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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
286 1/28/2020 3:51:00 PM 361-348 BC Gaul Message I see the problem.

If I load your file as a continuation from my open board, then after stepping through, it does not show Roman reinforcements (and Camillus is still on the board).

But, if I load your file as a (previously unopened) game, then Maximus shows up properly, and there are 10 CUs in Rome.

So, just a head's up to the other players. If the game is already open, close it and load Roman log 57 using "Load Game" instead of "Load Continuation".
285 1/28/2020 2:48:00 PM 361-348 BC Roman Message go through to the end and you will see i accidentally mad emistake of adding my reinforcements on vassal while yoru log was still in play through. so what happened was i just left it as is since i had put all my actiosn down in ACTS and the change can be verified by viewing my troop change from the previous logs.
284 1/28/2020 1:35:00 PM 361-348 BC Gaul Message my Roman log file is showing my (Gallic) reinforcements again, not the Roman setup

anyone else seeing this?
283 1/28/2020 9:48:00 AM 361-348 BC Etruscan-Samnite Draw Strategy cards
282 1/28/2020 8:58:00 AM 361-348 BC Greek Draw Strategy cards
281 1/28/2020 1:45:00 AM 361-348 BC Roman Message Gauls/Roderick, I elect you as first player. Go get those Etruscans and their rich fields and mines.
280 1/28/2020 1:44:00 AM 361-348 BC Gaul Draw Strategy cards
279 1/28/2020 1:40:00 AM 361-348 BC Roman Draw Strategy cards
278 1/28/2020 1:39:00 AM 361-348 BC Roman Message new turn, T3!

Etruscan mines are fine. everyone draw cards and I get to decide who will be first player for this game turn.
277 1/28/2020 1:38:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman End Turn
276 1/28/2020 1:37:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message Veturius wins election again and Maximus replaces Camillus.

both will go to Roma.
275 1/28/2020 1:35:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
5


Message from Roman:
2 consuls (order as sown on vassal list-10 total):
1-Veturius

down to

10- Aemilius
274 1/28/2020 1:34:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message 6 SPs, 1 goes into Antium, n2 there and other 5 go into Roma, n10 there. then on to my new consuls.
273 1/28/2020 1:30:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message thank you for the ping. moving now!
272 1/26/2020 5:40:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Message Earth to Rome. Here's your ping
271 1/21/2020 5:03:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Message Gallic Reinforcements

2 CUs to Mediolanum (to 5)
3 CUs to Bonona
1 CU to Praeneste (to 10)

Rome up and then we can finally start Turn 3
270 1/21/2020 9:53:00 AM 373-362 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message No changes here either.
269 1/21/2020 8:53:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Message Sorry about that. Read "place" overly broadly to mean move. Next person to submit a log, please swap Dionysius and Minor Leader A. Does not affect my placement choice for reinforcements.
268 1/20/2020 8:49:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Message time out

Eric, you may not reposition Dionysius. The leader reassignment during reinforcements only applies to minor leaders, similar to how you can shuffle your minor leaders during an action round.

I will wait in case Dionysius remaining in Thurii affects your overall reinforcements. Dan, of course, will also be free to modify his reinforcements if the Greek reinforcements change.
267 1/20/2020 12:59:00 PM 373-362 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Going in reverse VP order, E/S are up for reinforcements:
3 CUs in Pisae with ML-B [now 9 CUs]
2 CUs in Fragellae with ML-A [now 11 CUs]
Gauls next for reinforcements.
266 1/19/2020 4:16:00 PM 373-362 BC Greek Message Greek reinforcements are complete. Penalty paid. Log file up. Romans up.
265 1/19/2020 1:28:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message log done, Greeks/Eric Charles are up to place their reinforcements and pay their loyalty penalty.
264 1/19/2020 1:24:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message Rome has returned, by the power vested in me by my lowly estate and standing in the VP track I hereby proclaim the NP Powers Reinf:

+1 for Trans-Gauls, N6 in holding box.
+3 Carthage in Agrigentum, N9 and correcting the ML-B that is a 2/1 (5 player version) into the ML-A (3/1 rated).
263 1/17/2020 9:49:00 PM 373-362 BC Etruscan-Samnite Discard Strategy card #6: 1 / Bruttian Raiders

