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Awful Turn 1 US hand -- how to handle?
« on: May 05, 2013, 03:08:53 pm »
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Hi!

As USA I have drawn the following hand for Turn 1:
Asia Scoring
Europe Scoring
Middle East Scoring
Romanian Abdication
Blockade
Cambridge Five
Decolonization
De-Stalinization

How would you handle it? I mean: what setup (no extra influence) and what to play for headline?

I decided to 4ITA/1SPA/1GRE/1TUR, "threatening" Marshall Plan, and headline Middle East Scoring for 0 VPs (hoping my headline wouldn't respond to Nasser) but managing the whole hand was extremely painful anyway.
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Re: Awful Turn 1 US hand -- how to handle?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 03:27:09 pm »
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I would have done same as you. Then dumping the scoring cards asap (=Asia as first card, if USSR coups Iran). Keeping destal & spacing decol.
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Re: Awful Turn 1 US hand -- how to handle?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 12:12:43 pm »
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Ofc hand would be much better, if playing with USA +1INF (or more), as Middleeast scoring would be +4VP.

I'd go with 4 ITA/1 GRE/1 TUR/1 Benelux (for WG access), headlining ME scoring for 0/4 VP. Then, as Rikki sugested Asia ASAP, before USSR gets dom. Then you should try to focus on one of early war regions. You'd have 3 empty AR's (2 scorings + space decol), so there's not much You could do... getting to Laos via Thailand would use all the ops already.  How did the game go later on?
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Re: Awful Turn 1 US hand -- how to handle?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 04:49:03 pm »
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I don't remember the details but being about 14 VPs behind I've forced DEFCON victory on turn 3 with some combo of Fidel, CIA and Five Year Plan.
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Re: Awful Turn 1 US hand -- how to handle?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 10:15:57 pm »
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So the real shining point of this post lies in your last reply  ;D
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