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386 6/28/2020 2:10:00 PM Master ID = 22449 Game Deleted
385 6/28/2020 2:10:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message Congrats to Roderick and his gauls and thank you everyone for the game.
384 6/21/2020 11:33:00 AM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message The Samnites had put Rome under siege previously; they started in Rome.
383 6/21/2020 5:27:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message The Samnites walked through Rome to get to Caere, right? My map shows Maximus and 2 CUs in Rome who could sacrifice themselves to stop the Samnites
382 6/19/2020 9:48:00 AM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Thanks for the offer to join Successors. I'm interested, but going through a busy period this month and next so I wouldn't be able to join now unfortunately.

Rod, how would the Romans stop movement into Caere short of some card play? The force at Tarquinii is locked into combat with the Etruscans.
381 6/19/2020 6:04:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message Thanks guys, though I would've preferred to keep playing.

Also, I realize this is too late, but Rome had the opportunity to stop the flanking force before it reached Caere. I have to wonder if we would still be playing if Rome didn't just lose his entire force.

If anyone wants to start another game of Sword, I'm in.

Thanks everyone for the game.
380 6/17/2020 9:22:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Message I am going to get into a game of Successors on the BGG group. Not sure if any of you would be interested in that. Chawn Harlow has a game posted on the June BGG list. Still looking for a couple others if you are interested.
379 6/14/2020 9:37:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Message I never played my insubordination card to slow the Gauls down.
378 6/13/2020 11:46:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message All, thanks for the game and for sticking out so long. I'm ready to stop here and declare the Gauls winners. The Romans are a very resilient faction, but it would take a lot to recover from where they are now; the Greeks have been pushed back against the Carthaginians for a long time to come; and I don't see the fragile Etruscans being able to fight on two fronts in this game.

Well-played Rod and especially for doing so with the Gauls, which can be a very tricky faction to play!
377 6/12/2020 11:07:00 AM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message (Sorry, that would be 7-7 before drm).
376 6/12/2020 11:06:00 AM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Dice are 9-9, with +2 net drm for E/S. Any response cards the Romans wish to play after the battle?

Otherwise there are no battle losses, but the dictator and his army have no retreat path.
375 6/12/2020 11:02:00 AM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

2
3
2
3
2
2


Message from Etruscan-Samnite:
E/S attack (top 3)
Roman defence (bottom 3)
374 6/12/2020 5:20:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message I will not play any cards on this battle.

And, well, I abstain on the other question. :-)
373 6/12/2020 4:32:00 AM 361-348 BC Roman Play Strategy card - Event #5: 1 / Obesus Etruscus

Message from Roman:
whatever y'all want to do. here is my battle card BTW to hopefully salvage victory from gaping jaws of defeat.
"#5: 1 / Obesus Etruscus
Play before a battle involving an Etruscan army. -2 to Etruscan combat roll."
372 6/11/2020 9:24:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Message I'm willing to pull the plug, but somewhat impressed at how long this game has continued.
371 6/11/2020 5:41:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Ok guysó Iím kinda just curious how this battle turns out but after no matter the outcome Iíd be up for declaring Gauls victors and stop. What do you think?
370 6/8/2020 10:02:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Card text: "Play before a battle involving a Samnite army. +3 to Samnite combat roll. If defeated, the Samnite army must remove two additional CU."
369 6/8/2020 9:57:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Play Strategy card - Event #35: 3 / Linen Legion

Message from Etruscan-Samnite:
Will also play before battle.

Net E/S drm calculation:
+1 friendly control + 1 force ratio + 1 flanking - 2 leadership + 3 event = + 4 net

Feel free to play any events cards and resolve.
368 6/8/2020 9:55:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Etruscan army will engage the Romans at Tarquinii with 1 CU coming out of Tarquinii. I have 9 Etruscan CUs vs 10 Roman CUs

Next, continuing with second campaign activation. Samnite ML-A with 10 CUs to Caere will flank the Romans at Tarquinii. This gives +5 CUs to a net 14 E/S CUs vs 10 Roman CUs.
367 6/8/2020 9:30:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message Letís dance, metaphorically speaking. Do you have a combat cardÖ We will stand our ground!!
366 6/7/2020 3:57:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message pinging Rome
you're under attack
365 5/22/2020 8:51:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Play Strategy card - Event #34: 3 / Campaign

Message from Etruscan-Samnite:
First, Etruscan ML-B + 8 CUs to Tarquinii. Any response from the Romans?
364 5/21/2020 3:16:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message Yes, it's your turn. No, you are not starting round 5 (You're just continuing round 4).

