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144 9/19/2018 8:47:00 PM Turn 8 Red End Turn
143 9/19/2018 8:46:00 PM Turn 8 Red Edit Emperor / Pretender Green: from The real slim shady Pretender to The real slim shady Pretender
Red: from EMPEROR to EMPEROR
Blue: from to
Yellow: from to The new green
142 9/19/2018 8:45:00 PM Turn 8 Red Edit Legacy Green: from 45 to 45
Red: from 37 to 37
Blue: from 20 to 25
Yellow: from 43 to 43
141 9/19/2018 7:47:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Message Latest round up.
With word of a real Emperor rising in the East the Barbarians flock to Asia Minor in hopes of becoming true Romans. A few criminals were put to the sword but mostly peace in the east.
Meanwhile Bart the Bungler of Rome clings to what little power he has, very little but a fight back expected this turn.
Brent the even bigger bungler made a play for Damian's territory, giving up Africa. Presumably so he could play his pretender card next turn. he has a mob rising in Syria.
Damo without realising it has made Brents pretender card less useful. Damo continues to rise and actually has four provinces, which frankly shows what a poor job Bart is doing of ruling.

simulatores solum vivat

140 9/19/2018 7:37:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Edit Emperor / Pretender Green: from to The real slim shady Pretender
Red: from EMPEROR to EMPEROR
Blue: from to
Yellow: from to
139 9/19/2018 7:36:00 PM Turn 8 Yellow Edit Legacy Green: from 45 to 45
Red: from 37 to 37
Blue: from 20 to 20
Yellow: from 31 to 43
138 9/19/2018 7:03:00 PM Turn 8 Red Message Just one thing Damian, you needed 3 votes in Gallia (2*2 - 1). But you rolled 3,6 so can still make it with the bonus roll.
137 9/19/2018 6:15:00 PM Turn 8 Blue Message murrays turn.
quid pro quo
136 9/19/2018 7:43:00 AM Turn 8 Green Edit Legacy Green: from 40 to 45
Red: from 37 to 37
Blue: from 20 to 20
Yellow: from 31 to 31
135 9/19/2018 7:42:00 AM Turn 8 Green Message Sorry, Damian's up
134 9/19/2018 7:42:00 AM Turn 8 Green Message Log 30 done. You're up Murray
133 9/18/2018 11:02:00 PM Turn 8 Green Message Murray the pretend emperor....that would be about right.

At work and canít Vassal and have a school presentation thing this evening so wonít be home to log until later tonight. Bart, you could just do a supplemental log to pull the Mob into your discards and fix the barbarian issue and Iíll follow on from that
132 9/18/2018 9:51:00 PM Turn 8 Red Message So I was looking through my cards and couldn't find one I knew I'd bought. A yellow 3.

I've located the problem, Damian went from log 22 to 23, skipping over 22a and 22b. This lost my card, and also kept the Goths in Thracia when they should have been in Galatia.
131 9/18/2018 9:48:00 PM Turn 8 Red Message Brent is up.

Things are getting very interesting. Why strike at the Emperor Brent when there is a stronger Pretender brewing in your backyard. If he wipes you out in Syria no one will be in a position to touch him.
130 9/18/2018 9:45:00 PM Turn 8 Red Edit Legacy Green: from 40 to 40
Red: from 37 to 37
Blue: from 16 to 20
Yellow: from 31 to 31
129 9/18/2018 9:44:00 PM Turn 8 Red Edit Emperor Turns Green: from 2 to 2
Red: from 0 to 2
Blue: from 0 to 0
Yellow: from 0 to 0
128 9/18/2018 9:43:00 PM Turn 8 Red Edit Legacy Green: from 40 to 40
Red: from 29 to 37
Blue: from 16 to 16
Yellow: from 31 to 31
127 9/18/2018 8:11:00 PM Turn 7 Red End Turn
126 9/18/2018 8:07:00 PM Turn 7 Red Message So another 2-turn Emperor but the big move is Murray gearing up to become a pretender. Meanwhile the Empire is beset by barbarians on all fronts. Interesting times...
125 9/18/2018 6:50:00 PM Turn 7 Yellow Message Round 7 wrap.
Damo makes moves in Africa but the big move is Bart the Emperor. Brent still out in front but has been slowed. Still he is in a position to take ROme again so ready your swords people.
THe threat from the sassy is huge.


