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Subject: Vassal game, poor Soviet hand rss

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Cdr Jameson
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I am in the middle of a Vassal game, Turn 4 Headline phase, I am the soviets and this is my hand:

I hope my opponent is not watching these forums!!!

What would your HL be...?
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Dan
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Depends on the map, but my initial thoughts are: you're not sunk.
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Jim McNaughton
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Can't choose without knowing the map position. Whichever scoring card causes you the least damage? A single ops event to avoid losing more ops?
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Cdr Jameson
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Well I figured that it would definitely be a 1 ops US card as I dont have many other ops if I headline a 3 or 2 ops card. That leaves me with Panama Canal, or Kitchen Debates.

I held onto Panama Canal trying to play after the CA scoring card and Kitchen debates had no effect, equal battle grounds. So the HL went better than I expected.

Could be a precarious round.
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Max DuBoff
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I've seen much worse than this hand....Having 4 scoring cards is a good (read: bad) start.
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Paul M
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I like HL a scoring card better, but it is close. OPS are precious this round, and you just used one if you HLed Kitchen Debates. If you properly have overcontrol of Poland, I don't particularly mind playing any of the cards during the round except Colonial Rearguards, and four of the five USA events are out of the deck permanently after you play them, which is a very nice bonus.
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Robert Barnhart
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I agree with everyone else. Without knowing the board, I'd HL a scoring card. Probably SE Asia scoring. You have Rear Guards so you know he can't swoop in there knowing you are scoring SE Asia.
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Headline: scoring card.
Space Race or Hold: Rearguards.

Rest of the cards are not "game killers".
 
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Michael Kiefte
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Headline a scoring card
Kitchen Debates may or may not be a null event.
Eastern European Unrest cancels out with influence placement after.
Don't worry about Shuttle Diplomacy so much. You may be able to time ME or Asia scoring so it doesn't really matter.

The rest is not that bad. On the bright side, there won't be as many US cards in the deck on Turn 7.
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