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507 7/27/2020 2:02:00 AM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Just a placeholder to keep this game alive while we wait for Roman Reinforcements.
506 7/13/2020 11:37:00 AM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Just a reminder that we're ready for Roman Reinforcements.
505 7/1/2020 4:16:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Carthage Reinforcements, Turn 8:

+1 CU to Hanno, n4
+1 CU to Mago, n5 and 1 eCU
+1 CU to Hannibal, n8 and 2 eCUs.
504 7/1/2020 4:10:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Political Isolation Removals:

Remove Roman PCs in Pisae and Faesulae.

Victory Check: C=10>R=8, so 2 Roman PCs removed.
503 7/1/2020 4:09:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Winter Attrition:

No loss for Gisgo.
Nero loses 3 CUs as disease breaks out! Now 6 CUs.
502 7/1/2020 4:05:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
6


Message from Carthage:
Winter Attrition:

Gisgo and 1 CU, dr=
Nero and 9 CUs, dr=
501 7/1/2020 4:03:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message C9 contd. Minor Campaign contd.

Next, activate Hannibal, 7 CUs, and 2 eCUs to march:

1-2. Sena, pu Gisgo and 1 CU (n8 and 2 eCUs).
3. Terventum, drop off Gisgo and 1 CU (n7 and 2 eCUs).
4. stop in Beneventum.
500 7/1/2020 3:58:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Mago is successful landing outside the city walls and then proceeds to overrun the Roman CU and lift the siege of New Carthage.
499 7/1/2020 3:55:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Carthage:
Mago sails to New Carthage with -4 drm=
498 7/1/2020 3:54:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Event #39: 3 / Minor Campaign
(Both) MOVE ANY TWO GENERALS. Each General can move up to four spaces with 10 combat units.

Message from Carthage:
Let's not forget the dr6 you started out your siege campaign with.

C9.

As event. First, activate Mago, 4 CUs, and 1 eCU to sail to New Carthage with -4 drm.
497 6/29/2020 7:23:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Message which exactly illustrates my luck in this game :-p
496 6/29/2020 7:22:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Rome:
Nero will try to complete the siege
495 6/29/2020 7:22:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Message that was only your second 1-op this turn
which meant you were able to move any of your generals with little consideration of running out of higher-op cards

that cancelled Nero's supposed mobility advantage against Hasdrubal
admittedly, I misplayed a couple plays in this turn, too
494 6/29/2020 7:16:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #26: 3 / Syracuse Allies with Carthage
(Carthage) You immediately gain control of Syracuse (any Roman units inside are eliminated. Syracuse provides a -1 modifier for Sea Movement

Message from Rome:
as ops to activate Nero
493 6/19/2020 2:38:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #6: 1 / Marharbal's Cavalry
(Carthage) Play during any battle. You may use this card as a Double Envelopment BC which (if matched) does not automatically give the defender the initiative.

Message from Carthage:
C8.

As 1 Ops to flip PC in Icosium.
492 6/19/2020 2:38:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message If you're researching a rules question, then just let me know. Otherwise, after a week passes I think you might have forgotten the game. And we don't want Tim to delete it.
491 6/17/2020 7:16:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Rome:
stop that there's no further delay, I'll roll for siege now, but there's still the possibility of an unusual rules scenario later (which is what I'm still researching

siege roll
490 6/15/2020 1:53:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Roderick:

Just a reminder that you need to complete this move (siege or not?) before I can play my next card.
489 6/8/2020 1:48:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Message ok, so first I overrun the CU that didn't make it back before the gates closed

2. pick up the 2 CUs in Malaca
3. back to Gades with 9

move almost done; I have to decide whether to roll on siege
488 6/7/2020 1:57:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Hasdrubal and 2 CUs will withdraw inside Gades, leaving 1 CU outside.
487 6/7/2020 7:16:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Message I will not play a card yet in case you want to play Ally Deserts
486 6/7/2020 7:13:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Battle Hands dealt Battle 15

Carthage: 8 cards
Rome: 11 cards
485 6/7/2020 7:02:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #15: 1 / Iberian Recruits
(Both) Place two Carthaginian CU's with any General located in a friendly controlled province of Hispania.

