Greetings from the Philippines.
My friends & I played our 4th game of Fire in the Lake last night.
VC - 3 wins
NVA - 1 win
Last night's game was the most fun we ever had.
I always play the US, and finally my learning curve set in.
I managed to get 8 out of play troops into play because of events, pulled out almost all US troops on the 2nd coup round bringing my VP to 64.
Alas, the 3rd coup card took a long time.
NVA reached victory point also via her Pivotal Event.
VC reached victory point also via TET offensive.
ARVN reached victory point also while sweeping into NVA conquered provinces, lowering NVA below victory.
The Mekong region was a blood bath.
I used Linebacker crippling NVA.
Unfortunately, the Trail was at 4.
NVA can still use march freely reconquering her territories beside Laos & Cambodia.
My score dropped to 53. 2 points above victory.
VC was 1 point above victory.
I sweeped into the last 2 cities with VC removing his last hope of Terror.
The 3rd Coup card appeared.
The VC rallied & built 2 bases.
He was 3 points above victory.
ARVN could accomplish nothing with the LimOp left.
Awesome game end because it became anybody's ballgame.
We really love this game.
ALthough US & ARVN haven't won yet.