We're playing another COIN game and it's [Cuba Libre]

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  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    With no changes to the board and just @Inquisitor eligible this update is just cards:

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    As tempting as that next event is the government honors it’s words.

    Fire the bottom event @admanb

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    As tempting as that next event is the government honors it’s words.

    Fire the bottom event @admanb

    When your strongest backers (i.e. organized crime) are involved you do!

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    So alliance goes up to Firm, Aid +9 to 14, then Syndicate resources +7 to 9.

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
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    Resources
    Government: 23
    Syndicate: 9
    26July: 0
    Directorio: 0

    Victory Conditions
    Government Support: 17
    Syndicate Open Casinos: 3
    26July Bases + Opposition: 9
    Directorio Pop + Bases: 4

    @A Half Eaten Oreo -- don't forget that marching into ECs is free.

    Feels like it's gonna be really hard for the insurrection factions to recover if we get a late propaganda card.

  • A Half Eaten OreoA Half Eaten Oreo Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    I can’t even get resources if I’m out right? And I’ll get a total of 1 during the propaganda phase? Fidel was last seen looking for a working boat!

    This has not been good for the revolution. I don’t think i can even do anything but March to EC.

    March
    La Habana to EC
    Las Villas to EC
    Sierra Maestra to EC

    A Half Eaten Oreo on
  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    You can pass, but that's pretty much a worst-case scenario. If you were in a position where you could Kidnap you can resolve your SA before you resolve the op, but that's not an option here.

    If we can get propaganda soon I will be willing to pass you some resources in exchange for letting me control Oriente for better Subverts.

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    @Hedgethorn is next eligible.

  • A Half Eaten OreoA Half Eaten Oreo Registered User regular
    Oh also @Hedgethorn eligible.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Whoah I didn’t realize how hard it was for the 26July to generate funds.

    From a rules perspective I feel compelled to note that one can increase their income in the propaganda phase by skimming from Casinos.

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Whoah I didn’t realize how hard it was for the 26July to generate funds.

    From a rules perspective I feel compelled to note that one can increase their income in the propaganda phase by skimming from Casinos.

    Another thing is that as bad as getting Kidnapped and skimmed is for the Syndicate they have the best ability to buy off their enemies by offering cash, which is a great way for the 26July to generate extra money. It's an option that hasn't been used yet, but Oreo had a mediocre Kidnap roll so it worked out for the Syndicate.

    Also with just a pair of bases 26July can generate six guerillas for a single resource, so it's not like they need a ton of resources to operate.

    Inquisitor
  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    I'm sure someday I'll get to use a special activity.

    Construct a casino in Santiago de Cuba.
    Resources = 4.

    @admanb to reveal next card and first eligible on Chomon.

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Hedgethorn wrote: »
    I'm sure someday I'll get to use a special activity.

    Construct a casino in Santiago de Cuba.
    Resources = 4.

    @admanb to reveal next card and first eligible on Chomon.

    I'm sure someone would be willing to pass for you to get a special activity if you offered Cash.

  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    admanb wrote: »
    Hedgethorn wrote: »
    I'm sure someday I'll get to use a special activity.

    Construct a casino in Santiago de Cuba.
    Resources = 4.

    @admanb to reveal next card and first eligible on Chomon.

    I'm sure someone would be willing to pass for you to get a special activity if you offered Cash.

    Maybe we'll talk about that when there's a card that looks appealing.

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
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    Resources
    Government: 23
    Syndicate: 4
    26July: 0
    Directorio: 0

    Victory Conditions
    Government Support: 17
    Syndicate Open Casinos: 3
    26July Bases + Opposition: 9
    Directorio Pop + Bases: 4

    @ me

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Hedgethorn wrote: »
    admanb wrote: »
    Hedgethorn wrote: »
    I'm sure someday I'll get to use a special activity.

    Construct a casino in Santiago de Cuba.
    Resources = 4.

