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676 3/23/2021 5:13:00 AM Master ID = 2416 Game Deleted
675 3/22/2021 4:12:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Final province count notwithstanding, this proved to be a tough game. It was very frustrating to get anything going as Carthage because Hannibal did terribly in battle, except for Avoids and Withdrawing. When he had to withdraw from the opening battle against Paulus, I knew Hannibal was in trouble, as that was effectively a loss. Hannibal never beat Scipio and never scored a true knockout victory, which is critical to Carthage's chances. You never rolled a Retreat dr above 3 during any of Hannibal's wins, most were 1s. That allowed Rome to wear Hannibal down, even with reserves brought from Spain. It didn't help that Mago was terrible at naval movement, failing twice on a dr6. And Rome had some great blocking positions in the north.

Still, I managed to get something rolling in Italy and late in the game Carthage started to get the upper hand. Hannibal angled to pull off flanking manuevers twice that opened up the game again after Rome had stymied him. But it was very touch and go many times. Hannibal could have been crushed a number of times in southern Italy. He kept cheating the Fates, though, except when he needed good battle dice.

Thanks for the game. I'm sure we'll meet on another battlefield.
674 3/20/2021 4:55:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Completing report for ladder. Commentary to follow.

* ACTS Game Name: Hannibal Round 5
* Carthaginian Player Name: Mike Pacheco
* Roman Player Name: Mike Kaye
* AREA game of Hannibal:Rome vs. Carthage played before Y/N: No
* Bid for Side, Winning Bid Amount, and Side Chosen: Pacheco bid 0 for Carthage, which was accepted.
* Winning Player: Mike Pacheco
* Turn Game Ended: 9
* Method of Victory:
* Resignation: Yes, in late turn 9
* # of Provinces controlled (Winner): 14
* # of Provinces controlled (Defeated): 4
* Turn Number on which the following occur:
* Syracuse Joins Carthage: 9
* Syracuse sacked by Rome: NA
* Philip Joins Carthage: 8
* Philip Makes Peace with Rome: NA
* Death of Hannibal (and circumstances): 9, displaced in battle with Scipio A.
* Death of Africanus (and circumstances): NA
* Truce (whether as event or ops): 5 and 8, both as Ops
* Messenger Intercepted by Rome: 2
* Messenger Intercepted by Carthage: 7
* Optional Adjustments Used: none
673 3/20/2021 12:14:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message Mike: think that's the corker! Cannot flip enough PC to recover -- think I can turn Etruria and Lucania and then wipe you out of Corsica with the last card, but that brings me only to 6 vs your 11

Good game. My lack of campaign cards and your "theft" cards were particularly damaging

Best wishes for your next game
672 3/19/2021 4:42:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Event #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 Carthage:
C6.

As event.
671 3/19/2021 4:37:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome 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 Rome:
PC Falerii and Tarquini
670 3/19/2021 3:59:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
C5.

As 1 Ops to place PC in Brundisium.
669 3/19/2021 3:56:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Remove 10 PCs from:

Baleares
Iberus
Salaria
Laminium
Hispalis
Acci
Zuccabar
Thabraca
Zama
Panormus


668 3/19/2021 3:49:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message result=All CUs lost and Hannibal displaced. Of course.
667 3/19/2021 3:46:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Carthage:
result=1 CU each.

Retreat with +2 drm, dr=
666 3/19/2021 3:45:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Carthage:
Hannibal has had poor luck in battle, especially against Scipio. I mean this was R16 vs. C18. Come on.

Battle Casualties, 7 rds.=
665 3/19/2021 2:38:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message You're always taking my cards -- somehow think this one might not help that much
664 3/19/2021 2:36:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Give random Battle card to Carthage #6: Frontal Assault

Message from Rome:
663 3/19/2021 2:32:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Event #59: 1 / Ally Deserts
(Both) Draw one BC from your opponent's hand and add it to your own.

Message from Carthage:
I'll play this to swipe a BC.
662 3/19/2021 1:31:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #42 Double Envelopment (modify retreat by +2, lose initiative)

Message from Rome:
round 7
661 3/19/2021 1:31:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Rome:
counterattack
660 3/19/2021 1:31:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #20 Flank Left

Message from Rome:
match rd 6
659 3/19/2021 12:59:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Battle card #13 Flank Left

Message from Carthage:
Rd. 6
658 3/19/2021 12:58:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Battle card #45 Reserve (use as any other card)

Message from Carthage:
rd. 5:

match
657 3/19/2021 9:04:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #44 Double Envelopment (modify retreat by +2, lose initiative)

Message from Rome:
round 5
656 3/19/2021 9:04:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Rome:
counterattack
655 3/19/2021 9:04:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #21 Flank Left

Message from Rome:
match round 4
654 3/19/2021 12:24:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Battle card #15 Flank Left

Message from Carthage:
Rd. 4
653 3/19/2021 12:24:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Battle card #47 Reserve (use as any other card)

Message from Carthage:
rd. 3:

match
652 3/18/2021 10:54:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #43 Double Envelopment (modify retreat by +2, lose initiative)

