Round 2

This round ends on May 31, 2014.

Game Carthage Rome Winner
2-01  Henry Rice (-2)  Derek Landel  Derek Landel
2-02  Tim Tow (-2)  James Pei  James Pei
2-03  Nick Pei (-2?)  Lance Roberts  Lance Roberts
2-04  Sean McCullogh (-1)  Geoff Allbutt  Geoff Allbutt
2-05  Mike Ussery (-2)  Bill Banks  Mike Ussery
2-06  Bob Hamel  Pawel Jarosz  Bob Hamel
2-07  Scott Burns (-1)  Stefan Mecay  Scott Burns
2-08  Kirk Harris  Bill Edwards  Bill Edwards *
2-09  Mike Pacheco (-2)  Michael Mitchell  Mike Pacheco
2-10  Peter Putnam (-1)  Charlie Hickock  Peter Putnam *
2-11  John Sutcliffe  Mike Brophy (-2)  John Sutcliffe
2-12  Mark Yoshikawa (-2)  Jose Ramon Rentero  Jose Ramon Rentero
2-13  Michael Sosa (-2)  Russell Dewhurst  Michael Sosa
2-14  Paolo Mattioli (-2)  Ron Jacobsen  Ron Jacobsen
2-15  Grant LaDue (-2)!  Keith Wixson  Keith Wixson
2-16  Paoli Mattioli# (-1)  Tim Miller  Paoli Mattioli *
2-17  George Young  Michael Dauer  George Young
2-18  Greg Ottoman  Terry Coleman  Greg Ottoman
2-19  Doug Pratto  Henry Russell  Doug Pratto *

# playing as an eliminator

* Adjudicated

! Conceded

In addition to reporting the fact of the victory, the following statistical information is required. Please use the following format.

•ACTS Game Name:
•Carthaginian Player Name:
•Roman Player Name:
•AREA game of Hannibal:Rome vs. Carthage played before Y/N:
•Bid for Side, Winning Bid Amount, and Side Chosen:
•Winning Player:
•Rules Edition Used: (1st Edition or Valley Games 2nd Edition)
•Turn Game Ended:
•Game Winner and Method of Victory: ◦Resignation
◦Suit for Peace due to lack of PCs
◦Carthage controls all of Italy except Latium
◦Rome sacked
◦Carthage sacked
# of Provinces controlled (Winner)
# of Provinces controlled (Defeated)
Turn Number on which the following occur: ◦Syracuse Joins Carthage
◦Syracuse sacked by Rome
◦Philip Joins Carthage
◦Philip Makes Peace with Rome
◦Death of Hannibal (and circumstances)
◦Death of Africanus (and circumstances)
◦Truce (whether as event or ops)
◦Messenger Intercepted by Rome
◦Messenger Intercepted by Carthage
•Optional Adjustments Used: ◦Messenger Intercepted Optional Adjustment Used (Y/N)
◦Syracuse Mandatory Event Optional Adjustment Used (Y/N)

10 Comments to “Round 2”

  1. Jacobsen’s Rome defeats Mattioli’s Carthage.

    •ACTS Game Name: 2-14 HRC 2013-14
    •Carthaginian Player Name: Paolo Mattioli
    •Roman Player Name: Ron Jacobsen
    •AREA game of Hannibal:Rome vs. Carthage played before Y/N: N
    •Bid for Side, Winning Bid Amount, and Side Chosen: 2, Carthage selected by Mattioli
    •Winning Player: Jacobsen
    •Rules Edition Used: 2nd Edition
    •Turn Game Ended: 218 BC, Turn1
    •Game Winner and Method of Victory: Resignation. Hannibal captured
    •# of Provinces controlled 9
    •# of Provinces controlled 8
    •Turn Number on which the following occur:

    ◦Syracuse Joins Carthage: No
    ◦Syracuse sacked by Rome: No
    ◦Philip Joins Carthage: No
    ◦Philip Makes Peace with Rome: No
    ◦Death of Hannibal (and circumstances): Turn 1, See below.
    ◦Death of Africanus (and circumstances): No
    ◦Truce (whether as event or ops): No
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Rome: No
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Carthage: No
    •Optional Adjustments Used: None