    @admanb to reveal next card and first eligible on Chomon.

    I'm sure someone would be willing to pass for you to get a special activity if you offered Cash.

    Maybe we'll talk about that when there's a card that looks appealing.

    What does the card matter if you're going to take O+SA? :P

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Directorio will take the event and place a base and two guerillas (pulling one from Camaguey province) in Las Villas.

    @Inquisitor

  • A Half Eaten OreoA Half Eaten Oreo Registered User regular
    With all the cash talk, have I at any point been able to get cash? I thought it had to be in play for me to grab it.

  • A Half Eaten OreoA Half Eaten Oreo Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    admanb wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Whoah I didn’t realize how hard it was for the 26July to generate funds.

    From a rules perspective I feel compelled to note that one can increase their income in the propaganda phase by skimming from Casinos.

    Another thing is that as bad as getting Kidnapped and skimmed is for the Syndicate they have the best ability to buy off their enemies by offering cash, which is a great way for the 26July to generate extra money. It's an option that hasn't been used yet, but Oreo had a mediocre Kidnap roll so it worked out for the Syndicate.

    Also with just a pair of bases 26July can generate six guerillas for a single resource, so it's not like they need a ton of resources to operate.

    Yeah my rally seems very efficient. I could have 2 more bases if I hadn’t talked a turn to terror. I felt that since I can tally as limOp but need a SA to kidnap that turn kidnapping was the best choice. But perhaps I should’ve just built my second base. I’d still be out of resources atm, but I’d at least generate 3 next prop round.

    A Half Eaten Oreo on
  • A Half Eaten OreoA Half Eaten Oreo Registered User regular
    I also think I should’ve given DR one resource to no Subvert and avoid Rodriguez Loeches.

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    With all the cash talk, have I at any point been able to get cash? I thought it had to be in play for me to grab it.

    Only the Syndicate generates cash. I was just saying that this game has put us in a specifically weird situation where both the insurgent factions were hit with resource drains (the one that hit me was 100% a mistake on my part, but the second was way harder to avoid) while the actions that can fund us have either been unlucky (the 2 on Kidnap) or can't happen (Syndicate never getting a SA).

    If the game ends early we can always start a new one. :)

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I also think I should’ve given DR one resource to no Subvert and avoid Rodriguez Loeches.

    Bribes aside I should've just not subverted. I didn't think Inquisitor would take the event but in retrospect it was 100% correct.

  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    admanb wrote: »
    With all the cash talk, have I at any point been able to get cash? I thought it had to be in play for me to grab it.

    Only the Syndicate generates cash. I was just saying that this game has put us in a specifically weird situation where both the insurgent factions were hit with resource drains (the one that hit me was 100% a mistake on my part, but the second was way harder to avoid) while the actions that can fund us have either been unlucky (the 2 on Kidnap) or can't happen (Syndicate never getting a SA).

    If the game ends early we can always start a new one. :)

    There's a strong incentive for the Syndicate to create cash -- they earn 6 resources or a free casino for any cash they still hold during the Propaganda phase -- but cash can also be taken by the other factions, which does make it a bit dicey. There's the further problem that, if the Syndicate is cash-starved, they might choose to temporarily close casinos for immediate resources, rather than creating cash for possible future resources.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Government will take a full turn.

    Operation: Garrison paying 2 total resources to move 1 police to each EC, 3 police total. 1 police from each city (Havana, Camaguey City, Santiago de Cuba).

    This will then activate all the guerrillas in the ECs.

    I will then use my free assault to remove one guerrilla from one of the 3 value ECs.

    Special Activity: Airstrike to target and remove one guerrilla from the other 3 value EC.

    Stay out of my economy.

    @admanb

    @A Half Eaten Oreo for first to act on the next card.

    Elvenshae
  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    admanb wrote: »
    I also think I should’ve given DR one resource to no Subvert and avoid Rodriguez Loeches.