Message from Rome:
round 3
651 3/18/2021 10:54:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Rome:
counterattack
650 3/18/2021 10:53:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #18 Flank Left

Message from Rome:
match #2
649 3/18/2021 10:51:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Battle card #19 Flank Left

Message from Carthage:
Rd. 2
648 3/18/2021 10:51:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Battle card #32 Probe (modify retreat by -2)

Message from Carthage:
rd. 1:

using Hannibal's special ability to play as a DE.
647 3/18/2021 10:32:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Play Battle card #39 Double Envelopment (modify retreat by +2, lose initiative)

Message from Rome:
round 1
646 3/18/2021 10:30:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Battle Hands dealt Battle 15

Carthage: 18 cards
Rome: 16 cards
645 3/18/2021 10:26:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message No cards for Hannibal either.

I count cards at R16 vs. C18. If that sounds correct, go ahead and deal 'em, then start us off.
644 3/18/2021 10:25:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message no cards
643 3/18/2021 10:12:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Hannibal is getting tired of being dogged around Italy by Scipio. He'll stand and fight.

Any cards for Scipio?
642 3/18/2021 9:56:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message of course, with all 10 CU
641 3/18/2021 9:56:00 PM 203-201 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:
Skippy to Falerii
640 3/18/2021 1:18:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Event #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:
C4.

As event to flip Croton.
639 3/18/2021 1:14:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Message No loss.
638 3/18/2021 1:13:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

3


Message from Carthage:
Hannibal passes.

Hasdrubal 1 CU dr=
637 3/18/2021 1:12:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
4


Message from Carthage:
Generals:

Hannibal
Hasdrubal
636 3/17/2021 11:42:00 PM 203-201 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:
lets try this again now that you're at max propensity for some real attrition
635 3/17/2021 11:07:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message are you sure? there are no adequate facilities there--don't think your troops will be happy and morale will plummet! Unfortunately, Skippy is unable to join you there due to troop exhaustion from their march
634 3/17/2021 11:06:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Event #14: 2 / Ligurian Recruits
(Carthage) Place two Carthaginian CU's with any General located in Liguria, Cisalpinia or Etruria.

Message from Carthage:
C3.

As event to have 2 CUs flock to Hannibal's standard, now 10 CUs.
633 3/17/2021 11:05:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Hannibal, Gisgo, and 8 CUs withdraw to Falerii.
632 3/17/2021 11:03:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message your success in that maneuver has been a real strong point in this game for you
(is it called the "chicken flit?")
631 3/17/2021 11:01:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Carthage:
Hannibal will Avoid Battle=
630 3/17/2021 10:59:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message my army marches like it has wings! )or thinks it does)
629 3/17/2021 10:59:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message not Ariminum -- Firmum
628 3/17/2021 10:58:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message Skippy (10) to Ariminum
627 3/17/2021 10:57:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message No interception.
626 3/17/2021 10:50:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message no -- all 10 with him. I guess I failed to add the 1 CU on my map when I listed it in ACTS -- really being sloppy!
625 3/17/2021 10:45:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message 1 CU is still in Heraclea?
624 3/17/2021 10:44:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message now you can intercept if you wish
623 3/17/2021 10:43:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message forgot to say, Skippy with 9 CU
622 3/17/2021 10:42:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message sorry -- still had him in Sena; consequences of playing multiple games at once

Skippy to Sena
621 3/17/2021 10:40:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message No interception possible. Hannibal is two spaces away from Terventum.

You can keep moving.
620 3/17/2021 9:59:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome 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 Rome:
Well, may as well get one fun thing (I hope) done this turn -- Skippy to Beneventum to Terventum; intercept?

You'd think they'd have a Preventum somewhere in Italy?
619 3/17/2021 9:56:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message believe I have to retreat to Ariminum after losing 2 CU and removing PC from Tarquini
618 3/17/2021 9:53:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

4
1


Message from Rome:
well, I did intend to stay for a little while, but with no flank left or reserve cards, guess I'll exit now

mutual attrition DR 1
retreat DR 2
617 3/17/2021 9:51:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Battle card #18 Flank Left

Message from Carthage:
Rd. 1
616 3/17/2021 9:50:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Battle Hands dealt Battle 14

Carthage: 15 cards
Rome: 8 cards
615 3/17/2021 9:50:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message I count cards at C15 vs. R8.
614 3/17/2021 9:45:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message no cards
613 3/17/2021 9:44:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message No cards for Hannibal.

How about Scipio the elder?
612 3/17/2021 9:14:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message so now have only 8 cards rather than 9
611 3/17/2021 9:14:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Rome:
not a good likelihood, but will attempt to avoid battle
610 3/17/2021 1:32:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #17: 1 / Surprise Sortie
(Both) Remove 1 Siege Point from any one Walled City

Message from Carthage:
C2.

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

1. Terventum
2. Sena
3. attack P. Scipio in Firmum Picenum

Reaction?
609 3/16/2021 11:23:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #27: 2 / I have come into Italy ...
(Carthage) Play if Hannibal is in Italy. Convert two Roman non-walled PCs into Carthaginian PCs in any space in Italy which does not contain Roman CUs.