    Scipio pitched a perfect game. On a first round campaign, Scipio took 8 to Boii and Longus came Rome after leaving a garrison in Siciliy. Boii fell in three consecutive rolls. Hannibal sent Mago and 1 to NC (suggesting Adriatic Pirates) and marched with 7e2. After Boii fell, Hannibal crossed the Alps at Taurini, surviving with 5e2. Scipio, having received Erutrian reinforcements and backed up by Longus, managed to intercept Hannibal with a full force. Hannibal made the elephant roll and the battle was joined at 11-13. Hannibal came out hitting with DEs, but Scipio had 2 to match and hit back with FLs. Hannibal switched to probes. Scipio matched one, returned with an FL to draw out another probe, and survived the third probe with a reserve. Scipio made another initiative roll (he was perfect on this score), and hit with FR. Hannibal failed initiative and succumbed to the second FR. WIth Hannibal gone so early, Paolo decided to concede.

  2. •ACTS Game Name: 2-05 HRC 2013-14
    •Carthaginian Player Name: Michael Ussery
    •Roman Player Name: Bill Banks
    •AREA game of Hannibal:Rome vs. Carthage played before Y/N: N
    •Bid for Side, Winning Bid Amount, and Side Chosen: Carthage gave a bid of 2 which was accepted
    •Winning Player: Michael Ussery
    •Rules Edition Used: (1st Edition or Valley Games 2nd Edition) 2nd
    •Turn Game Ended: 9
    •Game Winner and Method of Victory: Carthage by province count(tie)
    ◦Resignation no
    ◦Suit for Peace due to lack of PCs no
    ◦Carthage controls all of Italy except Latium no
    ◦Rome sacked no
    ◦Carthage sacked no
    •# of Provinces controlled (Winner) 9
    •# of Provinces controlled (Defeated) 9
    •Turn Number on which the following occur:
    ◦Syracuse Joins Carthage never
    ◦Syracuse sacked by Rome never
    ◦Philip Joins Carthage: 5
    ◦Philip Makes Peace with Rome: never
    ◦Death of Hannibal (and circumstances): never
    ◦Death of Africanus (and circumstances): never
    ◦Truce (whether as event or ops): 3, 8
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Rome: 2,5
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Carthage: 8,9
    •Optional Adjustments Used:
    ◦Messenger Intercepted Optional Adjustment Used (Y/N) N
    ◦Syracuse Mandatory Event Optional Adjustment Used (Y/N) N
    Additionally, please append to your report any interesting information such as unusual card sequences, loss of major battles, particularly interesting plays, significant turning points etc.
    A rash Hannibal crossed the Alps on T1 and only escaped a thrashing by Fabius and the Alps on T2 by fleeing with 1 survivor and rescue from the clutches of Flaminius at Massilia by Hasdrubal and a timely Campaign card. T3-8 was a 10:8 Roman advantage sitzkrieg with neither side having crucial cards.
    T9 saw Carthage play messenger, which netted only a 2 ops card, but a crucial card order advantage. Mago and Hasdrubal desperately invaded Sicily, but P Scip and Nero eventually wiped them out.
    P Scip used Elephant fright to influence one of the battles but didn’t win it and gave Carthage 3 crucial last card plays.
    After wiping out the Sicilian threat, Nero used his special ability to take 3 provinces in Western Numidia.
    The final 3 plays were Maj Campaign where Mago avoid interception to cross Africa and win a battle against Nero at Tupusuctu, and then Hannibal and 1CU snuck past the blockade into Croton. the next card was a 2 ops to PC Tupusuctu and Croton, and the final card was Hannibal charming the previously subjugated Bruttium and Heraclea to take control of Lucania.