Cheers
All
124 9/18/2018 6:47:00 PM Turn 7 Yellow Edit Legacy Green: from 40 to 40
Red: from 29 to 29
Blue: from 16 to 16
Yellow: from 26 to 31
123 9/18/2018 7:48:00 AM Turn 7 Green Message Murray and Bart.

My only other experience with the game is the other PBEM game I've played, which just finished a few days ago. 9 turns. The blue player became emperor at turn 4 and we never managed to get him out again. I had one good chance about turn 7 with a Praetorian Guard....I needed 8 successes on 9 dice and rolled four 1's and no 6's. I didn't think I'd catch him even before that but after that we knew the game was over.

I've read that people are experiencing 8 or 9 turn games. Bart, if you look back through the journal here I did a quick rundown of game end conditions. What is clear is that it's important to try to become emperor as soon as possible and hold it for as long as possible and I imagine that you have to have been emperor at some stage to win. I suspect that what often happens is that it comes down to two players and that the others play kingmaker......but not enough experience to know.

I don't think you're out of it Murray but you need to make your move soon....whatever that move might be :)
122 9/18/2018 7:13:00 AM Turn 7 Green Message Damianas.

Just reviewed your log. I'm sorry I didn't see your original one....it sounded wild!

A coulee of things....I think that Alamanni roll had them heading into Pannonia, not Thracia.

You didn't spend your two Senate points. You'd occupied my African capital and were in a position to take it, which you should. That's what those Senate points are for. You should do an extension log, roll for a place governor in Africa.......you'll get extra Legacy and extra additional political points to spend.
121 9/18/2018 12:26:00 AM Turn 7 Green Message Hey Damian.

Did you log a turn? I can't see it in Dropbox.
120 9/17/2018 6:34:00 PM Turn 7 Blue Message Rotam rota.
how did we get to this silly position? Brent, do you mind checking to see that I didn't make any more mistakes in my turn? Surely we know it is the end of days when the unthinkable has happened. I guess if they can elect a horse to the senate....

119 9/17/2018 9:06:00 AM Turn 7 Red Message Damian and Murray, be mindful of the legacy standings. Brent's all the way at the end of the track (why does it end at 40?). If you give me respite I'll build my strength to put him between the hammer and anvil up north.
118 9/17/2018 7:20:00 AM Turn 7 Green Edit Legacy Green: from 33 to 40
Red: from 29 to 29
Blue: from 16 to 16
Yellow: from 26 to 26
117 9/17/2018 7:16:00 AM Turn 7 Green Message Well done, guys. You're making me work hard for this.

File 26 uploaded and Damian up next.

Damian and Murray.....only an emperor is going to win this game, so you're going to have to get in the ring or go live out the rest of your inglorious lives in the stinking, malarial backwaters you sprang from, your names lost to history. You thought I was there for the taking.....this has to be the weakest emperor I've ever seen.

Go for it!


116 9/17/2018 12:12:00 AM Turn 7 Red Message Yes, swamp green has been replaced with imperial red.
My yellow friend shall not be forgotten for his assistance in the empire's far flung provinces.

Brent, you're up.
115 9/17/2018 12:07:00 AM Turn 7 Red Edit Emperor / Pretender Green: from EMPEROR to
Red: from to EMPEROR
Blue: from to
Yellow: from to
114 9/17/2018 12:06:00 AM Turn 7 Red Edit Legacy Green: from 33 to 33
Red: from 21 to 29
Blue: from 16 to 16
Yellow: from 26 to 26
113 9/16/2018 10:17:00 PM Turn 6 Red End Turn
112 9/16/2018 9:48:00 PM Turn 6 Green Message At work and canít view Vassal but Iím intrigued,

Damian, I think this may have happened before so maybe not clear on legion cost? Creating an army with an available general only costs 1 (because it starts with only 1 legion). Any subsequent legions added to an army cost 2 for the second, 3 for the third, 4 for the 4th, etc. Can only be done in a province you control and you canít get around it cheaply by combining armies.

