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Subject: What seemed like an easy victory... rss

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Malcolm Campbell
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The game began very poorly for the patriots. The British managed to flush them out of Maine and New Hampshire in short order while also securing New Jersey. Hessian reinforcements were brought in to New York as the opening play, in fact.

The americans responded the only way they could: Reinforcing Connecticut and Rhode Island. The patriots managed to force the British out of Boston, capturing Massachusetts. Blows were traded back and forth with the British invading Massachusetts, capturing a territory, and the Americans responding by pushing them out and rushing in to New Hampshire. The dice simply did not favor the americans. They would throw a full hand of dice and find not a single hit among the results. A lot of cubes were moved off the board for little gain due simply to bad luck.

The game began to grind as a stalemate with neither patriots for British being able to stabilize the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border. It didn't take long before the sides began looking south to score points.

Delaware was a hotly contested territory and exchanged hands several time. The southern colonies eventually joined the fight with the Americans capturing Georgia and the British using warship movements to reinforce the Carolinas.

The Americans clawed their way back, even gaining the advantage and taking the lead. As is usual for the game, it came down to the final turn. The loyalist militia took the last turn in round V. The regulars had played their truce card early on as Britain's early advantage incentivized a quick finish. The loyalist militia played their truce card and maneuvered their armies into a few bold attacks. Large battles emerged in New Hampshire and South Carolina. Britain needed to win both in order to avoid a draw. The New Hampshire battle was hard fought though the overwhelming numbers of loyalist militia won out. The score stood tied. The odds in Carolina stood much closer. Unfortunately, the patriots rolled flees or command decisions in their opening volley. The British forces capitalized and drove them out securing an extra colony and ending the game with a score of 5-4.

Notes: I mean, not much to analyze here. The americans really got screwed by the random number gods early on. They managed to come back by attacking poorly defending territories or simply moving in to vacant territories to remove control. But they never really recovered from the opening losses. There was an attempt to try and take the south but it proved to be too little too late and little came of it.
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But did you have fun? And did you want to play again?
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Of course!
 
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