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118 8/16/2017 3:27:00 PM Turn 2 VC Message :) Sorry for the delay, back from holiday but no internet connection when I returned. Only just back up and running. Will redo my turn tomorrow.
117 8/3/2017 10:16:00 PM Turn 2 US Message My understanding is the Insurgent event for the Walt Rostow card will place guers in provinces (not Cities or Loc) that have any ARVN piece, so rangers and police.

which is 8 locations.


116 8/3/2017 2:34:00 PM Turn 2 VC Message Sorry, perhaps I misunderstood several things. I can only deploy to Provinces not Cities. I also assumed place with ARVN meant only with cubes, does it also mean police and rangers?
115 8/3/2017 12:51:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message (I replied to VC about the event allowing placement only in provinces...)
114 8/3/2017 12:04:00 PM Turn 2 VC Message VC will take the event.
Jeff can do the ARVN redeploy.
113 8/3/2017 11:14:00 AM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN passed, then did Train and Govern... the latter to transfer Pop to Aid, and get the bonus 2 Patronage...

VC is second up...
112 8/3/2017 10:41:00 AM Turn 2 VC Message lol, I am not sure the Spanish view themselves as uncivilised. As well as toasting myself to a crisp by a pool for a week we are going to Seville for 3 days which I hope will be highly civilised.
111 8/3/2017 9:10:00 AM Turn 2 NVA Message NVA did a Rally and Infiltrate. ARVN is up for event or limited.
110 8/2/2017 8:16:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Is the spurs preseason that bad that you are cutting yourself off from civilization for two weeks already?

USA did an advise and train to mess with the locals, both blue and yellow.

file posted

NVA up on the Da Nang card

(I have no desire to bomb anything, it just helps Charlie)

109 8/2/2017 12:45:00 PM Turn 2 VC Message VC took the event.
US is up.
I am away from Friday morning until the 14th.
108 8/2/2017 9:48:00 AM Turn 2 NVA Message NVA took the event. VC is up on the next card.
107 8/1/2017 8:28:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message NVA?
106 7/30/2017 10:53:00 AM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN trained 2 Rangers in Hue, then Governed for Patronage in Can Tho and Qui Nhon...

NVA is second up...
105 7/30/2017 9:29:00 AM Turn 2 US Message Train and Airlift. Folks moved all over the place.

Ho Chi Michael and VC Steve, I don't mind my troops being blown up, just don't do it where it makes ARVN outnumber me. Unless you like patronage, aka ARVN VP.

file posted
ARVN up

104 7/30/2017 5:43:00 AM Turn 2 VC Message VC takes the event on the Binh Duong card.
US is up next.
File posted.
103 7/29/2017 9:02:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message NVA did Rally and Bombard. VC is up first on the next card.
102 7/28/2017 11:53:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN took the event... did the "+" options, and pacified in 2 cities...

NVA second up, can do op/special
101 7/28/2017 11:28:00 PM Turn 2 US Message file uploaded

USA did a train to get a free police into the boonies, reduced patronage in Saigon and did an advise up north for +6Aid

ARVN up on the Honolulu card

100 7/28/2017 3:59:00 PM Turn 2 VC Message Sorry for the delay. VC takes the event.
US is up to play or pass.
File posted.
99 7/25/2017 11:08:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN will pass...

VC is now first up on the current card...
98 7/25/2017 10:56:00 PM Turn 2 US Message moved some folks around. no reinforcements this time.

ARVN up on Election card

file posted

97 7/25/2017 6:55:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message I missed how the trail went from 2 to 1. Was there COIN control in Laos or Cambodia?

Minor NVA redeploy. US Commitment is next.
96 7/25/2017 9:25:00 AM Turn 2 NVA Message Sorry, I missed that I was up. I will get to this early this evening.
95 7/23/2017 2:46:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN rangers returned to available, and 1 troop redeployed to An Loc

NVA up for redeploy
94 7/23/2017 2:15:00 PM Turn 2 VC Message VC agitated 2 levels in Quang Nam.
File posted.
US/ARVN up for redeploy.
93 7/23/2017 12:56:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message I did a file for the pacify in Hue...

VC has the option to Agitate...
92 7/23/2017 10:45:00 AM Turn 2 US Message You trained in Can Tho for some reason. So it was not eligible.

Pacified in 3 spots. 12 resources spent.
ARVN can pacify in 1 spot

VC will be able to agitate

file posted

91 7/23/2017 10:18:00 AM Turn 2 US Message the patronage, excuse me, theft of Aid to stymie the VC, in An Loc, is illegal. You do not outnumber the good guys
90 7/23/2017 9:17:00 AM Turn 2 ARVN Message Coup phase started... meager resources distributed...

