10.000 Years of World History

In this weblog I will solo 10.000 years of human history through my games.

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Movement year.

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I was quite right in making the title: Imp.R. ETA August.
Estimated Time of Arrival. It was an estimate. What I didn't think of enough was my brain fatigue.

- My game room was nearly finished by the end of August. Check.
- All my furniture was here by the end of August. Check.
- A third of my boxes, that I haven't unpacked, were in my living room. Check.
- Game collection fit in my gaming room. Fail.

The last two bits is why I'm writing this.

I couldn't fit my entire game collection in my gaming room,- and I had multiple kickstarters on the way. I had about 50 games at my girlfriend and now I had them moved to my house. Now I had all my games under one roof. I had too many games, so I had to thin out my collection. So we played a lot of games from the late half of september till now. My gaming room table is filled with kickstarter games, and games which need to be played to see if they are to be sold of kept.

The boxes in my living room made it difficult to move about, and I had little energy to clear them out. Perhaps a single box a day - if I was lucky. The days where I could really work on unpacking boxes were so far from each other that it weighted heavily on my shoulders.

The last two months have been - not so great. Brain fatigue sucks!

That is why I have to wave the white flag and say that this year in movement year. I simply can't cope with all the unpacked boxes and live and this blog.

So I hope that I will post sometime in the new year, perhaps in the spring. I really can't say anymore than: I hope.

Until next time.
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Moved: Imperium Romanum II - ETA. August

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Hi folks.

Summer has started and you may wonder how long it's going to take. I wish I knew, but I have some news. I have ordered some new furniture, a lot of new shelves. But I have run into problems.

I got let down by Ikea. I had an order which got cancelled in April two days before they were to deliver it to my home. I phoned them and I was told they were out of nearly everything. My kallax were sold out,- all kallax were nearly sold out or completely sold out I found out after a while, as was also Billy shelves. But I couldn't wait for Ikea to deliver so I had to go elsewhere.

Later I found out that a container-ship containing a lot of Ikea stuff was properly backed up near Suez - like a lot of other container-ships was when the ship run aground in the canal.

About a month ago I heard from the other store that my new furniture should arrive in the store in the first half of July. About 14 days from now.

Why haven't I posted about that yet here? Allow me to say one word: D'oh!

Now you know.

I expect, if the store is right, that I will post the setup of IR II in August. When in August? I don't know. The store is pretty consistent in keeping it's promises, even when faced with covid-19, so I count on it.

Until next time.

Edit:
Earlier this week I learned that calandale (Enrico) had a painful loss this February when his wife committed suicide. I have no words. Only compassion for him.

Calandale is the reason this weblog exists, since half of the games I will play on this blog I bought because his excellent videos.

I hope he can pull through even though it's hard.
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Moved: In the meantime....

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I have moved. I have now lived two months in my new home (house!). But it has been a difficult two months. I was told that everything worked but my dishwasher didn't work. On top of that the fridge was tiny but that I did know, so I had to find a new fridge - and a new dishwasher it seemed. Bummer!

The Covid-19 didn't help either. Denmark was in lockdown in January and February so I couldn't buy a dishwasher or a fridge on site, I had to buy them online. The dishwasher could wait but the fridge couldn't. I had to wait 14 days(!) for it to arrive. I'm glad that it wasn't the loo that was broken!

Covid-19 aside I also had to wait for a new big shelf for my books and thus my new Gaming Room(!) was used for everything hobby and other stuff that was necessary for everyday use. It was a complete mess with boxes. Thursday in this week my new big shelf arrived. Yay! Now I could open up the boxes with my books and sort them. I didn't have many large shelves in the apartment and when my father died my book collection doubled. He had many books - over 1000 I think - but I picked and chose about 100 (mostly history books).

Now I have the boxes with books out of the gaming room and this is what it looks like yesterday. It's still a mess but I take it a step at a time. I think that the blog may continue in May but I haven't the faintest clue as to how long it takes to sort it all - and get comfortable.

(Edit: I spend the time Friday through Saturday unpacking and sorting games.)

So see you soonish.

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Turn 10: 75-50 BC

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The Greek Campaign.

The Greek City States stopped quarrelling among themselves. They knew that the Roman army was bad news. They mustered every man they could and threw them at the Romans, but to no avail: The Romans had plenty of cavalry and knew how to use it. The Greek armies were hammered again and again.

