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Geeto McWright
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What happens when a coup fails? Nothing? Unless I'm overlooking something, that's the case in the rulebook. And if that is the case, then what makes coups in non-battleground states risky?

But, as a mistake, my friends and I had been playing that a failed coup could result in increased opponent's influence in the country (kind of like failed realignment rolls, equal to the difference between the die roll and the stability number). Which makes sense if you think about RL coups.
 
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Jack Francisco
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Nothing. You get military ops for it. It still degrades the Defcon if in a BG country.
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geetzz wrote:
What happens when a coup fails? Nothing? Unless I'm overlooking something, that's the case in the rulebook. And if that is the case, then what makes coups in non-battleground states risky?
Nothing. However, MilOps always goes up (unless it's a free coup) and DEFCON always goes down if it's a Battleground country.

The risk is that you waste the Ops.

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But, as a mistake, my friends and I had been playing that a failed coup could result in increased opponent's influence in the country (kind of like failed realignment rolls, equal to the difference between the die roll and the stability number). Which makes sense if you think about RL coups.
Nothing happens if it fails.
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Geeto McWright
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Thanks so much for the quick replies! We assumed we had been playing incorrectly but wanted to be sure.
 
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geetzz wrote:
What happens when a coup fails?
Usually the rebel leaders are executed, sometimes after a public trial, and the surviving government clamps down even more tightly on the people.

In game terms, the couping player gets MilOps and the DEFCON is adjusted if the coup occurred in a battleground. There is no change in influence.
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pilight wrote:

Usually the rebel leaders are executed, sometimes after a public trial, and the surviving government clamps down even more tightly on the people.
I like to taunt my opponent mercilessly. This tends to make them more reluctant to perform additional coups. Because of this, I never overcontrol battlegrounds as sarcasm doesn't cost any Ops.
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mkiefte wrote:


I like to taunt my opponent mercilessly. This tends to make them more reluctant to perform additional coups. Because of this, I never overcontrol battlegrounds as sarcasm doesn't cost any Ops.
Thick Russian accent works too (character acting).
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