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624 4/27/2020 4:07:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message Thanks for looking anyway. Miscounted Truce, put an addendum note on file.
623 4/27/2020 3:22:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message I didn't find anything on the Phalanx site but BGG has PDFs for both Valley and Phalanx editions, if you're registered with them, although I'm not.

When you report you can note Truce was played 5 times: Rome T3(op) T4(event) and T6(op) and Carthage T7(event) and T9(event)

Messenger was played 3 Times all as events: Rome T3 and Carthage T4 and T8.

We did 621 messages in 21 days, a fevered pace indeed.
622 4/27/2020 11:11:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Message No Macedon, no Syracuse, no Campaign, you were really stitched on that last turn. All too close though. (Thought I had lost after turn 8, I must admit).
621 4/27/2020 10:57:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Re-Cap Final Turn 9 (203-201)

No Attrition:

Isolation:
Roman: Taurini GC
Carthage: Tarquini ET

Key:
Campania: CM
Carthaginia: CA
Carthage City: CC
PCs: (Carthage,Rome)

Victory Provinces:
Carthage has 8:
BA(5,0) CE(4,0) OR(5,0) ID(4,3)
WN(4,0) EN(5,0) CA(6,0) CC(1,0)
Rome has 9:
CS(0,3) SI(0,5) SY(0,1)
ET(0,4) SA(0,4) LA(0,1)
CM(0,2) AP(0,5) LU(1,4)
1 is Uncontrolled:
GC(2,2)

Non-Victory Provinces:
Carthage has 2:
BI(1,0) MA(3,1)
2 are Uncontrolled:
GT(2,0) LI(0,0)

Carthage has 19 CUs:
Carthage CC: Hanno +Mago +7
Boii GC: Hannibal +11
Saguntum OR: Gisgo +1

Rome has 32 CUs:
Dertosa ID: 3 alone
Carales CS: Flaminius +5
Pisae ET: TLongus +8
Mutina GC: 2 alone
Ariminum SA: PScipio +12
Heraclea LU: Africanus +1
Croton LU: 1 alone

Victory Check: 8-9: Carthage Removes Druentia GT(1,0)

Congratulations, there were many points of Intercepts, Battles and Card Draws that could have made a difference but in the end it was Dueling Diplomacy.

Meanwhile I am trying to track down a print-out of the Phalanx Rules but did not find them on ConSimWorld where I post. Maybe a Publisher's site.
620 4/27/2020 10:54:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #35: 2 / Diplomacy
(Both) Convert any one non-walled, non-tribal enemy PC Marker in a space without an enemy CU into a friendly PC Marker.

Message from Carthage:
Carthage 9th Card: PC

Flip Azaila ID
619 4/27/2020 10:25:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Message I think that's going to win it for you 8-9. I have my own Diplomacy left and Ill review and prepare the Re-cap before I make the play.
618 4/27/2020 9:45:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Message GC that is.
617 4/27/2020 9:31:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Event #36: 2 / Diplomacy
(Both) Convert any one non-walled, non-tribal enemy PC Marker in a space without an enemy CU into a friendly PC Marker.

Message from Rome:
I believe Taurini is currently empty(?). Convert.
616 4/27/2020 8:56:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #22: 1 / Mutin's Numidians
(Carthage) Place one Carthaginian CU and a PC in any non-walled city space in Sicilia that contains no Roman CUs. If the space contains a Roman PC the PC is simply flipped.

Message from Carthage:
Coffee is the Solution:

Carthage 8th Card: PC

Tarquini ET
615 4/26/2020 3:32:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message Yes, fine, like a chess endgame, (only the final pieces are unknown!).

This has been an excellent if stressful game, and thank you for your assistance with rules and format. Whatever the end result it has been a good game.
614 4/26/2020 3:24:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message I forgot to Remove 2 PCs for Gisgo's Defeat which will not matter:

Gergovia and Tolosa GT.

