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64 6/23/2022 11:24:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message I don't think we have any isolated PCs, so we move on to the Victory Check phase.

You have 3 provinces in Africa; 4 in Spain; and Gallia Cisalpina = 8.

I have 6 provinces in Italy; 2 in Sicily; and Corsica-Sardinia = 9.

You must remove one more PC.

Once you do so, you may advance the turn, and we'll move on to the year 217.

63 6/23/2022 11:18:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message Well, I am on quite a roll, as they say. You realize you're going to be in a lot of trouble when my luck turns, right?

Still, that's enough to nick your force of 7 CUs for an additional 1 CU, so you're now down to 6. And I did have a 50% chance of only knocking off 1 CU.


62 6/23/2022 11:15:00 PM 218 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Rome:
First up: the Winter Attrition Phase. I beileve the only place this applies is to Hannibal's Carthaginian army, since it is sitting on Roman-controlled Mutina.

61 6/23/2022 11:14:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message And now to the End-of-Turn Mechanics.

60 6/23/2022 11:06:00 PM 218 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Event #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 Rome:
Alas, with Hannibal's army now pushing deeper into Italy, the western Numidians decide that the moment is opportune to throw off the Carthaginian yoke!

Thus, Carthaginian PCs are removed from:

Icosium
Saldae
Zuccabar
Tupuscutu
Vescera

And Carthage loses control of Western Numidia.

Point of Interest: Either Zuccabar or the modern equivalent of Tupuscutu was the location where the desert city sequences in "Gladiator" were filmed.
59 6/23/2022 11:00:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message And the political consequences are dire, too. I must remove 3 PCs.

Apri
Enna
Nuoro

58 6/23/2022 10:55:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message Okay, my worst nightmare. Clearly, after a battle that had been hard fought for quite some time, the Roman army was finally overwhelmed during the retreat.

The Carthaginians lose a total of 1. The Romans lose 1 CU + 5 CUs in the retreat, for a total of 6 CUs lost, or nearly half of Publius's force.

The surviving Romans rally and regroup ion Ariminium.


57 6/23/2022 10:52:00 PM 218 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

6


Message from Rome:
Attrition Roll.

56 6/23/2022 10:51:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message That's what I wanted for my Retreat roll.

A loss of 1 CU each.

55 6/23/2022 10:50:00 PM 218 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Rome:
Attrition Roll.


54 6/23/2022 10:50:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message And back to the Battle of Mutina.

At this point, Publius has exhausted the last of his reserves, so Hannibal's continued pressure on the Roman right flank (as I believe it would be) ultimately bears fruit, and the Roman army is forced to retreat from the field.


53 6/23/2022 10:47:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message My apologies, Dave. I've been having to deal with two successive deadlines at work -- one last Wednesday, the other now set for next Monday. Plus, three nights in a row of evening events last weekend, so I lost the thread of the game for a bit. Thanks for your patience, as always.


52 6/23/2022 2:15:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Message Hi Jeff, no rush, just want to make sure you knew it was your turn. take care.
51 6/17/2022 1:58:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Play Battle card #13 Flank Left

Message from Carthage:
Round 5, Han continues on the Left.

And if Han keeps the init, he will continue on the Left for Round 6
50 6/16/2022 11:07:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message Round 5 coming up.
49 6/16/2022 11:06:00 PM 218 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Rome:
Counterattack.


48 6/16/2022 11:06:00 PM 218 BC Rome Play Battle card #48 Reserve (use as any other card)

Message from Rome:
Match.

Publius calls in more reserves.
47 6/15/2022 1:58:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Play Battle card #16 Flank Left

Message from Carthage:
Round 4. Han continues on the Left
46 6/15/2022 1:57:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Play Battle card #35 Probe (modify retreat by -2)

Message from Carthage:
Han matches the DE with a Probe as a DE.
45 6/14/2022 11:25:00 PM 218 BC Rome Play Battle card #39 Double Envelopment (modify retreat by +2, lose initiative)

Message from Rome:
The Battle of Mutina, Round 3:

Publius goes all out.
44 6/14/2022 11:24:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message It succeeds.
43 6/14/2022 11:23:00 PM 218 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Rome:
Counterattack.
42 6/14/2022 11:22:00 PM 218 BC Rome Play Battle card #47 Reserve (use as any other card)

Message from Rome:
Which I will match by calling in the Reserves.
41 6/14/2022 11:22:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message Unsuccessful. You will play a Flank Left.
40 6/14/2022 11:20:00 PM 218 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

4


Message from Rome:
Rolling for Initiative.


