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Dorks GoneWild
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Just got a copy at the Black and Read in Arvada Colorado. Has the Louis Armstrong Promo leader with it. Super excited!
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Kenneth Stuart
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Why was the promo included? (I'm not familiar with how to get the promos)
 
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The Compleat Strategist in NYC had copies today about an hour ago. Some of the boxes had the promo card on it. They offered me one but I declined (I'm a Spielbox subscriber and already have a copy).

Might get it on the table tonight. Excited!
 
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Phantom of the Attic in Oakland (Pittsburgh), PA has copies in stock. One of them is being held for me, to be picked up on my way home from work tonight. Won't see play tonight, but hopefully tomorrow!
 
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Dorks GoneWild
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The Promo is Louis Armstrong

It is a leader, 7 Victory points and says - and one of the new symbols. I have not opened yet to see what the symbol is.
 
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DorksGoneWild wrote:
The Promo is Louis Armstrong

It is a leader, 7 Victory points and says - and one of the new symbols. I have not opened yet to see what the symbol is.


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Dorks GoneWild
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Duh!! I totally missed it was the military symbol.
 
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Trevor Schadt
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DorksGoneWild wrote:
The Promo is Louis Armstrong

It is a leader, 7 Victory points and says - and one of the new symbols. I have not opened yet to see what the symbol is.
Actually, that's not one of the new symbols, that's the symbol for military victory tokens. According to the BGG page for the card, Louis is worth 7VP minus the number of military victory tokens you have taken. So if you've lost all 6 military conflicts (2 neighbors x 3 Ages) he's worth 7 points, but if you've won all 6, he's only worth 1.

Having not played with the card, but just thinking about it, three situations immediately come to mind for optimal use of him:
1) When paired with Tomyris (the Leader that gives the defeat token back to the other player);
2) When you are careful to maintain a military exactly equal to your neighbors;
3) A military that starts slow (losing or (preferably) even in Age 1) and gains strength in later Ages (even in Age 2, winning in Age 3) to balance Louis' value with the value of the military victory tokens.

EDIT: ninja'd!
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Dorks GoneWild
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but yes, those are 3 good options. I rarely do military and just go with -6 mentality to start the game.
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