Round 09 Pink to Play.
Round 09 Cyan to Play with Score Board.
Round 10 Pink to Play with Score Board
10476657 Game Log Round 09 and 10
2012-02-09 14:11:36 - Incrementing game to round 9
2012-02-09 14:41:27 - bman8397 received 4 troops for 12 regions 2012-02-09 14:41:48 - bman8397 deployed 4 troops on Delhi 2012-02-09 14:41:51 - bman8397 assaulted Dubai from Delhi and conquered it from Viceroy63 2012-02-09 14:41:54 - bman8397 assaulted Cairo from Dubai and conquered it from Viceroy63 2012-02-09 14:42:20 - bman8397 ended the turn and got spoils 2012-02-09 17:38:57 - Viceroy63 received 2 troops for holding South America 2012-02-09 17:38:57 - Viceroy63 received 9 troops for 28 regions 2012-02-09 17:39:12 - Viceroy63 deployed 6 troops on Perth 2012-02-09 17:39:20 - Viceroy63 deployed 5 troops on Istanbul 2012-02-09 17:39:23 - Viceroy63 assaulted Cairo from Istanbul and conquered it from bman8397 2012-02-09 17:39:28 - Viceroy63 assaulted Dubai from Cairo and conquered it from bman8397 2012-02-09 17:39:46 - Viceroy63 assaulted Port Moresby from Perth and conquered it from bman8397 2012-02-09 17:39:52 - Viceroy63 assaulted Sydney from Port Moresby and conquered it from bman8397 2012-02-09 17:41:19 - Viceroy63 reinforced Mexico City with 1 troops from Sydney 2012-02-09 17:41:48 - Viceroy63 reinforced Madrid with 1 troops from Dubai 2012-02-09 17:42:33 - Viceroy63 ended the turn and got spoils 2012-02-09 17:42:33 - Incrementing game to round 10 2012-02-09 18:40:18 - bman8397 received 3 troops for 10 regions 2012-02-09 18:41:07 - bman8397 deployed 3 troops on London 2012-02-09 18:41:13 - bman8397 assaulted Berlin from London and conquered it from Viceroy63 2012-02-09 18:41:39 - bman8397 ended the turn and got spoils 2012-02-09 19:19:46 - Viceroy63 received 2 troops for holding South America 2012-02-09 19:19:46 - Viceroy63 received 2 troops for holding Oceania 2012-02-09 19:19:46 - Viceroy63 received 3 troops for holding Africa 2012-02-09 19:19:46 - Viceroy63 received 10 troops for 31 regions 2012-02-09 19:19:57 - Viceroy63 deployed 4 troops on Mexico City 2012-02-09 19:20:15 - Viceroy63 deployed 6 troops on Dubai 2012-02-09 19:20:28 - Viceroy63 deployed 7 troops on Madrid 2012-02-09 19:20:33 - Viceroy63 assaulted Berlin from Madrid and conquered it from bman8397 2012-02-09 19:20:39 - Viceroy63 assaulted Stockholm from Berlin and conquered it from bman8397 2012-02-09 19:20:43 - Viceroy63 assaulted London from Stockholm and conquered it from bman8397 2012-02-09 19:20:50 - Viceroy63 assaulted Havana from Mexico City and conquered it from bman8397 2012-02-09 19:21:01 - Viceroy63 assaulted Delhi from Dubai and conquered it from bman8397 2012-02-09 19:21:04 - Viceroy63 assaulted Mumbai from Delhi and conquered it from bman8397 2012-02-09 19:22:19 - Viceroy63 reinforced Dubai with 4 troops from Havana 2012-02-09 19:22:35 - Viceroy63 reinforced Dubai with 3 troops from Mumbai 2012-02-09 19:22:45 - Viceroy63 reinforced Dubai with 5 troops from London 2012-02-09 19:23:01 - Viceroy63 reinforced Anchorage with 12 troops from Dubai 2012-02-09 19:23:35 - Viceroy63 ended the turn and got spoils 2012-02-09 19:23:35 - Incrementing game to round 11 Viceroy63 Assessment of Round 09 and 10
By the end of round 08, in what I affectionately call, "The Viceroy Strikes Back" round, Cyan ended up with the population bonus as well as those of South America and Africa. The benefits of these bonuses, is not so much that they give me extra troops, as they do, but also because it gives the opponent something to aim for and to try and break. Which is of course logical because if the opponent does not break those bonuses I can put those extra troops right into his back yard and wreck havoc with just a few extra troops.
The point is that those troops deployed to break my bonuses are diverted or divided from the main force up there in Montreal. If you notice the score board, the statistics board, you see where we both start out with the same 28 troops each but while Pink drops to 20 troops, I increased to 35 troops. Part of the reason for this is that Pink is not only going for just the card and conserving his troops. No; Pink is actively burning up energy and force trying to break my bonuses. Even so, at this stage of the game where the spoils are now worth 40 troops and up, 08 extra troops do not really mean all that much. At this point in the game, in round 09, Pink and Cyan are both holding three spoils each and no one has a set to trade in. By the end of Round 09 they both each have four spoils trade and still no one has a set of spoils to trade in. It is at the end of round 10 that both players receive their fifth spoils and both have a set to trade yet Pink goes first before Cyan. An argument could be made that Cyan did benefit from so many bonuses because in those two rounds (09 and 10), Cyan did reap an extra 20 or so troops that Pink did not. It can be said that this might have provided for Cyan's survival because when Pink finally did trade in for 40 troops, Cyan simply had more troops then could be eliminated by Pink. And even so, at this point it is really anyone's game. Yet one weakness that I want to point out for the benefit of everyone who are learning from this thread; And that is the 11 troops that Pink has in Montreal. They are only 11 troops but they could have made all the difference in the world. There is an old saying, "Use em or Lose em." And no where is this so spelled out and illustrated then in this example. To have troops is one thing but to have troops actively engaging and making contact with the enemy is quite a different story. Saddam Hussein made the same mistake in the Gulf War with his Imperial Guards. The "BEST" of the best and they were all hiding out underground in hidden bunkers. By the time they saw the Sun again, the Gulf War was over. So be it 11 troops or just 3 or 4, if you can, move them to the front lines where the action is and make them earn their salary. Those inactive 11 troops really bought me the time to survive Pinks onslaught and come back to win the game. Viceroy63 Game Form for Round 09
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Game 10476657 Spoils to turn in: [r:Moscow] [b:Los Angeles] [b:Yakutsk] Next spoil set value: 40 Troops Do you have a set of spoils? No. Your Plans:Round 09 It's just a race now to see who gets a set of spoils first. I gather that Pink still does not have a set from the comment that he made on the game chat.
"2012-02-09 14:43:44 - bman8397: wow the only color to keep me from set"
What I need to know is what would be the best way to attack? What regions? [Note] My apologies but after this Game form I did not fill out any more. Perhaps I was just plain "cocky" or perhaps I thought that Pink would win having been the first to get the spoils and maybe I figured why bother? I can't really be certain as to why I did not fill out any more game forms so this is it. In the future though, I will fill out the game forms right down to the last round. Suffice it to say that this game ends in round 11 and the game log is self explanatory. But I should have put down my thoughts for posterity.
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