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841 10/27/2018 3:16:00 AM Turn 1 MPLA Message Thanks all for the game.

It drained a bit too long in the end because of my fault. I apologize for that. This is my last game in ACTS/BGG until I am able to recover balance in my life.

A lot of not so good things happen during the game (skin cancer to my wife, and her later depression of which she has not recover, and lot of other stuff - two days ago I was told my son needs to undergo surgery again in a few weeks).

Thanks all for your patience. I promise I will not join any other game until I find balance.

My most humble apologies and thanks a lot for the match.

Now, with regards to the game. As Jason said, the roadblock are very important, and you can always deploy one or every turn.

I also believe I got very lucky with my initial force location. I was able to sweep all the west part of the map, and nobody confronted me until the end of the game there. With another force placement, it would have been a very different game, and Luanda would have prove much more complex to defend.

Thanks all!
840 10/26/2018 9:20:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message Congrats on your win, Brian and Javi. You played well.

Every time I would take a town I would have to leave another with not much defense, and then that one would get taken. It was hard to keep them all. The game only gives you so many units.

Also I think the value of leaving a counter as a roadblock was so important in this game, and must be used. I wish they had overruns to combat this.

I can't believe we started this in January -- it went a few months too long. My interest waned a bit. But it was still fun overall.
839 10/26/2018 8:18:00 AM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Sounds like that is a wrap, then. My thanks to everyone for a fun and interesting game. Good gaming to you all!
838 10/25/2018 11:32:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message Yes, I was going to attack Lisboa with Col. B as my last move. I had 8(+1) strength, but in case I had taken it over that would give me and my ally 12 pts vs you guys 8 pts. But we can't win the game with 12 pts. The victory marker only moves 1 space.
837 10/25/2018 7:35:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message Ok. we needed to win that battle to have a chance so I think this game is over. Congrats Brian and Javi. It was fun learning this game.
836 10/25/2018 6:43:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message so nwo my +3 on top of my 6 vs your 5 is a +4, so it's up two levels, moving from 1:2 to 2:1, and making you retreat, if I did not make any other mistake.

Over to you, Bob, for your retreat and if you agree, please give me the VP award :)
835 10/25/2018 6:42:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

4
6
3
5


Message from MPLA:
So we go directly for combat. Again it's 2 dice for everyone, with a +3 for me.

Attacker
Attacker
Defender
Defender
834 10/25/2018 4:41:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message I stay as well. Go ahead and delete 1 infantry from my stack as well.
833 10/25/2018 9:11:00 AM Turn 1 MPLA Message Oh, sorry :(

Let's continue the combat. I removed one infantry. Over to you (or if you tell me what unit you want to remove, I can do it)
832 10/23/2018 5:18:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message Javi, I see the initial odds as 1-2, you have 12 factors to my 15. So with the dice that raises final to 1-1 odds which is Combat Continues. You have to decide if you want to stay (and lose 1 unit) or retreat.
831 10/23/2018 5:47:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message I'll look it over when I get back from work this evening.
830 10/23/2018 5:33:00 AM Turn 1 MPLA Message so, if I did everything right it's end up 2:1 for attacker and defender must retreat. Over to Bob.

Bob, please review the combat that I didn't make any mistakes. If so, please retreat and please award me the VP, as I forgot to take it.
829 10/23/2018 5:30:00 AM Turn 1 MPLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

3
4
4
2


Message from MPLA:
Rolling. Four dices, two for me and two for Bob. I have a +3, we are 1:1 if I counted right.

Attacker
Attacker
Defender
Defender
828 10/23/2018 5:24:00 AM Turn 1 MPLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

1
2
5
5


Message from MPLA:
First - we both roll dice for the air to air

Attacker
Attacker
Defender
Defender
827 10/23/2018 5:23:00 AM Turn 1 MPLA Message Ummm, you have LOT more power than I do there :( Let's see
826 10/22/2018 6:35:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message If I lose this battle, yes. If I get lucky and win, we got a shot.
825 10/22/2018 6:21:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message Isnít Brian and Javi going to win this anyway ?
824 10/22/2018 5:46:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message I just packed the last box. I'll go to the bed and I'll move when I woke up.
823 10/21/2018 10:38:00 AM Turn 1 MPLA Message Yes, sorry, I am moving homes, hope to finish movement tomorrow.
822 10/21/2018 8:58:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message Is this game still on?
821 10/17/2018 6:42:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message I am back. I committed 1 air and revealed my forces. Maybe I can get a little lucky in this battle.
820 9/30/2018 7:40:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message I am heading out of country tonight for 16 days and will not have access to the game. Probably best if we pause now.d
819 9/30/2018 5:15:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message You all have 1 movement left, but me that I have two, isn't it?