The Roman army stood firm first at Corinth were the Greek army was as numerous as they but the Roman cavalry superiority lend them the victory. Then the they battled at Athens, Chaeronaea, Pharsalus, Pella, Dirrhachium then at Athens again. Every time the Greeks were hemmed in and subsequently slaughtered by the Roman cavalry while the infantry engaged them. Greece was in turmoil!

At last the Greek armies had ceased to be. The Romans were victorious. The Romans had conquered the provinces of Attica, Peloponnes and Macedonia and the capitals of Greece Athens and Pella were Roman now. Rome had brought down the last real competitor to it's hegemony. Asia Minor and Egypt beckoned. This was a new beginning.

At the heart of Rome the senate was embroiled in a furious debate. When it was over a senator was elected to the post of dictator. Now one man ruled over the entire Roman Empire.
[Rome was forced to play: Change in Political Scene. Return all the cards in your hand; Return all your Opportunity markers to the OO pool; Increase your Stability by +2]

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[It's rather interesting that the last card of the game was "Change in Political Scene". I had played it with, I think, Carthage and Greece in an earlier turns, but to play it with Rome on the very last turn on the last card in the game is quite remarkable - if you know what's coming. I DID shuffle the deck!
I planned to upload this before Christmas so you could have it as a Christmas present but the packing of boxes for my move took longer than expected. Now at least I can upload it before the years is over. Here's to a hopefully(!) good new year. And to 2020: Good Riddance!]

[Edit: I forgot to add the victory tally:
Rome: 113 VP
Greece: 93 VP]

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To be continued in the Spring in other surroundings with Imperium Romanum II.
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Turn 9: 100-75 BC

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Greece
The Greek general pulled his army up north towards the neutral city of Aquincum, in the Danube in the Pannonia province, which he conquered easily. Unfortunately the Roman army followed and through several battles the Western Greek army was destroyed.

That sent shock waves through the Greek cities. This was the first time in modern history were a Greek army came face to face with a Roman army. True the Roman army was nearly twice as big as the Greek army but still, the Greek had but scratched the surface of the Roman army.

The Greek had placed a traitor within Rome and it didn't fail. [The Greek played "Traitor": You may take one card of another player.]
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Rome
The Roman senate debated. Some wanted revenge for the incursion into what Rome though of it's sphere of influence, some thought it best to leave it there because of the Roman victory at Aquincum and others saw a opportunity to rid themselves of the Greek City States, which were becoming a dangerous opponent.

The last group said that Rome was prosperous and stable [I drew two "Revenues and Stability" in a row] but it would not last. If hard times drew near, and it would eventually, then it would be prudent to strike at the enemy while Rome were at it's strongest and the enemy cried out in despair over the destruction of it's army. The senate voted for a campaign against The Greek City States.

The Roman army in the Danube crossed the border into Greece. It crushed one of the Greek capitals (Pella) in Macedonia and went on the Athens. Along it's way conquered the province of Macedonia and Attica because Athens was virtually unguarded. Then it turned to the province of Peloponnes.

The larger of the Greek armies, the one who was left, left for Athens by sail. It had to reconquer the city. The Greek City States were in turmoil and it's general was the only who could bring some stability to home. The reconquest went fast. The Roman had left the city unguarded.

Near Sparta the armies faced off. The Greek general went pale. He never had faced so much cavalry. The Roman cavalry was near an army of itself and the pitiful few Greek cavalry couldn't stand before them. Thus he threw in the elephants and thus Roman general did likewise. The Roman general grinned, his elephants fared better than the Greek. The Greek cavalry was nullified. His army braced and went into defensive stance with the cavalry on the flanks.
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The battle was brutal. The Greek was nearly wiped out in an envelopment but the Greek general had escaped with 20% of his army.

Meanwhile, a Tribal Resurgence, in Hispania and Danube, and a Barbarian Invasion, in - of course - Germania, had occurred. The army in Rome was dispatched to see the barbarian off with success.

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Turn 8: 125-100 BC

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Greece
The civil war had died out long ago and the Greek city states decided to come back to empire building. One of the armies advanced into Moesia Superior in the Danube territory and drove north. It sailed towards The Chersonese and conquered it, though it was no contest.

[I started using upside down light infantry as garrisons since I had run out of militia which I had used as garrisons.]

A slave army appeared in Dirrhachium in the west coast Macedonia. It was quickly destroyed in a siege by the army in Athens. The general thought it was time to cease Dalmatia and did so very easily. However, the army was very close to the Roman border. How would Rome react?

