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171 10/22/2019 7:00:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message All good Brent, I had my chance early on and blew it, so well done Murray.

I'm a bit tied up with stuff this week but I should be coming into some time soon (I know I keep saying that) but can we hang off Sword of Rome till next week?

Also would like a face to face session sometime but I know end of year starts soon so it might pay to try find a day that works, at least for an online session.
170 10/19/2019 11:57:00 PM Turn 1 Cartels Message That's official then.

Congratulations, Murray. Sorry to raise your hopes and then dash them, Michael.

Thanks all for playing.

Happy to start Sword of Rome whenever you guys are but no rush. LMK when you're ready to go.
169 10/19/2019 5:49:00 AM Turn 1 FARC Message Sorry guys, just back from seeing in laws. I don't think there is anything I can do, so I congratulate the winner.
168 10/17/2019 3:23:00 PM Turn 1 Cartels Message Oops, I didn't see the Police in that northern city....so yes, you can put all your Resources into getting two regions up to full Active Support for another 8 Total Support which would put you at +2 for the win.


167 10/16/2019 6:50:00 PM Turn 1 Government Message I did think I was done but getting resources before support makes it a bit of a breeze really. Over to the Farcers to do what they do best.
then over to the Sword of Rome
166 10/15/2019 5:23:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message So, are we done? Murray, did you want to see if you can eke out another point or two to win? (I can't see it if it's there). I think my terrorism killed it for you but your airstrikes did for me so fair cop.

If not, congratulations Michael, and well played. You were always right up there and I thought you or the Guv were going to win it. Pretty sure that's a shitty outcome for Colombia, though.

I enjoyed this one but I would have to say I enjoyed Falling Sky and Pendragon more. Even though this interested me, the themes of the other two were more in my wheelhouse. The other two I really want to try are Fire in the Lake and Gandhi, but happy to take a break from COIN for a little while.

We definitely lost impetus with this one. I'm happy for us to take a break from PBEM if you all want while we recharge. All ready to go with Sword of Rome when you're ready and if you guys are still up for it (plenty of other players to step in if any of you want to sit it out, no problem).
165 10/13/2019 7:18:00 PM Turn 1 Cartels Message Did my last Lim Op and started the Propaganda.

AUC have it as far a I can see.

Scores:

AUC -1
Cartels -2 (so close....would have been there if Murray's cheating had worked)

The Government and FARC each have a final chance to improve their positions with Civic Actions and Agitation respectively, and then it's a wrap.

I can only see the Government going me on -2 and I don't think Shaun can get anywhere near the rest of us (basically, you're FARCed)>


164 10/13/2019 5:50:00 PM Turn 1 AUC Message LimOp done, over to the last man standing
163 10/13/2019 3:23:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message actually Murray, in mountains you only remove 1 for every 2 troops.

Unless you have some super capability that I missed?
162 10/13/2019 2:26:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message Hold on, the fat lady hasn't sung and snorted her last line of coke yet.

Michael and I get LimOps on the last card, then if nobody has won an auto victory (don't think anyone will have), we complete Propaganda (the Resource, Civic Action and Agitation are the only relevant bits, we don't need to do the rest, I believe).....and only then do we check scores to see who has won.

AUC up for a LimOp.
161 10/12/2019 7:09:00 AM Turn 1 Government Message Well maybe not the FARCas I thought they had organised more opposition.
160 10/12/2019 7:05:00 AM Turn 1 Government Message Well it was worth waiting for...the last propaganda card just turned up and pretty sure the FARCa won but anyone want to check.
159 10/9/2019 2:14:00 AM Turn 1 FARC Message Gov up. Evented and took my sweet sweet drug protection money
158 10/8/2019 6:23:00 PM Turn 1 AUC Message 46b Up, FARC up again.
157 10/8/2019 2:30:00 AM Turn 1 FARC Message FARC done...

Sorry Mick, just read your e-mail now after taking turn. Put him back your turn.

I am off on a 'holiday' seeing in laws from Thursday for 5 or 6 days, so may bemore delayed in doing turns unless I can get a good internet connection.