  3. ACTS Game Name: 2-03 HRC 2013-14
    Carthaginian Player Name: Nick Pei
    Roman Player Name: Lance Roberts
    AREA game of Hannibal:Rome vs. Carthage played before Y/N: Y
    Bid for Side, Winning Bid Amount, and Side Chosen: 2 for Carthage
    Winning Player: Lance Roberts
    Rules Edition Used: (1st Edition or Valley Games 2nd Edition): Valley
    Turn Game Ended: 2
    Game Winner and Method of Victory: Rome, Resignation

    # of Provinces controlled (Winner): 9
    # of Provinces controlled (Defeated): 8

    Turn Number on which the following occur:
    Death of Hannibal (and circumstances): 2, unlucky battle
    Messenger Intercepted by Carthage: turn 2

    Optional Adjustments Used: none

    Battle with Hannibal+5: in 11 rolls, Carthage rolled 5 6s and 3 5s, the low rolls didn’t end up helping at all

  4. Rome defeats Carthage in the 2-02 match

    •ACTS Game Name: 2-02 HRC 2013-14

    •AREA game of Hannibal:Rome vs. Carthage played before Y/N: N
    •Bid for Side, Winning Bid Amount, and Side Chosen: 2, Carthage selected with a bid of 2
    •Winning Player: Romans
    •Rules Edition Used: 2nd Edition
    •Turn Game Ended: 217 BC, Turn2
    •Game Winner and Method of Victory: Resignation. Hannibal captured
    •# of Provinces controlled 10
    •# of Provinces controlled 8
    •Turn Number on which the following occur:

    ◦Syracuse Joins Carthage: No
    ◦Syracuse sacked by Rome: No
    ◦Philip Joins Carthage: No
    ◦Philip Makes Peace with Rome: No
    ◦Death of Hannibal (and circumstances): Turn 2, See below.
    ◦Death of Africanus (and circumstances): No
    ◦Truce (whether as event or ops): No
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Rome: No
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Carthage: No
    •Optional Adjustments Used: None

    Hannibal was destroyed by Varro in a 10-11 battle on turn 2 ending hopes for the Carthage player. Aggressive play by the Romans saw Longus sea moving to Massilia to destroy Mago before he could reinforce Hannibal across the alps.

  5. •ACTS Game Name: 2-04
    •Carthaginian Player Name: Sean McCullogh
    •Roman Player Name: Geoff Allbutt
    •AREA game of Hannibal:Rome vs. Carthage played before Y/N: N
    •Bid for Side, Winning Bid Amount, and Side Chosen: Bid 1 for Carthage
    •Winning Player: Geoff Allbutt (Rome)
    •Rules Edition Used: Valley Games 2nd Edition
    •Turn Game Ended: 6
    •Game Winner and Method of Victory: Resignation

    # of Provinces controlled (Winner): 9
    # of Provinces controlled (Defeated): 8
    Turn Number on which the following occur:
    ◦Syracuse Joins Carthage: Turn 2
    ◦Syracuse sacked by Rome: Turn 3
    ◦Philip Joins Carthage: N/A
    ◦Philip Makes Peace with Rome: N/A
    ◦Death of Hannibal (and circumstances): Turn 6: Trapped North of Rome with 8 CU. An Escape over the mountains was blocked by weather, and then Hannibal was attacked twice in succession by Scipio.A and Fabius, both with 10 CU
    and lots of probe cards. Death by Probe.
    ◦Death of Africanus (and circumstances): N/A
    ◦Truce (whether as event or ops): Turn 3 (Ops), Turn 5 (Event)
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Rome: Turn 5
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Carthage: Turn 2
    •Optional Adjustments Used: ◦Messenger Intercepted Optional Adjustment Used (Y/N) N
    ◦Syracuse Mandatory Event Optional Adjustment Used (Y/N) N

    Opening was pretty traditional, things got moving with Carthage on turn 2, with both Syracuse and Messanger played.
    Hannibal (after some maneuvering) dodged Fabius, and moved into Southern Italy. Rome’s starting army was still in Sicilia, and was able to siege Syracuse with Nero quickly (after Carthage missed its first rescue mission naval roll with “return to port”). Marcellus engaged Hannibal but lost 3:1, but Carthage’s second relief force arrived in Sicilia just to watch Syracuse fall.

