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775 4/7/2020 12:29:00 PM 322-310 BC Roman Draw Strategy cards NOTE: Deck was reshuffled before deal due to Reshuffle card play last turn.

774 4/7/2020 12:28:00 PM 322-310 BC Roman Discard Strategy card #10: 1 / Castra

NOTE: Deck will be reshuffled before next deal.

Message from Roman:
Frank, I was really hoping one of those intercepts succeeded.
773 4/7/2020 10:44:00 AM 322-310 BC Etruscan-Samnite Draw Strategy cards
772 4/7/2020 8:28:00 AM 322-310 BC Greek Draw Strategy cards NOTE: Deck was reshuffled before deal due to Reshuffle card play last turn.

771 4/7/2020 8:27:00 AM 322-310 BC Gaul Message ...Interestingly, it doesn't seem to have mattered. THe single card in my original deck was dealt back to me, with the correct assortment of reshuffled cards. Anyway, it's all good for Gaul. Other powers may discard and draw new cards as needed.
770 4/7/2020 8:25:00 AM 322-310 BC Gaul Message I bolloxed that up. Should have hit End Turn first to coordinate reshuffle for T6.
769 4/7/2020 8:24:00 AM 322-310 BC Gaul Draw Strategy cards NOTE: Deck was reshuffled before deal due to Reshuffle card play last turn.

768 4/7/2020 8:24:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul End Turn
767 4/7/2020 8:24:00 AM 322-310 BC Gaul Change game turn Game turn changed to 335-323 BC
766 4/7/2020 8:23:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Change game turn Game turn changed to 322-310 BC
765 4/7/2020 8:23:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Gaul:
#7
764 4/7/2020 8:22:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Gaul:
#6
763 4/7/2020 8:22:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Gaul:
#5
762 4/7/2020 8:22:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Gaul:
#4
761 4/7/2020 8:22:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Gaul:
Good, ACTS takes care of it automatically. #3
760 4/7/2020 8:21:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Draw Extra Strategy card NOTE: The deck was reshuffled on this deal.
Message from Gaul:
I guess the correct term is "exhausted deck." This is more a question of how ACTS will respond.
759 4/7/2020 8:19:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Draw Extra Strategy card Message from Gaul:
Last card for Gaul in the deck. I guess I reshuffle next?
758 4/7/2020 8:17:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Message I adjusted for the Etruscan home spaces.

Gallic reinforcements:
3CU in Spoletium
2CU in Bononia
added 1CU for T-Gauls
change of turn

we may draw cards for T6 now.
757 4/6/2020 2:44:00 PM 335-323 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message ES reinforcements (4) go to Numisius the Foolhardy in Populonium.
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I'll hunt for a clarification for the allied Gaul placing their PC markers in my territory but will abide but what's on board now.

I note the absoluteness and brevity of the Surrender phase:
• place their PC markers in all enemy spaces occupied by their
CU.

but this conflicts with Alliances (in general)
15.2.3 A power cannot convert any space in an ally’s home area
to their control even if the space is not controlled by their ally.
However, you can remove enemy PC markers (7.3.1) or liberate
conquered cities (13.5) in an ally’s home area.

DESIGN NOTE: By coming to the aid of your ally, you are a liberating
army, not a conquering army. Being able to return home
territory to your ally, but not being able to take it for yourself
reflects this.



756 4/6/2020 2:25:00 PM 335-323 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Yes, I am fine, will do my reinforcements now.

755 4/6/2020 2:20:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message Frank? Are you okay?
754 4/5/2020 12:16:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message Frank does reinforcements next, I believe.
753 4/4/2020 8:04:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message man i get Manlius every turn.

Manlius to Neapolis
Laevinius to roma
752 4/4/2020 8:02:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Die roll request Request: 9-sided die x 2

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Message from Roman:
1 Veturius
2 Valerius
3 Rulianus
4 Philo
5 Maximus
6 Manlius
7 Laevinius
8 Claudius
9 Camillus
751 4/4/2020 8:02:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message 1 CU in Neapolis, Tarracina, Antium, Narnia, Tarquni
5 CU in Roma.
Minor leader A in Vetulania.
Did someone put a loyalty 1 city in Vetulania?

750 4/4/2020 10:23:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Message Post scriptum-- The Roman Dictator should be removed.
749 4/4/2020 10:22:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Message I placed a vlog to reflect the Greek reinforcement phase. Goodbye, Agathocles!
Rome/Farrell is up next to place reinforcements. I think he gets 10CU. HE also gets to draw two new consuls.