I'll see if I can brave a couple of wifi hot spots


Shaun
156 10/7/2019 11:23:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message Just a point of order ;)

Shaun when you did the attack in Guaviare the red die (actually all the die) rolled 3 (or more) so my guerilla lives. Bases don't count in attacks.

Could you put him back before you do whatever evil thing you are going to do (or pass if you want to be evil to Brent)
155 10/7/2019 6:15:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message 45b logged and FUBAR up
154 10/6/2019 6:01:00 AM Turn 1 Government Message Government - passed first then went first on next card. Over to the drug cheats
153 10/5/2019 7:22:00 AM Turn 1 FARC Message Attack completed gov up - go murray

152 10/5/2019 6:36:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message whoops wrong file, 43b up

151 10/5/2019 6:22:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message AUC done FARC up.
150 10/5/2019 4:07:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message Yep.......total of discards + current cards + draw deck is 64.......so 4 piles of 15 + 4 Propaganda......so the final Propaganda is in the last 16 cards.
149 10/5/2019 4:02:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message 42b (pass) and 43a (LimOp) logged.

AUC up.

The brazen cheek of the government's Trumpesque misdirection is matched only by its Guillianiesque incompetence.

Let's take a look at the current VP score:

AUC -1
Government - 4 (they were -1 before I sacrificed my own VP resources to terrorise them again.....you're all welcome :).
FARC -10
Cartels - 12

Drugs pay but ultimately you lose. I suggest you ignore the propaganda before final Propaganda hits and AUC or the government win.

....speaking of which, I'm trying to get my head around the deck. I'd thought there were 12 cards + Propaganda in each pile but maybe it's 15 + Propaganda (the rules for deck construction are on a player aid we don't have access to). 20 cards in the draw deck so by my reading we're another 6 cards (including the current and upcoming card) before there's even a chance of final Propaganda turning up.
148 10/4/2019 9:33:00 PM Turn 1 FARC Message FARC has had a turn and over to cartel.

I know he is winning.. I am just struggling to see what to do about it.

147 10/2/2019 8:03:00 PM Turn 1 Government Message Gov done and back to the farcas to farc things up...oh and Brent wont mention it but he is in a winning position...feel free to destroy some of his bases
146 10/1/2019 10:00:00 PM Turn 1 FARC Message Farc passed, over to gov
145 10/1/2019 5:23:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message Passed in 40 and went first 41. FARC up for a pass or turn followed by Gov
144 10/1/2019 2:56:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message 40a logged and the AUC are up.

I hope you'll all note that we've had to inject a hefty wad of our personal capital (taking food from the mouths of our own children) to kickstart the mismanaged national economy. You're welcome.
143 9/30/2019 7:53:00 PM Turn 1 Government Message Gov done over to Mike or Brent
142 9/30/2019 5:35:00 PM Turn 1 FARC Message Farc done, over to gov
141 9/30/2019 6:03:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message AUC done, FARC are up.
140 9/30/2019 4:03:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message 38a logged.

Working hard in the fields, keeping Colombia green and propping up the economy.

The AUC are up.....take your time, Michael...we can go on indefinite hold.
139 9/29/2019 8:24:00 PM Turn 1 Government Message Government done, moved some troops located some baddies and started an inter departmental committee to write a report on the best way to go forward...good government has paperwork
138 9/27/2019 6:56:00 PM Turn 1 Government Message Sorry guys been doing 10-12 hour days, Magic pre-release this weekend but will try to get my turn done.
137 9/25/2019 4:21:00 AM Turn 1 FARC Message Took the event. Over to gov scum.
136 9/24/2019 2:23:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message 36b logged.

FARC up......actually my advice would be, don't FARC up.
135 9/23/2019 10:09:00 PM Turn 1 AUC Message OK, done.

Over to the Cartel
134 9/23/2019 10:09:00 PM Turn 1 AUC Message OK, done.