Murray, itís the army in the capital that has an effect on Support Check and Place Governor actions. Armies wandering around aimlessly in the countryside (sounds like mine might be touring the Libyan desert) do nothing.

Sadly you canít elect to take a hit on your legions first. Hits are taken on militia first, then barbarians, then legions (auxilia are shoved to the front to spare the important troops).
111 9/16/2018 8:44:00 PM Turn 6 Yellow Message Round 6 wrap.

The loathsome leader loses support in the East. It seems that running from the Sassy threat caused a revolt of honest Romans in Aegyptus. However the Sassy threat still remains for Murray to clean up.
The west is quiet with rumours of troops training and maneovers.
Thracians have been undermined by fake news and brave Goths and is frankly a mess.
Despotic actions in Africa have temporarily seen support for the fake fatuous felon of Rome rise. But you cant quieten the populous for ever.

Brent is currently running away with the game - he is over half way to 60 points and ending the game.
The Triumvirate must act for the sake of the people.

Just realised that Rome's support is down by one with Egypt enjoying freedom. Bart can you fix at the start of your turn.

And the bakers and brewers sent to Thrace got lost but fear not, improved food and drink will arrive.

110 9/16/2018 8:34:00 PM Turn 6 Yellow Edit Legacy Green: from 33 to 33
Red: from 21 to 21
Blue: from 16 to 16
Yellow: from 20 to 26
109 9/16/2018 7:23:00 PM Turn 6 Red Message I think Damian made an error recruiting a third legion in Hispania for 1 point (should be 3).

You could instead use the 1 point to create a new army (with the newly recruited general) in Macedonia.

Or you could use your 2 points to recruit a second legion in Pannonia (forego recruiting the general then).
108 9/16/2018 7:18:00 PM Turn 6 Red Edit Legacy Green: from 33 to 33
Red: from 21 to 21
Blue: from 14 to 16
Yellow: from 20 to 20
107 9/16/2018 6:18:00 PM Turn 6 Blue Message uermis recesserit......redit atque quietem;
zzzz
Murray's turn

106 9/16/2018 8:45:00 AM Turn 6 Red Message Fixed the Goths, I hope it makes up a bit for all of my nonsense! Now I'll read the rest of Brent's turn...
105 9/16/2018 8:35:00 AM Turn 6 Green Message Sorry, I made a mistake and the Goths went to Galatia....would you mind fixing that in your log, Bart?
104 9/16/2018 8:33:00 AM Turn 6 Red Message That's tricky, will step through your log without reading :).
103 9/16/2018 8:32:00 AM Turn 6 Green Message So what I meant, Bart, was just do a quick add on my turn to buy your card

102 9/16/2018 8:32:00 AM Turn 6 Red Message Ok will do before reading your log Brent.
101 9/16/2018 8:32:00 AM Turn 6 Green Edit Emperor Turns Green: from 1 to 2
Red: from 0 to 0
Blue: from 0 to 0
Yellow: from 0 to 0
100 9/16/2018 8:32:00 AM Turn 6 Green Edit Legacy Green: from 22 to 33
Red: from 21 to 21
Blue: from 14 to 14
Yellow: from 20 to 20
99 9/16/2018 8:31:00 AM Turn 6 Green Message I noticed that and was going to tell you, Bart

I've posted log 22 so follow from mine? Then you're up, Damian.

Good tag teaming, guys....gave me something to think about....but I'm still Emperor! I think Ardashir and the Sassanids are going to be your problem, Murray....although you might be relieved of your Thracian load because I know it's all a bit much for you to manage :). The mob are shouting something about the free bread being made from sawdust and dog eggs. You can't keep cheating the people and get away with it.



