ostrogoths score well for the north of Italy but very little for the south. Maybe if there was more of an incentive to score in S Italy there would be areason for the Ostrogoths to go there and leave more space for the Lombards. Then again Italy can easily get choked up with armies which could prevent much movement south anyway. Maybe the Ostrogoths get free Ships so at least some of their units can get round the logjam.

Regarding Hispania I think you will need to advertise for a prospective player.
615 3/4/2018 9:52:00 PM Turn 8 Red Message Jim - intriguing - and definitely requires some play testing. Did you come up with these or was there a group effort?

Thanks!
Jim
614 3/4/2018 9:48:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Gentlemen here are some ideas on balancing Italia, I would appreciate your opinions.

Italia adjustments for the Green and Yellow Players

Italia is one of the best of the Britannia clones. It introduces a number of new and interesting concepts to the system. Navies are introduced as well as cities, elephants and knights, Legions and Consular Legions. Campaigns, Move to Battle and Move and See maneuvers have been added to the battle choices.
The only real problem with the game is the sides are somewhat unbalanced. Baring unusual dice rolling or players of lesser skill playing Red and Blue, it is very difficult for the Yellow and Green players to win. I believe the following Rules adjustments will help even out the play balance.
For the Yellow player:
1) Cities can now be built in Corsica and Carales. A city starts the game in Carales.
Two VPís are awarded to the Sardes for each city on Turns 2, 5, 7 and 10.
2) Lombards add two armies on T 8.
3) Two Armies are added to Visigoths on T 2.
4) Any Visigoth gold left on T 3 is transferred to the Ostrogoths on T 3.
For the Green Player:
1) Two Armies are added to the Vandals at the start of T 3.
2) Six armies of Burgundians now appear on T 6 in Alpes. Three infantry and a Knight now appear on T 8 and on T 10.
3) Special Rule #2 of the Foederati, including income rule does not take effect until T 6 regardless of control of Ravenna. Now 3 VPís for each area on T 8 and 10.

613 3/4/2018 11:31:00 AM Turn 8 Blue Message As far as Italia goes I have been thinking for quite a while that both Green and Yellow could use some play balance help. I do not think much more then a little tweaking is needed. I will find my notes (hopefully) and present them to you in a couple of days for your opinions.
612 3/4/2018 11:26:00 AM Turn 8 Blue Message I am also up for Hispania. Does anyone have a forth player? If not I can advertise for one. I will play any side.
611 3/3/2018 9:36:00 PM Turn 8 Red Message I agree with your Kevin. And I'm up for a game of Hispania.
610 3/2/2018 8:24:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message I think the game is so far through and Red is so far ahead that I think it may be best to call it a day & award the victory to Red.

Regarding another game, I was already considering not playing another as I have come to the conclusion that Italia 2 is essentially unwinnable as the yellow player (except a n experienced Yellow player vs newbies, then it may work). Any plans I come up with that may help the Yellow as a result help another player even more.

If we could come up with some ideas for 'house rules' to give the Yellow a reasonable chance then perhaps but as it stands I think I would be inclined to stand down from another Italia game.

However, if we could get a Hispania game going I would be all over that.
609 3/1/2018 9:57:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message I would like to find a new player, either to finish this game or start a new one. Are we in agreement?
608 1/21/2018 9:24:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message As long as the new player is on ACTS, getting him into the game should not be a problem. Does anyone have a friend they would like to ask or shall I put out a general call.
607 1/21/2018 11:20:00 AM Turn 8 Blue Message Jim
Have you heard from Greg?
If not, do you want to look for a replacement player or start a new game? I really enjoy this game.
606 1/21/2018 3:11:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message It's been almost 2 months without a post from Greg. Are we calling this a dead game?
605 1/14/2018 9:12:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Greg, Are you still with us?
604 12/24/2017 8:29:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Indeed, Merry Christmas to all, and I hope we are able to restart the game.
603 12/24/2017 2:45:00 PM Turn 8 Red Message Indeed! happy Holidays everyone!
602 12/24/2017 5:09:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message Merry Xmas everyone.

Hopefully we will get the game finished in the New Year.
601 12/5/2017 10:05:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Arabs still up.
600 11/30/2017 11:15:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message Arab T8 up
599 11/27/2017 10:45:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Sorry, Yes he died on the second die, I will fix the map.
598 11/27/2017 4:14:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message Did you kill the Lom in Aqi as it is still on the board?
597 11/27/2017 3:40:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Avars succeed!
Arabs up!
596 11/27/2017 3:39:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

4
7
4


Message from Blue:
Battle for AQU
AA/L all hit on a 7.
77/7
Lombard retreat?
595 11/27/2017 3:38:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Avars gain two reinforcements and grow a third.
One unit to HIST. and two to AQUI.
Does LOM retreat?
594 11/27/2017 12:32:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message Avars T8 up
593 11/27/2017 12:31:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Edit Victory Points Blue: from 64 to 64
Red: from 88.5 to 88.5
Yellow: from 54.5 to 57.5
Green: from 48 to 48
592 11/27/2017 12:31:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message Lombards score 1/dead Frank
591 11/27/2017 12:26:00 PM Turn 8 Red Message Ouch! Hostile game for the Franks. Run away to Helvetia.
590 11/27/2017 12:24:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message That should be Lombard!
589 11/27/2017 12:23:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message 1 Mondard retreats to Lig. the rest remain to continue combat. Do Franks retreat before round 2 of combat?
588 11/27/2017 12:21:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message 3 Franks & 1 Lombard killed.
587 11/27/2017 12:20:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 9