I will have to think about the puzzle that's been left. It may take morning coffee to do it.
613 4/26/2020 3:04:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome 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 Rome:
Africanus and 2 to Croton, d1 Croton, to Heraclea with 1.

Publius and 10 to Ariminum leaves 2 Mutina.
612 4/26/2020 2:48:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #57: 1 / Hanno Counsels Carthage
(Rome) Carthaginian CUs are prohibited from leaving Africa until the Strategy Deck is reshuffled.

Message from Carthage:
Carthage 7th Card: PC

Segobriga CE
611 4/26/2020 2:40:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Africanus loses 1, 6 remaining.

Gisgo loses 4, retreats +1 to Saguntum OR
610 4/26/2020 2:35:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

5
3


Message from Carthage:
3 Round Victory

1st die: Casualties
2nd die: Retreat
609 4/26/2020 2:27:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #23 Flank Right

Message from Rome:
Rd 3
608 4/26/2020 2:26:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Carthage:
Counter Round 1
607 4/26/2020 2:25:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Battle card #24 Flank Right

Message from Carthage:
Round 2 match
606 4/26/2020 2:21:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #30 Flank Right

Message from Rome:
Rd 2
605 4/26/2020 2:15:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Carthage:
Counter Round 1
604 4/26/2020 2:15:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Battle card #26 Flank Right

Message from Carthage:
Match Round 1
603 4/26/2020 2:12:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #22 Flank Right

Message from Rome:
Rd 1
602 4/26/2020 2:11:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Battle Hands dealt Battle 17

Carthage: 10 cards
Rome: 12 cards
601 4/26/2020 2:04:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message No card play for me. You can deal.
600 4/26/2020 1:55:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message Accept battle. 12:10 I think. (7+4+1 Ally) v (5+1+1 int +3 ally)
599 4/26/2020 1:30:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Carthage:
Gisgo +5 will attempt to Intercept into Dertosa ID.

Success 1-2
598 4/26/2020 12:04:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message Intercept possible obviously
597 4/26/2020 11:57:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #8: 1 / Hostile Tribes
(Both) Play whenever an opposing army occupies (or enters) space in Gallia Transalpinia or Liguria. The Army immediately undergoes Attrition on the 5-6 column.

Message from Rome:
Africanus and 5 to Ilerda, pu1, Iberus pu 1 (now 7) to Dertosa.
596 4/26/2020 11:24:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #2: 3 / Sicilia Revolts
(Both) If your opponent has control of Sicily, remove all his non-walled PCs in that province which are not stacked with his CUs.

Message from Carthage:
This might have been a good final card.

Carthage 6th Card: PCs

Salmantica, Arsa, Toletum CE.
595 4/26/2020 10:41:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome 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 Rome:
Ilerda, Iberus to Rome
594 4/26/2020 10:39:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Africanus loses 1, +5 Remaining.

Hasdrubal is displaced.
593 4/26/2020 10:37:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Carthage:
No match

Round 4 Casualties
592 4/26/2020 10:34:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #16 Flank Left

Message from Rome:
Rd 4
591 4/26/2020 10:32:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Carthage:
Counter Round 3
590 4/26/2020 10:32:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Battle card #45 Reserve (use as any other card)

Message from Carthage:
Match Round 3
589 4/26/2020 10:27:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #13 Flank Left

Message from Rome:
Rd 3
588 4/26/2020 10:26:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Carthage:
Counter Round 2
587 4/26/2020 10:26:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Battle card #15 Flank Left

Message from Carthage:
Match Round 2
586 4/26/2020 10:26:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #20 Flank Left

Message from Rome:
Rd 2
585 4/26/2020 10:25:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Rome:
Initiative
584 4/26/2020 10:25:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #34 Probe (modify retreat by -2)

Message from Rome:
Rd 1
583 4/26/2020 10:24:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Battle card #33 Probe (modify retreat by -2)

Message from Carthage:
Round 1 Attack
582 4/26/2020 10:17:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Message Sorry. Live and learn, didn't know there were Allies for Massilia territory.
581 4/26/2020 10:17:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Battle Hands dealt Battle 16

Carthage: 5 cards
Rome: 11 cards
580 4/26/2020 10:16:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Battle Hands dealt Battle 15

Carthage: 11 cards
Rome: 5 cards
579 4/26/2020 10:08:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Hasdrubal will fight.

