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Subject: Why can I not add Ops points to a country? rss

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Sorry, but this may be obvious if you're playing the boardgame where, y'know, you get rules n stuff, but being a noob with no friends, I have the electronic game.

Playing as US, Soviets kicking my butt, it's turn 2, AR4, and in Italy we have [3|5].

I played the Blockade card, got rid of a 3-point card and tried to add 1 Ops point to Italy to deny the Soviets control of the country. The game would not allow it.

Can someone pls explain why? Is there an eight point limit on countries? Or is this as confusing to you as it is to me (because electronic game not following board game rules)?

Thx
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aragond wrote:
Sorry, but this may be obvious if you're playing the boardgame where, y'know, you get rules n stuff, but being a noob with no friends, I have the electronic game.

Playing as US, Soviets kicking my butt, it's turn 2, AR4, and in Italy we have [3|5].

I played the Blockade card, got rid of a 3-point card and tried to add 1 Ops point to Italy to deny the Soviets control of the country. The game would not allow it.

Can someone pls explain why? Is there an eight point limit on countries? Or is this as confusing to you as it is to me (because electronic game not following board game rules)?

Thx


If your opponent controls a country, you must spend 2 ops for 1 influence in that country.
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It takes 2 Operations points to add 1 influence in a country that the other player controls.
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If your opponent controls the country, then every point of influence you add costs you 2 Ops point until they no longer control the country.

So, in your scenario, it would cost you 2 Ops points to get Italy to 4|5 and your opponent would have lost control of Italy. From there, you could spend the usual 1 Ops point per point of influence.
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If Italy was at a [3][5] with a +2 influence in favor of the USSR, that would give them control over Italy. It takes 2 Ops points to place an Ops Point in a country/region where the other player has control.

So, in this case to match the USSR in Italy it would require 2 of your Ops Points to get to 4, then 1 more to match at 5, costing you a total of 3 Ops Points to bring Italy to a [5][5] even state.
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What they said. On a slightly related note. Steam has Twilight Struggle on sale for 50% off at the moment. I bought it last Thursday and love it!

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aragond wrote:
Sorry, but this may be obvious if you're playing the boardgame where, y'know, you get rules n stuff, but being a noob with no friends, I have the electronic game.


The electronic game includes the rules. Paying 2 ops to place 1 influence marker into an opponent controlled country is covered in the electronic rulebook and in the electronic tutorial.

Once you've got your feet wet, try playing online. Then you won't be a noob with no friends anymore.

 
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I would play the tutorial first, then against the AI as both sides a few times. Then play against online opponents.
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