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39 8/9/2020 1:41:00 PM 217 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Use this to activate Flaminus at Rhegium. He will take his 8 CUs and move :
1. Croton where he drops 1 CU (now 7 with Flaminus)
2. Heraclea (where Hasdrubal could intercept)
3. Praestium to battle Hasdrubal.
38 8/9/2020 10:56:00 AM 217 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #23: 3 / Numidian Ally
(Rome) Place up to three Roman PCs in Eastern Numidia in spaces which do not contain enemy CUs. If the space contains a Carthaginian PC, the PC is simply flipped.

Message from Carthage:
Place Carthaginian PCs at Rhone, Druentia and flip Paestum.
37 8/8/2020 9:01:00 PM 217 BC Rome Set Deck Reshuffle Deck will be reshuffled before next deal
36 8/8/2020 9:01:00 PM 217 BC Rome Message Playing the truce card causes the deck to be reshuffled at the end of the turn whether it is played as an event or not.
35 8/8/2020 1:07:00 PM 217 BC Rome 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 Rome:
Use this to activate Flaminus at Agrigentum. He will leave 1 CUs there and move the remaining 9 CUs to:
1. Panormus where he drops 1 CUs (leaving 8 with Flaminus)
2. Messana
3 & 4. Rhegium where he ends with 8 CUs.
34 8/8/2020 2:48:00 AM 217 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:
Hasdrubal and his 3CU (Croton) – Paestum.
33 8/7/2020 12:55:00 PM 217 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Event #44: 2 / Allied Auxiliaries (Apulia)
(Rome) Place two Roman CUs with any General in Italy if APULIA is Roman controlled.

Message from Rome:
Use this as an event to bring in 2 CUs with Marcellus at Mutina. Now 15 CUs there with P. Scipio also.
32 8/7/2020 11:55:00 AM 217 BC Carthage Message You go first.
31 8/7/2020 11:53:00 AM 217 BC Carthage Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

30 8/6/2020 2:12:00 PM 217 BC Rome Message You can decide who goes first this turn.
29 8/6/2020 2:12:00 PM 217 BC Rome Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

28 8/6/2020 2:10:00 PM 217 BC Rome Message I get Marcellus who will go to Mutina and take over the army from P. Scipio.
Flaminus will go to Agrigentum and take over that 10 CU army.
27 8/6/2020 2:07:00 PM 217 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 7-sided die x 3

4
2
2


Message from Rome:
I will send Longus back and keep P. Scipio as proconsul. Rolling for the two Roman consuls for 217BC.
1 = Longus in order on the board thru 7 = A. Paulus
3rd roll only in case of ties.
26 8/6/2020 2:04:00 PM 217 BC Rome Message Roman reinforcements:
3 CUs with P. Scipio at Mutina (now 13 there)
2 CUs with Longus at Agrigentum (now 10 there)
25 8/6/2020 4:19:00 AM 217 BC Carthage Message Carthaginian Reinforcements:
1CU to Hanno at Carthage, now 5CU.
1CU to Mago at Toletum, now 2CU.
1CU to Gisgo at Tarraco, now 2CU.
1CU to Hannibal at Emporiae, now 7CU + 2 Ele CU.

24 8/6/2020 4:19:00 AM 218 BC Carthage End Turn
23 8/5/2020 2:39:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message End of turn 1, 218BC phases:
Winter attrition: all forces are safe
Political isolation: No PCs removed that I see.
Victory check: Both sides have 9 provinces. No PCs to remove
Next is the Carthaginian reinforcements.
22 8/5/2020 2:36:00 PM 218 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:
Use this to convert Mutina under P. Scipio's army to Roman PC.
21 8/5/2020 2:24:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #39: 3 / Minor Campaign
(Both) MOVE ANY TWO GENERALS. Each General can move up to four spaces with 10 combat units.

Message from Carthage:
The third Minor dealt. Use for Ops and place PCs at Taurini, Narbo and Azaila.
20 8/4/2020 6:26:00 PM 218 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #9: 3 / Philip Allies with Carthage
(Both) The Roman must randomly discard on Strategy Card. Carthage receives a -1 die roll modifier for Sea Movement. Once Macedonia is at war, this event becomes playable only by Rome and ends the Macedonian alliance.