98 9/16/2018 8:26:00 AM Turn 6 Red Message Too late I guess as Brent was playing.
97 9/16/2018 8:05:00 AM Turn 6 Red Message I messed up my card buying. Have 3 provinces and 7 PPs so could buy two 3-value cards. I hope you don't mind if I buy a second one now (will add a log file).
96 9/16/2018 7:39:00 AM Turn 6 Red Message Brent is up and has a bit of work to do at least.
95 9/16/2018 7:38:00 AM Turn 6 Red Edit Legacy Green: from 22 to 22
Red: from 18 to 21
Blue: from 14 to 14
Yellow: from 20 to 20
94 9/16/2018 6:34:00 AM Turn 6 Red Edit Legacy Green: from 22 to 22
Red: from 18 to 18
Blue: from 12 to 14
Yellow: from 20 to 20
93 9/16/2018 6:33:00 AM Turn 5 Red End Turn
92 9/16/2018 1:51:00 AM Turn 5 Yellow Message Round 5 wrap.
Peace has risen in the west forged by a common enemy so low he has no name that history shall remember. Damien seems to have stumbled into barbarian lands and has quite the fight on his hands while Bart is reportedly recruiting troops to free the homeland.
Meanwhile in the East, heavily numbered (but knowing that true Romans fear nothing) loyal Roman troops march into the corruptor's lands. Freedom shall reign.

Word is that resistance in Rome is strong but subtle. Upon demanding the purple a true Roman removed the robe from his desk before he could sigh for it and replaced it with one of brightest pink. It is said he wears it now unaware that he looks as foolish as he in fact is.

good luck Bart and Damo
91 9/16/2018 1:40:00 AM Turn 5 Yellow Edit Legacy Green: from 22 to 22
Red: from 18 to 18
Blue: from 12 to 12
Yellow: from 16 to 20
90 9/16/2018 12:25:00 AM Turn 5 Green Message Actually Damian, I should have mentioned that you should have moved into the provincial capital in Pannonia. Itís free, thereís no penalty, and you can attack the Franks just as effectively from there...if thatís your plan. It puts you in the box seat for the province and makes it harder for other players to take the governorship. Thereís no downside and youíve earned it by being first into the province. If youíre happy Murray or Bart could shift you there in their turn.

Also just a reminder that you wonít be able to build new legions for that army until you control the province.
89 9/15/2018 11:55:00 PM Turn 5 Red Message Fellows of the triumvirate, if we don't quickly act against the megalomaniac emperor we're toast.

The only place where I can challenge him is in Italia itself. I suggest you two go after his provinces (sadly I see no progress from Damian against Africa yet).

Each province taken at least reduces the legacy he'll get (if he remains emperor) by 2.
88 9/15/2018 8:57:00 PM Turn 5 Green Message Well, as the deified Augustus once famously said.......

Potius quam provincialibus atque imperatoria pupa muppet

= "Better an imperial puppet than a provincial muppet"

All good Damian. Going for Pannonia! You got the virtus, man.
87 9/15/2018 8:04:00 PM Turn 5 Blue Message With a puppet sullying the eternal city, I pledge the lives of all my loyal troops to the liberation of the good plebs of Rome.
Plus, you're up now Muz

86 9/15/2018 7:49:00 AM Turn 5 Green Message Damian up.
85 9/15/2018 7:48:00 AM Turn 5 Green Message File 018 submitted.....supplementary 18a added for you to follow on from, Damian, because I forgot to fix Bart's legion in Gallia.

Fixed the legions in the east as discussed. Put Damian's Legacy to 12.

I've reluctantly taken the purple and become your emperor. It was not what I wanted but with the empire falling apart I felt it was my duty.

In all seriousness, you can probably see how much Legacy and political points it racks up and I'm on the Emperor Turns track. You should all be looking at how to get me out of there as quickly as possible (while watching your own backs).....I'll leave it up to you as to how you go about that :)
84 9/15/2018 7:40:00 AM Turn 5 Green Edit Emperor / Pretender Green: from to EMPEROR
Red: from to
Blue: from to
Yellow: from to
83 9/15/2018 7:40:00 AM Turn 5 Green Edit Emperor Turns Green: from 0 to 1
Red: from 0 to 0
Blue: from 0 to 0
Yellow: from 0 to 0
82 9/15/2018 7:40:00 AM Turn 5 Green Edit Legacy Green: from 13 to 22
Red: from 18 to 18
Blue: from 12 to 12
Yellow: from 16 to 16
81 9/15/2018 5:35:00 AM Turn 5 Red Message Sorry I should have paid an extra point to move from Gallia to Britannia. You can flip my Gallica legion (in Gallia) back to reduced state Brent (no training for them).
80 9/15/2018 1:19:00 AM Turn 5 Red Message A Frankish invasion of Britannia has been dealt with. Brent to deal with the empire's other problems?
79 9/15/2018 1:11:00 AM Turn 5 Red Edit Legacy Green: from 13 to 13
Red: from 12 to 18
Blue: from 10 to 12
Yellow: from 9 to 16
78 9/15/2018 12:27:00 AM Turn 5 Red Message All rightus Damianus, I think we're even and can start gaining legacy elsewhere.
77 9/15/2018 12:18:00 AM Turn 4 Red End Turn
76 9/14/2018 11:32:00 PM Turn 4 Blue Message Ave Barticus. I would take your offer of a temporary cessation of hostilities more seriously once your troops leave Hispania. They have drunk all the wine and now the locals are getting upset. :(
75 9/14/2018 10:18:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message and Bart is up
74 9/14/2018 10:18:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Had a quick look at your log before heading out Murray. What were you thinking? The Aegyptians are too old and wise a civilisation to be tempted by your greasy governor.

