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Francis K. Lalumiere
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Five-handed game, with me handling the American regulars.

The first turn went like this:
US Regulars
US Militia
British Regulars
British Militia
Indians

... and then the second turn went like this:
British Militia
British Regulars
Indians
US Regulars
US Militia

So Canada got six goes in a row... and they all started the game with their Truce cards in hand.
Add to this spectacular Canadian die rolls and very poor American ones (we could swear the white dice only had flee results on them!), and we had a very short, very bloody first game. It was all over at the end of turn three, and the Americans lost by four points.

Still, we all want to play it again.
We figure we probably got one of the extremes the game has to offer, and we're looking forward to a "normal" game.
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I've played 10 times and not had that (6 British turns in a row) happen yet.

But the American Militia (white dice) showing run-aways: it's amazing how often I've seen that. They seem to run quicker than the Canadian Militia.

Yet, it is a fun game. Play again.
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Francis K. Lalumiere
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bigeeh wrote:
I've played 10 times and not had that (6 British turns in a row) happen yet.

Well, now that it's happened to us, we'll be okay. It's behind us now.


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But the American Militia (white dice) showing run-aways: it's amazing how often I've seen that. They seem to run quicker than the Canadian Militia.

Bunch of sissies!

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Yet, it is a fun game. Play again.

Oh, we will! Stay tuned for a new session report.
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We played our second game today, and the Americans won! 6 to 4, at the bottom of turn 5.

It was a much more balanced game, although the Canadians may have had more than their share of die roll duds. But there were exciting battles on both sides of the frontier, a scary push by the Indians in the West (and which petered out, unfortunately), and a bold move by the Americans between the Great Lakes.

Loads of fun, and everyone's looking forward to playing it again.
And again.
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