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125 4/1/2020 8:14:00 PM Turn 2 Rome Message obiovusly if anyone wants to play a DT totally fine with that too haha
124 4/1/2020 8:13:00 PM Turn 2 Rome Message consul and 6 CU move from rome to place neopolis under siege (leaving 4 CU back)
123 4/1/2020 8:09:00 PM Turn 2 Rome Message rome answers the call of alliance of carthage
122 4/1/2020 3:15:00 AM Turn 2 Carthage Message Sorry, all the name similarities had me confused. The new mercs are to be placed under Hamilcar at Sicily
121 4/1/2020 3:14:00 AM Turn 2 Carthage Message Hiring 3 mercs at Hasdrubal and letting Hasdrubal take over the African Forces at Carthago

(Hiring mercs are not considered a card action)

Diplomacy: Rome, would you agree to an alliance?

Rome is up after answering my request
120 4/1/2020 2:58:00 AM Turn 2 Greeks Message Timoleon goes to Syracusae.

File up. Over to Carthage.
119 4/1/2020 2:46:00 AM Turn 2 Greeks Message Given a bit of time I could add the new cards to a version of this module and update the map so it has the correct CRT on it. However, that doesn't really help with the current game.

It looks like I have a quorum in favor of using the event text from the expansion. I'll proceed with my turn.
118 4/1/2020 1:04:00 AM Turn 2 E-S Message I'm fine with whatever you guys say, this is my first game and very much a learning game so I'm good with anything.
117 3/31/2020 1:41:00 PM Turn 2 Greeks Message Waiting for confirmation from Wayne and Dave that they are happy before proceeding with my turn.
116 3/31/2020 1:41:00 PM Turn 2 Greeks Message Here is a link to some SoR resources.

http://www.gmtgames.com/sor/main.html

Note that there is a card manifest which has the expansion cards in it. Just watch out for the cards that I mentioned in my previous post. When one is in your hand check for the expansion card text in the manifest and play it as you see fit. If you play one of these cards for the event, please copy the event text into the message window so everyone is on the same page.
115 3/31/2020 9:44:00 AM Turn 2 Greeks Message Exactly. The addition of Carthage as a player faction means some of the others have a few cards that change.
114 3/31/2020 9:22:00 AM Turn 2 Carthage Message I am okay with doing it that way, and it seems I don't have to remember anything as none of the expansion cards are Carthage-related
113 3/31/2020 7:52:00 AM Turn 2 Greeks Message Yes. That is what I am suggesting.
112 3/31/2020 7:31:00 AM Turn 2 Rome Message so basically we just have to remember that when we draw that particular card to replace it then correct? so if i have say card 1, instead of playing the current card 1, i play the event instead? should work we'll just have to be aware of it
111 3/31/2020 3:34:00 AM Turn 2 Greeks Message Houston, we've got a problem.

So, it turns out that the module doesn't have the 5-player expansion cards in the deck. This poses a bit of a problem as the cards that are replaced by the expansion cards were taken out an replaced for game balance.

There are 6 expansion cards: Roman 1, 14 and 35; Greek 8 and 14; and Etruscan 12. Fortunately, none of these have been used for the event yet, but I think we need to decide what to do.

I suggest that we use the expansion events. I can provide everyone with event text (and a link that verifies it) if we do so.
110 3/31/2020 2:32:00 AM Turn 2 E-S Message E/S Turn 2 Action 1
ES played Mercenaries Switch Sides for the Event
I'm not sure if I get to chose which Greek Mercenaries switch sides but will assume I do.
Remove 2CUs at Tarentum
Add Etruscan 2CUs at Pisae giving 10CUs
Onto Greeks.
109 3/31/2020 2:30:00 AM Turn 1 E-S End Turn
108 3/30/2020 7:57:00 PM Turn 1 Gauls Message Sorry for the delay. Gallic reinforcement and card draw file uploaded.

E/S will go first this turn.
107 3/30/2020 2:48:00 PM Turn 1 Rome Message i drew cards as well..forgot to when i placed reinforcmeent
106 3/30/2020 10:49:00 AM Turn 1 Carthage Message Gauls, you are up for deciding order of play
105 3/28/2020 6:43:00 PM Turn 1 Carthage Message Gauls is up to decide order

I got impatient and drew my own cards. Just to see and be able to plan
104 3/28/2020 3:27:00 AM Turn 1 Greeks Message Thank you, Andrew.

All that was missing is my payment to my mercenary leaders. Going back to log 22, I never got to spend my support due to winning the combat. I should have gained two support. In the file I have used those two support to pay for Dionysius' upkeep. The other 1 point to pay Alexander came off of Rhegium. I hope everyone is okay with this.