39 6/14/2022 11:20:00 PM 218 BC Rome Play Battle card #19 Flank Left

Message from Rome:
I match your Flank Left.
38 6/13/2022 1:40:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Play Battle card #17 Flank Left

Message from Carthage:
Round 1: Han starts with a Flank Left.
If Scipio doesn't get init, then for Round 2, Han will continue with another Flank Left.
37 6/13/2022 1:38:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Battle Hands dealt Battle 1

Carthage: 12 cards
Rome: 12 cards
36 6/12/2022 11:50:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message No defender cards.

Trial update: The last two defendants in my June 20th trial pled out, and on Friday, we finished a three-day sentencing hearing arising out of my trial last October. My next trial is on 8/29, but for the next month, things will be pretty manageable.

35 6/8/2022 1:40:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Message Elephants were successful so card count is now 12 to 12.
No attacker strategy cards,
Any defender cards?
34 6/8/2022 1:38:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

5


Message from Carthage:
Han rolling for the elephants.

33 6/8/2022 1:38:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Message Thanks for the heads up. Good luck in your trial !
So the current card count for the battle is:
Han: 7 + 4 + 1 = 12
Scipio : 10 + 2 + 2 = 14.
Han will be using the elephants.
32 6/5/2022 11:46:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message Publius and his army will stand and fight.
No "Elephant Fright."

Dave, FYI -- I have a three-day hearing starting Wednesday and a ton of preparation still to do, so I may be slow in responding prior to the weekend.

31 6/3/2022 2:13:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Event #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 Carthage:
Turn 1 Impulse 7
Han decides it's time to fight.
Han, Gisgo and 5e2 will attack P. Scipio
If we fight cards would be Han 12, Scipio 14 before
possible elephants.
Does Scipio stay and fight or attempt to avoid battle?
If we fight, Han will use the elephants. Would Scipio want to play elephant fright?
30 6/3/2022 12:03:00 AM 218 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:
Diplomatic blandishments cause the citizens of Emporiae to decide to switch their allegiance to Rome.
29 5/31/2022 3:35:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #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:
Turn 1 Impulse 6
Han buries the infected and calls for more troops.
Add 1 CU to Han, Gisgo giving 6e2 at Boli
28 5/30/2022 12:40:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message Some microbes, but not as many (or as deadly) as I would have hoped. Hannibal's force loses 1 CU, now down to 5 CUs and 2 CU-e's. Still better than Hannibal himself when he got to Taurini.


27 5/30/2022 12:38:00 PM 218 BC Rome Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

2


Message from Rome:
Epidemic Card:


26 5/30/2022 12:37:00 PM 218 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Event #51: 2 / Epidemic
(Both) One opposing Army must roll on the Attrition Table.

Message from Rome:
Were there microbes in those high Alpine passes? Or something picked up among the Taurini and the Boii?
25 5/30/2022 12:36:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message No interception frm, P. Scipio, so my understanding is that Hannibal's force stops.


24 5/30/2022 2:30:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Message 1CU lost crossing Alps.
Han, Grisgo and 6e2 make it to Taurini.
Continue on to Boli, any interception from P Scipio?
If interception succeeds, Han will stay and fight.
If interception fails, Han stops.
23 5/30/2022 2:27:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

1


Message from Carthage:
Han, Gisgo 7e2 crossing Alps, checking attrition.
22 5/30/2022 2:26:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Message Actually it's Han, Gisgo and 7e2, not 8

21 5/30/2022 2:25:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #54: 2 / Treachery Within City
(Both) If you use this card as an OC to conduct a siege, you may roll twice on the Siege Table and use both results.

Message from Carthage:
Turn 1 Impulse 5
Han, Gisgo and 8e2 cross the Alps to Taurini.
Need to roll to see the Alps attrition before continuing.
20 5/29/2022 12:04:00 PM 218 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Operations #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 Rome:
Publius Scipio moves with 10 CUs from Rome to Falerii-Ariminium-Mutina and then stops there.
19 5/29/2022 2:26:00 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:
Turn 1 Impulse 4
Han, Gisgo and 7e2 head to Nem, Rhone, Druentia. and stop there.
18 5/29/2022 2:20:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Message For Carth CUs.
All correct except there are 0 CUs at Saguntum.
There were 10 there to start.
7e2 are with Han at Narbo
1 at Dertosa.
17 5/27/2022 10:38:00 AM 218 BC Rome Play Strategy card as Event #45: 2 / Allied Auxiliaries (Etruria)
(Rome) Place two Roman CUs with any General in Italy if ETRURIA is Roman controlled.