    Turn 3: Rome hit the relief force on the beach and destroys it while Hannibal grabs the two southern provinces in Italy, and then plays Capua. Province count peaks at 11:6 for Carthage.

    On turn 4, Mago headed for Carthage for more troops, only to be trapped there by Hanno’s council. Varro moved to garrison Cisalpinia, whie Hannibal engaged Marcellus. Hannibal lost 5:3, and spend the rest of the turn recruiting, while Rome placed PCs.

    Turn 5, Carthage replaces Marcellus with P.Scipio (other leaders are Longus & Paulus), so Rome is mostly paralized this turn. P.Scipio fights Hannibal and looses 3:1, then P/Scipio and Longus hunker down in Sena with 14 CUs to defend the north. A truce and Messenger rob Carthage of momentum, and while Hannibal moves through Rome into Etruria and wipes out 4 PCs with Hannibal Charms, Rome is able to PC it back, and then uses 3 last moves to take back the 2 Southern Provinces with Paulus.

    Turn 6 begins with Hannibal’s escape to Cisaplina blocked by Weather, and he then is attacked by a Minor Campaign by both Scipio.A and Fabius, each with 10 CUs. Hannibal loses the first battle, retreats, and loses the 2nd battle, at which point Carthage resigns.

  6. •ACTS Game Name: 2-13 HRC 2013-14
    •Carthaginian Player Name: MSosa
    •Roman Player Name: Russell Dewhurst
    •AREA game of Hannibal:Rome vs. Carthage played before Y
    •Bid for Side, Winning Bid Amount, and Side Chosen: Carthage chosen with a bid of 2
    •Winning Player: MSosa
    •Rules Edition Used: Valley Games 2nd Edition
    •Turn Game Ended: 5
    •Game Winner and Method of Victory: ◦Resignation
    # of Provinces controlled (Winner) 13
    # of Provinces controlled (Defeated) 4
    Turn Number on which the following occur: ◦Syracuse Joins Carthage
    ◦Syracuse sacked by Rome
    ◦Philip Joins Carthage: T1
    ◦Philip Makes Peace with Rome
    ◦Death of Hannibal (and circumstances)
    ◦Death of Africanus (and circumstances)
    ◦Truce (whether as event or ops)
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Rome: none
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Carthage: once
    •Optional Adjustments Used: ◦Messenger Intercepted Optional Adjustment Used (N)
    ◦Syracuse Mandatory Event Optional Adjustment Used (N)

  7. •ACTS Game Name: 2-01 HRC 2013-14 Journal
    •Carthaginian Player Name: Henry Rice
    •Roman Player Name: Derek Landel
    •AREA game of Hannibal:Rome vs. Carthage played before Y/N: Y
    •Bid for Side, Winning Bid Amount, and Side Chosen: Carthage for 2
    •Winning Player: Derek Landel
    •Rules Edition Used: (1st Edition or Valley Games 2nd Edition) 2nd Edition
    •Turn Game Ended: 9
    •Game Winner and Method of Victory: Resignation on Turn 9
    # of Provinces controlled (Winner) 10
    # of Provinces controlled (Defeated) 8
    Turn Number on which the following occur:
    ◦Syracuse Joins Carthage N/A
    ◦Syracuse sacked by Rome N/A
    ◦Philip Joins Carthage N/A
    ◦Philip Makes Peace with Rome N/A
    ◦Death of Hannibal (and circumstances) N/A
    ◦Death of Africanus (and circumstances) N/A
    ◦Truce (whether as event or ops) Turns 1, 4, 8 and 9
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Rome Turn 6 and 9
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Carthage Turn 8
    •Optional Adjustments Used:
    ◦Messenger Intercepted Optional Adjustment Used (Y/N) N
    ◦Syracuse Mandatory Event Optional Adjustment Used (Y/N) N

