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Re: USA Turn 2 Discussions
« Reply #825 on: June 10, 2014, 04:12:12 AM »
Sounds good Geek. I concur.
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Re: USA Turn 2 Discussions
« Reply #826 on: June 10, 2014, 04:25:09 AM »
Agreed.
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Re: USA Turn 2 Discussions
« Reply #827 on: June 10, 2014, 05:43:04 AM »
Great!  I'll work up the play tonight when I get home.
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Re: USA Turn 2 Discussions
« Reply #828 on: June 10, 2014, 06:12:56 AM »
thanks man

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Re: DEC-2013 Twilight Struggle Game Turn 2
« Reply #829 on: June 11, 2014, 09:23:06 PM »
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Re: DEC-2013 Twilight Struggle Game Turn 2
« Reply #830 on: June 11, 2014, 09:26:40 PM »
 


Team USA has elected to play "Marshall Plan" for the Ops (4). 

The log is below:

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*** American plays Marshall Plan* for 4 Ops.
U.S. Influence in Gulf States was increased from 1 to 2.
U.S. Influence in Syria was increased from 1 to 2.
U.S. Influence in Israel was increased from 2 to 4.
* American player updated turn to Turn 2, Round 2: Soviet

The event was NOT triggered since it is a US friendly event and thus the card will be shuffled back in to the deck.

Team USSR is now on the clock for Round 3.

The updated map can be seen at http://www.garykrockover.com/TS/Twilight_Struggle_Map.jpg
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Re: Turn 2, AR 2
« Reply #831 on: June 12, 2014, 06:11:53 AM »
So...comrades...do we wish to try to react to the decadent dogs' incursions into the Middle East, or do we wish to spread the People's Revolution further in Europe?

The Arab-Israeli War card is useless as an Event right now...with a -4 to a die roll it's impossible for our Lenin-aligned Arab bretheren to win. It could be used for 2 OPS though.

We could play Containment for OPS. It's been a while but that would mean the event would not fire and it would go back into the deck, correct? So playing UN Intervention with it would be useless, correct?

Nasser would only be half effective, as there is no US influence there now, but still, 2 INF in Egypt. To me that's more of a reactionary move and not a progressive one.

With European Scoring in our hand, I think we need to look at placing INF in Europe. With that Middle East Scoring card in our hand as well, this worries me greatly.

What do you think? And Comrade Ubercat, if I've missed something please do set me straight. I think you have the best grasp on this game out of the three of us.

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Re: USA Turn 2 Discussions
« Reply #832 on: June 12, 2014, 08:40:36 AM »
Here is your current hand:
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Re: Turn 2, AR 2
« Reply #833 on: June 15, 2014, 06:30:57 PM »
I didn't even realize that they finally took their turn. I may need a couple of days to change gears and give this a serious look.
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Re: Turn 2, AR 2
« Reply #834 on: July 02, 2014, 05:39:42 AM »
Man, is it hard to get back up to speed and in gear when the game moves at such a glacial pace.

We do have a crappy hand this turn. Containment is a US event, which means that it will fire if we play it for Ops. We can either UN Intervention it, space it, or wait until late in the turn to play it when the event will do them the least good.

We badly need the Ops, so I vote "no" to spacing it. I'll look at this more after work.
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Re: Turn 2, AR 2
« Reply #835 on: July 02, 2014, 08:10:15 PM »
I think we should UN intervention Containment. We could coup Italy (somewhat risky). We'd get control on rolling a 6. A 3, 4 or 5 would at least cost them control of the country. This would have the added benefit of giving us some Mil Ops. If our coup costs them control, they'll have to spend OP's to get it back or else we immediately score Europe and get a couple of VP's.
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Re: Turn 2, AR 2
« Reply #836 on: July 02, 2014, 08:23:00 PM »
Yep, agree.

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Re: Turn 2, AR 2
« Reply #837 on: July 03, 2014, 06:38:30 AM »
Good plan, comrade.

Spacing is nyet the answer, especially since the West doesn't seem concerned with that track. If we pull this off in Italy, we are going to hose them but good in Europe.

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Re: Turn 2, AR 2
« Reply #838 on: July 04, 2014, 06:53:05 PM »
OK, then. Final answer. We play UN Intervention to (safely) use the 3 Ops from Containment to coup Italy.
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Re: Turn 2, AR 2
« Reply #839 on: July 05, 2014, 09:52:22 AM »
Great!  I'll work this up at some point today and post it.
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