Message from Rome:
Etrurian recruits arrive in Rome in response to Publius's call. Now 10 CUs there.
16 5/27/2022 10:32:00 AM 218 BC Rome Message So I should end up with:

- Hannibal, Gisgo & 7 CUs + 2CU-Es in Narbo;
- 1 CU in Dertosa;
- 1 CU in Saguntum; and
- Hasdrubal, Mago and 2 CUs in New Carthage?


15 5/27/2022 10:29:00 AM 218 BC Rome Message Oh, I see where I was confused. I thought Mago started in New Carthage, whereas that's actually Hasdrubal.

14 5/27/2022 1:10:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Message Answers:
First let me say, I didn't do my Campaign turn very well but I think it was right.
1. Yes I did mean to leave one CU in Saguntum. I also left Mago there. Note that Mago and Gisgo start with Hannibal in Saguntum.
2. Since Mago was in Saguntum, it was one space to go to Dertosa and three more spaces to get to New Carthage.
A much better way to do what I wanted would have been to move Han,Gisgo and 8e2 to Dersota, drop 1CU and continue to Narbo. And then just move Mago all by himself from Sag to New Carthage. Not sure why I didn't do it that way.
13 5/27/2022 12:33:00 AM 218 BC Rome Message Dave:
I have two questions about this move.

1. Did you intend for Hannibal to leave 1 CU in Saguntum?

2. I'm not seeing how Mago gets to Dertosa and all the way back to New Carthage in a single move. Doesn't he have to end his return move in Saguntum? Dertosa is three MPs from New Carthage.

12 5/25/2022 3:45:00 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:
Turn 1 Impulse 3a
Hannibal, Gisgo and 7e2 head to Narbo via Der, Tar, Emp.
Turn 1 Impulse 3b
Mago and 1 CU head to Dertosa, drop a CU.
Mago then heads to New Carthage via Sag, Dia.
11 5/23/2022 11:30:00 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:
Turn 1 (218 B.C.), Roman Impulse 2.

Place a PC in Verona. Trying to keep those Gauls in their place!
10 5/23/2022 4:02:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #25: 2 / Capua Sides with Carthage
(Carthage) If the Carthage controls 3 or more Italian provinces Capua is converted to Carthaginian control and all Roman CUs inside are eliminated.

Message from Carthage:
Turn 1 Move 2:
Place PCs at iLerda and Azaila, both in Northern Spain.
Blocking Roman expansion in Spain for now.
9 5/22/2022 1:59:00 PM 218 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:
I'll place this for PCs.

Place Roman PCs in Mutina and Dertosa.
8 5/22/2022 1:56:00 PM 218 BC Rome Message Yes, maintaining our own boards and checking things at the end of the turn is fine. I will also be using VASSAL.

7 5/22/2022 2:14:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Play Strategy card as Operations #24: 3 / Sophonsiba Seduces a Numidian Kin
(Carthage) Pick either Western or Eastern Numidia and place up to three Carthaginian PCs in that province in spaces which do not contain enemy CUs. If the space contains a Roman PC, the PC is simply flipped.

Message from Carthage:
Turn 1, Move 1:
Add PCs at Taurini, Emporiae, Tarraco.
I suggest that we verify positions and CU counts at the end of each turn. Are you familiar with Vassal. I'm using Vassal to record the game.
6 5/22/2022 2:11:00 AM 218 BC Carthage Message Carth will go first.

5 5/22/2022 12:57:00 AM 218 BC Rome Message You may commence.

4 5/21/2022 10:36:00 PM 218 BC Rome Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

3 5/21/2022 8:42:00 PM 218 BC Carthage Message Rome gets to decide if they want to play a Campaign card to start.
2 5/21/2022 8:40:00 PM 218 BC Carthage Draw Strategy cards 7 cards drawn.

1 5/21/2022 7:58:00 PM 218 BC Carthage Change Carthage player Carthage player changed from Dave Blizzard to Dave Blizzard

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