748 4/4/2020 335-323 BC Greek Message Reduce loyalty of Rhegium by 1 and Messina by 2 to keep Pyhrrus. Agathocles will be removed. Greeks get 4 CUs for reinforcements. Add 1 CU to Lilybeaum and Syracuse, and 2 to Paestum.
747 4/3/2020 11:35:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message If Ted is correct, then we are at the alliance-continuation phase. Gaul offers to continue alliance with Etruscans and with Samnites.

We then go to reinforcement phase, where Greece places reinforcements first, as well as takes the Greek Leader Loyalty Penalty.
746 4/3/2020 11:31:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Adjust Victory Points Roman: from 9 to 9
Greek: from 11 to 10
Etruscan-Samnite: from 7 to 7
Gaul: from 6 to 6
745 4/3/2020 11:31:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Message Yes Carthage had Syracuse at the end of Turn 4, so that is -1 VP for Greece.
744 4/3/2020 11:29:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Message I think I also lost a VP for not holding Syracuse at the end of Turn 4. I will check.
743 4/3/2020 11:28:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Message Each player gains 1 VP for each victory space he controls outside his home area and loses 1 VP for each home victory space he fails to control. • These adjustments are cumulative; a player accumulates VP for each turn that he controls a victory point space and loses VP for each turn that he does not control one of his victory point spaces.
742 4/3/2020 11:27:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Adjust Victory Points Roman: from 8 to 9
Greek: from 7 to 11
Etruscan-Samnite: from 7 to 7
Gaul: from 7 to 6
741 4/3/2020 11:26:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message ...however, under Ted's adjustment, Greece would only have 11VP.
Rome would have 9VP, just losing 1 more for not controlling Velitrae.
I botched Etruscan-Samnites' score, which is base 6VP + 2 for Velitrae, +1 for controlling Bononia back in T3, -2 for losing Tarquinii for 2 turns... back to 7VP. lol Gauls sitting at 6VP.
740 4/3/2020 11:23:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message If so, this is a very confusing rules/scorekeeping system. I'll defer to you all, but it seems to me that "home keys" don't count for multiple additional points for the home player when holding them (otherwise we would all scores of 12VP on T2!). These home keys are just a base VP, which can be reduced, but not exponentially as in the case of "foreign keys."
739 4/3/2020 11:17:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Message I think losing home spaces is also cumulative, so I would lose a VP for Neapolis Turns 3, 4, and 5.
738 4/3/2020 10:59:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message This required a little archaeology into past vlogs, to discover when, for example, Samnites captured Velitrae or Greece captured Lilybaem. However, if I am correct, allow me to be the first to congratulate Ted/Greece on his victory.
737 4/3/2020 10:57:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message Let me revise:
Gaul, 6VP.
Rome held Tarquinii and Neapolis for the turn, so I think he gets base 6VP + 2VP for Tarquinii (second turn) + 3VP for Neapolis (third turn), -1 for losing Velitrae = 10VP.
Etruscans-Samnite: base 6 VP +2VP for Velitrae (second turn) - 1 for losing Tarquinii = 7VP.
Greece: base 6VP +4VP Caralis (held since T2) + 4VP Lilybaem (held since T4) -1 for Neapolis = 13VP.

This is based upon the rule that states that these VP are cumulative beyond the "home space VPs" (5.8.1), so that victory spaces like Caralis have a cumulative effect.
736 4/3/2020 10:29:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message Ok, VP phase... Gauls lose 1VP for Eporedia (reduced to 6), and I am counting Rome 8, Greece 7, Etruscan-Samnites 6. Can anyone confirm?
735 4/3/2020 10:23:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message Those silly T-A Gauls suffer 2CU, which is all they had.

Surrender Phase; I see no sieges to continue. I think that the Gauls in Arretium and Spoletium declare those spaces Gallic territory, even though we are allied to the Etruscans? Rulebook says, "place their PC markers in all enemy spaces occupied by their CU." This was different than when I "liberated" Sentinum, I believe.
734 4/3/2020 10:19:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Gaul:
Next, the Transalpine Gauls in Eporedia.
733 4/3/2020 10:17:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Gaul:
Gauls lose 1CU in Arretium. Next up, Spoletium.
732 4/3/2020 10:16:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Gaul:
Gallic attrition in Arretium.
731 4/3/2020 10:15:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Message Rerun the prior save I thought I eliminated a Greek CU.

