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2 years 3 months ago #4187 by rjvonline
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rjvonline (T) 8 banners (26 blocks lost)

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sir kral (R) 7 banners (31 blocks lost)

I had a pretty decent hand to start (2 double time cards) and so I decided to use my forward left to attack, but got a bit carried away and left opening for Cassius to counter-attack, which we did. Then I foolishly left one of my LI without a retreat path, which killed it. The Republicans were running ahead on that front, but then I played my second double time card to relieve a bit the pressure by attacking the ramparts on my left. The Republicans used CA to move their left flank forward, but that attack failed to kill or even seriously weaken my MI units while my battle back rolls reduced 2 of his MI and his HI to 1 block each, giving me a chance to mop them up with a Leadership card. Sometimes later I played Mounted Charge to catch and kill a 1-block Republican MC with a 1-block MC unit of my own, and I was set to the same to the 1-block HI unit under Cassius for my last banner, but Carl pulled FS and killed my full-strength MC unit ;-( Then he proceeded to kill my 1-block MC unit with a full strength MC of his own. That made it 7-7, but then I played Leadership to move against Cassius and killed the HI for an 8-7 decision. A near run thing!

 

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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #4193 by BrentS
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Round 1 - Phillipi I

Game 2

BrentS (Republican) Banners 8

StephenT (Triumvirate) Banners 4

The Triumvirs went for it straight away, advancing their left against the ramparts. They destroyed one unit and battered Cassius' heavies to 1 block, but the counterattack was vicious......the Triumvirs lost two units and Antony (sorry Cleo). Next the Triumvirate advance force pushed for the Republican camps but Cassius hopped onto a medium and countered, killing two more, then killing the Triumvirate heavy with a 4 hit First Strike. One Triumvirate medium got into a camp but Cassius and friends Double Timed and killed him before he could capture it. A Triumvirate cavalry rode down a Republican medium and advanced into the camp but found no protection there. Cassius cut off its retreat path to kill it for the final banner of the game.

All the action happened around the ramparts and camps on the Republican right. Nothing happened on the other flank at all. Cassius was the man in this battle. Involved in every significant action, hopping from depleted unit to unit, he carried the victory himself. Lean and hungry indeed!

I was very lucky here. A leader kill, successful 4 dice kills against several 3 blocks units and a freak 4 dice kill against a full strength heavy with a First Strike. Just one failure and it would have been an entirely different battle. Pretty hard luck for Steve. Thanks for a couple of fun games.

Brent.
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2 years 3 months ago #4195 by DanieleC
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Round 1 - 403 Philippi 1
Game 2


Polonus100 (Triumvirate) 6 banners
DanieleC (Republican) 8 banners

This battle have been fought all on the Republican right flank. No action happened on the left and very little in the centre.
All starts with the Triumvirate force attacking out of the marsh and Antony moving forward to join them.
Cassius is in the middle and feel very uncomfortable.
Thankfully Cassius's troops are able not only to hold the Triumvirate advance but also to kill both leaders. At this point without the leaders support the Triumvirate suffers and slowly fall under the hits of the Republican army. Last actions for the final banners happens in the centre where the two cavalry forces face each other with a favourable outcome of the Republican.

Another very close battle that was mainly decided by the loss of the two Triumvirate right flank leaders.

Daniele


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2 years 3 months ago #4196 by Sir Kral
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rjvonline (R) 4 banners

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sir kral (T) 8 banners

A much more tactical game than our first game bloodfest. I had much the better die rolls, with 6 leadership cards! The initial left flank attack went well, but the counterattack rolled it up. However, the smashed light inf managed to escape down the edge of the map. Weakened attacks and counter attacks continued on the left flank and center. A last minute right flank attack was frustrated by a move-fire-move card, and the last Leadership 4 card moved too much.

Carl

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2 years 3 months ago #4197 by rjvonline
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One surprising scenario rule is that a (permanent) banner is earned by the side that occupies an enemy camp hex at the start of the OWNING player’s turn… My experience is usually that (temporary or permanent) banners are scored at the start of the NON-OWNING player’s turn. Carl grabbed such a banner with a sneaky (I.e., well-played) move-fire-move that moved a LI 4 hexes into an empty camp—something that I didn’t anticipate.

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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #4198 by Kartigan
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I thought that "owning player" refers to "the player that own's the unit". So you have to move your unit in, then at the start of your next turn (i.e. your opponent has a turn to respond), you remove the camp if your unit is still there and claim the victory banner.

Am I incorrect in my understanding? The rules from the website are:

"When a unit occupies an enemy camp hex at the start of the owning player's turn, remove the camp terrain tile hex and collect one Victory Banner."

I guess I can see how "owning player's turn" could be read either way. But since the sentence starts out talking about "a unit", then I assumed "owning player" was also referring to that unit.
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2 years 3 months ago #4199 by rjvonline
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You may very well be right (and that would make more sense to me).

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2 years 3 months ago #4200 by gottoman
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Greg O Triumvirate 8 Banners
alecrespi Republican 2 Banners

Hard fighting on the left flank, with the Triumvirate taking both camps there and doing enough damage repulsing the Republican assault on the right to gain the victory.

Greg O Republican 7 Banners
alecrespi Triumvirate 8 Banners

Triumvirate went all in and the left and were initially halted and when the battle seemed to be going towards the Republicans, they made a furious push to gain the victory.

Greg Ottoman
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2 years 3 months ago #4201 by Boredbeyondbelief
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I parsed the rule the same way that Kartigan did. I think it is the turn of the player who "owns" the unit. From a game standpoint, it would make sense that you would have to survive the enemy trying to retake their camp.

Otherwise, it would probably have been written, "When a unit occupies an enemy camp hex, immediately remove the camp terrain tile hex and collect one Victory Banner."
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2 years 3 months ago #4203 by Mark-McG
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I'm going to say that I understand
"When a unit occupies an enemy camp hex at the start of the owning player's turn, remove the camp terrain tile hex and collect one Victory Banner."

to mean that it is the unit that is owned, and therefore the player judges this condition at the start of their turn based on what their units occupy.
Unless I hear a chorus of dissent, please play it that way.

"I will either find a way, or make one."
attrib to Hannibal Barca

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