If so, then my move is to attack Ambriz, with my column A to column A from Bob.

Probably nothing really useful here, but I want to try, as it has no negative consequences :)
818 9/30/2018 7:01:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message Took an undefended town from Javi

Javi up
817 9/29/2018 9:53:00 PM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Played a blank.

Bob is up.
816 9/29/2018 4:08:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message Waiting for the right time to strike. ;)
815 9/29/2018 4:02:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message Bob, why are you chilling for now? This is the last turn!
I played a blank card. Brian is up.
814 9/29/2018 3:41:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message File uploaded. Column B stays put (just to introduce a little bit of change, my card is column B and not column A like yours)
813 9/29/2018 3:41:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message Bob, you are right, I was counting +2 due to a +1 majority of my troops, but that's the odd. My most humble apologies.
812 9/29/2018 11:08:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message Column A hangs tight
Javi up
811 9/29/2018 10:49:00 AM Turn 1 FAPLA Message My Column A card was unusable.

Bob is up.
810 9/29/2018 10:33:00 AM Turn 1 UNITA Message I wish Col A could do something, like remove a roadblock to set up some other attack. But it can't, so it just sits there. To Brian.
809 9/29/2018 7:18:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message Did retreat
Jason up
808 9/28/2018 8:52:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message Javi, you are correct that the adjacent support gives you a +1, but you applied a +2 and I don't know where the other +1 comes from.
807 9/28/2018 5:52:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message Oh, sorry, I have unconcealed my units, new file uploaded.

My guys are two 1-unit guys, but I though I was getting a extra +1 due to the supporting region I have to the southeast of the attacked region.
806 9/28/2018 5:32:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message I don't see where you get +2 dice bonus. You are only supporting from one adjacent area unless your 2 (still concealed) guys somehow have a +1. I lose either way but it is the difference between losing 1 guy or losing 0. And, you forgot to straggle
805 9/28/2018 5:27:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message If I did not amke any mistake, I won the combat. Over to bob to retire his surviving unit and then to Jason.
804 9/28/2018 5:24:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from MPLA:
My dice (I have a +2)
803 9/28/2018 5:24:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

4
5
2
5


Message from MPLA:
Bob dices for combat
802 9/28/2018 5:20:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
1


Message from MPLA:
my air-to-ground attack
801 9/28/2018 5:18:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

6
4
3
2


Message from MPLA:
My air-to-air airgroups
800 9/28/2018 5:18:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

2
5
1
6


Message from MPLA:
Rolling Bob's airgroups
799 9/25/2018 4:34:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message I commit 2 air - remember when resolving battle that I get the escarpment modifier
798 9/25/2018 4:23:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message Success. Column D attack Cambatela. Bob to commit airgroups.
797 9/25/2018 4:18:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from MPLA:
Roll for exiting jungle (+1)
796 9/25/2018 4:14:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message Sorry, I though it was Bob turn. I'll upload my file in some minutes.
795 9/21/2018 9:37:00 AM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Auto victory for Bob.

Since there is nothing left for Bob to do, I think we can just move on to Javi's turn.
794 9/21/2018 9:28:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message My column C attacks Brian's column B. I think he has only 1 strength there for auto victory but need Brian to confirm this. File uploaded
793 9/21/2018 9:09:00 AM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Serpa Pinto captured.

Bob is up.
792 9/21/2018 9:04:00 AM Turn 1 FAPLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

4
6
4


Message from FAPLA:
Battle for Serpa Pinto: 5:1 odds

DR1 = Brian
DR2&3 = Jason
791 9/20/2018 5:50:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message Iím going to say ďno airĒ for this small battle. No file made.
790 9/20/2018 2:43:00 PM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Column A attacks Serpa Pinto.

Over to Jason to decide on whether to commit air.
789 9/19/2018 9:12:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message Played blank card. Brian is up
788 9/19/2018 4:05:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message 5th column. Over to Jason
787 9/17/2018 5:55:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message It's not my computer's fault. It's my old brain's fault. It's there now.
786 9/17/2018 5:48:00 PM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Hi Bob,

I don't see a new file out in Dropbox. You may want to check to see if your computer is synching files to the server properly.
785 9/17/2018 4:32:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message Column B takes one of Javi's undefended towns

Javi up
784 9/16/2018 9:19:00 PM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Column B moves to a delaying position.

Bob is up.
783 9/16/2018 9:08:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message Moved my reinforcements forward. To Brian.
782 9/16/2018 4:45:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message 5th column, moved one unit from Malanje to jungle
781 9/13/2018 7:46:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message cleaned up the speed bump that Brian put in front of me.