I make it:

Hasdrubal: 3 +1 CU +1 Ally =5
Africanus: 4 +6 CUs +1 Intercept =11

Note there is no Ally for Transalpinia (specifically in Phalanx 14.2.3.3) which clarified the Valley Edition.

No card play for me. You can play and deal.
578 4/26/2020 9:36:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Message Back up?
577 4/26/2020 9:36:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Rome:
Africanus and 6 attempt intercept. (Leaves 1).
576 4/26/2020 9:30:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #12: 2 / African Reinforcements
(Carthage) Place one Elephant unit (at strength level 2) in Carthage. If an Elephant unit is not available, place two regular CUs in Carthage

Message from Carthage:
Cartage 5th Card:

Hasdrubal +1 to Emporiae MA.

Africanus has an Intercept option.
575 4/26/2020 8:51:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Event #4: 3 / Celtiberia Revolts
(Both) If your opponent controls Celtiberia, remove all his PCs in that province which are not stacked with his CU's.

Message from Rome:
Think that keeps me in the game, (just)
574 4/26/2020 8:17:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Carthage 4th Card: Event

Game-Winning Event if you cannot Break.

While both Valley and Phalanx Editions note which Cards do not break the Truce in Card Notes (25.64) the Valley edition helpfully indicates which Cards do.

The Phalanx Edition does the same but only by a special (Laurel Leaf?) Icon on each card which is only explained on the Truce Card by additional Card text.
573 4/26/2020 7:30:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome 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 Rome:
Africanus and 8 to Iberus, d1, to Illerda with 7.
572 4/26/2020 7:25:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Hasdrubal loses 1 and continues +1 thru Rhone, Nemausus and ends in Narbo MA.

You could play Hostile Tribes as a Counter but Hasdrubal will continue alone if necessary.
571 4/26/2020 7:22:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Carthage:
Crossing

Lose 1 CU 5-6
570 4/26/2020 7:21:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #62: 2 / Force March (1 or 2 rating)
(Both) Move a General whose Strategy Rating is 1 or 2 up to six spaces.

Message from Carthage:
Carthage 3rd Card:

Hasdrubal +1 picks up 1 in Taurini GC and crosses to Druentia GT.

I'll roll and continue movement.
569 4/26/2020 6:43:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #49: 1 / Opposing Fleet Breaks Siege
(Both) Remove all accrued siege points at any one port

Message from Rome:
Dertosa to Rome.
568 4/26/2020 6:40:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #56: 2 / Grain Shortage
(Carthage) Remove any three Roman non-walled PCs. You may only play this card if you control Sicilia.

Message from Carthage:
No Interception.

Carthage 2nd Card: PCa:

Salamantica CE and Numantia ID

567 4/26/2020 3:53:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Message Yes, sorry, correct.
566 4/25/2020 4:49:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message I presume Africanus went to Lilybaeum to pick up 1 and has landed +8.
565 4/25/2020 4:29:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message 2. Longus and 6 to to Pisae (now 8).
3. Africanus and 7 to Lilybaeum, on to Dertosa ID.

Intercept?

Off line to tomorrow am. Taking this slowly.

564 4/25/2020 4:24:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Yes, 2 left behind in Pisae. Bad Weather is in the Discards.
563 4/25/2020 4:19:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Event #34: 3 / Major Campaign
(Both) MOVE ANY THREE GENERALS. Each General can move up to four spaces with 10 combat units.