Way back when, Rome specified me to leadoff each round of this turn.
363 5/20/2020 3:32:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Is it back to E/S now?-Just to check, do I kick-off AR5?
362 5/14/2020 7:21:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Play Strategy card - Operations #21: 2 / Neutral Power Activates

Message from Gaul:
as ops
activate Tarentum stack

move to Anxanum
on to the Etrscans (or Samnites)
361 5/13/2020 3:39:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message No result. bah!

Gauls up for AR4.
360 5/13/2020 3:37:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
2


Message from Roman:
Activate dictator stack and roll on siege table of Tarquinni

no DRM
359 5/13/2020 3:37:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Play Strategy card - Operations #15: 2 / Gallic Loss of Heart

Message from Roman:
Activate dictator stack and roll on siege table of Tarquinni
358 5/13/2020 2:39:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message reviewing logs now.
357 5/8/2020 11:34:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message Sorry, been busy for the last week moving from and closing selling one house and going to the other. We just got last load done and out internet is now in. Iím completely wiped but I will be able to do it tomorrow.
356 5/6/2020 6:42:00 PM 361-348 BC Gaul Message Ping! for Jonathan
355 4/27/2020 10:57:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Message Rome is up.
354 4/24/2020 6:03:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message regarding your comment in the Vassal log, there's still six turns in the game, plus you haven't actually lost a VP yet
353 4/24/2020 5:55:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Adjust Victory Points Roman: from 5 to 5
Greek: from 7 to 7
Etruscan-Samnite: from 7 to 7
Gaul: from 7 to 8
352 4/24/2020 5:55:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message 5 CUs killed is worth 3 support

I'll take 1 plunder and lower Tarentum's loyalty to zero, looting it for 5 more plunder

replace Tarentum with an independent city
Greeks may play Neutral Power Activates or the Romans are up next
351 4/24/2020 5:50:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message Actually, the L1 loss for the loser no longer applies. I believe we had this discussion earlier in the game, or perhaps, in the preceding game.
350 4/22/2020 10:02:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Message Yes, this wipes me out and you'll get to remove two support (or add two) or maybe do plunder. I'll post my file in a second.

349 4/22/2020 9:06:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Message You roll a modified 20? I rolled a 15. Doesn't this wipe out my army? You win, I lose. You rolled two 6s and a 5 for 6 total CU loss for me. I only have 5 CU there in the first place. I think I inflict another loss on myself, and then 1 loss for you.
348 4/22/2020 7:26:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message whoa, that's a 1/6
I'll wait for you to take your losses before I decide on my support losses (or someone may play a card altering the support or even the battle)
347 4/22/2020 7:22:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

6
6
5


Message from Gaul:
sorry, meant to roll the battle last night
346 4/21/2020 8:01:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

1
5
3


Message from Greek:
Hearing nothing, I am rolling my dice. +6drm
345 4/19/2020 11:33:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Message Just confirm no combat cards for you and I will roll my combat dice. Should be a +6 modifier for the Greeks. Currently a +3 for the Gauls.
344 4/19/2020 11:31:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Play Strategy card - Event #5: 1 / Hoplites

Message from Greek:
Yes, I will use these guys now.
343 4/17/2020 7:10:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message I actually cannot intercept; my leader is not skilled enough. (interception adjusted by -1 for hostile territory)

I assume those Hoplites will come out now?
342 4/16/2020 4:19:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Message I believe this sets up a combat (siege relief) with the Gauls. I posted a file. I think that the army differential provides +3 drm to Gauls. I would get +3 for leader superiority and +1 for fighting in a home space.

I actually think that the besieging army could attempt an intercept on a roll of 1. Is that something you'd like to do?

We can also play combat cards.