Almost perfect except the Goth invasion didn't go quite as played because of the Raiding Parties event in play....the invasion roll was modified to 1 so only 1 Goth invades, meaning you couldn't both foederate and kill. You can achieve the same result by foederating a Sassanid from Syria, which would now be dead (so return one from Syria to their home region inactivated) and one active Goth should still be in Gothland.
73 9/14/2018 9:25:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Damian is on 10 and I thought that was right? 4 turns with 2 provinces and one battle victory.
72 9/14/2018 8:26:00 PM Turn 4 Yellow Message So read the battle report and agree with Brent so have fixed the state of play, there is a 15a for people to double check. I assume there should be some legacy points as well for the winner can someone double check.
I don't remember Bart getting any so probably nothing to subtract and Damo should get two - yes?

71 9/14/2018 9:29:00 AM Turn 4 Green Message One reason I was keen to get this learned and played is that I've had it sitting on the shelf for months and the expansion is about to come out...projected shipping in December.

It's a small expansion but looks very cool. The main thing it will have is an additional card type for each of the colours and levels (as you notice at present there's only one action available for each card). This is awesome. It will give even more choice in how you build your deck and strategy and will exponentially differentiate player factions as they develop.

The other thing it will have is that when I....I mean someone....becomes emperor, they choose what style of emperor they will have.....stay at home administrator, emperor of the people in the provinces, or soldier emperor (boosting the army he is with but vulnerable to death in battle).

I'm expecting that I won't play without the expansion once it's available.

It will also have a solo format for the game.

For those interested there's an interview with the designers (including sample images of a few of the new cards) here:

https://theplayersaid.com/2018/07/16/interview-with-wray-ferrell-and-brad-johnson-designers-of-the-age-of-iron-and-rust-a-time-of-crisis-expansion-from-gmt-games/
70 9/14/2018 8:15:00 AM Turn 4 Green Edit Legacy Green: from 13 to 13
Red: from 12 to 12
Blue: from 8 to 10
Yellow: from 9 to 9
69 9/14/2018 8:06:00 AM Turn 4 Green Message "omnia mutantur illi magis magis mane eadem ..."

Oh, oh, let me try to translate...

"I ate cheese for breakfast with a mutant, a wizard and a wizard..."

....WTF ?!?

Well done but I think we might have to rework the battle a bit. Ignoring the invasion roll dice (technically you could have used those for a 2 Legion attack but we'll ignore it because it was rookie error...this time :)....

I think the rolls for your 2 Legions were:
6 (hit, reroll), 1 (miss), 6 (hit, reroll), 5 (hit) = 3 hits

Bart's counterattacking Legions rolled:
2 (miss), 6 (hit, reroll), 4 (hit)...and done (you rolled another 4 but there should have been no more dice) = 2 hits

So, you should have won the battle 3 to 2, meaning:
Bart has 1 destroyed and 1 damaged Legion
Bart's army retreats into the surrounding countryside and you can reoccupy your capital
You gain 2 Legacy for the victory

You took 2 hits.....ordinarily you would take a hit on each Legion so you don't lose them. You could then use your last two Military points to train them back to full strength (with the same result you have now).
Note that you would have had to spend 2 Military points, not 1, to get a second Legion but it works out the same way.

