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Subject: Rome will be victorious...history will repeat itself rss

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Speed Racer
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I have found by playing Rome and being victorious that Rome is extremely hard to stop. There might be a way, but I believe history is going to repeat itself.

Here is what happened.

Rounds 1-3 Greece and the East fought a war against each other to a stalemate buying Rome enought time to get going. As this happened Rome's power base started increasing as they began building cities on the Italian penninsula and increasing their legions. By turn 3 Rome collected twice as many T's as Carthage. From there Rome built more legions, gallies to attack by sea and conquered Sicily, the Danube and headed toward Gaul and Hispania. In turns 3-5 Rome defeated Carthage one on one on all fronts and by turn 6 took her capital. She turned on Greece and Asia Minor in turns 7-10 and by then it was too late for anybody to stop her. Victory!

Greece cannont fight a 2 front war with Rome and the East. Carthage cannont beat Rome one on one. The East is a non-factor against Rome.

The Roman player decides his own fate, but history will usually repeat itself...

I look for strategies to beat Rome.
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Speed Racer wrote:
Greece cannont fight a 2 front war with Rome and the East. Carthage cannont beat Rome one on one. The East is a non-factor against Rome.

The Roman player decides his own fate, but history will usually repeat itself...


That's fascinating - mostly I've heard that Rome has very little or no chance of matching its historical success in this game.

I don't agree that Carthage can't defeat Rome on its own - I think they could have historically, and I think they can in Pax. The navy is crucial.

But let's find out from others.
 
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Carlo Marinozzi
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In our game, now in the middle of turn 4, Rome is way behind in victory points, having conquered Gaul (not Britain) and 2-3 provinces of Illiria; their power base is beginning to grow and a couple of skirmishes against Chartage in Hispania demonstate that Rome is a terrible foe in combat.

I suppose that the next turns will see a resurgence of Rome in victory points but seems that this makes the game mmore balanced

We'll see

Carlo
 
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Richard H. Berg
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When we recently asked which Powers players were winning with, we got a very wide, and fairly even, spread of results. Anecdotal, to be sure . . . but revaltory.

PAX is a game in which success is mucg dependent on one's style of play and approach to interaction with other players.

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How often did Greece win? At least a few Im sure. I would love to see those results, are they posted somewhere?
 
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Colin Hunter
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The games we have had rome can be extremely powerful, but only if they are left alone. THey are the only power late game that can match defeat two players at once in battle. Thanks to their LG and manpower limits, but again carthage can simply use their navy to stop them coming accross. We generally try to raid rome a lot in our games and card targeting (like tribal resurgence) can stop them in the short term.
 
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Colin is exactly correct. You have to make a concerted effort to keep Rome down.

William, Greece is ahead in Paxr-101, closely followed by the East. In Paxr-102, Greece is winning by 3 pts, followed by Carthage. In Paxr-103, Greece is in 2nd place and Carthage is first. In Paxr-BGG1, Greece is behind only Rome, though East is making a great move forward tis turn. Paxr-105 has only just started.

In my face-to-face games since release, these are the results:

Greece has won 1
East has won 2
Rome has won 1
Carthage has won 2 (one was Scenario 6)

This is not very scientific at all, because behind each of these sides there is a face and a story. In any case, I don't think it's easy for any side. New players have more difficulty than experienced players and that skews things as well. Also, it would be real helpful to know the scores too, but that would be guesswork at this point. For the online games, we will know the scores.

 
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Carlo Marinozzi
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End of turn 5 now, Rome pushed into Hispania and destroyed completely the main carthaginian army (40 BP), now, with two activations left, Rome can virtually conquer all of Hispania.

In combat the romans are nearly unstoppable, but a slow start can hinder them in victory points; we'll see, I'm (Greece) probably the next target.

Carlo
 
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William Payne
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We are starting another face to face game today. I am playnig Greece. We are using advanced rules, scenario 6. We will play 5 turns today and the last 5 next weekend. The time for talk is over. Ill get more pictures of our new board and try to write a review of my own. I have never written one before about any game, cant think of a game I'd rather write about other than Pax.
 
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