    Bribes aside I should've just not subverted. I didn't think Inquisitor would take the event but in retrospect it was 100% correct.

    You losing the resources was just the icing on the cake for me. At that time my resource cost was 3 per action, so to get rid of that one guerrilla was going to cost me 6 (sweep + assault). This offered the most cost effective way to be done with him and make at least one of my cities feel relatively secure. Lowering your resources just meant it would be even harder for you to get someone back in there. :)

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
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    Resources
    Government: 21
    Syndicate: 4
    26July: 0
    Directorio: 0

    Victory Conditions
    Government Support: 17
    Syndicate Open Casinos: 3
    26July Bases + Opposition: 9
    Directorio Pop + Bases: 6

    @A Half Eaten Oreo

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2018
    edit: hmmm

    admanb on
  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    I presume Oreo will want to pass or take the event. Ping me first if you're seriously considering a command and maybe we can negotiate.

  • A Half Eaten OreoA Half Eaten Oreo Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    I don’t think I can command. I can’t Kidnap since no underground militia with casinos. And everything else costs money.

    Even the event I think I can only use in las villas for net +2 opposition.

    We’ll pass.

    A Half Eaten Oreo on
  • A Half Eaten OreoA Half Eaten Oreo Registered User regular
    @Hedgethorn eligible.

  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    We'll try this.

    Profit in Havana, placing a cash marker under the guerrilla.
    Profit in Pinar del Rio, placing a cash marker under the guerrilla.
    March one guerrilla from La Habana to Havana (cost: 1)
    March one guerrilla from Las Villas to EC (cost: 0)
    March on guerrilla from Pinar del Rio to EC (cost: 0)
    Transfer the cash marker in Havana from the active guerrilla to the underground guerrilla.

    Syndicate Resources = 3.

    @admanb for the next upcoming card and for first eligible on Escopeteros.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Oh interesting, Syndicate guerrillas don't shut down ECs but rather also profit from them if they outnumber police? Gotcha.

    This game has a lot of wrinkles my brain is slowly wrapping itself around.

    Hedgethorn
  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Oh interesting, Syndicate guerrillas don't shut down ECs but rather also profit from them if they outnumber police? Gotcha.

    This game has a lot of wrinkles my brain is slowly wrapping itself around.

    The great thing about COIN is that the rules are like... 16 pages? It's so simple! Then you play it and all the simple rules you read slam into each other and you're like... oh god.

    InquisitorHedgethorn
  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
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    Resources
    Government: 21
    Syndicate: 3
    26July: 1
    Directorio: 0

    Victory Conditions
    Government Support: 17
    Syndicate Open Casinos: 3
    26July Bases + Opposition: 9
    Directorio Pop + Bases: 6

    @ me

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    @A Half Eaten Oreo I feel like you want the event here? I'd like to be able to march into Las Villas and subvert it, but I'd need a resource for that. If you give me your resource I'll do that and then give it back and we'll both have a resource!

  • A Half Eaten OreoA Half Eaten Oreo Registered User regular
    Sure. And yeah I was hoping to event.

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2018
    26July gives the Directorio one resource.

    Directorio Marches spending 1 to move two guerrillas to Las Villas, one from Camaguey and one from Mantanzas. Then Subvert flipping it neutral and gaining 2, 1 of which I'll give back to 26July.

    @A Half Eaten Oreo

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  • A Half Eaten OreoA Half Eaten Oreo Registered User regular
    Event

    I guess in Sierra Maestra.

    @Hedgethorn

  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    @admanb I'd like to see the next card before my action, just in case it's Propaganda or the like.

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
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    Resources
    Government: 21
    Syndicate: 3
    26July: 1
    Directorio: 1

    Victory Conditions
    Government Support: 17
    Syndicate Open Casinos: 3
    26July Bases + Opposition: 8
    Directorio Pop + Bases: 8

    @Hedgethorn

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