Message from Rome:
1. Publius Scipio and 8 Pisae to Mutina, (Faesuli, Falerii, Ariminium)

OK?
562 4/25/2020 3:11:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Event #19: 1 / Senate Dismisses Proconsul
(Both) If there is a Roman Proconsul on the map other than Scipio Africanus, it is removed and replaced with an unused Roman General. The player playing this card determines the replacement.

Message from Carthage:
Carthage 1st Card: Event

TLongus is now in Command +10 in Mutina GC
561 4/25/2020 3:05:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #1: 3 / Corsica and Sardinia Revolt
(Both) If your opponent has control of Corsica/Sardinia, remove all his PCs in that province which are not stacked with his CUs.

Message from Rome:
Azaila ID, Panormus, Lilybaeum SC.
560 4/25/2020 2:55:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Rome will go first, and I'll prudently retain the Hammer.
559 4/25/2020 2:45:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message Publius Pisae, Flaminius Carales.
558 4/25/2020 2:44:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Rome:
Apologies, yes/ Marcellus proconsul. L to R
557 4/25/2020 2:32:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Consuls? One for Pisae, one for Carales I expect.
556 4/25/2020 2:20:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message No campaign.
555 4/25/2020 2:19:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Draw Strategy cards 9 cards drawn.

554 4/25/2020 2:19:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message OK, thanks.

3 to Marcellus (10), 2 to Africanus 7.
553 4/22/2020 9:40:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Draw Strategy cards 9 cards drawn.

552 4/22/2020 9:40:00 AM 206-204 BC Carthage End Turn
551 4/22/2020 9:39:00 AM 206-204 BC Carthage Message We've done 8 turns in 21 days and only have 2 more months to finish so there is no problem.

I will End Turn and Draw my Hand and you can do your Reinforcements, Draw and Campaign Override at leisure.
550 4/22/2020 5:51:00 AM 206-204 BC Rome Message Looks right. Is it a problem if I take a couple of days out? (Apart from anything else it will give my morale a chance to recover!)

Will play on now if it is an issue.
549 4/21/2020 5:08:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Message Mago to Carthage

+2 Tarraco ID: Gisgo +5
+1 Boii GC: Hannibal +11
+1 Carthage: Hanno +Mago +7
548 4/21/2020 5:04:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Message Re-Cap Turn 8 (206-204)

Attrition:
Roman: Panormus -1 to 5

No Isolation.

Key:
Campania: CM
Carthaginia: CA
Carthage City: CC
PCs: (Carthage,Rome)

Victory Provinces:
Carthage has 9:
BA(5,0) CE(4,0) OR(5,0) ID(5,0)
WN(4,0) EN(5,0) CA(6,0) CC(1,0)
GC(3,2)
Rome has 9:
CS(0,3) SI(1,3) SY(0,1)
ET(0,4) SA(0,4) LA(0,1)
CM(0,2) AP(0,5) LU(1,4)

Non-Victory Provinces:
Carthage has 3:
BI(1,0) MA(3,1) GT(4,0)
1 is Uncontrolled:
LI(0,0)

Carthage has 21 CUs:
Carthage CC: Hanno +6
Boii GC: Hannibal +10
Insubrians GC: Hasdrubal +1
Taurini GC: 1 alone
Dertosa ID: Gisgo +3

Rome has 28 CUs:
Carales CS: 5 alone
Pisae ET: Paulus +Flaminius +10
Mutina GC: Marcellus +7
Panormus SI: Africanus +5
Lilybaeum SI: 1 alone

Victory Check: 9-9

Hope all is correct after all the Battles and I'll proceed to Carthaginian Reinforcements
547 4/21/2020 4:52:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Message I will proceed to a Re-Cap
546 4/21/2020 4:51:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Carthage:
Attrition:

Panormus SI: Africanus +6
545 4/21/2020 4:50:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #3: 3 / Numidia Revolts
(Both) Pick either Western or Eastern Numidia and remove all your opponent's PCs in that province which are not stacked with his CU's.

Message from Carthage:
Hannibal will Back-Up now +10 Boii, while Marcellus remains +7 Mutina GC.

