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28 7/2/2020 4:32:00 PM Turn 3 USA + ARVN Message oops, I don't control Cam Ranh and that sabotages 3 more LOC. adjusted ECON to 9 and Resources to 72.

Now I Pacify:
Hue, -3 Resources, up from Passive to Active Supp.
Quang Tin, -3 Resources, up from Passive to Active Supp.
Bin Dinh, -3 Resources, up from Passive to Active Supp.

27 7/2/2020 3:42:00 PM Turn 3 USA + ARVN Message Immediate effect: I lose some stuff.

Can Tho has 4 Troops, 2 Cops; loses 1 of each
Saigon has 4 Troops, 2 Cops; loses 1 of each
Bin Dinh has 2 Troops, 1 Cop; loses 1 Troop

Control is not affected. Victory Phase: nobody wins

Sabotage; I control all cities. You sabotage:
* the route from Kontum to Ban Me Thot.
* the '2' value route from Can Tho to Saigon
Econ now 12.

ARVN gets:
+12 for Econ
+30 for Aid
+33 for Existing Resources
= 75

VC has 5 bases, Resources +5, up to 17
NVA 2x0 for Trail, +5 for Bases in L/C, up 5 to 5

USA has 4 pieces in Casualties, Aid -12, now 18.
26 7/2/2020 2:52:00 PM Turn 3 USA + ARVN Message USA: Airlift (max 2 spaces):
Can Tho: remove 3 US Troops, 1 ARVN Ranger (now has 1 US Base, 4 ARVN Troops, 4 ARVN Cops)
Hue: receive 3 US Troops, 1 ARVN Ranger (now has 3 US Troops, 1 ARVN Ranger, 2 ARVN Cops vs 3 NVA Troops, 3 NVA Guerrilas [exposed])

USA Assaults with ARNV in Hue, paying 3 resources:
3 USA Troops each kill 1 NVA Troop (now 0 left)
2 ARNV Cops, since in city, kill 1 NVA Guerilla (now 1 left)

Done. Coup phase next.
25 7/1/2020 9:41:00 PM Turn 3 NVA + VC Message Nevermind the redaction. US player's move.

24 7/1/2020 9:40:00 PM Turn 3 NVA + VC Message Redacting move. NVA can win the game.
23 7/1/2020 9:39:00 PM Turn 3 NVA + VC Message VC are first eligible on Masher/White-wing and enact the event. They march onto Mekong between Can Tho and Saigon, ambushing to remove the police in Kien-Hoa.
They march into Cam Ranh, ambushing to remove the police.

They march onto Route 14 between Kontum and Quang-Duc, ambushing to remove the irregular in Pleiku.

US is next for cardplay,

Coup is next card.
22 7/1/2020 9:30:00 PM Turn 3 NVA + VC Message The NVA attempt to solidify their hold in North South Vietnam, The attack in Quang-Tri wipes out the ARVN completely:
8 troops remove 4 pieces, all ARVN to available.

The NVA try to take Hue, The ambush removes the Ranger, but the follow up NVA attack trying to use guerillas to remove the police fails.

Next card is Masher-Whitewing.
21 7/1/2020 9:27:00 PM Turn 3 NVA + VC Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from NVA + VC:
NVA attack in Hue
20 7/1/2020 5:30:00 PM Turn 3 USA + ARVN Message Like I said Monday, maybe i'm playing too many events, but...

ARVN will take the Nguyen Chan Thai event.

Rangers to Hue, Quang Tin (both increase to Passive Supp), and Quang Tri (drops to Passive Opp).
19 6/29/2020 11:00:00 PM Turn 2 NVA + VC End Turn
18 6/29/2020 10:54:00 PM Turn 2 NVA + VC Message The VC put pressure on the U.S. combining ambush and attacks.

Binh-tuy:
Ambush first to kill one troop, the following VC attack kills both U.S. troop and police, removing one guerilla also, Police to ARVN available, both US troops to casualties.

Pleiku: VC ambush kills the troop, the follow up attack fails to kill anything.

Kien-Hoa: The VC attack also fails.

VC resources 15 > 12

Nguyen Chanh Thi is next card followed by Masher/White Wing
17 6/29/2020 10:50:00 PM Turn 2 NVA + VC Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from NVA + VC:

16 6/29/2020 10:50:00 PM Turn 2 NVA + VC Message Third die roll is for attack in Kien-Hoa
15 6/29/2020 10:49:00 PM Turn 2 NVA + VC Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from NVA + VC:

14 6/29/2020 10:49:00 PM Turn 2 NVA + VC Message First Die roll was for an attack in Binh Tuy.

