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Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« on: July 08, 2017, 11:17:45 AM »
Hi folks (including my opponents!)


Welcome to the most obscure gaming AAR on Grogheads!  I hope to provide a little bit of AAR storytelling as well as some tips and tricks to the game that MetalDog, Tuna, and myself are playing.  I'm not claiming to be a subject matter expert but just want to share provide some entertainment and hopefully teach a few concepts about the game to those interested.

Turn 1 of Marius(W8t) vs. Sulla(MD) vs. Mithradates(Tuna) roman civil war:


Pretty uneventful for Marius of the Populares.  Since we do not control Rome we lost 20 VP right off the bat.  There was nothing I could have done really to prevent that from happening as my closest force needed to recover from low cohesion.  Sure I could have forced the men to march on Rome and be even more tired and possibly face a fight we could not win but I chose not to.   I did however dump a lot of money into raising local defense forces in major cities around my territories.  I also had funds to spare for some Auxilliae and some warships.  The rest of my starting funds were used to build up my infrastructure in the form of land clearance, road building, and popular support initiatives.  A minor battle was fought between forces from my navy and a land force being transported by ships from Mithradates.


Losing 20VP because I don't control Rome


Small naval battle
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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 12:29:36 PM »
Okay, you're light bluemarine; what colors are MD and Tuna?
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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 12:39:40 PM »
I am red.  And thanks for doing this, W8.  I look forward to learning quickly so we can be a little more evenly matched.
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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 09:30:33 PM »
OH Yeah! I'm down with some hot Roman-on-Roman-on-Pontic action. I'd be partial to Sulla though I believe.
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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 10:24:08 PM »
Desperately hoping it works out that way.
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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 12:35:24 PM »
Incidentally, if anyone has dropped out, I could try taking their place?  O:-)
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Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 12:52:20 PM »
(Wow, I never realized how much of the AGE engine was put into their attempt at converting that World War I boardgame to PC... .... ......... I HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE SORT OF AFTER ALL!!  :cowboy: :nerd: )
ICEBREAKER THESIS CHRONOLOGY! -- Victor Suvorov's Stalin Grand Strategy theory, in chronological order. Lots and lots of order...

Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 02:37:48 PM »
Incidentally, if anyone has dropped out, I could try taking their place?  O:-)

Hi Jason,

Yeah we did stop this game because MD was no longer able to commit.  I asked Tuna if he wanted to continue but have not heard from him.  If he responds with a yes we'd be happy to have you take MD's place!
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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 09:34:05 PM »
So would MD ;)  :)  Super sorry to bail on this.  I will definitely follow along if this continues.  Might even ask a question or a hundred.
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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 10:08:57 PM »
So would MD ;)  :)  Super sorry to bail on this.  I will definitely follow along if this continues.  Might even ask a question or a hundred.

No worries MD.  You can always ask any question and I'll be happy to answer.   ;)
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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2017, 03:13:28 PM »
If you want to start over, that is fine.. I did not consider myself a force to be reckoned with in this battle, but figured I could be a pain in someone's side.. So send a new game, or send JP, MD's files since we only did one anyways correct?

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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2017, 03:31:09 PM »
If you want to start over, that is fine.. I did not consider myself a force to be reckoned with in this battle, but figured I could be a pain in someone's side.. So send a new game, or send JP, MD's files since we only did one anyways correct?

That's a good idea Tuna.  Yes we only did one turn so Jason should be able to pick up pretty easily.  Do you want to join our game Jason?
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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2017, 08:32:07 PM »
Let the Year of Three Emperors commence!

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FOUR EMPERORS! ...OR FIVE, IT DEPENDS ON HOW YEARS OF ACCESSION ARE COUNTED OR SOMETHING PERHAPS!  :D


I mean, we're all going to be toast when Vespasian arrives anyway.  ::)
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ICEBREAKER THESIS CHRONOLOGY! -- Victor Suvorov's Stalin Grand Strategy theory, in chronological order. Lots and lots of order...

Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2017, 10:58:39 AM »
Let the Year of Three Emperors commence!

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FOUR EMPERORS! ...OR FIVE, IT DEPENDS ON HOW YEARS OF ACCESSION ARE COUNTED OR SOMETHING PERHAPS!  :D


I mean, we're all going to be toast when Vespasian arrives anyway.  ::)

LoL.  I'll take that as a yes.   ;D

Feel free to PM me your email and I'll send you the turn.
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Re: Alea Jacta Est MD, Tuna, W8taminute threeway
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2017, 08:57:47 PM »
There was a time when I would never turn down an offer of a good 'three-way'. Now I'll be happy just to watch.  ???
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