Over to Gauls to determine first player and draw cards.
103 3/27/2020 7:01:00 PM Turn 1 Rome Message reinforcements done. i didnt see greek file, so i added them in my file
102 3/27/2020 5:32:00 PM Turn 1 Greeks Message Greeks reinforce Messana with Dionysius and 4 CU.

1 CU to Tarentum.

Over to Rome.
101 3/27/2020 5:14:00 PM Turn 1 E-S Message ES reinforcements: 1CU at Pisae and 4CUs at Bovianum. Onto Greeks.
100 3/27/2020 11:02:00 AM Turn 1 Gauls Message Gauls designated E/S to go first. Everyone else can go in usual map order as we did on card play.
99 3/27/2020 9:47:00 AM Turn 1 Greeks Message Thanks, Kasper, for getting the ball rolling.
98 3/27/2020 9:36:00 AM Turn 1 Carthage Message Volsci and Transalpine Gauls both get 1 CU

I know I jump the line, but I take my reinforcements now.

Half the current mercs (rounded up) go home. 2/2=1 leave. Then I get 3 CU and 2 mercs. All go to Hamilcar

Next
97 3/27/2020 2:41:00 AM Turn 1 Greeks Message E/S is up for reinforcements.

The NP powers reinforce first. These are trivial but need to get done at some point. We just need an appropriate CU in each spot.

Then the faction closest to the top of the resolving ties table, Gauls(Wayne), decides the order. Wayne has stated that he'd like E/S to go first but not the order of other reinforcements.


96 3/27/2020 12:03:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message In reading the rules, I'm not sure the order of reinforcements when everyone is tied at 6VPs.
95 3/27/2020 12:03:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message In reading the rules, I'm not sure the order of reinforcements when everyone is tied at 6VPs.
94 3/26/2020 11:54:00 PM Turn 1 E-S Message Yes E/S will stay allied with Roman for turn 2.
93 3/26/2020 7:12:00 PM Turn 1 Rome Message i would like to stay allied (if ES agree).
92 3/26/2020 5:00:00 PM Turn 1 Greeks Message You need to decide on whether you want the alliance with E/S.
91 3/26/2020 4:54:00 PM Turn 1 Greeks Message No. You passed on your 5th round...
90 3/26/2020 4:45:00 PM Turn 1 Rome Message sorry..we should be on last action of roudn correct?
89 3/25/2020 11:10:00 PM Turn 1 Gauls Message 1 CU lost.

I don't see any surrender/isolation/change in scoring.

Decisions to me made on alliances, and then to the E/S for reinforcements.
88 3/25/2020 11:07:00 PM Turn 1 Gauls Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Gauls:
I think the only attritio is for the Gallic stack in Sentinum.
87 3/25/2020 11:06:00 PM Turn 1 Gauls Message Brennus appears in Luna.
86 3/25/2020 11:06:00 PM Turn 1 Gauls Message Brennus appears in Luna.
85 3/25/2020 11:05:00 PM Turn 1 Gauls Message Brennus appears in Luna.
84 3/25/2020 9:07:00 PM Turn 1 Rome Message rome passes..no file..over to gauls
83 3/25/2020 4:18:00 PM Turn 1 Carthage Message Picking up the card I didn't have to play for naval move, and then playing it again, only this time to hire a merc

Rome is up
82 3/25/2020 1:51:00 PM Turn 1 Greeks Message Greeks play NPA to increase Carthaginian Unrest. Pass on the main card play.
81 3/25/2020 3:43:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message Round 5 ES plays:
3 ops for 1CU at Bovianum giving 6CUs there.
Onto Greeks.
80 3/24/2020 8:05:00 PM Turn 1 Gauls Message Gauls play 3 OPS to place 1 CU at Luna.

E/S next.
79 3/24/2020 6:53:00 PM Turn 1 Rome Message taking it easy..more support
78 3/24/2020 3:26:00 AM Turn 1 Carthage Message Over to Rome
77 3/24/2020 3:26:00 AM Turn 1 Carthage Message Passing and mourning our dead
76 3/24/2020 3:24:00 AM Turn 1 Greeks Message Support increased in Syracuse and Tarentum. Over to Carthage.

Note Carthage didn't need to play 1 op to retreat by sea last impulse as there was a retreat path by ground through Syracuse.
75 3/24/2020 12:37:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message Round 4: ES
Add 1CU to Volsci at Antium giving 4CUs. using Neutral Power Activates.
Then Egnatius Event played, Egnatius added at Bovianum.
Onto Greeks.
74 3/23/2020 9:34:00 PM Turn 1 Gauls Message Gauls play Souls for Teutates to place 2CU in Luna.

