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Steve Poirier
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Planning to play a 2 players game of Cuba Libre soon. Did you suggest we both select one faction and let the other 2 factions being manage by the AI or it's suitable to let both player control 2 factions each?

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Mark Turner
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I suspect it would be much more fun to play two factions each...
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I'm a big fan of each playing one faction of a "side" (e.g. Gov + Mob or M26 + Dir) and then letting the bots play the other side. That way you still get the diplomatic tension of "enemy of my enemy is my friend" instead of just hammering each other all game.

Plus it helps you learn the bots for when you solo!
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Steve Poirier
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wamba_the_fool wrote:
I'm a big fan of each playing one faction of a "side" (e.g. Gov + Mob or M26 + Dir) and then letting the bots play the other side. That way you still get the diplomatic tension of "enemy of my enemy is my friend" instead of just hammering each other all game.

Plus it helps you learn the bots for when you solo!


Love the idea, thanks!
 
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Didier Renard
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Learning the bots also adds to the complexity. If this is your first game, I would definitely recommend that you play 2 vs 2. Then when you feel comfortable with the basic rules, you could play as wamba_the_fool suggests.
Just my personal recommendation as a new COIN player!
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Steve Poirier
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boulou wrote:
Learning the bots also adds to the complexity. If this is your first game, I would definitely recommend that you play 2 vs 2. Then when you feel comfortable with the basic rules, you could play as wamba_the_fool suggests.
Just my personal recommendation as a new COIN player!


Merci Didier, pour le moment j'y joue solo mais je vais innitier un ami sous-peu.
 
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Brian Train
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If you're inclined, try this method too:

https://brtrain.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/spielenexperiment-t...

I'd be interested to know what you think, if you do.

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Jeff Grossman
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Interesting, Brian. Would you still have ineligible factions?

I've always enjoyed the COIN games with two factions apiece. I think I've played them all in that fashion and always had interesting games.
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Brian Train
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No, no faction would be ineligible (unless an event card made it so).
The point is, you would not have control over which of your two factions gets to do something, but you would have control over what it does... which can also hand the initiative over to the other player.

It's also important to note that with this variation you do NOT look one card ahead in the deck - things get ridiculously gamey otherwise.

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