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One of the challenges I had with Andean Abyss was figuring out what Terror meant to the different factions that had the capability. So with ADP out and looking for a chance to play I'd like to get some clarification.

Thematically, what exactly is Warlord terror? I get Taliban terror... the Taliban do something bad, and the people either side with the Taliban to avoid being targeted again or they resent Kabul for not being there to defend them. In terms of mechanics, it moves the province towards Opposition. Makes sense.

But Warlord terror moves the province towards neutral. So is it terror designed to push people towards an attitude of ambivalence? Or is a neutral stance best viewed as implicitly pro-Warlord? Or does a neutral stance represent the sort of power vacuum that the Warlords can best exploit? What exactly does this terror mean and what does it look like?

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Brian
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I believe the Warlord terror is more a question of the Warlords, more like indigenious forces outside the Talib ideology asserting control. Locals are either supportive of them, or cowed into acknowledging their power and letting them do their thing.
 
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Support helps each of the COIN Factions toward their victory; Opposition helps the Taliban. So, yes, Neutral is implicitly pro-Warlord. A neutral local population is supportive of neither the national government nor of the Taliban's jihad against that government. vfr
 
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Volko wrote:
Support helps each of the COIN Factions toward their victory; Opposition helps the Taliban. So, yes, Neutral is implicitly pro-Warlord. A neutral local population is supportive of neither the national government nor of the Taliban's jihad against that government. vfr


Volko, so it's acts of terror with a goal of discouraging the populace form taking one side or the other? If one village sides with the COIN forces, the Warlords kill their sheep. IF another village sides with the Taliban, the Warlords burn down their village. Is that the gist of it?

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Yes, with many variations, naturally.
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it's kind of like VC terror in Vietnam?
 
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Well, in Fire in the Lake, VC Terror works more like Taliban Terror, in that it pushes the population toward Opposition.
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