Message from Rome:
as ops
activate Nero and 7 CUs (leaving 2 in Malaca)

attack Hasdrubal who cannot avoid
484 6/7/2020 6:49:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Message Hannibal is still undefeated in Turn 7
5/1

lose Saldae and Zuccabar (W Numidia)
483 6/7/2020 6:47:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
5


Message from Rome:
I have 3 Doubles but only one damn Left

battle losses on 4 rounds
retreat on the 5+
482 6/5/2020 12:17:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Battle card #20 Flank Left

Message from Carthage:
Rd. 4
481 6/5/2020 6:40:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Rome:
counterattack, needing a 4
480 6/5/2020 6:39:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Play Battle card #48 Reserve (use as any other card)

Message from Rome:
as Left
479 6/4/2020 12:48:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Battle card #15 Flank Left

Message from Carthage:
Rd. 3
478 6/4/2020 12:47:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Carthage:
CA?
477 6/4/2020 12:47:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Battle card #37 Probe (modify retreat by -2)

Message from Carthage:
rd. 2:

match
476 6/2/2020 9:44:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Play Battle card #38 Probe (modify retreat by -2)

Message from Rome:
round 2
475 6/2/2020 9:44:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Rome:
counterattack, needing a 4
474 6/2/2020 9:43:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Play Battle card #17 Flank Left

Message from Rome:
match Left
473 6/2/2020 1:13:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Battle card #16 Flank Left

Message from Carthage:
Rd. 1
472 6/2/2020 1:09:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Battle Hands dealt Battle 14

Carthage: 17 cards
Rome: 15 cards
471 6/2/2020 1:08:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Scipio is caught off guard by the elephants' charge.

I count cards C17 vs. R15.
470 6/2/2020 1:06:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Carthage:
Elephants charge=
469 6/2/2020 4:16:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Message also, no cards
468 6/2/2020 2:31:00 AM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Hannibal will fight. No cards, though.

How about Scipio?
467 6/2/2020 1:26:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Message actually, I needed a 3; still successful
466 6/2/2020 1:25:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Rome:
Scipio to intercept with all, needing a 4
465 6/1/2020 2:22:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #60: 1 / Storms At Sea
(Both) Play after your opponent moves an Army or CUs using Sea Movement. The force suffers Attrition and the die roll must be modified by +2.

Message from Carthage:
C7.

As 1 Ops to activate Hannibal, 8 CUs, and 2 eCUs to march:

1. Falerii (3 MPs left)

Reaction?
464 5/31/2020 10:43:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Message Yes
463 5/31/2020 8:18:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Does he stop there?
462 5/31/2020 6:28:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #61: 1 / Force March (1 rating)
(Both) Move a General whose Strategy Rating is 1 up to six spaces.

Message from Rome:
as ops
activate Scipio and 10 CUs

move to Tarquini
461 5/31/2020 12:26:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #16: 2 / Gallic Recruits
(Carthage) Place two Carthaginian CU's with any General located in Gallia Transalpinia or Cisalpinia

Message from Carthage:
C6.

As 2 Ops to activate Mago, Hanno, 7 CUs and 1 eCU:

1. Saldae, drop off Hanno and 3 CUs (n4 and 1 eCU)
2. Icosium end.
460 5/31/2020 12:12:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Carthage:
Hasdrubal will attempt to Avoid Battle=
459 5/31/2020 12:18:00 AM 209-207 BC Moderator Message I'll be adjudicating this game to Carthage on time used.

You guys can continue playing this game, but if I see no activity for more than two weeks, I will delete it.