Over to the Cartel
133 9/23/2019 8:21:00 PM Turn 1 Government Message Okay took a while, 5 minutes on line together or 3 days by mail. The Prop phase is a bit of a pain. Anyway all done and over to Mike for the last 25% of the game.
132 9/23/2019 1:52:00 PM Turn 1 AUC Message Rallied a guy up to Santa Marta, back to Murray for REdepoly
131 9/23/2019 8:10:00 AM Turn 1 Government Message Okay I have moved the propaganda a long a bit but had to stop as the AUC gets a free Rally. You have no troops in the bank Mike but I believe you are allowed to take them from one place to rally them elsewhere.
Once you have free rallied or not I will move my troops around.
130 9/23/2019 4:02:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message Terror is fine, but I can't assassinate with the police presence, so I edited the propaganda log and put back your base.

Nothing to see here, carry on citizen.
129 9/23/2019 2:56:00 AM Turn 1 Government Message Hi, it wont make any difference now but can Michael double check his Terror in the department in the mountains. I did a quick read and I thought you had to have more units than I have police and it is 2 all. Taking away the terror from there only gets me to 60 so not enough to win.
I am happy to remove the terror if agreed.
128 9/22/2019 11:42:00 PM Turn 1 FARC Message Propoganda phase resource phase - waiting on gov actions - FARC will not be doing any.

Feel free to continue with propoganda once done murray.
127 9/22/2019 11:22:00 PM Turn 1 FARC Message Terror, and over to propoganda

126 9/22/2019 8:03:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message ok redone and over to FARC

125 9/22/2019 7:06:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message Ok I took the event so up to FARC.

From what I can see he can only make El Pres lose 2 support which is still a win. Unless this is the final Propaganda in which case I think it's a limited only?
124 9/21/2019 4:23:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message Terror never hurt anyone......well, maybe those being terrorised...but that's not me so I'm all for it.
123 9/20/2019 11:34:00 PM Turn 1 Government Message Okay had my turn - limited op to place some troops and raise some support, Propoganda just turned up so I may have won.
122 9/19/2019 1:56:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message 33a logged.

Pulled your Momentum from the discards, Michael.

Over to al dente Presidente.
121 9/19/2019 1:29:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message Marched, over to the Cartel
120 9/18/2019 9:52:00 PM Turn 1 FARC Message Passed at the end of last turn, then took the event at the start of the next.

AUC now up


119 9/16/2019 6:04:00 AM Turn 1 Government Message Okay so finally built a base and got an airstrike off. Did some training as well.
118 9/16/2019 3:48:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message OK 26c_AUC up

Added some terror markers for your greenie terror brent.

Rallied and extorted, over to El Presidente
117 9/15/2019 6:33:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message Michael, we actually progressed a bit.

You're up. Think the file's 26b....will work out appropriate numbering shortly
116 9/15/2019 4:19:00 AM Turn 1 Government Message Good Governance done and over to the rabble, talk very soon

115 9/14/2019 5:30:00 AM Turn 1 FARC Message Sorry for the delay. FARC rally done - over to Gov.
114 9/12/2019 5:17:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message My Falling Sky game is over......I was winning with 2 cards to go....and then I came third. Event called Acco which replaced my 3 allies in Mandubii with 3 Arverni ones, just like that, for a 6 point swing in my victory conditions. Felt a little hard done by, particularly since Rome won and had no idea what he was doing for the entire game. Card knowledge counts.....I won't put all my eggs in Mandubii again, unless I'm playing the Arverni.

So I now have a slot free. Ready to start Sword of Rome when you ladies are but maybe should get this one near to conclusion first.

Playing my semi-final for this year's C&C:Ancients championship tomorrow at 6.30 am.....against some guy in Poland who I've never played before (which is unusual at the pointy end of these tournaments....tends to be the usual suspects). An unknown quantity!

So a good week for Vassalage, particularly if we can get Sunday happening.
113 9/11/2019 1:35:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message May I suggest you take out those Mother FARCers brother?

In all honesty though, that's the problem with a regular army fighting an insurgency all that firepower and nothing concrete to blow up.