Rome
The Roman senate had a plan, so the northern army conquered both Raetia and Noricum province in the Danube territory and started building towns and cities. Rome would drag the Danube territory kicking and screaming into the civilized world.

Suddenly a Greek army loomed on the eastern border. That was not according to plan!

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Turn 7: 150-125 BC

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[You can see the boxes of stuff piling up now. It's better to get something done each day however small. The other boxes on the left and the right side are buildings and stuff for Warhammer.]

Greece
[I rolled to see if Greece had a civil war in the start of the first Greek activation. On a roll of 8 on a 2D6 there was no civil war: 2D6 plus the number of territories, Greece had 4. I rolled 10.

Except from the Playbook of Scenario VI - Optional Rules C:
"- Subtract 2 from stability level
- Roll D6 for the allegiance of each space occupied by the 'player', including galley squadrons. If the result is odd, he removes at least half of the land units and half the galley squadrons (rounded up in both cases) from that space. For any space that is made vacant by such a removal, he places a garrison unit therein. If the die-roll is even, that space remains untouched.
- Removes all leaders he has and replaces them with only one, newly (and randomly) drawn leader, who starts in his capital."]

Civil War! Fighting broke out in the Greek cities. In the east the galleys were ramming each other in the Eastern Fleet, but the armies held steady. Then the fighting was over and a new leader of the army in Athens took command. Then he got sick and died. [The first card the Greek got was "Disease: Only the good die young."] This was a huge blow! Without a high command the armies could only crawl along. The army in the east sailed to Athens to rest and recover. The officers made some changes in the two armies.

Then pirates were sighted near the south coast of Asia Minor and the remnants of the Eastern Fleet took care of that. Now the new army of the hinterlands moved north-west towards the Danube. But without a decisive leader, it couldn't make headway.

Rome
The Roman senate was sent a message that a German invasion had entered Cisalpina and laid siege to Portus Herculis. They sent a letter to the army in Narbonensis as that army was closest. The army dealt with the Germans decisively. Then the army continued north up into Germania Superior as the Roman senate had an objective in controlling central Europe. The Roman general was wise. He sent a Diplomatic Mission to the two tribes in his vicinity. He now knew how large the tribes were.

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[Now I'm up to date.]
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Turn 6: 175-150 BC

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Greece
The Greek cities squabbled among each other but agreed upon rebuilding the cities and town they had conquered in Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt. The army in the east was pulled back to Syria go to rest and refit.


Rome
The senate in Rome decided to rebuild the towns and cities they had conquered and found a new city in the region of Gallaecia in Hispania: Brigantium.
The senate sent out a missive to the armies in Hispania. They were to link up, merge and move north. They did so. The new Roman army was huge: 10 legions, more than 15 units of cavalry, 3 elephants and over 25 auxiliaries. It was more than Rome had ever assembled in one place in her existence. The army moved out, entered Gaul and put a stop to the tribes that pestered Narbonensis. All was good.

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[Greece and Rome are both so large that I roll to see if a Civil War is happening before the first activation of both 'players'. No "luck" this time.]
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Turn 5: 200-175 BC

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Carthage
The Soldier of Fortune had not prevailed and slunk back to Thapsus. The remnants of the Carthaginian Council met in Thapsus and talked with him. He said that the Roman army too big and he could do no more. The council despaired and fled. They fled to the west part of Mauritania hugging the coast whenever they could. There they rested and looked over to Hispania making wistful hopes that they could be saved from Rome.

Egypt
The Pharaoh launched a massive attack against Pelusium and the Greek occupation army that camped there. The armies met outside the city and it was a bitter fight but to no avail. The Greek army suffered moderate loses but the Egyptian army was cut in half. More over the Pharaoh had suffered a lethal wound and died on the way home to Alexandria.

Greece
The Greek general was very pleased. The Pharaoh was dead and the way to Alexandria lay open. He wasted no time and lay siege to the Egyptian capital. When it came a battle the Greek army walked all over the enemy. The Egyptian army was no more. Now only a garrison in Cyrenaica was left of the Egyptian empire. That he dealt with easily. The Egyptian Empire was dead.

Rome
The Roman general in Libya took his time and went to his work methodically. He left a garrison in Libya and took town after town and left none Carthaginian soldiers alive. When he arrived at Tingis on the west coast of Mauritania he was met by a small force of Carthage. The Roman army quickly obliterated it. The old enemy of Rome had been destroyed!

