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 on: March 22, 2017, 09:30:18 pm 
Started by MZA - Last post by KiG
Many possible answers... First if DEFCON is at 4 you'll probably get 2VP next turn from couping, which is good. Alternatively if you have a possibility to deny presence in the ME by couping Iraq then that is a plausible AR6. If Nasser comes out then that will also be a viable target. Don't be too scared of coups though, if Thailand is 3*/0 then a non-boosted China Card has only a 50/50 chance to flip it... and giving up the China Card should never be done lightly.

 on: March 20, 2017, 07:44:20 am 
Started by MZA - Last post by MZA
Hi all,

  I regularly play against a particular opponent who is strong with the force (I'd always rather play against someone better than me tbh... you can interpret this as either 'wanting to be challenged' or 'masochism' as you prefer... ;D ) and the same situation crops up in many of our (online) games.

  T1AR1USSR - he coups Iran and ends with influence there and Defcon at 4.
  T1AR1US - I counter-coup and retake Iran, Defcon is now at 3.

  Then, instead of counter-counter-couping on T1AR2, he'll leave things as they are, Defcon-wise.  If I take Pakistan, he'll take Afghanistan.

  I know that generally the US wants to avoid taking Defcon to 3 but whether or not I'll do so is largely dependent on my opening hand (and even with the threat of Vietnam Revolts et al, isn't it still better to try and retake Iran and secure the Iron Triangle?  Which is the greater imperative here?)

  I'd be interested to hear people's general thoughts and opinions on any or all of the above, but the $64,000 question is - what do I do now about Defcon?  I know from experience that if I leave it at 3, so will he, meaning T2 begins at Defcon 4 and he can Coup (very possibly with the China Card) in Asia, to great effect (bye-bye Pakistan or Thailand).  However, the only real alternative - wasting OPs on couping Iraq, purely to lower Defcon, at a time when the US needs all the OPs it can get (and has already met its Military Ops requirement) - seems blatantly sub-optimal.

  I'd welcome your advice and opinions regarding all of the above!

 on: February 27, 2017, 07:40:39 am 
Started by Signor Darcy - Last post by Signor Darcy
Hello everybody;

I think that the German situation is a lttle bit underrated in Twilight struggle.
Time ago, during a fan contest in Italy, I proposed these two cards (of course they could be better, I rapidly create them) related to DDR and Stasi history:

As far as I know, immediately
2 op, USA, Late war
Remove up to 3 USSR influence from East Germany and Hungary and add 1 USA influence in Austria.

(The quote is referred to the famous Schabowski's 1989 press conference.)

The shield and the sword
2 op, USSR, Early war
If the URSS military track is not at zero, the USA cannot add influence in East Germany. Otherwise, each USA influence added as operation costs exactly 2 operation points.

 on: February 09, 2017, 12:00:07 pm 
Started by MollyMae - Last post by robert_guiscard
I've played about ~20 games tbf. Check your PM for re: playing a game on steam.

 on: February 09, 2017, 11:40:31 am 
Started by MollyMae - Last post by MollyMae
I do primarily play as the USSR and yeah, I'm getting kind of bored with it.

I'd be happy to try it out against someone who's as experienced (or moreso) than I am. 

 on: February 09, 2017, 11:30:47 am 
Started by robert_guiscard - Last post by robert_guiscard
New to Twilight Strategy, but I've been playing TS for about a year now, mainly in Steam form. This site has been such a great resource to me, and I'm looking forward to getting more into this game via the forum! I studied European history in grad school. Russia 1805-2000 was one of my minor fields, so this game is great. My major field was 17th-18th century French history, so I'm really looking forward to Imperial Struggle as well!

 on: February 09, 2017, 11:26:06 am 
Started by MollyMae - Last post by robert_guiscard
Are you winning so much that you're getting bored of winning?

I play primarily on Steam as well. Even face to face now.

I play as the US about 95% of the time, and getting a little bored of winning myself. Just won my last game by getting 30 (!) in the scoring track vs AI USSR sometime in mid war. Do you mainly play as the USSR?

 on: February 05, 2017, 01:36:29 am 
Started by MollyMae - Last post by MollyMae

Not really a game report, so I'm putting this here.  The way the scoring cards weren't coming out in the mid-war, I had a chance to dominate or control everywhere.  The US ended up being forced to play SE Asia scoring at the end of Turn 5.

Disclaimer: It is against the AI on Steam, which isn't absolutely terrible, but shouldn't put up much resistance against someone with more than a few dozen games under their belt.  I've only lost one game to the AI when I accidentally suicided (couped at DEFCON 2--and not forced) while multitasking.

Does anyone else play on Steam?  It's getting harder and harder for me to play over the table over the last year.


 on: January 27, 2017, 04:08:02 pm 
Started by pietshaq - Last post by pietshaq
Yes, yes, an ahistorical troll :) Two concepts of this card:

1. A 4OP one-time neutral Late War event with the text:

Claim victory if you are losing by exactly 19 VPs.

2. A 2OP one-time USSR Late War event with the text:

Cancel NATO. "Tear Down This Wall!" is a USSR Event with USSR IPs in Mexico and operations in Central America instead of US IPs in East Germany and operations in Europe respectively from now on.

 on: January 26, 2017, 02:24:18 am 
Started by metstotop333 - Last post by Jamepoison

I have read all of the information. It is very helpful here. Is knowledge that can be put into practice.

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