112 9/11/2019 12:15:00 AM Turn 1 Government Message Once Michael takes the next event I wont be able to do anything to him (except airstrikes) for the rest of the game. Just as well the AUC are my friends.
The government is frustrated, during the first round I took the event that made assaults cheaper, then set up for an assault and then had to wait ages for another turn, then the first propaganda phase turned up, I was not first or second choice when the second phase started, eventually got a turn and set up for an assault for an event to stop them until the after the second propaganda card which took ages, now the third and final phase and it starts with an event that stops me from assaulting 1 of the three factions. And it is not possible to get in an assault before the card goes off.
The government is annoyed with having its hands tied by bureaucratic red tape and wants to kill someone, frankly at this point anyone.
111 9/10/2019 5:49:00 PM Turn 1 AUC Message Can probably do SUnday night
110 9/10/2019 5:49:00 PM Turn 1 AUC Message OK, I passed (and uploaded a file to say so)

FARCup
109 9/10/2019 4:16:00 PM Turn 1 Cartels Message Thanks Amigos.

Updated log 24. New Presidente, Reset done and into the third phase.

AUC up....two consecutive first eligibles for you, Michael (that actually sucks).

So Sunday a possibility.....let's do a head count closer to the time.
108 9/10/2019 3:23:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message We've slowed to a crawl and the game has lost a bit of impetus. Happy to keep going...I think it's an interesting game....but happy to call it and move on to something else if you guys are.

Alternatively, I think we could finish it off with one live session. I think our schedules didn't quite gel but I'm free this Sunday night.
107 9/6/2019 10:22:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message 24a logged, that is
106 9/6/2019 10:21:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message 2a logged (actually 23 included for my Lim Op).

I don't know whether the actions on 23 will have changed your minds, so I've left it for the Guvment to decide on Support and Redeployment and FARC to decide on Support.

You'll also need to do the presidential elections.
105 9/6/2019 4:23:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message 23a up. My usual terror tactics.

Over to the Cartel.
104 9/6/2019 2:26:00 AM Turn 1 FARC Message Could be I jumped straight to propoganda....been either playing off night shift or after a brew or two......

If it needs updating can backtrack.

Incidentally can likely make Sunday night after 8pm this week.....

Shaun
103 9/6/2019 1:58:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message Sorry amigos, been out of action for a bit.

Am I missing something or did we leapfrog Card 23, Union Sindical Obrera, and go straight to Propaganda? AUC and Cartels were eligible for that card.
102 9/5/2019 10:29:00 PM Turn 1 Government Message Gov troops moved into either cities or depts with bases. Didnt realise that police can move onto LoCs at this point and they can move into places where I have control. Would have been useful last propaganda.
101 9/5/2019 9:00:00 PM Turn 1 AUC Message Rallied, over to the gov to move troops
100 9/5/2019 8:34:00 PM Turn 1 FARC Message OK propoganda done. AUC up with a rally as per propoganda (in an uncontrolled area), then their turn.

Hope it done OK...

ST
99 9/4/2019 11:30:00 PM Turn 1 Government Message The Government is already at maximum support and love through out the lands of Columbia and will not sully its name and reputation by taking part in what can only be described as low life bribery of the few poor misguided souls who are in our daily prayers.

On wards with the propoganda round. And to save time when it comes time to reposition my troops just move them to the closest of the 2 places they are allowed.
98 9/4/2019 6:16:00 AM Turn 1 FARC Message Propoganda phase active - now over to gov to see if they want to do some actions in the support phase.
Continue on Murray.
97 9/4/2019 5:54:00 AM Turn 1 FARC Message All right then, relogged and did the changes as recommended - then updated turn and flipped propaganda card.
Have left it at that in 22D, but will start reading up on what needs to happen now.
96 9/4/2019 4:52:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message That was very short-sighted my lefty friends.....no coca, no happy guerrillas. Just saying.

Also, that attack revealed all your guerillas in that Department.

Also, needed to flip the next card (which you would have remembered if your freedom fighters were coked up)
95 9/3/2019 8:21:00 AM Turn 1 FARC Message Farced over the cartel with my first attack.

Limited tho

AUC up

94 9/3/2019 7:13:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message Jeez, El Presidente, you know I need MORE than 10 bases and more than 40 Resources to win.......wasn't going to happen this Propaganda.

FARCed up and missed out on the event there.