Back home the Roman senate rejoiced. However, it was not all cake and party. In the north a Barbarian Invasion had occurred, a Gallic Rebellion had happened and a Tribal Resurgence had happened in Hispania. The Roman general had more work to do. The army sailed to Hispania and dealt with the Resurgence so the towns were safe.


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[It is true that The East player when split in two have little chance of winning. That is certain. It is also true that Greece was very lucky, but luck is always a factor. And the East players had very rotten luck.

On another note, I am going to move in January. To a house! With space enough that I can have a game room of my own. It's very new to me and that's why I have been silent since August. Many things have happened in a very short time. So I have been thinking of finishing Pax Romana, I have already played Turn 6, and packing up my current game room. I guess Imperium Romanum II does have to wait until March or April, but now in my new house I can get to it much, much quicker (I don't have to climb stairs all the time) so I believe I will post further turns faster.]
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Turn 4: 225-200 BC

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Carthage
The Carthaginian Council had decided that a aggressive defence were in order. The Roman fleet over in Western Sicily (Lilybaeum) was a threat and it had to go. They had build a fleet and an ingenious builder has devised an extension to the Carthaginian galleys: The Corvus. [Carthage played Galley Tech]

The Council's plan were an follows: The fleet were to use the Corvus to defeat the Roman fleet and then most of the army would come over to Sicily. The Council would not consider having the army of the fleet if the fleet were sunk. The army were to conquer at least the west of Sicily but really the whole of Sicily if practicable. Then Carthage would have a barrier between Rome and the city of Carthage.

The fleet set sail and it came to very close battles with the Roman fleet but it succeed. The Roman fleet was sent packing and the Carthaginian fleet pursued to a disastrous outcome. The fleet was sunk but it had fulfilled it's duty.

The army debarked for Sicily but when it came upon open water the Roman fleet was waiting. The army were doomed. [Rome played Naval Ambush]

Egypt
The Pharaoh were busy ruling. He was fairly sure that the incredible army he had amassed in Alexandria would defend his empire.

Greece
The Greek city states build up the ruined walls of the cities they had conquered. When they were done they gave the general in the south of Judea the go-ahead to attack Egypt. The Greek army tore through the Egyptian defences and laid waste to Memphis and beyond. But he didn't attack Alexandria. He would wait and let the Pharaoh attack first.

Rome
When the Roman Senate heard about the naval ambush it could not believe it's luck. Here was Carthage open and nearly defenceless. It dispatched the army in Rome down south. The army disembarked west of the city of Carthage and marched towards it. When the army arrived near Carthage it halted and made siege equipment: The Helepolis. [Rome played The Poliorcates Effect] The Roman general heard that Carthage had called out the militia, but he didn't care. Carthage was about to fall. [Carthage played Raise The Militia]. Then Carthage fell! Militia or not Rome had defeated it's ancient enemy's capital. The Roman general went about his duty; the senate had ordered him to burn the city to the ground if he conquered it. If he didn't conquer it he also knew what to do: commit suicide. He drew a sigh of relief.
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Cathage is no more.
[More than 50 years before the real Carthage was destroyed.]

When the fires had died down the army moved on south. It destroyed any enemy forces that stood before it and conquered Libya. Then the Roman general heard that a Soldier of Fortune had signed on with the ruins of Carthage. The general thought to himself, "Wont the creature die already?" [Carthage played Soldier of Fortune]

The Soldier of Fortune's army raced towards the Roman army only to be beaten back several times and drew it self back to Thapsus to lick it's wounds. The Roman general was pleased, "It breathes still but it doesn't know it's dead."

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[If you cry foul over the card play, know that at least five days or maybe more than a week go by between each session. I planned turn 4 several days after I was done with turn 3. I can't remember each card that the powers have and my lousy memory helps me with that. Remember, the first thing each power does when it's that powers turn is: pick the top card from the deck and play it if it says so, otherwise: Hold In Hand.

Most of the cards played in turn 4 was picked up in turn 4. The only card played by hand was "The Poliocates Effect". The Roman player held it in his hand to play in when he attacked Carthage. The Roman player was extremely lucky in turn 4 like the Greek player in turn 3. All right, so I destroyed Carthage. The Roman player didn't have to do that but a little drama is acceptable when it is fitting. Rome did destroy Carthage in reality!]
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