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 on: April 13, 2016, 03:24:40 am 
Started by tristanshandy - Last post by tristanshandy
Thank you both for your replies!

I thought it was a tricky hand, but I'm glad my initial idea to headline blockade and pitch sg wasn't totally of the mark. I'll go with your option 3 @MichaelVal, but I appreciate both your opinions.

I'll let you know what happens.

 on: April 12, 2016, 05:01:52 pm 
Started by tristanshandy - Last post by pietshaq
The safest play: go into W. Ger and headline Formosan.

If he responds with RS/P, space Soc Govs and hold Blockade. Otherwise play Blockade and discard Soc Govs. All cards for Ops.

 on: April 12, 2016, 04:28:30 pm 
Started by tristanshandy - Last post by MichaelVal
A few different options it seems to me.

1.  Standard opening and headline Blockade and discard Socialist Governments.  You can then trigger Suez and DeGaulle while France is empty to minimize their impact, and likely take France and secure European domination.  The big risk is that the USSR headlines RS/P and you suddenly lose WG and Italy is open to coup.  That would be devastating normally and even worse with this hand since you'd have to play into France immediately with Suez and DeGaulle in hand.

2.  Standard opening and headline 5YP or NORAD (I'd probably favor NORAD).  Later plan to play Blockade and discard Socialist Governments.  If the USSR headlines RS/P, then just hold Blockade to next turn.

3.  Empty WG and headline Blockade.  Usually with an empty WG, I wouldn't discard anything.  But with this particular hand, I'd probably discard SG to free up my hand for another card on the draw.  If you discard, definitely discard SG over Suez, as Suez is a one-time event and not that bad with France empty.

Personally, I like to maximize ops on the first turn.  Plan 1 is the best if you knew he didn't have RS/P, you were headlining Defectors, or even if you had a 4 op in hand.  As your hand is, I think the risk is too great.  So, I'd go with Plan 3.

As to how to play the hand, so much depends on what opponent plays.  Generally, you want to play Suez and DeGaulle before you play into France, Suez before DeGaulle.  When you play Suez, you need to trigger the event after you play the ops, which you'll use to move out of Israel (I like Egypt and Lebanon, but not Jordan) if you haven't done so already.  With DeGaulle, you'll likely want to trigger the event first and then use the ops to make France 3/1.  I'd play all the cards for their ops and not trigger any of your events.  If he drops defcon to 2, play Fidel immediately afterwards so that he cannot ditch CIA if he has it.  If you coup with defcon at 3, use Fidel for the same reason.

 on: April 12, 2016, 08:13:55 am 
Started by tristanshandy - Last post by tristanshandy
Hello, new player here.

My opening hand:

Socialist gov.
De gaulle

My questions:

Do I leave w.germany empty to headline blockade and pitch suez or socialist?

Otherwise how do I play this opening hand, placing influence and in AR?


 on: March 15, 2016, 02:18:34 pm 
Started by MollyMae - Last post by MollyMae
People are getting mad with Pandemic. I'm about to finish the "First season" game with my pals. It's a great game and the "Legacy" concept is here to stay, I believe, but it's nowhere near as good as TS. TS will be back, in no time.
I'll strongly agree.  The Legacy aspect is amazing, but very limited.

The problem is that once people rank a game, they aren't very likely to change that ranking.  So even if Pandemic: Legacy drops off for most people after they finish it, it'll likely stay up on top until something new comes along.

 on: March 11, 2016, 05:23:42 am 
Started by Chimista - Last post by Chimista

 on: March 05, 2016, 07:55:02 pm 
Started by Chimista - Last post by Anders2004
It's back.

 on: March 05, 2016, 09:57:14 am 
Started by Chimista - Last post by Chimista
Now chantry is down, anyone knows what has happened?

 on: February 28, 2016, 04:52:29 pm 
Started by Queso - Last post by Eruantalon
Tienanmen Square (3 ops, Late War, neutral).

Play only if your opponent has China Card face-up. Gain 1 VP, opponent must turn the China face down.

 on: February 28, 2016, 03:08:02 pm 
Started by Queso - Last post by Anders2004
What does "lost it" mean?

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