Message from Etruscan-Samnite:
Will discard this card while I'm thinking about it... Rome is still up.
262 1/16/2020 4:47:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Message Rome for Carthaginian (and Transalpine Gaul) reinforcements only, not Roman

then Greeks for regular reinforcements
261 1/16/2020 8:56:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Message Rome for reinforcements, correct?
260 1/8/2020 4:39:00 PM 373-362 BC Roman Message You also have one Greeks that lets you find and play Magna Grecia which gives you one free turn of no loyalty upkeep. Or use both for generic three ops
259 1/8/2020 3:40:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Message Gauls will continue Samnite alliance

over to Rome to assign Carthaginian reinforcements, then Greeks for regular reinforcements
258 1/8/2020 3:39:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Adjust Victory Points Roman: from 7 to 5
Greek: from 6 to 7
Etruscan-Samnite: from 6 to 7
Gaul: from 7 to 7
257 1/8/2020 3:39:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Message no isolation
256 1/8/2020 3:33:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Gaul:
I believe the only attrition is for Carthage in Agrigentum
255 1/8/2020 3:28:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Message Greeks could use Desperate Times as 3-ops to raise loyalty if needed to keep leaders.
254 1/8/2020 5:48:00 AM 373-362 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message No DT for E/S
253 1/7/2020 10:14:00 PM 373-362 BC Greek Message Greeks do not play one either.

Am I correct that the Greek player might use a desperate times card to avoid having too few loyalty points to pay for Greek leaders?
252 1/7/2020 6:53:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Message Gauls are not feeling very desperate.

Greeks?
251 1/7/2020 6:13:00 PM 373-362 BC Roman Message I decline. Rod and the Gauls up to decide next on Desperate Times.
250 1/3/2020 2:48:00 AM 373-362 BC Gaul Message Rome: Ping!
249 12/27/2019 4:25:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Play Strategy card - Operations #9: 1 / Too Far from Home

Message from Gaul:
as ops
Gaul control in Praeneste

Romans first to decide on Desperate Times
248 12/23/2019 7:14:00 PM 373-362 BC Roman Message Sorry, that's another game. Over to Rod/Gauls to finish AR 5.
247 12/23/2019 7:13:00 PM 373-362 BC Roman Play Strategy card - Operations #2: 1 / Etruscan Indifference

Message from Roman:
Ok, raising Antium's loyalty by 1. Over to Ken and the Gauls to finish the AR and then on to one last chance for Desperate Times in descending VP order.
246 12/23/2019 7:11:00 PM 373-362 BC Roman Message and Carthage can't intercept becuase you already had un-besieged troops there at Syracuse.
245 12/23/2019 7:10:00 PM 373-362 BC Roman Message you don't have to roll for naval attrition/return since it's port to port that you control and Roman alliance with Carthage has not happened.

we are in AR5 now so Cartahge is open to be activated again. updating Vassal log at start of my move.
244 12/21/2019 9:56:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Message Not sure if Carthage can intercept now that it is activated when I arrive in a space adjacent. But I think my move is complete and Rome is up.
243 12/21/2019 9:50:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Play Strategy card - Operations #36: 3 / Siege Towers

Message from Greek:
I will play this to make a naval move. Taking Timoleon and 4 CU from Tarentum to Syracuse.
242 12/14/2019 11:28:00 PM 373-362 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Greeks up next.
241 12/11/2019 11:51:00 PM 373-362 BC Etruscan-Samnite Play Strategy card - Operations #3: 1 / Treason of Marcus Manlius

Message from Etruscan-Samnite:
Flip Fragellae
240 12/11/2019 3:39:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Message Hamilcar will stop in Agrigentum
end of turn

Etruscans / Samnites up next
239 12/11/2019 11:35:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message you are correct about being able to withdraw up to 3 CU behind the walls if you fail an interception (same with failed avoidance).

we can put the marker next to Rome, i have no problme with that, if we can clone it, I would like to keep a copy of the marker on the track too.

Since you are withdrawing inside the city with nobody left to fight outside, the Gauls could have Carthage keep moving (no fight/not forced to stop) but I'm guessing they want ot stop and lay siege...back to Gauls to continue.
238 12/11/2019 11:08:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Message Should the Appian Way marker go on the game board near Rome where there is a space for it? Easier to remind us of the effect.
237 12/11/2019 11:06:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Message Intercept unsuccessful. If Hamilcar moves on to Syracuse, we'll go into the walled city.
236 12/11/2019 11:05:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Greek:
Intercept success on a 1.
235 12/11/2019 9:24:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Message I will attempt to intercept assuming that, if my interception fails, and Hamilcar continues on to Syracuse, I can move my 3 CU and minor leader into the walled city. Rules say I cannot attempt to avoid battle on the same turn as I attempt to intercept, but declaring that my units are in the walled city isn't the same as an avoid battle attempt. Is this correct?