8
2
6
10
7
3
1
1
9


Message from Yellow:
Lombard attack on Med

Leader & City canx each other

Lombard Knight requires 5+, All inf require 7+

KLLLLFFFF
586 11/26/2017 3:13:00 PM Turn 8 Red Message Franks aim for the infantry.
585 11/26/2017 2:48:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message Lombard T8

Gain 12 gold + 2 = 14. 3 new armies (Lig/Ver/Aqu).

Rohari + 1 Lombard Knight in Pav.

See map for positions after move & prior to combat

battle

Tohari + 4 + 1 Knight v 4 Franks Med

Please indicate how Franks are allocating their defence rolls
584 11/26/2017 2:31:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message Just to confirm. The errata/clarification sheet confirms off board areas are considered to he highland areas in all respects for those nations that consider those areas as part of the playing board
583 11/25/2017 11:12:00 AM Turn 8 Green Message Well well, 2 hits even if an 8 was required. Would like to know the answer to the question though. Lombards Up.
582 11/25/2017 11:11:00 AM Turn 8 Green Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 5

8
6
8
6
1


Message from Green:
Ok, The rules say that the Burgundians may treat the Alps as a Standard Area ... does that mean that when attacking the Franks they hit on a 7 or better? The Franks have similar language on their card. so 7 to hit both ways?

BBB/FF

777/77
581 11/24/2017 2:17:00 PM Turn 8 Red Message Patrimonium gains 6 gold and sits. On to the Burgundians.
580 11/23/2017 9:06:00 AM Turn 8 Blue Message Arabs can flee to M SARD.
Pats up
Happy ThanksGiving
579 11/21/2017 10:15:00 AM Turn 8 Green Message Arabs flee to Mare Sardoum if legal, if not then to Mare-Internum
578 11/20/2017 10:55:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message The BYZ fleets are attacking the Arabs fleets. Do they fight or flee?
577 11/20/2017 5:49:00 PM Turn 8 Green Message We get out our deck chairs pour some lemonade and watch the Byz fleet sail by unhindered by our forces.
576 11/20/2017 4:46:00 PM Turn 8 Red Message Any decision on the Arab - Byzantine fleet action?
575 11/17/2017 2:39:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message 5 VP for last OST.
574 11/17/2017 2:38:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Edit Victory Points Blue: from 59 to 64
Red: from 88.5 to 88.5
Yellow: from 54.5 to 54.5
Green: from 48 to 48
573 11/17/2017 2:37:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 5

4
9
8
3
8


Message from Blue:
6666/5
572 11/17/2017 2:36:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Last battle in Brut.
4 BYZ vs. 1 OST knight
+1 Naval Sup.
6666/5
Need two hits on knight.
571 11/17/2017 2:33:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message I forgot the +1 for Naval Superiority Ost. was eliminated in first round of combat two survive.
570 11/17/2017 2:29:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

9
2
8


Message from Blue:
Dame a BYZ loss
BB/O
77/7
569 11/17/2017 2:27:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 4

3
1
6
7


Message from Blue:
BBB/O
777/7
568 11/17/2017 2:27:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message We can start first land combat
3 vs 1 in LIG
all hit on a 7
567 11/17/2017 2:26:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

8
7
6
7
1
6


Message from Blue:
BBBB/AA
Arab fleets retreat?
566 11/17/2017 2:25:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message Fleet combat M. LIB.
4 vs 2 Araball hit on a 9
BBBB/AA

565 11/17/2017 2:23:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message BYZ. Land Movement
2 units CAL to LUG
1 unit APU to LUG
2 units NAP overrun to BRUT
1 unit each APU and SAM overrun to BRUT
First fleet combat.

564 11/17/2017 2:12:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message OK, another fairly complex BYZ move. Make sure I do not make a mistake. Gold is 15, keep 8 send 7 to Constantinople. Now 16 to build 4 units one each in AGRI, CAL, SAM and NAP.
Three reinforcements, One onto fleet in ION, one each to CAL and APU.
Fleets Movement: two fleets in M. LIB stay.
One fleet in M. Sic and M. TYR to M. LIB.
One fleet in M. ION, drop unit in RHEG and move to M. TYR.
One fleet in M. Had to M. ION dropping unit in APU
563 11/17/2017 11:14:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message Byzantine T8 up
562 11/17/2017 11:10:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Edit Victory Points Blue: from 59 to 59
Red: from 88.5 to 88.5
Yellow: from 52.5 to 54.5
Green: from 48 to 48
561 11/17/2017 11:10:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message Surviving ost retreats back to Luc
score 2 points for Byz kills

eot

Luc 1
Bru 1 Kngt

560 11/17/2017 11:08:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

8
4
6


Message from Yellow:
Ost attack on Apu continues

Ost 9+ Byz 6+

OOB
559 11/16/2017 4:38:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message I will stay and fight.
558 11/16/2017 2:08:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message Ost results

Apu. 2 Ost & 1 Byz killed. Byz retreat?