I'm going to do a little supplementary log to fix that....Bart and Murray, can you just check to see if agree with my calculations?
68 9/14/2018 7:33:00 AM Turn 4 Blue Message
omnia mutantur illi magis magis mane eadem ...

And the more they change, they more things stay the same.
The campaign in Hispania is dragging on with talk now of an end by Christmas, but earthworks being thrown up by both sides, an early end to hostilities may be optimistic. Murray up now

67 9/13/2018 9:27:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message A word on the current barbarian situation.

A province can hold a maximum of 3 of any particular barbarian tribe. This includes barbarian leaders if they ever enter play by event card. So Pannonia is maxed out with Franks and Syria is maxed for Sassanids. If more of these tribes enter these provinces by invasion roll, they will pass through to the next province listed on the invasion path (so another 5-6 white die roll for invading Franks wold send the new invaders into Italy......which would be the stupidest move they ever made....while there's pointless bickering going on in the provinces my legions have their priorities right and are protecting the imperial heartland).

Note that the 3 limit is per tribe....up to 3 Alamanni could also move into Pannonia to get chummy with the Franks and make it an even more desirable colonisation destination.
66 9/13/2018 9:13:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Bart, I had all the best intentions and would have dealt with the Asia Minor menace much earlier but my brave troops balked when they saw the manner of "men" they would have to face, feeling that slaughtering beasts was beneath the dignity of Roman legionaries. The I Adiutrix actually petitioned me to be put on stray dog catching detail in Antioch rather than be exposed to the shame of having to fight the Galatians. My hands were tied.

I gave Damian some very helpful advice and a couple of pints of courage yesterday evening and he was on his way straight home to do his turn, so I'm not sure what happened (possibly one pint too much courage).
65 9/13/2018 5:10:00 AM Turn 4 Red Message I'd be less concerned about your megalomaniac tendencies Brent, if you'd shown more attention to the yellow menace before now. More than idle words about morals (we're all Romans, Jesus Christ).
64 9/12/2018 11:16:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Still with the numeracy fail!

Bart and Damian, itís up to you but Iíd advise caution before joining your fortunes with a bunch of barbarians who all look eerily alike and canít even count to three.
63 9/12/2018 10:45:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Sorry about that. Usually the file extension is added automatically. Iíll keep an eye on that. In the meantime if you do encounter it, it can be fixed by simply adding the .vlog extension to the file, as youíve done.

I applaud your solidarity in dealing with a megalomaniac and Iíd be willing to join you in the good fight but I think youíll find Murrayís provinces are a bit far away from Gallia and Hispania for you to reach effectively.
62 9/12/2018 10:06:00 PM Turn 4 Red Message Damian, it's been fun and we've gifted some legacy to each other but why don't we join forces against the megalomaniac now?

You can go at him from Hispania (I'll withdraw my army there) and I from Gallia.

What do you think?
61 9/12/2018 9:54:00 PM Turn 4 Red Message Brent, your files (this is the second) are popping up in my Dropbox folder without file extension. So I copy them over and add .vlog to open them.
60 9/12/2018 9:48:00 PM Turn 4 Green Edit Legacy Green: from 9 to 13
Red: from 12 to 12
Blue: from 8 to 8
Yellow: from 9 to 9
59 9/12/2018 9:48:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Okay, I've made my move...file 014.

About to hot up.

Your turn, Damian
58 9/12/2018 9:30:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message Answer within minutes. One of the advantages of PBEM, the time to iron out all these little rules wrinkles. Yes Bart, you get the 2 Legacy. Link here:

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/29981300#29981300

Well done, Damian, not only did your Legion cover themselves in shame, Pierre the town drunk and Nanny Halitosos have been honoured and written up in the history books.

I'd point out to you, Murray, that Bart is now in the lead. Your Thracians may have to move on to their variable number of toes to keep up. Or if you resort to your "elite" warband of Siamese twins you may even be able to follow the scores until somebody hits 20 Legacy.

I'm off to a Shakespeare double bill, Macbeth (rooting for him to come out on top this time....could happen) and Comedy of Errors (although I could achieve the same result by staying home and watching Damian's military maneuvers). If you log in the meantime, Bart, I'll post my turn when I get home later tonight.

