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Boy, I fear this is a really dumb question but my forum search didn't turn up the answer, so here goes:

In the Anaconda and Mission Accomplished scenarios, the World GWOT posture is indicated to be "??" What does this mean?

Cordially,
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I don't have the rules in front of me right now, but I believe in those scenarios, you are directed to test certain countries at setup. Set the World Posture according to the results of the test, which will depend on the results of your rolls. (It should be set to #Hard - #Soft, where a negative result indicates the Soft number and a positive result indicates the Hard number.) Don't forget Israel is always Hard when counting Hard countries.
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butsam wrote:
I don't have the rules in front of me right now, but I believe in those scenarios, you are directed to test certain countries at setup. Set the World Posture according to the results of the test, which will depend on the results of your rolls. (It should be set to #Hard - #Soft, where a negative result indicates the Soft number and a positive result indicates the Hard number.) Don't forget Israel is always Hard when counting Hard countries.


Correct, the posture of some countries is random so World Posture is unknown until they are resolved.

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I had trouble finding the random tests. I found them hidden at the end. Jihadist places cells somewhere and then tests the untested.
 
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Two years later, a follow-up question:

When setting up a "??" World Posture, do you "count" Israel's inherent Hard posture as a "point" in the "Hard" direction?
 
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gatorskin wrote:
Two years later, a follow-up question:

When setting up a "??" World Posture, do you "count" Israel's inherent Hard posture as a "point" in the "Hard" direction?

Yes. The world posture is counted the same way as you would do it normally in the gameplay.
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After placing a cell in three non-US countries according to the Anaconda setup, you are supposed to "test any unmarked". Does this refer to both unmarked non-Muslim and Muslim countries?
 
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Figo3434 wrote:
After placing a cell in three non-US countries according to the Anaconda setup, you are supposed to "test any unmarked". Does this refer to both unmarked non-Muslim and Muslim countries?

Yes.
 
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Is there any hint in the rules to support this? On the one hand, "unmarked" is defined in the glossary as referring to both Muslim and non-Muslim countries, yet the scenario setup for Anaconda lists an exact number for Fair/Good Countries and Poor/Islamist Rules Countries, while showing "??" for GWOT (World), which would make sense if only unmarked non-Muslim countries were to be tested.
 
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Figo3434 wrote:
Is there any hint in the rules to support this? On the one hand, "unmarked" is defined in the glossary as referring to both Muslim and non-Muslim countries, yet the scenario setup for Anaconda lists an exact number for Fair/Good Countries and Poor/Islamist Rules Countries, while showing "??" for GWOT (World), which would make sense if only unmarked non-Muslim countries were to be tested.

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• Jihadist: Place a cell each in three non-US countries, then test any unmarked.

It doesn't say "non-Muslim", so all countries (other than the US) are available to receive a Cell. As to the question marks for GWOT but not for Countries, I can't say. Maybe it's a copy/paste error. Regardless, I'm sure Volko could clarify. But with how it is written now I will stick with my interpretation.
 
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Another interpretation, not rejected up to now, can be found in an old thread: https://boardgamegeek.com/article/7907979#7907979

I've never played Anaconda blush
 
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evacbs wrote:
Another interpretation, not rejected up to now, can be found in an old thread: https://boardgamegeek.com/article/7907979#7907979

I've never played Anaconda blush

I'm not sure what the "interpretation" is, unless you're referring to the person that said:
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...you get to place 3 cells in any non-US countries.

In which case that's incorrect. The bullet says "Place a Cell each", meaning one and only one.
 
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I meant this: from this thread I got the impression that you all agreed to test each and every unmarked Country after those three Cells are placed; in that old thread, another player wrote that you have to test, if necessary, only the Countries in which those new Cells have been placed.

Anyway, I'll retreat in my cave waiting for an official answer
 
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I am not even sure what the official question is?
 
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I'm the one who asked this question 4 years ago, and now I'm even more confused than ever.
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Hi! Sorry for the delay.

Place a cell each in any 3 countries except the United States.

If any of the 3 countries receiving a cell is unmarked, test it.

The tests may affect World GWOT and may add to the numbers of Fair/Good and Poor/Islamist Rule countries listed above. Adjust those markers accordingly.

Hope that answers!
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