US up for Pacify (each level costs 3 again)
89 7/23/2017 9:10:00 AM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN did a Train, and Governn for Patronage...

on to the Coup phase...
88 7/23/2017 12:22:00 AM Turn 2 US Message well. I passed so I could get the event on the next card.

Drew another coup card.

Still took the CAP event.

file posted
ARVN up

87 7/22/2017 10:53:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message yes, or CAP placing or moving the 1 Police is free...

as for US bases, yes, a big benefit is for assault in the highlands... but also, if it can pay for it, US can train Police at its bases, so it is a way for the US to get Police where it wants, so it can try and boost Support (since Police are needed for that)... or, US can fill up a city with its bases (max of 2) so no other bases can be placed there... for instance, prevents NVA or VC from placing a base in Saigon by event, or Tet Offensive...
86 7/22/2017 6:03:00 PM Turn 2 US Message If I understand correctly, Combined Action Platoon, the relocation of a Police would cost Zero?

What exactly is the benefit of bases to the US player besides the Assault bonus in HighlandS?
85 7/22/2017 4:48:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message NVA passes. US is up to pass or play and is up first on the next card.
84 7/22/2017 4:09:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message Did you post a file, Steve?
83 7/22/2017 8:15:00 AM Turn 2 VC Message VC took the event. 3 US from available to out of play and Aid -9.

NVA is first up on the next card.
82 7/21/2017 3:25:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN passed, then did Patrol and Raid

VC is second up...
81 7/21/2017 1:38:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message NVA did a Rally and Infiltrate. I accidentally put out Guerrillas as if I had already improved the trail, then I put them back. The right number were placed but it may look confusing on the screen.

Sorry for the delay. We had to put one of our dogs to sleep and it's been a tough several days.

ARVN is up for the Event or limited.
80 7/19/2017 9:47:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message to the earlier question, yeah, I've always thought booby traps apply to every space on the map, whether or not there are VC anywhere near...

(NVA is up)
79 7/19/2017 9:48:00 AM Turn 2 ARVN Message a reminder that we've had 2 coup cards now, so we can start using the Pivotal Events, provided the other condition on them is satisfied...

(as before, the Pivotal Event is played before the 1st player acts, so probably easier to just rewind if needed rather than checking if anyone wants to use it on each card... or, if you know you're going to use it on the next card you can give us a heads up)

and remember, you have to be eligible to play on the card to use your Pivotal Event (doesn't mean you even have to be 1st or 2nd, just that your marker is in the Eligible box)

ARVN - currently not eligible (there are not less than 20 US troops on the map)
US - currently not eligible (Support+Available is not more than 40)
VC - currently not eligible (doesn't have more than 20 guerrillas in the south)
NVA - currently not eligible (doesn't have more troops on the map than US)

also, the Pivotal Event may be trumped by another faction if that faction is also eligible to play on the card

VC trumps everyone
ARVN trumps NVA and US
NVA trumps US
US trumps nobody
78 7/19/2017 7:48:00 AM Turn 2 VC Message VC limited op in Quang Nam.
2 guerrillas from Quang Tin-Quang Ngai.
1 resource.

NVA is up.
77 7/18/2017 11:45:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Separate file for final phase of coup and USA impulse on Starlight card

Moved 9 US troops around during Coup
Did an airlift and double assault to remove NVA down south.

VC up

I take it the Booby traps applies to the whole map, and regardless of COIN control and presence of VC?

76 7/18/2017 9:39:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message US is up then for commitment phase and reset things... and, US is first up on the next card...
75 7/18/2017 9:23:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message NVA sent two from North Vietnam to Tay Nihn (?).
74 7/17/2017 1:54:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN did a couple of pacifiy and then its redeploy... (there's no space where VC can Agitate...)

NVA is up for redeploy...
73 7/17/2017 1:15:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Just saw the Saigon note-- you can do that too, if you wish
72 7/17/2017 1:14:00 PM Turn 2 US Message I pacified two lowland provinces SW of Saigon, using 16 resources

ARVN is up for pacify, if ARVN chooses to do so,
US recommendation is Hue, it would drop VC VP by 2.

file posted
71 7/17/2017 12:51:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message note, in the file I neglected to move the Econ marker... it should be at 11 now... (relevant for how much the US can spend...)
70 7/17/2017 12:48:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message resources have been dished out... so, US is up for Pacification... each level costs 4 due to the Coup card effect...