Javi up
780 9/13/2018 6:08:00 PM Turn 1 FAPLA Message 5th column.

Bob is up.
779 9/12/2018 9:34:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message Played a command card. To Brian.
778 9/12/2018 7:42:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message Blank card played. Over to Jason.
777 9/12/2018 9:08:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message No problem Javi. I just wanted to let everyone know of my upcoming outage.
776 9/12/2018 8:34:00 AM Turn 1 MPLA Message um, that sounds very bad in English. Let's say that when my wife sleep I'll move. I hope she will be able to sleep today, very bad nights lately.
775 9/12/2018 8:34:00 AM Turn 1 MPLA Message I'll move today, as soon as I am able to make my wife sleep. Sorry for the delay.
774 9/12/2018 8:18:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message Just a heads up. On October 1 I am out for 2 weeks so hopefully we can wrap this up before then.
773 9/9/2018 10:08:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message Column C wins an auto victory

Javi up
772 9/9/2018 9:18:00 AM Turn 1 FAPLA Message 5th column move.

Bob is up.
771 9/8/2018 12:58:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message Sorry about that--you are correct. I will move into the Jungle instead and perhaps give Bob a +1 by doing so. Back to Brian.
770 9/8/2018 12:30:00 PM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Hi Jason,

I think your movement of Column C was illegal. If you look at 7.2 "Exception Two: Clear Terrain Movement", it says that you must start in a region with clear terrain, and move only into regions with clear terrain.

Since you started in a region with Savannah, and there is no road connection (which would fall under "Exception Three"), you can only move one area this turn.
769 9/8/2018 11:10:00 AM Turn 1 UNITA Message Finally trying to help Bob out in the north. Over to Brian to commit air units.
768 9/8/2018 10:43:00 AM Turn 1 UNITA Message It's me
767 9/8/2018 10:42:00 AM Turn 1 UNITA Die roll request Request: 4-sided die x 1

4


Message from UNITA:

766 9/8/2018 10:41:00 AM Turn 1 UNITA Message Javi was the first to make his pack. So now we need a die roll to see who goes first?
765 9/8/2018 7:41:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message Mine is done.
Over to Javi
764 9/7/2018 9:32:00 AM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Done.

Bob is up.
763 9/6/2018 9:45:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message I have made my pack. Over to Brian
762 9/6/2018 4:53:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message I got a tank, but I did not have any, so wasted. I did the cleanup (hopefully ok), advanced the turn track and created my pack.
761 9/6/2018 4:48:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message Javi up
760 9/6/2018 4:20:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message Santa got me some AA missiles
759 9/5/2018 9:46:00 PM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Bid 1. Got 2 AC's.

Bob is up.
758 9/5/2018 6:11:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message Placed a tank. To Brian.
757 9/5/2018 5:44:00 PM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Bid placed.

Back to Jason.
756 9/5/2018 1:48:00 AM Turn 1 UNITA Message I made my covert bid. To Brian.
755 9/4/2018 11:59:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message All done up to covert bid. Over to Jason :)
754 9/2/2018 10:19:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message Withdrew a major unit
now over to Javi
753 9/2/2018 10:17:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from FNLA:
+2

752 9/2/2018 10:16:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message Oops - next message is the reroll
751 9/2/2018 9:59:00 AM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Hi Bob,

Are you sure you are supposed to roll 2 dice on the Crisis Table? I can't find anything in the rules that says to roll 2 dice, and I don't see how you could ever roll a "1" result on the table (i.e., "Our confidence is shattered") if you always roll 2 dice.
750 9/2/2018 7:42:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message End of turn stuff done, over to Javi
749 9/2/2018 7:38:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
1


Message from FNLA:
Crisis table roll (+2)
748 8/31/2018 8:32:00 AM Turn 1 FNLA Message I am out of town for a couple days. Will post my log on Sunday.
747 8/30/2018 10:48:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message I have now done reorg, and direct foreign aid, and recruitment. Over to Bob.
746 8/30/2018 10:06:00 AM Turn 1 FAPLA Message Just to keep things moving along, I did the end phase stuff, and my reorg and recruitment.

Since Jason is first player, he should probably go next, and then in player order, Bob, and then Javi.
745 8/29/2018 6:24:00 PM Turn 1 UNITA Message I have no more cards
744 8/29/2018 5:43:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Message Column D failed to move. Over to Jason
743 8/29/2018 5:41:00 PM Turn 1 MPLA Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from MPLA:
Column D tries to move
742 8/29/2018 4:19:00 PM Turn 1 FNLA Message Column A passes

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