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Subject: Is it possible to play a 6 ops card? rss

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John Clemente
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Yes, it is. As Soviet player, play Vietnam (event) early in the turn. Then, in the same turn, play the China card, placing all points in SE Asia. Thus, 4 pts for China Card plus 1 pt for playing all of CC in Asia plus 1 pt from Vietnam for playing all the pts in SE Asia. Voila! A 6 pt card! Unlike Brezhnev or Containment, Vietnam does not put an upper limit on the cards that can be increased.
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Paul M
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Yes, 6 is possible under this circumstance.
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One can go even higher (in effect) with Latin American Death Squads, reapplied through SALT & Star Wars...Che could be a 12 op equivalent after that, 14 with Brezhnev!
 
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Alexey Memelau
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Paul Harding wrote:
One can go even higher (in effect) with Latin American Death Squads, reapplied through SALT & Star Wars...Che could be a 12 op equivalent after that, 14 with Brezhnev!

Well, it's hard to play both Star Wars and Che as your own events.
However, for US I see a possibility of playing LADS 4 times: Headline, Star Wars, SALT and Ask Not forcing a reshuffle and drawing it back to the hand.
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Stibitzki
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Playing SALT to get LADS doesn't actually increase your coup ops though because SALT also adds a -1 modifier for all coup rolls.
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King in Green
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Ah yes, Che only gets to 5/5. One other sneaky way is an activated Star Wars as USSR with only Glasnost in the discard (5YP > Star Wars for 1 more op). The US must select Glasnost here. This in turn could theoretically be boosted by Brezhnev, LADs, Vietnam. Rather less likely than a boosted Che though.
 
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Mikhail Dektyarev
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Brezhnev doesn't boost Glasnost.
 
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I was referring to the Star Wars (or even 5YP) part . Actually I think you were the person who I first saw post that combo on the Twilight Strategy Board.

Ah yes... http://forum.twilightstrategy.com/index.php?topic=374.msg232...
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Alexey Memelau
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Stibitzki wrote:
Playing SALT to get LADS doesn't actually increase your coup ops though because SALT also adds a -1 modifier for all coup rolls.

Right, I missed that. At least you'll decrease your opponent coup to -5. So a possible -4 Ops.
 
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