US, if you leave me one, I'll increase Saigon one level...
69 7/17/2017 12:14:00 PM Turn 2 VC Message VC will rally in Quang Tin-Quang Ngai and place 3 guerrillas.
1 resource.
In the Coup phase I will sabotage...
Route 1
Route 14 (both)
Route 19.
ARVN is up for earnings.

68 7/17/2017 9:49:00 AM Turn 2 NVA Message So the VC DID go on vacation! How are the beaches in the Mekong Delta?
67 7/17/2017 9:41:00 AM Turn 2 VC Message :( Sorry, I have been away for a few days but didn't realise it was my turn, will do it later.
66 7/17/2017 9:38:00 AM Turn 2 ARVN Message did the VC go on vacation?
65 7/11/2017 10:00:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message tunnel marker successfully removed...

VC is up for a Limited Op...
64 7/11/2017 9:59:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from ARVN:
going after the NVA rats in Tay Ninh... need a 4-6 to remove the Tunnel marker from the base...
63 7/11/2017 9:58:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN will do 3 assaults (for Op Only) in Parrot's Beak, Tay Ninh and Saigon...

for the tunneled base, will need to roll a 4-6 to remove the tunnel marker... (base will survive either way)
62 7/11/2017 9:42:00 PM Turn 2 US Message US trained to remove patronage

ARVN is up

Coup has occurred
61 7/11/2017 5:52:00 AM Turn 2 VC Message VC passes. US is up.
60 7/8/2017 10:08:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message NVA did ops only and improved the trail by 1.

VC is up for a limited op or pass.
59 7/8/2017 9:53:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message yes, you can do that... note how 3.3.1 is worded...

NVA with its Rally may spend another 2 Resources to Improve the Trail by 1 box (6.7, even if the Rally was a Limited Operation, 2.3.5, **or selected 0 spaces**).
58 7/8/2017 9:46:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message Can I rally and spend 2 resources to increase the trail without placing units?
57 7/8/2017 7:19:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN did a sweep and transport... (I did roll for those infernal booby traps in each sweep space)

NVA is first up again on the Plei Mei card
56 7/8/2017 5:01:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message NVA passes. ARVN is up.
55 7/6/2017 8:57:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Train and advise
file posted
NVA up on the McNamara Line card
54 7/6/2017 12:32:00 PM Turn 2 VC Message :( Sorry, my mistake, US are next not ARVN.
53 7/5/2017 8:31:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message ack, I just noticed that last note was wrong...

US is currently second up (not ARVN)...
52 6/30/2017 8:32:00 AM Turn 2 VC Message VC will take the event on the Tri Quang card.
ARVN is up next.
51 6/29/2017 1:44:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message NVA has no resources and passes.

VC is up next. McNamara Line drawn.
50 6/29/2017 11:36:00 AM Turn 2 VC Message VC passes. NVA is up.
49 6/27/2017 8:05:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN took the event... affecting support is incidental... gaining 6 towards my victory condition rather than losing 6 is a no-brainer...

VC is second up...
48 6/27/2017 6:30:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Yeah. the great peacemaker.

Train to remove patronage and airlift to mess with things.

file posted

ARVN up
47 6/27/2017 9:47:00 AM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN will pass...

US is first up (and only) on the CIDG card...
46 6/27/2017 9:34:00 AM Turn 2 NVA Message Limited op march to Kien Phong.

ARVN is up on CIDG card. Tam Chau (AVNU) card is next.
45 6/26/2017 2:44:00 PM Turn 2 VC Message VC take the op & the special.
March - free to LoC's.
2 guerrillas from Binh Dinh to Route 1.
2 guerrillas from Binh Dinh to Route 14.
2 guerrillas from Binh Dinh to Route 19.
2 guerrillas from Tay Ninh to Route 14.

Ambush.
Activate guerrilla on Route 1 and remove Police.
Activate guerrilla on Route 19 and remove Police in Phu Bon-Phu Yen.
NVA is up.


44 6/25/2017 9:30:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message yeah, that looked right... bit of a nasty event...

"Laos" is the Central Laos and Southern Laos spaces... "Cambodia" is the Northeast Cambodia, Fishhook, Parrots Beak and Sihanoukville spaces...

the yellow dashed line that starts about the middle of the US casualties box is the border between Laos and Cambodia...
43 6/25/2017 9:21:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message Should have read that AAA capability more closely...

I assume all of the jungle on the left of the map that ISN'T labeled Laos is Cambodia and I removed pieces on that basis.

