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Subject: Overlord or Roundup rss

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Pepper Page
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Which is the better invasion to play. Playing Roundup before T13 or waiting until T13 to play Overlord?
 
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Mike Szarka
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When it is your turn to send a VASSAL move, the wait is excruciating. When it's my turn, well, I've been busy.
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If you are desperate to help the Russians, it is tempting to play Roundup. But by waiting for Overlord you get a lot of advantages (I don't remember specifically but I think all reinforcements are treated as yellow events or something like that). So you can really roll over the Germans if you can afford to wait.
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Andrew J
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As Mike says, if you can afford to wait for Overlord then that is undoubtedly advantageous, not least because the invasion forces come in full strength (they only enter reduced for Roundup). However, the game gives you the choice of Roundup. I don't know how often Roundup is chosen as I haven't played enough to get a feel for that, but I imagine not too often unless you are desperate or an opportunity arises from complacent defence by the Axis. But the choice is there and the threat of Roundup should be enough to keep the other player guessing.

Of course, if you play the Roundup card for anything other than the event, then your opponent can relax a bit in the west until T13!
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