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Subject: Help me understand the point of the original/basic game rss

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Martin Gallo
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Just played for the first time today and I am either missing something or completely dense today. I cannot get the game to last beyond the third turn. The rate of influx of enemy units seems to put too many on the map too quickly to be overcome. The 2 points per enemy controlled region combined with the double penalty for recruiting/elimination seems to cause an 8pp swing against every turn.

Only being able to reduce the pp track by 1 per friendly controlled region just does not seem enough to stem the tide.

What is a recommended first turn?
 
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David Kershaw
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Check out the session report. It's very well done.
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Okay, my face is red and the game got interesting. When setting up, a VC is placed in area 1 and an ARVN. Is placed in area 3. Good gracious, I was placing an NVA instead of an ARVN.

I must have been REALLY tired last night.blushwhistle
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The first few videos actually discuss the original game so you may want to watch those.
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