By rule after Carthago is captured Greek units in Africa are moved to any space Greece can place new units.
730 4/3/2020 10:13:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message Quick clarification before I jump into the attrition phase-- Did Greece account for his losses in the battle for Carthago? I believe only 1CU lost; I will remove it. Also at the end of the last Greece impulse, the Greek units strangely jumped to Rhegium-- I will reset them in Carthago, unless I am missing something.
729 4/3/2020 1:18:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Message The designer notes say that Carthago does not have a loyalty rating because a full Africa campaign is beyond the scope of the game. It is not a VP space and it is controlled by Greece but I cannot use city loyalty of Carthago to absorb political consequences or pay to retain a leader.
728 4/3/2020 1:14:00 PM 335-323 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Do you mean that Carthago should have Greek loyalty?

Yes, this module is clunky and the loyalty handling does not work as described in the help.
727 4/3/2020 10:28:00 AM 335-323 BC Greek Message I posted a file. Carthago should not have Greek loyalty, but it is not possible to place a political control marker there in Vassal.
726 4/2/2020 3:16:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message I'm holding onto mine as well.
Ted can you do a map with all your changes.
725 4/2/2020 7:30:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Message I'll hold onto mine at the moment.
724 4/1/2020 11:50:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Message I'm out

723 4/1/2020 11:49:00 PM 335-323 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message No, not without someone with more VPs stating they will do so.
722 4/1/2020 10:21:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message Anybody want to play a DT card?
721 4/1/2020 5:25:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Message Yea I have been concentrating in Africa and my only attack against Rome gave Rome 2 more loyalty at only 1 CU lost.
720 4/1/2020 2:36:00 PM 335-323 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Ted, I agree with your conclusion as well, a huge windfall for you as you gain 2 more VP walled cities that Carthage held (Lilybaeum and Syracuse). Perhaps you can give the Romans a challenge next turn.
719 4/1/2020 1:29:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message yeah, like i said its bad if you win.
718 4/1/2020 10:36:00 AM 335-323 BC Greek Message Can anyone confirm my reading of the rule?
717 3/31/2020 2:42:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Message 17.2.2 seems to indicate that if there are Greek CUs in the Carthage space then Carthage units and leaders are permanently removed from the game and I get to take control of all spaces that were under Carthaginian control.
716 3/31/2020 2:17:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message Greece wins! But what happens? Does he capture Carthago?! Where else can they retreat?
715 3/31/2020 1:23:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

4
6
2
2
4
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Message from Gaul:
top Greece, bottom Carthage. I agree with even odds.
714 3/31/2020 12:53:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message Sure, why not?
713 3/31/2020 12:51:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message I really think technically aaron is supposed to resolve this.
712 3/31/2020 11:08:00 AM 335-323 BC Greek Play Strategy card - Operations #19: 2 / Neutral Power Activates

Message from Greek:
Pyhrrus attacks Carthage again. I think odds are even. +2 for leadership for Greece. +1 for force ratio and +1 for fighting in controlled space for Carthage. Need some luck before Carthage gets reinforcements.
711 3/30/2020 7:18:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message You have to admit, this is uncharacteristic for me in the 4+ years you've played with me. I usually have awful luck. Strangely its often with naval battles. I had a VQ game where as England I couldn't win a fight against france. I'm in a HIS game where I had to win a simple naval battle to win he whole game and got zero hits while the defender got 5/5 hits.
710 3/30/2020 6:59:00 PM 335-323 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Wow - there goes my optimism. Farrell, I won't ever accept any complaints about die rolls from you after this game.

Greeks (Ted) is up.
709 3/30/2020 6:45:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message Greece up.
708 3/30/2020 6:45:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message Sorry.
Rome wins and loses 1.
ES loses 6.
Pisae from 3 to 1, Take control of clusium.
707 3/30/2020 6:41:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

3
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3
6
5
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Message from Roman:
I think its even.
+2 for force multipler for ES
+1 for home and +1 for leader difference for rome.
Attacker ES first.
706 3/29/2020 6:38:00 PM 335-323 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Numisius the Optimistic moves with 9 CU to Vetulonia where Roman Rullianus sits with 5 CU. Roman (Farrell) may react or resolve battle.
705 3/29/2020 6:30:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message No intercept.
704 3/29/2020 12:59:00 AM 335-323 BC Etruscan-Samnite Play Strategy card - Operations #13: 2 / Vestal Impurity