Bru 1 Byz killed (knight wounded but gets better)
557 11/16/2017 2:06:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

5
6


Message from Yellow:
Attack on Bru

Knight requires 5+ & Byz 6+ (naval bonus)

OB
556 11/16/2017 2:04:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 6

9
3
1
3
8
9


Message from Yellow:
Ost attack on Apu

Ost require 9+ (-2 city), Byz 6+ (naval bonus)

OOOOBB
555 11/16/2017 2:03:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message Ost T8

Gold to 3.

3 Cor-Apu
1 Lig-Apu
1 Knght Reg-Bru

battle

4 Apu v 2 Byz
1 Kn Bru v 1 Byz
554 11/16/2017 1:50:00 PM Turn 8 Green Message Foeds fired their bean counter recalculated and added the city instead of the unit. Map updated.
553 11/16/2017 1:24:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message Foed had 5 gold before their turn and gained 2 more = 7.

But they purchased 1 army (4 gold) and 1 city (6 gold) which cost 10 gold.

I think they can afford one or the other, not both.
552 11/16/2017 12:59:00 PM Turn 8 Red Message And now for the last hurrah of the Ostrogoths before they go away... ;-)
551 11/16/2017 12:36:00 PM Turn 8 Green Message Foed get 2 gold (4/2) then build a unit and a city in ETR.
550 11/16/2017 10:46:00 AM Turn 8 Red Edit Victory Points Blue: from 59 to 59
Red: from 83.5 to 88.5
Yellow: from 52.5 to 52.5
Green: from 48 to 48
549 11/16/2017 10:45:00 AM Turn 8 Red Message Oof - bloody! 3 dead Arabs, 2 dead Berbers.

Berbers get 3 points for killing the Arabs, plus 2 points for areas.

On to the Foederati.
548 11/16/2017 10:44:00 AM Turn 8 Red Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 7

5
10
7
5
10
1
9


Message from Red:
Numidia
BBBB/AAA 5+ (leader)/7+
547 11/16/2017 10:43:00 AM Turn 8 Red Message Berbers T8

1+1 = 2 gold

Kahina and 4 pop up and attack Numidia
546 11/16/2017 10:27:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message Berber T8 up
545 11/16/2017 10:27:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message Sardes gain 3 pop = 5 = 8. 1 Army (Olb) & 4 gold remains.

Final position as per map
544 11/16/2017 10:19:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message Lombard retreats to Liguria
543 11/16/2017 9:26:00 AM Turn 8 Red Message Right - and one each in Tridentum
542 11/16/2017 9:26:00 AM Turn 8 Red Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

4
10
8


Message from Red:
Tridentum
FF/L 7+/7+
541 11/16/2017 9:25:00 AM Turn 8 Red Message No hits in Mediolanum. Retreat?
540 11/16/2017 9:24:00 AM Turn 8 Red Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 5

4
5
4
1
5


Message from Red:
Mediolanum
FFFF/L 9+ (city)/7+
539 11/16/2017 9:24:00 AM Turn 8 Red Message Right - so 4 from Helvetia to Mediolanum, 2 from Helvetia to Tridentum.
538 11/16/2017 9:20:00 AM Turn 8 Red Message D'oh! Absolutely right Kevin. I'll take care of that.
537 11/16/2017 3:43:00 AM Turn 8 Yellow Message As much as I don't want to be beaten up by Franks, I have to point out that for nations that consider off board areas as normal areas still are restricted by the normal stacking limits. So the max Franks can leave in Helvetia is 3 (2 for highlands and 1 for a capitol). As well as moving onto the board they can move to Nor but would have to combat the Avar.

So a Frank re-do is required (unless you WANT to overpop horribly in Helvetia)
536 11/14/2017 1:07:00 PM Turn 7 Red End Turn
535 11/14/2017 1:06:00 PM Turn 7 Red Message The Franks look at the board, look at their scoring, and say - heh - why bother. Add 2 gold for areas and sit.

On to the Sardes T8.
534 11/14/2017 12:44:00 PM Turn 7 Yellow Message Franks T7 up
533 11/12/2017 7:38:00 PM Turn 7 Green Message Arabs have landed. My apologies for the prolonged delay, which has been due to a number of factors which I will not discuss here. I hope to be more faithful in moving the game along in the future. This is not normal for me.
532 11/12/2017 7:18:00 PM Turn 7 Blue Message Arabs still up!
531 10/23/2017 1:36:00 PM Turn 7 Yellow Message Arabs still up
530 10/10/2017 11:23:00 AM Turn 7 Yellow Message Arab T7 up
529 10/10/2017 11:23:00 AM Turn 7 Yellow Edit Victory Points Blue: from 59 to 59
Red: from 83.5 to 83.5
Yellow: from 44.5 to 52.5
Green: from 48 to 48

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