Message from Rome:
Use this to activate P. Scipio in Rome. He will take all 10 CUs and move North to Mutina.
19 8/4/2020 2:36:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #40: 3 / Minor Campaign
(Both) MOVE ANY TWO GENERALS. Each General can move up to four spaces with 10 combat units.

Message from Carthage:
Play for PCs, flipping Tarraco. Emporiae and Croton to Carthaginian alignment.
18 8/4/2020 2:34:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Message Hasdrubal in Croton goes from 4CU to 3CU.
17 8/4/2020 2:33:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

3
1


Message from Carthage:
Hasdrubal rolls on 4 column.

Mago rolls on 1 column.
16 8/4/2020 2:32:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

2
4
1
5


Message from Carthage:
Rolls to avoid attrition:

Hannibal 1-4, Hasdrubal 1-3, Gisgo 1 and Mago 1-2.
15 8/3/2020 2:01:00 PM 218 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Event #21: 2 / Mercenaries Desert
(Rome) The Carthaginian player must use the Attrition Table for all his forces on the map not in friendly walled city spaces. Units with Generals are exempt if a separate die roll <= the General's Battle Rating.

Message from Rome:
Use this as an event to see if some mercenaries desert the Carthaginian forces. I see Hannibal, Hasdrubal, Gisgo and Mago being outside friendly walled cities.
14 8/3/2020 5:56:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Message Second. Hannibal, Gisgo, 2 Elephants, 7CU (Saguntum) – Tarraco. Drop Gisgo and 1CU there.

Hannibal continues to Emporiae with 2 Elephants and 6CU.

13 8/3/2020 5:55:00 AM 218 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:
First. Mago and 1CU (Saguntum) – Toletum.
12 8/2/2020 7:34:00 PM 218 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:
Use this to place a Roman PC at Nemausus
11 8/2/2020 6:34:00 PM 218 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Event #13: 2 / Bruttium Recruits
(Carthage) Place two Carthaginian CU's with any General located in Lucania

Message from Carthage:
Use event to recruit 2CU at Croton with Hasdrubal. Now 4CU there.
10 8/1/2020 6:16:00 PM 218 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Event #46: 3 / Allied Auxiliaries (Samnium)
(Rome) Place two Roman CUs with any General in Italy if SAMNIUM is Roman controlled.

Message from Rome:
Use this as an event and add 2 CUs with P. Scipio in Rome, now 10 CUs.
9 8/1/2020 1:13:00 PM 218 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Event #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:
Hasdrubal and the 2CU at New Carthage use the pirates to move to Croton.
8 7/31/2020 8:37:00 AM 218 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #28: 2 / Hannibal Charms Italy
(Carthage) If you play this as an OC to move Hannibal, you may remove each Roman non-walled PC in each space in Italy that Hannibal enters which does not contain any Roman CUs.

Message from Rome:
Place Roman PCs at Nice and Verona
7 7/31/2020 2:01:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #31: 1 / Spanish Allies Desert
(Both) Your opponent does not receive any Battle Card bonuses for Spanish Allies for that Combat.

Message from Carthage:
A Carthaginian PC to Ilerda.
6 7/30/2020 6:30:00 PM 218 BC Rome 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 Rome:
Use this to place Roman PCs at
Emporiae
Tarraco
5 7/30/2020 5:41:00 PM 218 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Carthage:
I’ll go first and place Carthaginian PCs at Mutina, Dertosa and Numantia.
4 7/30/2020 10:46:00 AM 218 BC Rome Message I will not start with a campaign card. You may choose who goes first.
3 7/30/2020 10:45:00 AM 218 BC Rome Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

2 7/30/2020 1:54:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Message Game name: one take on a saying attributed to Hannibal is 'the immortal gods have given man no sharper spur to victory than contempt of death'.

Romans can choose to go first by playing a Major or Minor Campaign card, otherwise Carthage chooses.
1 7/30/2020 1:52:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

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