  8. •ACTS Game Name: 2-07 HRC 2013-2014
    •Carthaginian Player Name: Scott Burns
    •Roman Player Name: Stefan Mecay
    •AREA game of Hannibal:Rome vs. Carthage played before Y/N: N
    •Bid for Side, Winning Bid Amount, and Side Chosen: Scott bid 1 for Carthage was accepted
    •Winning Player: Scott Burns
    •Rules Edition Used: (1st Edition or Valley Games 2nd Edition)
    •Turn Game Ended: 4 (215-214)
    •Game Winner and Method of Victory: ◦Carthage won due to Rome Resignation
    ◦Suit for Peace due to lack of PCs
    ◦Carthage controls all of Italy except Latium
    ◦Rome sacked
    ◦Carthage sacked

    •# of Provinces controlled (Winner) 11
    •# of Provinces controlled (Defeated) 7
    •Turn Number on which the following occur: ◦Syracuse Joins Carthage N/A
    ◦Syracuse sacked by Rome N/A
    ◦Philip Joins Carthage N/A
    ◦Philip Makes Peace with Rome N/A
    ◦Death of Hannibal (and circumstances) N/A
    ◦Death of Africanus (and circumstances) N/A
    ◦Truce (whether as event or ops) Never
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Rome Turn 2
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Carthage Never

    •Optional Adjustments Used: ◦Messenger Intercepted Optional Adjustment Used (Y/N) N
    ◦Syracuse Mandatory Event Optional Adjustment Used (Y/N) N

  9. ACTS Game Name: 2-17
    Carthaginian Player Name: George Young
    Roman Player Name: Michael Dauer
    AREA game of Hannibal:Rome vs. Carthage played before Y/N: N
    Bid for Side, Winning Bid Amount, and Side Chosen: 1 for Carthage
    Winning Player: Carthage (George)
    Rules Edition Used: (1st Edition or Valley Games 2nd Edition). Valley
    Turn Game Ended: 7
    Game Winner and Method of Victory:
    Resignation
    # of Provinces controlled (Winner). 12 (Province count likely to be 13:4 at end of turn).
    # of Provinces controlled (Defeated). 6
    Turn Number on which the following occur:
    Syracuse Joins Carthage Turn 2
    Philip Joins Carthage. Turn 4
    Truce (whether as event or ops). Turns 4 and 6
    Messenger Intercepted by Carthage. Turns 1 and 5
    Optional Adjustments Used: None

    Hannibal defeated Africanus several consecutive times in last 2 turns, At end, Rome had total of 7 CUs on board.
    Hannibal still had 6 in Italy with Mago (3), Hasdrubal (8) and Hanno (6+) still having armies.

  10. •ACTS Game Name: 2-09
    •Carthaginian Player Name: Mike Pacheco
    •Roman Player Name: Michael Mitchell
    •AREA game of Hannibal:Rome vs. Carthage played before: N
    •Bid for Side, Winning Bid Amount, and Side Chosen: -2 PC bid to play Carthage
    •Winning Player: Mike Pacheco
    •Rules Edition Used: Valley Games 2nd Edition
    •Turn Game Ended: 4
    •Game Winner and Method of Victory: Carthage, due to Resignation
    •# of Provinces controlled (Winner) 12
    •# of Provinces controlled (Defeated) 6

    •Turn Number on which the following occur:
    ◦Syracuse Joins Carthage: T2
    ◦Syracuse sacked by Rome: T4
    ◦Philip Joins Carthage: NA
    ◦Philip Makes Peace with Rome: NA
    ◦Death of Hannibal (and circumstances): NA
    ◦Death of Africanus (and circumstances): NA
    ◦Truce (whether as event or ops): T4
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Rome: NA
    ◦Messenger Intercepted by Carthage, T1

    •Optional Adjustments Used:
    ◦Messenger Intercepted Optional Adjustment Used (Y)
    ◦Syracuse Mandatory Event Optional Adjustment Used (Y)

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