But I'll wait for intercept decision.
341 4/16/2020 4:11:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Play Strategy card - Operations #17: 2 / Magna Graecia

Message from Greek:
I will use this to move Dionysus and 3 CU to Tarentum.
340 4/16/2020 2:16:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Message I believe greeks are up. I'll move soon, today.
339 4/13/2020 8:40:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Yep, E/S is done.
338 4/13/2020 8:08:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message Are you done then??
337 4/12/2020 4:40:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Will setup a siege at Roma. Transfer ML-B to Fregellae.
336 4/11/2020 4:21:00 AM 361-348 BC Roman Message I'm ging to sit tight in Rome. you going to keep marching or set up a siege?
335 4/9/2020 9:47:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Rome to decide on reaction.
334 4/7/2020 9:06:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Play Strategy card - Operations #20: 2 / Neutral Power Activates

Message from Etruscan-Samnite:
ML-A with ML-B and 10 CUs to Velitrae, then Rome. Romans have options.
333 4/6/2020 9:05:00 PM 361-348 BC Gaul Play Strategy card - Event #18: 2 / Siege Train Captured

Message from Gaul:
"Play when you place a level 0 siege marker on an enemy walled city. Siege rolls at this city are +1 instead of your normal -1. (Place marker at city.) Marker is removed when siege is lifted or completed."

end turn
332 4/6/2020 8:59:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Message The greek CUs and leaders will go behind the walls of the city.
331 4/6/2020 5:51:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Play Strategy card - Event #7: 1 / "They Swept Down Like a TorrentÖ"

NOTE: Deck will be reshuffled before next deal.

Message from Gaul:
"Activate a single Gallic army with 6 MP"

activate Minor Leader C

move all to Tarentum

Greeks to decide battle, if any
I don't believe interception into Norba is possible, but perhaps there's a card in the Greek deck
330 4/6/2020 2:56:00 AM 361-348 BC Roman Message Dictator force places a Zero Siege marker and I yield over to Roderick/Gauls. sorry guys, been slacking a little on PBEM but let's ping each other if no move has happened after 2 days and another on 3rd day. it helps remind me.

Now AR 3 is up
329 4/5/2020 5:19:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Sounds good, thanks Jonathan. Let's aim for trying to complete an impulse every 3 days or so. Hope you're all doing as well as can be in these trying times!
328 4/5/2020 4:57:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message you are right, it's my fault. i'll move tonight. i get moving for awhile but then whenever there si a delay i fall into a rut myself. I'll do better. I've wrapped up some PBEM recently and won't be starting any new ones until I can get teh current list down further.
327 4/5/2020 4:26:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Guys, to me this game feels like a zombie that occasionally comes to life. At the rate we're going, we'll be done sometime in 2025. Either we speed up play a little bit or we call it quits.
326 3/31/2020 1:17:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Message Back to Rome at this point?
325 3/26/2020 2:42:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message No reaction from ES.
324 3/26/2020 6:01:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message Gauls will not play cards
323 3/25/2020 2:05:00 AM 361-348 BC Roman Message wait for reaction by Dan/E-S.
322 3/25/2020 2:03:00 AM 361-348 BC Roman Play Strategy card - Operations #10: 1 / Castra

NOTE: Deck will be reshuffled before next deal.

Message from Roman:
Place Minor leder in Antium.

activate 10 CU's and Dictator plus Veturius and march 2MP's to Tarquinii via Caere, and put the city under siege. no intercepts there or any of that. any reaction to this with a card?
321 3/23/2020 3:25:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Message New file posted. Rome is up.
320 3/23/2020 3:23:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Play Strategy card - Operations #28: 3 / Rebels Executed

Message from Greek:
I will be using this to add loyalty too some walled cities. Syracuse, Messana, and Rhegium.
319 3/13/2020 11:12:00 AM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Play Strategy card - Operations #30: 3 / Mamertines

Message from Etruscan-Samnite:
Add 1 CU to Fregellae [now 12 CUs]. Place ML-B with ML-A also at Fregellae.
318 3/12/2020 5:12:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message ok, after all that mess, I think I'll pass
317 3/12/2020 12:28:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Message Interesting.....I have never used the load continuation before. I didn't know about it. I have always loaded files individually.
316 3/12/2020 12:27:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Return Strategy card to hand #5: 1 / Hoplites

Message from Greek:
315 3/11/2020 3:20:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message That should be fine, this is why I do not use the continuation anymore. I had a long game or here I stand get ruined because continuations messed up multiple logs and we didnít have acts record stuff as a reference but since then I always load logs one at a time
314 3/11/2020 2:54:00 PM 361-348 BC Gaul Return Strategy card to hand #19: 2 / Neutral Power Activates

Message from Gaul:
313 3/11/2020 2:53:00 PM 361-348 BC Gaul Message ok, I see the problem and now I think I understand this cryptic message: "My apologies, but I didn't start the log file, and don't to replay it."

When I load your log as a continuation, what you type shows up, but there is no action on the board, so it still shows 10 CUs in Syracuse. But, if I load your log as a game (from an unopened game state), then your action logs clearly.