Message from Etruscan-Samnite:
Activate Numisius who moves with 9 CU to Populonium. Roman's Rullianus in Vetulonia may attempt interception with a +1 DRM. Farrell, what do you decide?
703 3/28/2020 8:38:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Message Frank/E-S is up next.
702 3/27/2020 4:30:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message a plunder at a cost; Gauls lose 1CU.
701 3/27/2020 4:29:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
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Message from Gaul:
Brennus formation (8CU) moves from Populonium to Spoletium (4MP), leave 3CU in Arretium, and will raid the Romans there.
700 3/27/2020 4:25:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Play Desperate Times card Use as OPS 3Message from Gaul:
Yes, it's time for Desperate Times for Gaul. I will use it for 3CP to Activate Brennus with 5 MP.
699 3/27/2020 4:22:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message As I understand it, the raid for plunder in Eporedia does not reduce my plunder by 2 just because it scored more on the raid (siege) chart. Any hits amount to one plunder. The rule book example under 14.3 seems to bear this out. Therefore I'm adjusting the chart to reflect only one plunder lost when the TA Gauls invaded Eporedia.
698 3/27/2020 3:47:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message not from me.
697 3/27/2020 3:14:00 PM 335-323 BC Etruscan-Samnite Message Gaul (Aaron) is up? Desperate Times?
696 3/27/2020 3:09:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message well that went badly.
minus 1 CU. back to eporedia.
i'm done.
695 3/27/2020 3:08:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Roman:
plunder again.
694 3/27/2020 2:43:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message Close but no go.
693 3/27/2020 2:43:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Gaul:
let's try.
692 3/27/2020 2:36:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message -2 to Gaul plunder track.
3mp move to Carreum.
Intercept?
691 3/27/2020 2:31:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
4


Message from Roman:
Guess I'll have them plunder
690 3/27/2020 8:41:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Message No good, the TA-Gauls are active with 5MP, you used 1 to move to Eporeia. With 4 left, you can move or plunder (1MP either way) or even attack me.
689 3/27/2020 8:38:00 AM 335-323 BC Gaul Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Gaul:
I'm not sure either, but here's my chance to intercept.
688 3/27/2020 1:12:00 AM 335-323 BC Roman Play Strategy card - Event #22: 2 / Neutral Power Activates

Message from Roman:
I don't even know how the T-guals work.
Activate and move to Eporedia and plunder?
Gauls intercept?
687 3/27/2020 1:11:00 AM 335-323 BC Roman Play Strategy card - Operations #1: 1 / Punic Envoys

Message from Roman:
Was waiting on this.
Dictator +10 to Roma.
686 3/26/2020 7:19:00 PM 335-323 BC Gaul Message I'm learning that Greece is a tough nation to play! I think I am enjoying Gaul, but I don't feel like I'm in the hunt...
685 3/26/2020 5:34:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message Your strategy has been sound. I am learning from you.
684 3/26/2020 4:53:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Message I hope you are all learning a great deal from me how to play Sword of Rome.
683 3/26/2020 4:33:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message 8 v 12.
rome loses 1, greece 4.
add support to Tarracina and reduce Rhegium from 3->2.
682 3/26/2020 4:30:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

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1
3
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5
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Message from Roman:
Hey I have a consul there, he sucks but at least you are fighting a named guy.
equal forces, equal leaders, +1 rome defense.
Attacker first.
681 3/26/2020 4:19:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Message Go ahead and roll. A clash of the titans.
680 3/26/2020 4:12:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message I got no cards.
Do you want me to roll or you?
679 3/26/2020 3:54:00 PM 335-323 BC Greek Message Well I'm pretty much toast now. I willl throw my stack in Paestum at Neapolis and hope for dice luck. Force size and leaders are even. Rome has a +1 for defending in a friendly space.
678 3/26/2020 3:26:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message I suppose it makes the most sense to replace Lilybaeum with a carthage 1 city.
Greece up to finish his campaign card.
677 3/26/2020 3:23:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Message Sorry ted.
My good attacker dice rolls wore off.
8 v. 13
4 losses to Greek units.
676 3/26/2020 3:22:00 PM 335-323 BC Roman Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

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Message from Roman:
I meant to reinforce Carthago but I got distracted by being attacked by two players :)
At least this will change the focus off me.
Attacker first.

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