.....and FARC are up, I believe.
93 9/3/2019 6:45:00 AM Turn 1 Government Message The AUC with the FARCas help are living a charmed life. As a propaganda must be soon i had to clip the wings of the current leader...sorry Brent. I really wanted to take the event.
92 9/3/2019 5:48:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message Pass, then pass again.

El presidente up
91 9/2/2019 10:33:00 PM Turn 1 Government Message nothing to do but pass, over to the AUC
90 9/2/2019 10:21:00 PM Turn 1 Cartels Message 21a_Cartels logged.

Back to the Government.
89 9/2/2019 8:35:00 PM Turn 1 Government Message Done, I didnt do the end of turn card shuffle sorry. Over to the Cartel
88 9/2/2019 7:59:00 PM Turn 1 FARC Message Farcing awesome turn rallying done. Government swine now up. Enjoy your limited action if you want it.....
87 9/2/2019 6:25:00 PM Turn 1 Cartels Message I'm back online.

FARC up, Shaun.

I'm almost finished watching Narcos. Highly recommended. First two seasons were Escobar and ended with his death and the takedown of the Medellin cartel. Third season is about the Cali Cartel and is set firmly in the time period of this game. Graphic violence and sex (don't watch it with the kids or your mum) but historically spot on. The two DEA agents who took down Escobar, and are the central characters of the series, were consultants on the show. Mostly about the cartels, DEA and Colombian politics, so doesn't focus as much on the guerrillas and government military operations (not that we're seeing much of that, either) but they certainly do make important appearances in the huge mess (particularly AUC and the Castana brothers).
86 8/30/2019 3:08:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message OK put both up, at least you can see what went on in the second one. That was a FARC up and a half - maybe I'm playing the wrong faction?
85 8/30/2019 3:06:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message So the 19a file there is just the same as the one you had before......so I've put mine back in.

You can leave it as is....just tell us what happened and we'll pretend we believe you (because you're holding AK47s)
84 8/30/2019 3:04:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message OK - you went on anyway - I think that's better.

I put the original back up.

There was an ambush in Araruco-Casanare
rolled one in Santander-boyaco
rolled a 2 in Choco COrdoba
6 in Meta west and Antioquia - Bolivar
so moved two dudes with the 1 and the ambush.

I'll try be more careful next time if I have to add something - good lesson :(
83 8/30/2019 3:00:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message Okay, I'll back up and redo mine.

82 8/30/2019 2:59:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message Maybe you can give us a narrative overview of your shady jungle shenanigans.

19b_Cartels done anyway because it was quick.

Some shifty action in Cali. Now you see 'em, now you don't.

FARC up
81 8/30/2019 2:58:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message No Backup - I need to make one if I add to the turn, got it right the last time :(

Redid it the same, redid die rolls - slightly better for me but its a clean turn.

Sorry all, over to the Cartel.
80 8/30/2019 2:44:00 AM Turn 1 AUC Message ah FARC!

I'll see if there's a backup
79 8/30/2019 2:37:00 AM Turn 1 Cartels Message Michael, you were obviously up to all sorts of bloodletting but all we have in your 19a log is you flipping over some guy in Choco Cordoba. Did you do a fresh update and accidentally wipe over your log?
78 8/29/2019 9:45:00 PM Turn 1 AUC Message launched some attacks, win some, lose some.

Over to the Cartel
77 8/29/2019 7:17:00 PM Turn 1 Cartels Message Good one, Shaun. That'll FARCing teach him.
76 8/29/2019 6:18:00 AM Turn 1 FARC Message Turn taken event taken. AUC up
75 8/28/2019 9:29:00 PM Turn 1 AUC Message sounds good to me, I'm sure the FARCers are trustworthy enough to fix it.

Speaking of which, I believe Shaun is up.
74 8/28/2019 9:19:00 PM Turn 1 Cartels Message Government's Aid went up to 4 when he Eradicated my bases. Mysteriously went down again during the following FARC turn. Think it's supposed to be at 4 now.
73 8/27/2019 8:47:00 PM Turn 1 AUC Message I know i cost 5 aid last time I did something due to terror.
72 8/27/2019 8:47:00 PM Turn 1 AUC Message Nice job El Presidente!

I passed so over to Shaun, don't mind me - nothing to see here.

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