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macondo

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USSR AR1 Afghanistan
« on: December 05, 2013, 04:30:51 pm »
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In a current game my opponent placed 2ip in Afghanistan AR1. I headlined RS/P so i guess he has a low-ops hand and refused to coup Iran at 1/0. I have a medium deck (one 4 Ops card) with some more or less empty AR rounds to repair USSR events. No event in my favour. So what to do now? Placing 1ip into Pakistan and hoping that he will use the China Card? Perhaps playing 3ops -> 1ip in Lebanon, Egypt, Pakistan? Any other ideas? I have not so many games under my belt so far and i haven't seen this opening so far... so any help is appreciated.

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Re: USSR AR1 Afghanistan
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 05:10:31 pm »
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Well, without knowing cards it's hard.

I see a lot of option:
1) You can consolidate Iran and pushing Pakistan
2) You can enter in Pakistan, enter in Malaysia ( -> Thailand), take Libanon (i guess this is my favorite without seeing cards)
3) You can go for Egypt -> Libia

I'm not a so good player, I suggest you to wait for a much skilled one.

 
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Re: USSR AR1 Afghanistan
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 05:31:15 pm »
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Thanks for your reply and i know but i don't know if my opponent reads this forum too...  ;)

So lets hope he does not or at least not every day...  :P

I have:

4 US/Japan Pact
2 Decol -> Hold
3 Soc Governments
3 Containment
1 Nasser
2 Defectors
3 DeGaulle
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Re: USSR AR1 Afghanistan
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 05:50:50 pm »
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My choice'd be Containment ( 1 Egypt, 1 Malaysia, 1 Pakistan)

Edit: the night provide me with new suggestion... the only sense I can see for his play is scoring Asia, so I go for a less aggressive play (2 Pakistan, 1 Egypt)
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Re: USSR AR1 Afghanistan
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 03:54:40 am »
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Thanks for your input... but what about Indo-Pak-War? If i go into Pakistan shouldn't i control Iran so he has a lesser chance to win this? Any other ideas?
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Re: USSR AR1 Afghanistan
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 07:20:46 am »
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US/Japan Pact. 3 Pakistan, 1 Iran. Protects agains Indo-Paki (and sneaky Asia scornig), and there's no point going to Egypt, if he had any anty-Israel event, ho would headline it.
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Re: USSR AR1 Afghanistan
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 07:46:16 am »
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Many things to be considered :)

Since USSR's hand is crippled by RS/P and DEFCON remains high, I'd even consider risking Asia Scoring and playing Containment for the event. You're left with 17 Ops in 5 turns.

Another option: US/Japan Pact, 1 to Iran, 2 to Jordan, 1 to Indonesia. You're protected from Asia Scoring, you threaten realingments against Iraq (leaving USSR difficult to come back to ME if you luckily find time to realign Syria as well), and purged USSR won't probably go into coup-recoup in Indonesia (but even if he does, all such wars in Early War lessen the impact of pro-USSR's Early War cards and leave US with hope to end up Early War with no serious VP harm).
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Re: USSR AR1 Afghanistan
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 08:30:11 am »
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Hi and thanks for żour inputs... Containment was one of my favourite options too as it might get wasted if i play it for ops and USSR will get it next time... perhaps i will try this even risking that it might grant USSR a cheap Asia Scoring... is there any other reasonable option why he'd start like this? That AR1 play really confused me and i am fearing that i might missing something... ;)
« Last Edit: December 06, 2013, 09:02:22 am by macondo »
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