Message from Rome:
flip PC in Heraclea; add PC to Tarquini
608 3/16/2021 10:58:00 PM 203-201 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:
C1.

As 2 Ops to place PCs in:

Sena
Praeneste
607 3/16/2021 10:09:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #10: 2 / Macedonian Reinforcements
(Carthage) Place two Carthaginian CU's in any friendly controlled port in Africa or Italy. May only be played while Philip V of Macedonia is allied with Carthage.

Message from Rome:
PC in Enna and Llybaeum
606 3/15/2021 12:37:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Message There's a large part of me that wants to grab the initiative and play first, but I'm going to hold back and let the Romans do so.

Hopefully, I won't regret that.
605 3/15/2021 11:42:00 AM 203-201 BC Rome Message Allied Auxiliaries (Samnium)*


604 3/15/2021 11:37:00 AM 203-201 BC Carthage Message Out of an abundance of curiosity, what card did you discard?
603 3/14/2021 9:37:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Message no campaign
602 3/14/2021 9:37:00 PM 203-201 BC Carthage Draw Strategy cards 9 cards drawn.

601 3/14/2021 9:36:00 PM 203-201 BC Rome Draw Strategy cards 9 cards drawn.

600 3/14/2021 9:36:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome End Turn Deck was reshuffled.

599 3/14/2021 9:36:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Discard Strategy card Message from Rome:
598 3/14/2021 9:36:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Message oh, joy -- 2 guys best set for garrison duty

the elder Skippy to Firmum(5)
Paulus to Tarentum(5)
597 3/14/2021 9:34:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Rome:
P. Scipio

2nd consul
596 3/14/2021 9:34:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 7-sided die x 1

1


Message from Rome:
remove PC from Tarquini, Falerii, Sassari, Nuoro, Agrigentum, Brundisium, Lilybaeum, Enna

1 CU to Skippy (10)
4 CU to Flaminius in Tarentum

Nero retained as proconsul
rolling for first consul from left
595 3/13/2021 1:36:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Message Carthage Reinforcements, turn 9:

+2 CUs to New Carthage, now 6 CUs.
+1 CU to Hannibal, now 8 CUs.
+1 CU to Carthage, now 11 CUs.
594 3/13/2021 1:27:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Message End of Turn 8:

Scipio loses 1 CU on Winter Attrition, now 9.
Political Isolation Removals: Sena and Praeneste removed.
Victory Check: C13 vs. R5, so 8 Roman PCs removed.
593 3/13/2021 1:24:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Carthage:
End of Turn 8:

Winter Attrition for Scipio=
592 3/13/2021 1:23:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Message By the way, I forwarded you a Vassal file for GBG from Jeff Lange. I think it's your GBG pbem tournament match.

You have Jeff so disoriented that he got his Mikes confused.
591 3/13/2021 1:22:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage 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 Carthage:
C9.

As event.

Welcome to Heraclea, Scipio, you're not going anywhere.
590 3/13/2021 1:09:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Message Hannibal, Gisgo, and 6 CUs withdraw to Beneventum.
589 3/13/2021 1:09:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Rome:
deny avoid battle
588 3/13/2021 1:05:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Carthage:
Hannibal will Avoid Battle=
587 3/13/2021 12:41:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Message Skippy (10) to Heraclea
586 3/13/2021 1:06:00 AM 206-204 BC Carthage Set Deck Reshuffle Deck will be reshuffled before next deal
585 3/13/2021 12:12:00 AM 206-204 BC Carthage Message No interception.
584 3/12/2021 9:44:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome 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 Rome:
nice move--puts me on the horns of a dilemma, so I will do the only thing I can -- Skippy (10) to Apri to Cannae -- intercept?
583 3/12/2021 9:39:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Event #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:
C8.

As event to flip Carales.
582 3/12/2021 9:31:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome 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 Rome:
flip/place PC in Terventum, Falerii, Tarquini
581 3/12/2021 9:26:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage 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 Carthage:
C7.

As 1 Ops to flip Heraclea.
580 3/12/2021 9:18:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Message oh brother -- that's what happens when you're playing three games at one time!

how about starts from Ariminum with 10 CU goes through Firmum and Sena and ends up in Terventum with 10 CU

Nero is still enjoying the comforts of the capital city with 2CU
579 3/12/2021 9:09:00 PM 206-204 BC Carthage Message That's 6 MPs. Even Scipio's not THAT good.
578 3/12/2021 9:01:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #5: 2 / Native Guide
(Both) If you use this card as an OC to move an Army, and the Army crosses a Mountain Pass, you may modify your Mountain Pass Attrition die roll by -3.

Message from Rome:
Skippy (10) to Sena; drop 1 CU, moves to Praeneste with 9 CU, drops 1 CU, to Capua, picks up Nero and 2 CU, moves to Terventum with 10 CU
577 3/12/2021 9:00:00 PM 206-204 BC Rome Message checking the journal, you are, of course right; I still had him in Faesulae

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