Second Die roll is for attack in Pleiku Darlac
13 6/29/2020 10:48:00 PM Turn 2 NVA + VC Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from NVA + VC:

12 6/29/2020 6:27:00 PM Turn 2 USA + ARVN Message Wild Weasels event:
Trail -2 levels, down to 0
NVA Resources -9, down to 2

VC has op and special available.
11 6/28/2020 7:35:00 PM Turn 2 NVA + VC Message Per rule 3.3.2 they would indeed, I made a mistake, I amended my marching to move into Quang Tri with a majority of the marching pieces, and moved the units in Quang Tri into Hue.
10 6/28/2020 7:07:00 PM Turn 2 USA + ARVN Message Re: Hue: 9 troops and 2 guerillas

I didn't think you could use a March operation to go straight from N Vietnam to Hue, the March operation doesn't say you can march again after an LOC, just that marching to an LOC doesn't cost a resource. Wouldn't they have to stop on Route 1?
9 6/27/2020 9:22:00 PM Turn 2 NVA + VC Message NVA does the best it can before it gets fucked in the ass.

The NVA infiltrates first:

North Vietnam gets 3 troops (2 bases plus trail is at 1)
Northeast Cambodia gets 2 (1 base plus trail is at 1)

The NVA then Marches:

Hue, Tay Ninh, and An Loc are destinations and receive the following:

Hue: 9 troops and 2 guerillas
Tay Ninh: 3 troops
An Loc: 2 troops 1 guerilla

It is U.S. first choice on Wild Weasels.
8 6/27/2020 9:22:00 PM Turn 1 NVA + VC End Turn
7 6/27/2020 12:26:00 AM Turn 1 USA + ARVN Message To finish Binh Dong, ARVN passes. ARVN Resources -> 33

ARVN then enacts Domino Theory event:
3 US pieces to available (now 15 troops + 2 bases available, Support+Avail now 40)

USA was gonna then op/special but seeing what came up next the USA will pass. ARVN Resources -> 36

NVA is up next.
6 6/26/2020 4:55:00 PM Turn 1 NVA + VC Message The NVA attempt to recoup from the Aces card. They rally in The Parrots Beak, Southern Laos, Quang Tri, and Central laos doing the following:

Quang Tri: 2 guerrillas go to available to make a base.
Southern Laos 2 guerrillas
Central Laos: 1 guerilla
The Parrots Beak: 1 guerilla
At the end of the Rally the NVA improves the trail, raising it to 1.

Additionally the NVA elects to infiltrate doing the following:

Parrots Beak: 2 new troops arrive, and 1 guerilla becomes a troop.
Southern Laos 3 New troops arrive, 1 guerilla becomes a troop.

The NVA ends cardplay on Aces, next card is Binh Druong.

The VC, first eligible, takes the event.

Support drops in Binh-Tuy, and the VC place a guerilla.
Opposition rises in Kien-Hoa, and the VC place a guerilla.
5 6/26/2020 1:51:00 PM Turn 1 USA + ARVN Message Card is ACES: USA has first choice.

USA chooses event and airstrikes Southern Laos with 6 hits, removing 6 troops.

Southern Laos is now:
NVA: 2 bases, 1 hidden guerilla

The event also degrades the Trail by 2. Trail is now at 0.

NVA and VC are next in priority so it's over to you to make the next move.
4 6/26/2020 1:47:00 PM Turn 1 USA + ARVN Message Ok so here's how I suspect most people will do this on the ladder: Log files. In the Vassal FITL Module, you go to File -> Begin Logfile and give the file a name. Personally I like to use numbers so it's all in order alphanumerically.

Then you make the moves, then you go to File -> End Logfile and it saves the game, but unlike what we've done live, it doesn't just save the board as it is, but it saves the series of moves that were made.

For example, just now I started a logfile called "FITL Ladder Game 001 Opening", then shuffled the deck, then shuffled the deck, then drew the first 2 cards. Then I took my move and adjusted the pieces, then ended the logfile, and now I'll send you the file via email.

But I'll also describe the move in detail here, so there's always a verification (the text in ACTS and the actual move on the board).
3 6/22/2020 11:59:00 PM Turn 1 USA + ARVN Message So basically, we'll have to send Vassal saved games back and forth via email to handle the cards, but then we can use this to send messages back and forth to each other describing our actions/choices, even if it's as simple as using ACTS to say "I pass with the USA, now VC has a choice on the USS New Jersey event" or whatever.

If you have any questions let me know, it's not too hard once you get practice but combining ACTS with emailing Vassal files can feel a little weird at first. Or if you want to just go ahead, I'll start a Vassal game and send you over a file with the first card up.
2 6/22/2020 11:54:00 PM Turn 1 USA + ARVN Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 10

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Message from USA + ARVN:
Testing 10d6 (not that we ever roll this many in FITL)
1 6/22/2020 11:54:00 PM Turn 1 USA + ARVN Message Eric,

Let me know if you get this message and can log on to ACTS to view this game. We can use this to send messages to each other and to roll dice.

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