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by jimwinsor2
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 38 – April 277 Brutus storms the Samnite village of Grumentium, opening up more options for maneuver versus Pyrrhus. Unfortunately many of the Samnites were outside the city and hence escaped: [ATTACH]22403[/ATTACH] Meanwhile, the cavalry legion lays siege to Paestum, backed up by the Roman fle...
by jimwinsor2
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 37 – March 277 Brutus returns with the main army to Maleventum, and Obsidius, the Jeb Stuart of the Romans, manages to evade Pyrrhus’ army coming after him at Metapontum and returns to Maleventium as well. All things considered a successful raid. In Sicily, Rufinus manages to cross ...
by jimwinsor2
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Who takes command when two (or more) commanders have the same seniority?
Replies: 7
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Who takes command when two (or more) commanders have the same seniority?

I've always wondered about this, especially in BOR where you often get two consuls of "4" seniority. Is there a way to ensure one leads over the other?
by jimwinsor2
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

The funny thing about this scenario is, we are not allied in any way. Punic forces and provinces are listed as Neutral to me, and my units cannot enter their territory (and I assume vice-versa).
by jimwinsor2
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 36 – February 277 Tons of activity this turn. First, Fabricius decided to end his consulship on an aggressive note, and launched an assault into southern Italy. Specifically, the main army attacked Luceria, and took it this time: [ATTACH]22386[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]22387[/ATTACH] On top of that, Obs...
by jimwinsor2
Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

Turn 35 – January 277 Aemillius is blacked again from crossing the straits, so there are ships out there somewhere. I may have to send the Roman navy out to pick him up; new Consuls are due soon, and will Aemillius’ replacement get sent to Sicily? That might be bad. Fabricius is activated, and winte...
by jimwinsor2
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 34 – December 278 Aemillius moves to Messana, expecting that Milon may go there with his army, but he doesn’t. Not much to see here actually, so, I’ll probably send him back to the main army at Beneventum, where he can be useful in his remaining months as a legion commander. His career as a spy...
by jimwinsor2
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

You never know, a lot could happen in three turns.
by jimwinsor2
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 33 – November 278 The Consul Fabricius suffered a repulse at Luceria, just to the east of the main armies: [ATTACH]22372[/ATTACH] I had a single goal in making this attack, and that was to boost Fabricius’ stats. He was one XP away from getting a “star” which would have boosted his defensive ra...
by jimwinsor2
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 32 – October 278 Aemillius moves to Syracuse, but while he is good at hiding (6), he’s not so good at seeing things (1/1). So, all he can tell me is that there is a big fleet (four blue dots) in Syracuse, and a small garrison. Maybe I should have sent a small cavalry unit there instead? It coul...
by jimwinsor2
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 31 – September 278 We occupy Volsinii with a small detachment of Frentenian cavalry, so once more it is earning us VP. VP per turn for both sides is now tied at 19, with me still holding a substantial lead: [ATTACH]22369[/ATTACH] Consul Aemillius lands in Sicily. Unfortunately he’s not that gre...
by jimwinsor2
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

Turn 30 – August 278 Aemilius and a ship from the Ionian oval return to Neapolis. I think I’ll try to smuggle him into Sicily by sea. I wish I knew what was going on there. It’s seems Messana is under siege, probably by Pyrrhus allies in Syracuse (based on the province control info). And obviously, ...
by jimwinsor2
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 29 – July 278 The town militia manage to drive the besiegers off at Bovianum all by themselves: [ATTACH]22364[/ATTACH] … and the cavalry legions fail to engage the retreating stragglers. Aemilius passage over the Straits of Messena is blocked by hostile naval forces, darn it. I’ll have to find ...
by jimwinsor2
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 28 – June 278 No movement except for a small Epiran raiding force consisting of a hoplite and a cavalry unit besieging Bovianum. I will send Obsidius and the “cavalry legion” against it. The other move I’m planning (in dashed lines) is to send an “official observer” to Sicily! The Consul Quintu...
by jimwinsor2
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

Turn 27 – May 278 Another turn of us just staring at each other. Although I notice something disturbing, the monthly VP gain now favors the Epirans. Cities in Sicily must give him a lot of VPs per turn, which he controls now due to the DOW on Carthage: [ATTACH]22361[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]22362[/ATTACH]
by jimwinsor2
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 26 – April 278

More watchful inactivity. But the big news this turn is, as indicated by the little note in the Events section, that Pyrrhus has decided to make war on Carthage.