57 9/12/2018 9:30:00 PM Turn 4 Red Message Adiutrix has redeemed itself.

Over to the African megalomaniac who has a Sassanid invasion on his hands.

56 9/12/2018 9:26:00 PM Turn 4 Red Edit Legacy Green: from 9 to 9
Red: from 10 to 12
Blue: from 6 to 8
Yellow: from 9 to 9
55 9/12/2018 8:43:00 PM Turn 4 Green Message I'd wondered about the Gallic battle at the time. By definition the side that scored most hits wins the battle, a draw going to the defender. As no hits were scored, I assumed no result at all. I've scanned the rules forum and found nothing, so I'll ask. It won't affect play so you can complete your turn and we'll adjust it later if we need to.

Was Murray's 1 die roll for his Place Governor action in Thrace? It was automatic as he need only 1 vote at 1+ on the die, so he didn't need to roll (he needed only 1 vote because his unit in the capital reduced the required number of votes by 1).

I don't know that Damian deserves his Legacy after the fiasco in Gaul :)
54 9/12/2018 7:53:00 PM Turn 4 Red Message Some housekeeping before I start my turn:
+2 legacy for Damian (not marked in acts yet)
+2 legacy for me (for 'winning' the battle in Gallia - defender wins ties)

Murray, to roll one die in the Vassal mod you should click the die marked '?', change the 'Number of dice' value to '1' and click 'Ok'.
53 9/12/2018 7:50:00 PM Turn 4 Red Edit Legacy Green: from 9 to 9
Red: from 8 to 10
Blue: from 4 to 6
Yellow: from 9 to 9
52 9/12/2018 7:48:00 PM Turn 3 Red End Turn
51 9/12/2018 7:48:00 AM Turn 3 Green Message Sorry for the rambling emails. The happy African troops are toasting me and I can't be rude and decline......on my second glass of vintage Falernian as we speak.

Just an addition to Murray's round 3 wrap (yes, round 3....bloody innumerate Thracians). The barbarians were on the move. There was actually a migration of Franks into Pannonia. Prime real estate on the doorstep of Italy and a whole bunch of new friends to share it with. All yours, Damian :)

It should also be noted what a travesty of Roman virtus the II Adiutrix are.....with the Gallic capital open to them, defended only by an imbecile with a pitchfork and a an old woman with halitosis (pretty nasty, mind you), they were completely unable to get the job done. Decimation material.
50 9/12/2018 7:34:00 AM Turn 3 Green Message Oh, if it wasn't mentioned, you're up again Bart.
49 9/12/2018 7:21:00 AM Turn 3 Green Message Yes, Murray's barbaric Thracian illiterates ain't so good with the county thing. This is what happens when your parents were siblings (sister, wife, what's the difference to a Thracian?) and you were born with only VI fingers so can't count to IX and realise you're actually tied for the lead.

This is nothing....wait util we have an emperor and then watch the Legacy rocket up.

Good job, guys.....a whole turn in one evening (although don't stop there if you want to keep going). Once you get into the swing the turns are easy and fast.
48 9/12/2018 7:14:00 AM Turn 3 Yellow Message round 4 wrap

Bart and Damo continue to destroy the west
The barbarians are massing every where and I was surprised none moved in this round
Asia Minor is secure and prospering under honest hard working men and women dedicated to the Empire.
Africa is in the grips of a megalomaniac who is about to march on Rome. You heard it here first.

I enjoyed the article about the Saxons invasion of Britain in the magazine - thanks Brent.

Damo be careful how much sake you drink tomorrow, don't let Brent convince you to help him as he is one red card away from Rome. while we are left dealing with the barbarians.
\cheers
Murray
47 9/12/2018 6:54:00 AM Turn 3 Yellow Edit Legacy Green: from 9 to 9
Red: from 8 to 8
Blue: from 4 to 4
Yellow: from 5 to 9
46 9/12/2018 6:17:00 AM Turn 3 Red Message I had forgotten to change my legacy in acts so did now.

Brent's already in the lead by the way.
45 9/12/2018 6:16:00 AM Turn 3 Red Edit Legacy Green: from 9 to 9
Red: from 6 to 8
Blue: from 4 to 4
Yellow: from 5 to 5

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