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Turn 1
Hannibal enters Italy late in Turn 1.
Rome has drawn Longus north into Italy, but has made no attempt on G Cisalipine.

Prov Count: 9-9


Turn 2
C moves down into Samnium.
Rome has '3' generals and not one single '3' card in its hand...
C is able to scoop up Samnium, and put a PC marker in Etruria through Diplomacy.

Prov Count: 10-8


Turn 3
Rome gets some '2' generals, but neglects to attack or intercept Hannibal. C is able to convert Etruria.

Hannibal has an 11-12 CU army all the time, with Gisgo nearby with another 3-4 armies.

Rome plays with a large stack in Rome, a Proconsular army in the south (away from action) and one small 5 CU Consular army close to Rome.The road south is blocked for the most of the time.

Prov Count: 11-7


Turn 4
C gets Messenger Intercepted & a Diplomacy card.
Hannibal kills two 5 CU armies in the north, then with three free cardplays towards end of round, rushes down South, capturing Lucania & getting Bruttium Recruits.

Prov Count: 12-6


Turn 5:
Gisgo has been abandoned alone in the North by Hannibal w/4 CU
He is quickly killed by Rome, who then goes about re-converting G Cisalpine.
Hannibal goes North, and attacks a 10 CU army under Nero, and wins. Then he recruits the Siege Train.
Mago goes to Sicily, and converts it.
Towards end of round, Lucania is reconverted to Rome, while G Cisalpine stays Carthaginian.


Prov Count: 12-6


Turn 6:
Scipio A comes in w/10 CUs in Croton.
Rome has 10 CUs under Scipio A in Croton.
Another 10 CUs under Varro in Rhegium.
Another 11 CUs under Flaiminus/Fabius (Consuls) in Rome.

Syracuse immediately defects to Carthage.
Then Scipio A poceeds into Siciliy and defeats Mago during two battles.
Scipio then moves up the peninsula through Force March.
Varro runs in & sieges Syracuse. He accumulates two siege pts.


Hannibal attacks Rome (17/18 BC battles) and wins..
Then he rolls a Siege (Hit), rolls a double Siege ROll with Treachery Within City & score 1 Hit & 1 Miss. 2 Siege pts on Rome!

Towards the end of round, C rolls two more times on Rome - but fails!
Scipio sits in the space next to Rome..
Hannibal takes Winter Attrition in Rome & is reduced to 6 CUs


Prov Count: 11-7


Turn 7:
Rome does not force the initiative.
C rolls to siege Rome - 50/50 chance of winning. A '1'!
Rome plays "Opposing fleet breaks siege", to remove all siege pts!
Hannibal withdraws into Samnium.
He is followed by a vengeful Scipio, who attacks. Hannibal loses, and retreats w/3 CUs
Hannibal tries to run over the Alps , through Force March, but stops after 2 steps after 'Bad weather'..
Hannibal is caught up in Boii, and loses to a FR. 1 CU survive though, and Hannibal makes it over the Alps.

Varro re-conquers Syreacuse.

Prov Count: 10-8

Turn 8:
Rome re-takes Italy.
A revived Mago plays a Diplomcay on a Corsica Port, then goes over to the island & captures it.
Celtiberia & W Numidia revolts..

Prov Count: C8-3Neu-7R (celti, etruria, w numidia neutral..)


Turn 9:
Turn 9 starts. All revolt cards & both Diplomcay cards have been spent.
Hasdrubal in Corsica w/9 CUs
Mago/Hanno in Africa w/dumploads of CUs
Hannibal in Spain w/4 CUs

Rome plays Cato counsels Carthage. Mago & those troops in Carthage will sit out the remainder of the turn.

C has Philip Allies w/Macedon, so Rome has to discard

Rome has four full strength armies under Scipio A (G Cis), Longus(Rome), Varro (Lucania) & Fabius (Samnium)

Rome plays 3 PCs to celtiberia. Then Scipio A crosses the Alps & heads for Spain.

A C-played Truce tries to stop him, but Diplomacy on a Cartha Siciliy spaces takes that Truce away.

Longus goes to Corsica, but is killed by Hasdrubal.
Scipio enters Celtiberia, drops 2 CUs on every space to stop overruns.

C has two more cards: Adriatic Pirates ships 3 CUs under Hannibal to Lucania. Varro tries to intercept. Has 1-4 to succeed, rolls a '6'..
Hannibal flips a PC in Lucania.

End of game.

Prov Count:
Carthage 9 (Africa 4, Idubeda, Orospeda, Baetica, Corsica, Lucania)
Rome 9


Rome played great delaying actions VS Hannibal , until Scipio A showed up.
Twisted to see three siege rolls on Rome , w 50-50 chance of capturing it.

This was the last time we played Hannibal w/o a bid.

Last 24 games we've played, are 75% wins for Carthage!
Last 12 games are 83% wins for Carthage...

Either we've forgot how to play Rome, or the game is slightly skewed in favor of Carthage.

We'll try to employ the PC bid variant (you bid PCs to play Carthage) in the future. I'll let you know what happens.
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Interesting. I always felt there was a slight bias toward Rome, but I'm by no means an expert.

I've usually done pretty well by going after the Numidian territories early. If Carthage brings any strength home to counter, you can just bounce to wherever territory they are weak in and cause trouble there. The X factor is how much trouble Hannibal causes in Italy. Your cause will be helped if you draw the Delayer as a consul. Hannibal won't get much done with him on the board.

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FuManchu wrote:
Interesting. I always felt there was a slight bias toward Rome, but I'm by no means an expert.

I've usually done pretty well by going after the Numidian territories early. If Carthage brings any strength home to counter, you can just bounce to wherever territory they are weak in and cause trouble there. The X factor is how much trouble Hannibal causes in Italy. Your cause will be helped if you draw the Delayer as a consul. Hannibal won't get much done with him on the board.

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I believe that is the general consensus, but a skilled player can play both sides deftly.

Chris
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