It will be interesting to see how he handles a two-front war now.

[ATTACH]22354[/ATTACH]
by jimwinsor2
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

Turn 25 – March 278 Pyrrhus marches north to Maleventium, and on a rain soaked battlefield … is defeated! In two battles the new Consul Fabricius drives off the Grecian enemy hoards: [ATTACH]22328[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]22329[/ATTACH] Amazing how low casualties were, on both sides. This is probably due to...
by jimwinsor2
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 24 – February 278 The good news this turn is we stormed Maleventium again. The bad news is that our Pax Romana on Volsinii, which had one turn to go, got cancelled due to pillaging! Our army accidentally pillaged it before it left to take Maleventium. And one of the prerequisites for the chit i...
by jimwinsor2
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 23 – January 278 Our Pax Romana effort on Volterrae matures, and its loyalty goes to 53% Roman. So, the cavalry legion moves to Rome. The one on Volsinii has only two turns to go and will likewise catapult loyalty over the 50 % threshold. Meanwhile, Pyrrhus manages to get the traitors at Rhegiu...
by jimwinsor2
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

I think those numbers refer to morale/gain loss, not VP? Because I think the Etruscan VP cities are only 2 a turn if I control them. So, not sure how the VPs are calculated. I just know that taking Objectives are good, and I just go off what the F7 screen tells me!
by jimwinsor2
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

Turn 22 – December 279 Winter falls. We move our main army back to Volsinii, prepping to head further south soon. My short turn goal is to re-liberate Maleventium, and then try to hold it. If that doesn’t tempt Pyrrhus into battle, then we’ll move south to retake Venusium. And so f...
by jimwinsor2
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

Turn 21 – November 279 Populonia falls! A shocking victory! Here’s how it happened: Sulpicius moves back with the main Roman army to Populonia to assault it, in the very unlikely event the city does not repair its lucky breach from last turn. Well, not only do they fail to repair it, but...
by jimwinsor2
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 20 – September 279 We decide to disperse our forces, to gather in more VP. The bulk of the infantry moves to Volsinii, the cavalry to Volaterrae, and a small force (1 Roman and 1 Allied legion) remains at Populonia in case I get lucky with the siege rolls. With those disloyal Etruscan cities oc...
by jimwinsor2
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

Turn 19 – August 279 The fleet off Populonia evacuates Lollius and his men, as expected. Since just immobile militia remain, we can probably stop wasting time here with a massive siege, and move south again. And the Pax Romana finishes up in Volsinii. That’s one more morale point, and lo...
by jimwinsor2
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
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Turn 18 – July 279 Another turn of general inactivity. The only move was a small Greek fleet weighing anchor off Populonia. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s there to evacuate Lollius and his men. An event popped up promising me the support of the Carthaginian navy. I’ll believ...
by jimwinsor2
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

Yep I agree. This decision was pretty much a no-brainer.
by jimwinsor2
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

Turn 17 – June 279 Breach repaired, assault cancelled, bah. And our raiders in the Adriatic do nothing. Kind of a disappointing turn, really. [ATTACH]22300[/ATTACH] But we do get this event. Which is nice, I think I’ll go for option A (I don’t feel like I’m lucky or desperate enough to need to hope ...
by jimwinsor2
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

Turn 16 – June 279 Oh wow, we get a breach on Populonia! We are activated, so we’ll try to assault now … it would be nice to bag both Lollius and the last Etruscan city at the same time … We just finished building a new trireme at Sena Gallica, so we are going to launch our l...
by jimwinsor2
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

Good question. As I discover during this game, the answer is no (although confusingly, the graphic remains on the military option screen ... you can select it, but if the conditions are not there, nothing happens).
by jimwinsor2
Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: Pyrrhic Victories AAR (jimwinsor2 vs bob.)
Replies: 109
Views: 34296

Turn 15 – May 279 I pursue the brigands and they duck behind the walls of Populonia, as expected. I’m sieging here with no expectation of results (although who knows, if he was able to take Paestum ̷) . But I do want to keep Lollius bottled up until my Pax Romanas in Volaterrae (2 t...

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