234 12/10/2019 10:31:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Play Strategy card - Event #22: 2 / Neutral Power Activates

Message from Gaul:
as event
activate Hamilcar and 7 CUs, place Carthaginian minor leader in Lilybaeum

move to Agrigentum, Greek minor leader may intercept on a 1
233 12/10/2019 10:29:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Play Strategy card - Event #22: 2 / Neutral Power Activates

Message from Gaul:
as event
activate Hamilcar and 7 CUs

move to Agrigentum, Greek minor leader may intercept on a 1
232 12/10/2019 6:20:00 PM 373-362 BC Roman Message Roderick and the Gauls are up to end AR4 and then we go into the last AR. many apologies again for the delays, i hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving for those of us in the states.
231 12/10/2019 6:19:00 PM 373-362 BC Roman Play Strategy card - Event #12: 2 / Appian Way

Message from Roman:
Let's play this for the event. Removes the card and I'm done and I logged it with teh marker on map.

Text since ACTS doesn't do that in SOR:
"Play if Rome, Antium, Tarracina, and Capua are Roman controlled and free of enemy CU. Henceforth, all these spaces are now considered adjacent to each other for movement, interception, and avoidance for all players (place marker)."
230 12/10/2019 6:14:00 PM 373-362 BC Roman Message oops, sorry guys. please ping me after 72 hours if i forget to move when notice goes up.
moving now.
229 12/8/2019 9:55:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Message Still Rome's move.
228 11/14/2019 8:44:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Message Rome is up.
227 11/14/2019 8:43:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Play Strategy card - Event #6: 1 / Cleonymus of Sparta

Message from Greek:
Placing Cleonyums in Tarentum.
226 11/13/2019 10:14:00 AM 373-362 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message E/S done. Greeks next.
225 11/13/2019 2:07:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message No intercept Dan S...you may continue or maybe you are done.
224 11/7/2019 10:47:00 AM 373-362 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Romans at Capua may attempt intercept.
223 11/7/2019 10:46:00 AM 373-362 BC Etruscan-Samnite Play Strategy card - Operations #15: 2 / Unfavorable Auguries

Message from Etruscan-Samnite:
ML-A + 9 CUs to Fregellae.
222 11/5/2019 10:54:00 PM 373-362 BC Gaul Play Strategy card - Operations #36: 3 / "Vae Victis!"

Message from Gaul:
as ops
raise a troop in Mediolanum (to 3)
221 11/5/2019 3:22:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Play Strategy card - Event #19: 2 / Neutral Power Activates

Message from Roman:
Add a TG to the holding box.

Rod/Gauls are up to end AR 3.
220 11/5/2019 3:18:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Play Strategy card - Operations #30: 3 / Senate Intrigue

Message from Roman:
I'm getting frighteningly low on CU, use this to place 1 CU in Roma.
219 11/5/2019 3:15:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message small local convention, got to play war games for 4 days including this gem.
218 10/30/2019 8:03:00 PM 373-362 BC Greek Message Essen?
217 10/30/2019 4:19:00 PM 373-362 BC Roman Message sorry for the long delay, work to prep for vacation with all spare time filled with prepping for con muling games and getting them ready then returning with very little sleep and a massive stack of work awaiting me.

I will move tonight
216 10/17/2019 1:12:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message Ok, so I believe then I am up since Eric said he posted a log

215 10/5/2019 11:00:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Message New file up. I took control back in Thurii.
214 10/5/2019 10:45:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Message Yes, I think I was reading the chart wrong. I see that the number of CUs affects whether losses are inflicted by a 4, 5, or 6 roll, but all three dice are still used. I'll make an updated file with my additional CU loss and my additional support.

213 10/5/2019 10:41:00 AM 373-362 BC Greek Message The way I read the rules, you only use the first 2 die results for determining losses because you only had 2 units in the battle. Am I reading the combat losses chart incorrectly?
212 10/5/2019 1:12:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message Also Eric, you lost 2 CU's (each of my 6's were W1 results so you finish with 3 CU left)
211 10/5/2019 1:10:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message Eric, check 12.4.5 of most recent rules (2nd printing also on GMT). retreating force loses 1 CU for each hostile space entered on retreat and additionally 1 for each enemy CU encountered on teh retreat path. that force could have been much larger adn still evaporated on retreat path. this is what I feared would happen with Thurii but I wanted to at least be a thorn in your side but now you get free support. at least the CU's did some damage to you also.
please place 1 support and then i will go.
210 10/5/2019 1:07:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message good news for you. since you won the battle despite loss of life, you force me to retreat. therefore i have to retreat to nearest final space that is friendly controlled or has more friendly CU than in retreat force and both of those are farther than 2 away and so sicne i'm retreating through hostile terrain to get to Terracina or Capua, i'm screwed and lose both CU's.