458 5/30/2020 11:48:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Message attack with 9 CUs
Hasdrubal may avoid on a 3
457 5/30/2020 10:57:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message No interception.
456 5/30/2020 9:32:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #45: 2 / Allied Auxiliaries (Etruria)
(Rome) Place two Roman CUs with any General in Italy if ETRURIA is Roman controlled.

Message from Rome:
surprised you didn't play Truce for the event

as ops to activate Nero and all
1-2. Salaria
3. Acci with 9 CUs, Hasdrubal may intercept on a 3
455 5/30/2020 9:23:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Set Deck Reshuffle Deck will be reshuffled before next deal
454 5/30/2020 9:23:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #64: 2 / Truce
(Both) Neither player may enter a space containing an enemy CU or PC while the Truce lasts. The Truce ends when either player uses a Strategy Card as an event.

Message from Carthage:
C5.

As 2 Ops to activate Hasdrubal and 3 CUs to march to Malaca.
453 5/30/2020 8:39:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Message nope, proceed
452 5/30/2020 8:38:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Rome:
pursuit, needing a 2
451 5/30/2020 8:06:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Carthage:
Hasdrubal will attempt to Avoid Battle=
450 5/30/2020 5:38:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #20: 1 / Spy in Enemy Camp
(Both) Play at the start of any combat. You may examine up to half of your opponent's Battle Cards. Cards must be drawn randomly.

Message from Rome:
assuming we can play out this turn, it may be resolved on how many 1-ops you have
so far, you seem to have an above average distribution of 3-ops

as ops
activate Nero and 9 CUs (leaving 1 to hold the siege point)

attack Hasdrubal, who may avoid on a 3
449 5/30/2020 4:29:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #44: 2 / Allied Auxiliaries (Apulia)
(Rome) Place two Roman CUs with any General in Italy if APULIA is Roman controlled.

Message from Carthage:
C4.

As 2 Ops to place PCs in:

Tupusuctu
Vescera
448 5/30/2020 3:20:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Message 1 siege point on Carthago Novo
447 5/30/2020 3:19:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Rome:
I think we should play out as much as we can and then decide later
anyhow, for now, a siege roll
446 5/30/2020 2:05:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Province count is tied at 9-9 now. Things have been trending toward Carthage lately and Scipio has already entered the mix. Of course, Rome's replacement rate is always a factor.

What do you think?

Oh, and no matter the result, I'd like to play this one out until the end. It's a great game.

445 5/30/2020 1:42:00 PM 209-207 BC Moderator Message I will be making an adjudication decision 8 hours from now unless I hear from you.
444 5/30/2020 12:37:00 PM 209-207 BC Moderator Message Today is the deadline for this game. Are you able to agree on a decision or finish it otherwise I will adjudicate.
443 5/30/2020 2:51:00 AM 209-207 BC Carthage Message No interception.
442 5/30/2020 2:21:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #32: 1 / Numidian Allies Desert
(Both) Play at the start of any Combat in Africa. Your opponent does not receive any BC bonuses for control of either Western or Eastern Numidia.

Message from Rome:
as ops
activate Nero and all

1-3. move to Carthago Novo via Laminium
Hasdrubal may intercept on a 3
441 5/29/2020 11:29:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message C3 contd. Minor Campaign contd.

Next, activate Hasdrubal and 3 CUs to march to Dianium the long way via Azaila.
440 5/29/2020 10:20:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Message poof! goes Varro
6/2, but Mago does lose an elephant

lose both Roman markers in E Numidia and Vescera (W Numidia)

your campaign continues
439 5/29/2020 10:16:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

6
5


Message from Rome:
battle losses, 4 rounds
retreat on the 5+
438 5/29/2020 11:09:00 AM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Battle card #10 Frontal Assault

Message from Carthage:
Rd. 4.
437 5/29/2020 3:27:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Rome:
counterattack, needing a 1
436 5/29/2020 3:26:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Play Battle card #8 Frontal Assault