Carthage 10th Card: PCs

Flip Taurini, Boii GC and place Segobriga CE

I wil proceed to the End Phase.
544 4/21/2020 9:07:00 AM 206-204 BC Carthage Message Had Marcellus failed I would have gone in for the kill at 13-11, but this is 13-13. A rough rule of thumb is the difference in Generals is worth a card, picking first is worth a card, and Hannibal's ability is worth a card.

I may need a nap before I decide whether to Back-up or not.
543 4/21/2020 8:54:00 AM 206-204 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Rome:
Intercept
542 4/21/2020 8:51:00 AM 206-204 BC Carthage Message Hannibal leaves 1 in Boii and continues to Mutina to Overrun the 1 there.

Marcellus has another opportunity to Intercept.
541 4/21/2020 8:40:00 AM 206-204 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Rome:
Marcellus and 6 intercept.
540 4/21/2020 8:40:00 AM 206-204 BC Rome Message Absolutely correct, I was the attacker of course.

Marcellus will attempt intercept.
539 4/21/2020 8:17:00 AM 206-204 BC Carthage Message I'm not sure if I'm up late and/or up early now.

In Message #508 I interpreted your move in #507 as Marcellus +9 from Verona to Insubrians GC as the only way you could attack with 9, which you confirmed in #509.

If so then Marcellus had to Retreat +6 to Verona GC. (15.2.c).

I see now you marked the Retreat as +6 to Boii in #528, but that would be incorrect if he attacked from Verona.

And if all that is so that leaves Marcellus +6 with the opportunity to now Intercept Hannibal in Boii.

If still unsure we can recreate the moves during the Turn.
538 4/21/2020 4:31:00 AM 206-204 BC Rome Message Not sure what has happened here, but Marcellus and 6 is in Boii. Could theoretically intercept Hasdrubal I think.

Are you still OK with move? Marcellus will try to intercept Hasdrubal if you go ahead.
537 4/20/2020 11:16:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #7: 1 / Hostile Tribes
(Both) Play whenever an opposing army occupies (or enters) space in Gallia Transalpinia or Liguria. The Army immediately undergoes Attrition on the 5-6 column.

Message from Carthage:
There were some message errors, but the duplicates were sent.

Carthage 9th Card:

Hannibal +10 (leaving Hasdrubal +1) to Boii GC.

Marcellus has an Intercept Option.
536 4/20/2020 11:11:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Message Hasdrubal is intact and drops 1 in Taurini and ends in Insubrians under Hannibal +11.
535 4/20/2020 11:10:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Message Hasdrubal is intact and drops 1 in Taurini and ends in Insubrians under Hannibal +11.
534 4/20/2020 11:10:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Message Hasdrubal is intact and drops 1 in Taurini and ends in Insubrians under Hannibal +11.
533 4/20/2020 11:06:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Carthage:
Crossing roll
532 4/20/2020 11:06:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #29: 2 / Carthaginian Naval Victory
(Carthage) For the rest of the year a -1 die roll modifier for naval movement applies, and Roman Naval Movement is limited to Minor or Major Campaign Strategy Cards.

Message from Carthage:
Carthage 8th Card:

Hasdrubal +6 cross Druentia GT to Taurini GC

531 4/20/2020 2:12:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Message Bare survival.

I'll think about the last 3 cards for a bit.
530 4/20/2020 2:11:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Message I'd have won that if I'd started with a Probe I guess. 4 FRs, 2 Probes, probably a statistical error, given Hannibal's edge.
529 4/20/2020 2:09:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Message No cards, all yours.
528 4/20/2020 2:08:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Message 3/0 Marcellus and 6 to Boii.

Defintely bad news!

Lose Carales.
527 4/20/2020 2:05:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

1
4


Message from Rome:
Yours, Attrition/Retreat
526 4/20/2020 2:05:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Play Battle card #20 Flank Left

Message from Carthage:
Round 5 attack
525 4/20/2020 2:02:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Rome:
Initiative

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