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Subject: Recruitment of MPLA rss

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Dariusz Góralski
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MPLA
• MPLA can recruit Units in one of the following ways if it
controls Luanda (i.e. the Control Marker is face up):
1. Two infantry Units in Luanda and one infantry Unit in
Cabinda, but only if Cabinda is MPLA controlled; or
2. Three infantry Units in Luanda; or
3. Two infantry Units in Cabinda, but only if Cabinda is
MPLA controlled.
• MPLA can recruit one infantry Unit in Cabinda, but only
if it controls Cabinda, and Luanda is not controlled by the
MPLA/FAPLA Alliance.

FAPLA
• FAPLA can recruit Units in one of the following ways if it
controls Luanda (i.e. the Control Marker is face up):
1. Two infantry Units in Luanda and one MPLA infantry
Unit in Cabinda, but only if Cabinda is MPLA controlled;
or
2. Three infantry Units in Luanda; or
3. Two MPLA infantry Units in Cabinda, but only if Cabinda
is MPLA controlled.
PLAY NOTE: If FAPLA controls Luanda, he can decide
whether to recruit for his MPLA ally in Cabinda.


It means that MPLA may recruit only maximum 2 units in Cabinda (and additional 1 units by FAPLA recruitment action?) if MPLA doesn't control Luanda?
And what about after the fall of Cabinda?
 
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This is from memory. I haven't played in a couple of years. (The reason why I'm mentioning this is in case I get the factions mixed up.)

Typically MPLA controls Cabinda, and FAPLA controls Luanda. So focus on what happens in that situation at the start and go from there.

It's confusing but you have to go through line by line and make true/false decisions about each bullet. Treat the MPLA recruiting as a completely different step from FAPLA recruiting and take them one at a time. Note MPLA controlling a town is not the same as FAPLA controlling a town. It's the individual factions not the side.

That's why there is so much pressure to hold those towns. When they fall you cross out those options. It also creates a lot of tension between the FAPLA and MPLA. MPLA wants FAPLA to give up recruiting FAPLA forces and give the recruitment to MPLA.

It creates a lot of early game pressure on Cabinda.

When your direct recruitment fails because a faction no longer controls a town, you only have variable recruitment. The effect is MPLA runs low on troops and has to focus on holding towns. MPLA is the poor cousin of FAPLA.





 
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Dan Hyer
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Neoberger wrote:


It means that MPLA may recruit only maximum 2 units in Cabinda (and additional 1 units by FAPLA recruitment action?) if MPLA doesn't control Luanda?


No, the first option requires that it controls Luanda. If neither MPLA nor FAPLA control Luanda it's only recruiting option is: "MPLA can recruit one infantry Unit in Cabinda, but only if it controls Cabinda, and Luanda is not controlled by the MPLA/FAPLA Alliance."


Neoberger wrote:
And what about after the fall of Cabinda?


Only variable recruitment.
 
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