Message from Rome:
well, gee, that initiative didn't last long
435 5/28/2020 10:57:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Battle card #7 Frontal Assault

Message from Carthage:
Rd. 3.
434 5/28/2020 10:57:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Carthage:
CA?
433 5/28/2020 10:57:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Battle card #48 Reserve (use as any other card)

Message from Carthage:
rd. 2:

play as FR
432 5/28/2020 10:51:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Play Battle card #22 Flank Right

Message from Rome:
431 5/28/2020 10:50:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Rome:
counterattack, needing a 1
430 5/28/2020 10:49:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Play Battle card #1 Frontal Assault

Message from Rome:
match Frontal
429 5/28/2020 9:09:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Battle card #12 Frontal Assault

Message from Carthage:
Rd. 1.
428 5/28/2020 9:06:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Battle Hands dealt Battle 13

Carthage: 15 cards
Rome: 9 cards
427 5/28/2020 9:05:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Elephants rampage. That makes it C15 vs. R9.

You can say I don't give you a chance.
426 5/28/2020 9:04:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Carthage:
Elephants will charge=
425 5/28/2020 6:19:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Message no cards
424 5/28/2020 11:46:00 AM 209-207 BC Carthage Message No cards for Mago.

How about Varro?

I count C16 vs. R9.
423 5/28/2020 6:48:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Rome:
Varro to intercept on a 3
422 5/28/2020 2:07:00 AM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Event #37: 3 / Minor Campaign
(Both) MOVE ANY TWO GENERALS. Each General can move up to four spaces with 10 combat units.

Message from Carthage:
C3.

As event. First, activate Mago, 7 CUs, and 2 eCUs to march:

1. Thamugadi, pu Hanno and 1 CU (n8 and 2 eCUs)
2. Sitifis
3. attack Varro.

Reaction?
421 5/27/2020 6:34:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Event #48: 1 / Allied Auxiliaries (Campania)
(Rome) Place two Roman CUs with any General in Italy if CAMPANIA is Roman controlled.

Message from Rome:
as event
Rome to 15
420 5/27/2020 1:59:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #50: 3 / Adriatic Pirates
(Carthage) If you use this card as an OC for Sea Movement and carry no more than 3 CUs plus a General, you do not have to roll on the Naval Combat Table if you embark or debark at either Brundisium, Croton or Tarentum

Message from Carthage:
C2.

As 3 Ops to place PCs in:

Iberus
Azaila
Ilerda
419 5/27/2020 1:56:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message Remove Zama instead for Political Consequences.
418 5/27/2020 1:53:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Message result=3 CUs lost. Hasdrubal now 3 CUs and retreats to Bilbilis.

Remove Tarraco for Political Consequences.

Hasdrubal is seriously underperforming for a general of his caliber.
417 5/27/2020 1:49:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Carthage:
No loss.

Retreat dr=
416 5/27/2020 1:48:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Carthage:
Not a single R. How many FLs did you have?

Battle Casualties, 2 rds.=
415 5/26/2020 6:20:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Play Battle card #24 Flank Right

Message from Rome:
interesting choice I now have
for now, I'll continue on the same course

round 2
414 5/26/2020 5:56:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Carthage:
Withdraw?
413 5/26/2020 5:54:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Carthage:
CA?
412 5/26/2020 5:54:00 PM 209-207 BC Carthage Play Battle card #28 Flank Right

Message from Carthage:
rd. 1:

match
411 5/26/2020 4:10:00 PM 209-207 BC Rome Play Battle card #30 Flank Right

Message from Rome:
round 1
410 5/26/2020 11:48:00 AM 209-207 BC Carthage Battle Hands dealt Battle 12

Carthage: 10 cards
Rome: 14 cards
409 5/26/2020 11:48:00 AM 209-207 BC Carthage Message No cards for Hasdrubal.

I count the same.
408 5/26/2020 5:47:00 AM 209-207 BC Rome Message no cards
I see R14-C10 if you don't play any either

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