E/S next.
73 3/23/2020 8:00:00 PM Turn 1 Rome Message sorry for delay..work hectic haha

anyways increasing city suport
72 3/23/2020 7:40:00 AM Turn 1 Carthage Message Rome is up
71 3/22/2020 5:27:00 PM Turn 1 Carthage Message Played 1 ops to run away to Lilybaeum
70 3/22/2020 9:58:00 AM Turn 1 Gauls Message Here is link that explains how the cars like Sucellus work:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1159445/article/15551150#15551150
69 3/22/2020 9:54:00 AM Turn 1 Greeks Message File up. I've moved the Carthaginians to Panormus, but Kasper can correct on his turn.

Carthage is up to play one of it's two remaining cards.
68 3/22/2020 9:48:00 AM Turn 1 Greeks Message Sorry, Carthage can retreat to two spaces that it controls.

Panormus or Selinus. Which one suits you, Kasper?
67 3/22/2020 9:45:00 AM Turn 1 Greeks Message - result is 11v7.
- 3 losses to Carthage, 1 to Greeks
- Carthage loses 3 + 1 for event = 4
- They need to retreat but can't reach a reach a candidate space with more than two units.
- Carthage must play a 1 ops card to do a naval retreat or the remaining units are eliminated.
66 3/22/2020 9:37:00 AM Turn 1 Greeks Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

4
6
1
4
2
1


Message from Greeks:
* Chawn Harlow (Greeks) played Thessalians for the Event
- combat modifiers are +2 (event) +1 (friendly space) -3 (leadership) =0

Combat roll (top 3 Greek/bottom 3 Carthage)
65 3/22/2020 5:56:00 AM Turn 1 Carthage Message Interception didn't succeed.

Going into card-using frenzy here. Playing Diplomatic card to avoid activation Alexander and playing Balearic Slingers to displace Dionysius before battle

Battle is now 8 leaderless Greek CU (sadly not intercepted and on home area) vs 6 Carthagenian CU plus 3 leader

Greeks, any CC?
64 3/22/2020 5:48:00 AM Turn 1 Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Carthage:
Hamilcar attempts interception with all 5 mercs and 1 reg into Himera, need 1-3
63 3/22/2020 5:02:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message No response from ES. Thanks for clarification of card Gauls played.
62 3/22/2020 3:57:00 AM Turn 1 Greeks Message The Greeks decided that they really do care about the Messaneans after all, or at least they coin.

Campaign card played to activate Dionysius and Alexander. Dionysius and 7 CU go to Messana. Alexander sets sail for Syracusae with 6CU and advance to Catina to provide support on the flank.

Any response?
61 3/22/2020 3:45:00 AM Turn 1 Greeks Message I think the "as your action" should be red as well.
60 3/22/2020 3:22:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message ES play Death of Aulius as Ops 1 to add Level of Loyalty at Pisae, making it Level 2.
Onto Greeks.
59 3/22/2020 3:21:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message First a question. The Gauls played their card as an event but the text in Red does not appear to be in place, how can they play it as an event? Thanks.
58 3/21/2020 8:21:00 PM Turn 1 Gauls Message GAul play Lands for Sucellus for Event. 2 CU in Mediolanum.

E/S next.
57 3/21/2020 7:53:00 PM Turn 1 Rome Message rome plays servian wall in roma..over to gauls
56 3/21/2020 3:58:00 PM Turn 1 Greeks Message Hi all, Before it becomes an issue, I just want to remind everyone that the board depicted in VASSAL has the wrong combat results table on it. The CRT on the player aid is also incorrect. As of second edition of the game, the loser doesn't take losses for rolling 1's.
55 3/21/2020 2:04:00 PM Turn 1 E-S Message Not sure if I need to respond but no card play from ES.
And thanks everyone for any and all help and tips you are giving me as I learn the game.
54 3/21/2020 12:53:00 PM Turn 1 Carthage Message Assuming no interrupt from other players as the Greek seems to disdain the citizens of Messena anyway

Playing blockade card to ensure free siege activation in my next action

Rome is up, file is uploaded
53 3/21/2020 12:47:00 PM Turn 1 Greeks Message No Greek response. Messana is full of a bunch of disloyal slobs anyway!
52 3/21/2020 11:19:00 AM Turn 1 Carthage Message Just to clarify I use naval move
51 3/21/2020 11:18:00 AM Turn 1 Carthage Message Paying 2 ops to move Hamilcar, 5 mercs and 1 regular to the Greek city of Messana, putting it under siege

Any storm at sea or similar interrupts?
50 3/21/2020 3:23:00 AM Turn 1 Greeks Message File up.

I've assumed that the Gauls want the 2 plunder as political consequences. Wayne can correct me if I'm wrong.

Alexander goes to Tarentum with his 1 CU of cohorts.