That said, had I known there were 14 CUs in Syracuse, I would not have had the Carthaginians attack at all. So, I will retract the Neutral Power Activates if that's ok with everyone. You can take your Hoplites back in hand as well.
312 3/11/2020 8:47:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Message Unless there are other cards, I can roll the combat outcomes.
311 3/8/2020 10:56:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Message Looking at the map, I have 14 CU in Syracusae.
310 3/8/2020 5:08:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message I don't see how you're getting a force DRM. It's 10-10.
309 3/7/2020 9:32:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Message Hoplites adds a +2 to my roll. I also will get +1 for being in a friendly location and +1 for size differential, as best as I can figure.
308 3/7/2020 9:30:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Play Strategy card - Event #5: 1 / Hoplites

307 3/7/2020 3:35:00 PM 361-348 BC Gaul Message well, I was waiting on the other players, too, but definitely waiting on you

I think you can play your card
306 3/7/2020 1:54:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message No cards
305 3/7/2020 1:54:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message No cards
304 3/7/2020 1:00:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Message If we are waiting for me, Everyone stays outside the city and participates in battle. No attempt to avoid. I'll play a combat card.

Are you waiting for other players to decide about adding combat cards?
303 3/1/2020 2:28:00 PM 361-348 BC Gaul Message Yes, a Neutral Power Activates is a 3-op for the neutral if played as the event. It's a 2-op if played for ops. The card text is clearer:

"Play during your action phase, place marker. Activate Carthage or the Volsci with a 3-value action if they have not been activated this round."

This is how one can raise a troop for the neutral (as if a 3-op). So, other than getting the leaders mixed up, Hamilcar is attacking with 10 CUs
302 3/1/2020 11:17:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Message Do you mean you are attacking with Hamilcar? Timolean is Greek. Can you activate a 3 value leader (Hamilcar) with a 2 value neutral powers activates card?
301 3/1/2020 7:15:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Message attacking with 10 CUs in case it wasn't obvious
300 3/1/2020 7:15:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Play Strategy card - Event #19: 2 / Neutral Power Activates

Message from Gaul:
as event
activate Timoleon again

attack Syracuse
no cards

anyone else?
299 2/27/2020 10:21:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message turn over. Gauls/Rod are up with their AR2 start. all NP's are available to be activated again.
298 2/27/2020 10:15:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Play Strategy card - Event #33: 3 / Dark Days of the Republic

Message from Roman:
Dark days are indeed here. Time for Rome to secure her future.

Placing him in Roma with 2 CU.
297 2/27/2020 10:13:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message Greeks/Eric, your move was still in AR 1, i changed the log name. my action wraps up AR1 and then to Gauls/Rod to kick off AR 2.
296 2/27/2020 10:10:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message moving now. sorry, convention followed by our new home coming along much faster than expected which led to us having to scramble to get our house picture and buyer tour ready in a short time span. been so tiring and no energy for games at night.
295 2/26/2020 3:03:00 PM 361-348 BC Gaul Message Yes, hey Jonathan, that's a real long convention there :-)
294 2/22/2020 11:12:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Message Rome is still up?
293 2/6/2020 2:22:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message I see Iím up. will try to make a move in next 24-48 hours. I'm at a convention with a rare few days to do live war games!
292 2/2/2020 11:44:00 PM 361-348 BC Gaul Message I confirm that there is no need for a naval roll as there is no Rome-Carthage alliance, and the destination port isn't Carthaginian
291 2/1/2020 3:26:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Message My file is up. Rome is next. I am fairly sure I don't have to roll on the naval combat table for my move since I didn't use a Carthaginian port.
290 2/1/2020 3:16:00 PM 361-348 BC Greek Play Strategy card - Event #27: 3 / Campaign

Message from Greek:
Using this to move Dionysius to Naples and then use naval movement for ML A to sail to Syracuse.
289 1/29/2020 10:13:00 PM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Pass. Greeks next up.
288 1/28/2020 3:55:00 PM 361-348 BC Gaul Play Strategy card - Event #23: 2 / Neutral Power Activates

Message from Gaul:
activate Carthage
add another CU to the Agrigentum stack (to 10)

Etruscan/Samnites up
287 1/28/2020 3:54:00 PM 361-348 BC Gaul Play Strategy card - Operations #15: 2 / Flight Before the Barbarians

Message from Gaul:
as ops
activate the Praeneste stack

move all to Asculum

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