VC is up. Jeff, you may want to verify what I did.
42 6/25/2017 9:03:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN took the top event...

Trail is degraded by 2...

NVA to remove 4 pieces in Laos and 4 pieces in Cambodia... (8 total, pieces includes bases)

NVA, you can do a file for whatever you choose, and then draw the next card...

VC will be first up on the Operation Attleboro card
41 6/25/2017 8:10:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Op&Special

USA did an airlift to get out of the way of the upcoming tunnel event, and assaulted in 4places to remove some VC

ARVN is up for event or limited on the Trucks card
40 6/25/2017 2:36:00 PM Turn 2 VC Message VC will take the limited op and rally in Binh Dinh - place 3 guerrillas.
1 resource.
US is up.
39 6/25/2017 1:03:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message File created adding the tunnel marker.

VC is up.
38 6/25/2017 12:38:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message (there's an option to "flip" the tunnel markers...)
37 6/25/2017 12:36:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message the base does keep its Tunnel... the Tunnel markers are on the VC "faction card", just to the right of the Tet card...
36 6/25/2017 12:23:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message NVA did ops and special, march and infiltrate taking over 2 VC bases. I'm not sure if the tunneled bases stays tunneled and if so, I couldn't figure out how to mark it in the module.

VC is up for Event or limited.
35 6/24/2017 6:36:00 PM Turn 2 US Message US did a limited to train in Binh Dihn and remove patronage

NVA up on Economic Aid card
34 6/24/2017 4:18:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message ARVN did a Patrol and Raid...

US is second up
33 6/24/2017 3:47:00 PM Turn 2 NVA Message NVA did Rally and Infiltrate in Parrot's Beak and North Vietnam.

Economic Aid Card drawn.

ARVN is up on Sihanouk.
32 6/24/2017 2:34:00 PM Turn 2 ARVN Message and fyi, in the module the capability markers are under the "Pieces" button, where the Pawns are, but in the "Event Markers" tab...
31 6/24/2017 10:21:00 AM Turn 2 ARVN Message see 2.4.1 the initial Minh leader is always cancelled by the first coup card, even if it is a Failed Coup
30 6/24/2017 3:49:00 AM Turn 2 VC Message VC passed and then took the capability event.
Sorry I cannot find/remember how to put the capability event counters on to the map.
NVA are up.
29 6/23/2017 11:41:00 PM Turn 2 US Message Why didn't the train add Aid?

Duoung Van Minh is still the ARVN leader.


Oh, good job on spending the resources so I cant reduce VC opposition and get his marker out of the VC victory zone.
28 6/23/2017 10:19:00 PM Turn 1 ARVN Change game turn Game turn changed to Turn 2
27 6/23/2017 10:19:00 PM Turn 1 ARVN Message ARVN did the train/govern for patronage thing again...

VC is second up now
26 6/23/2017 8:22:00 PM Turn 1 US Message Long file posted- includes US redeploy and 1st card actions.

In summary, I brought in 10 usa troops

NVA took the AAA event
USA then swept and airstriked, blasting the VC in the swept areas

ARVN is up on the Gulf of Tonkin Card
25 6/23/2017 2:32:00 PM Turn 1 NVA Message I can't imagine any circumstances under which I wouldn't take the event. Unless something obvious shows up on the following card, assume I will take the event and you can proceed
24 6/23/2017 2:29:00 PM Turn 1 ARVN Message NVA, one of your capabilities is the first card... Do you want to keep your options open, or go ahead and state you'll take that event, in which case the US could be second player after they finish up the coup phase?
23 6/23/2017 2:25:00 PM Turn 1 ARVN Message last thing to do is US Commitment phase then...
22 6/23/2017 2:23:00 PM Turn 1 NVA Message No redeploy. I didn't make a file because there are a few other things to end the Coup Round and I'm not sure how the module handles it.
21 6/23/2017 9:47:00 AM Turn 1 ARVN Message ARVN redeployed...

NVA is up next for redeploy...
20 6/23/2017 4:00:00 AM Turn 1 VC Message VC agitation.
2 levels in each space
Binh Dinh - neutral to active opposition.
Khan Hoa - passive support to passive opposition.
Khan Hoa - Vinh Binh - passive support to passive opposition.
Ba Xuyen - passive support to passive opposition.
8 resources.
US/ARVN redeploy next.
19 6/22/2017 11:29:00 PM Turn 1 ARVN Message ARVN pacified Cam Ranh 1 level...

VC is now up for agitation... needs VC pieces and no COIN control

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