Over to Carthage.
49 3/21/2020 3:11:00 AM Turn 1 Greeks Message Dave, I have just one correction. The T-gauls must retreat to the nearest space that

Is friendly controlled or
Contains more friendly CU than the retreating force.

There is no such space, so the entire force is eliminated. Wayne gets to place two support as 4 enemy CUs were eliminated. I assume these will come in the form of Gallic Plunder.

It would have been better to raid Eporedia as Wayne would have needed to move there to sort the issue out, wasting an activation. At least you have stripped him of a valuable one-shot combat card.
48 3/21/2020 2:04:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message Hopefully I've done all of that right. Let me know.
End of ES turn. Onto Greeks.
47 3/21/2020 2:01:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message Assume Trnas Gauls came in via Eporedia and Vercellae. so retreat to Vercellae.
46 3/21/2020 1:58:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message Results:
Trans Gauls : 4 + 6 + 2 -1(mod) = 11
Gauls: 4 + 4 + 2 +2(mod) = 12
Gauls win battle.
Trans Gauls losses: L1, L1
Gauls losses: W1, W1
So they both lose 2 CUs

45 3/21/2020 1:58:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message Results:
Trans Gauls : 4 + 6 + 2 -1(mod) = 11
Gauls: 4 + 4 + 2 +2(mod) = 12
Gauls win battle.
Trans Gauls losses: L1, L1
Gauls losses: W1, W1
So they both lose 2 CUs

44 3/21/2020 1:58:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message Results:
Trans Gauls : 4 + 6 + 2 -1(mod) = 11
Gauls: 4 + 4 + 2 +2(mod) = 12
Gauls win battle.
Trans Gauls losses: L1, L1
Gauls losses: W1, W1
So they both lose 2 CUs

43 3/21/2020 1:30:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

4
6
2
4
4
2


Message from E-S:
Top 3 : Trans Gauls
Bottom 3 : Gauls
42 3/21/2020 1:28:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message Combat modifiers:
Trans Gaul: Forced Ratio +1
War Cries -2 = -1
Gauls: Interception +1
Friendly +1 = +2
41 3/20/2020 6:31:00 PM Turn 1 Greeks Message No card from the Greeks.
40 3/20/2020 6:22:00 PM Turn 1 Carthage Message No card play from Carthage

39 3/20/2020 5:54:00 PM Turn 1 Rome Message Blooody combat amongst the gauls!
38 3/20/2020 5:18:00 PM Turn 1 Gauls Message GAuls will intercept and play
War Cries - play before a battle involving Gallic CU, -2 to enemy combat roll.

Any card on behalf of the TGauls?
37 3/20/2020 3:20:00 PM Turn 1 Greeks Message Looks good to me, Dave. Just remember that you can still play another card. NPA doesn't count towards the one card you can play in an action round.
36 3/20/2020 9:29:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message If Gaul decides to intercept, the Trans Gauls will stay and fight.
35 3/20/2020 9:27:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message Interception will be successful if Gaul wants it.
I'll stop to see what he wants to do.
Everyone, I'm not sure if I'm doing all of this right so please do comment with any suggestions.

34 3/20/2020 9:25:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from E-S:
Move ML-A and 4CUs toMediolanum.
Does Gaul try to intercept?
I'll roll for attempted interception need a 1.
33 3/20/2020 9:25:00 AM Turn 1 E-S Message ES Action 2
Play Neutral Power Activates as Event.
Activate Trans G auls.
Move ML-A and 4CUs toMediolanum.
Does Gaul try to intercept?
I'll roll for attempted interception need a 1.
32 3/20/2020 1:59:00 AM Turn 1 Gauls Message Of course, as I upload my file, I finally see Rome's post battle file. I'm redoing my logfile.
31 3/20/2020 1:50:00 AM Turn 1 Gauls Message Success.

E/S up next.
30 3/20/2020 1:48:00 AM Turn 1 Gauls Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
6


Message from Gauls:
Lost 1 CU, spend last MP to Raid again.
29 3/20/2020 1:46:00 AM Turn 1 Gauls Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

2
1


Message from Gauls:
Siege Table for Sentinum.
28 3/20/2020 1:46:00 AM Turn 1 Gauls Message Don't see an updated pos battle file, but I'm proceeding anyway. Rome will need to remember to play his post battle card.

Gauls play Too Far from Home for 1 OPS. Activate ML-A + 4CU in Sena > to Sentinum and Raid.
27 3/19/2020 8:58:00 PM Turn 1 Rome Message well that was terrible...5v2 for volsci..i played socii card which prevents lremoval of support
26 3/19/2020 8:56:00 PM Turn 1 Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

2
4
4
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Message from Rome:
Top 3 = rome
Bottom 3 = Volsci

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