You as the Greeks therefore get to place 1 support since those losses count. i've made a log for losing my troops and you make an additional one with your support usage before I go as Rome for my AR.
209 9/30/2019 9:32:00 PM 373-362 BC Greek Message Sorry about all of that. Rome is up.
208 9/30/2019 9:27:00 PM 373-362 BC Greek Message Just to make this even more confusing. Log 186, that I said placed a minor leader in Thurii, did no such thing. It placed the minor leader in Capua. But that is where the units from Thurii who are defeated will need to retreat to and it will not affect the losses in the battle, so I think we are square.
207 9/30/2019 9:25:00 PM 373-362 BC Roman Message Nope, a couple things wrong there. Iíll look st log and advise but first and foremost even if you won the combat you will be losing men due to my 6ís.
206 9/30/2019 9:24:00 PM 373-362 BC Greek Message Hold up. I did that wrong. Greece is first, Rome is second. So......Greece wins, but only 15 to 13. Not 9 to 20, as I had thought.

Combat losses are different too. No losses for Rome, but 1 loss for Greece.

Rome must retreat.
205 9/30/2019 9:19:00 PM 373-362 BC Greek Message Greece wins. 4 losses for Rome, 0 for Greece. That wipes out Roman CUs there and sends the minor leader back out of play.
204 9/30/2019 9:14:00 PM 373-362 BC Greek Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

3
2
3
1
6
6


Message from Greek:
First 3 are attack, last 3 are defender. Greece gets +7 modifier (can that be right?). 4 for force modifier and 3 for superior leadership. Rome gets +1 for fighting in a friendly-controlled space.
203 9/30/2019 12:54:00 PM 373-362 BC Roman Message Placing minor generals is a free action as long as you have a free one to place and if not you can remove from one spot and reposition elsewhere , I just forgot to log.

See page 9, rule 8.3. So in that case take one of my uncommitted minor leaders and it will give me a +1 for DEM. You are still the favorite
202 9/30/2019 12:16:00 PM 373-362 BC Greek Message In file 186, you did say you were going to add a minor leader (or 2 minor leaders). I don't quite know how to account for the discrepancy between the map and ACTs.

Separately, how can you activate a leader and also place two minor leaders? I wasn't sure what all you were doing with a single 2 ops value card there. Can you explain the intent?
201 9/30/2019 11:07:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message welp, i screwed up and forgot to put a minor leader there, roll the battle
200 9/30/2019 11:00:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message viewing teh map and then will respond. i hope I put a minor leader there, can't remember.
199 9/29/2019 5:35:00 PM 373-362 BC Greek Play Strategy card - Operations #15: 2 / Quinqueremes

Message from Greek:
Playing to activate Dionysius and move with his 5 CU to Thurii and attack the Roman outpost there. Will Rome attempt to avoid battle?
198 9/17/2019 10:21:00 PM 373-362 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message E/S pass. Greeks up next.
197 9/16/2019 10:27:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message then Dan S/Etruscans-Samnites are up
196 9/16/2019 4:40:00 AM 373-362 BC Gaul Message Gauls are done
195 9/16/2019 2:31:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message Lose 1 in Sutrium, 1 in Narnia, 1 in Roma.

Dan S/Etruscans-Samnites are up and my log has been made with my support losses.
194 9/16/2019 2:28:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message well that is quite brutal.
making a log with my 3 support losses.
193 9/11/2019 2:23:00 AM 373-362 BC Gaul Play Strategy card - Event #29: 3 / Tumultus Gallicus

Message from Gaul:
as event

"Play when a Gallic army is in or adjacent to Roman home territory. The Roman player must remove three support."
192 9/8/2019 5:43:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message sorry, i always look at the ACTS order on upper left which is wrong.
Rod/Gauls are actually up!
191 9/8/2019 5:24:00 AM 373-362 BC Roman Message Yep, I'm done. # ouch...eric Charles/Greeks are up!
190 8/31/2019 9:03:00 AM 373-362 BC Gaul Adjust Victory Points Roman: from 7 to 7
Greek: from 6 to 6
Etruscan-Samnite: from 6 to 6
Gaul: from 6 to 7
189 8/31/2019 9:03:00 AM 373-362 BC Gaul Message yow! not even close
Gauls win 1/6

Camillus and 3 CUs retreat to Rome (to 4)
I'll take the political consequences in plunder, which resets my plunder track

Rome, is your turn finished?

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