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  • SPQR: Offensive against Parthia !!!!

    Dear players of SPQR:

    The offensive against Parthia has begun!!!!

    On the evening of the 26th of July, General Scipius has launched a suprise attack against Phraates - Supreme Commander of the Parthian forces - near the Parthian city of Nisibis and has made a large territorial gain. His, and General Rubinus' Roman troops are now closer to the city then ever before !

    For the strategical/tactical moves in the immediate future, the following map can be used:

    Of course a fatal error

    WILL be added by one of my colleagues...

    Anyhow, I'll explain more when the map is posted...



    Greets,
    FATE
    Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

    It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

    Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    BORG

  • #2
    "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
    Ernest Hemingway.

    In english "silence" means yelling louder than everyone else.

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    • #3
      stratego, did you draw that? I think national geographic has an opening for a cartographer they'd like you to fill!
      Sail on Britannia.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sawman0311 View Post
        stratego, did you draw that? I think national geographic has an opening for a cartographer they'd like you to fill!
        I think AB does the maps. Either way, they are always good!
        History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Torien View Post
          I think AB does the maps. Either way, they are always good!
          No kidding. Great maps! Whoever does them thanks!
          "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

          Homer


          BoRG

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          • #6
            Stratego does the maps, I post them! It's good team work anyway!
            "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
            Ernest Hemingway.

            In english "silence" means yelling louder than everyone else.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post
              So, after the suprise night attack by Scipius' cavalry on the 26th, the Roman army made alot of territorial gain and although the main Parthian army has not been reached, the legions stand now in striking distance from the city of Nisibis (the RED LINE on the map is the furthest Roman position after the night offensive).

              As you can see, they have reached the suburb town of BEYDAR in the north and the farmer village of ZAHHAK to the west. Now as turn 7B has started, general Scipius and generals Rubinus will have to decide how the Roman forces will go on from there in order to defeat the Parthian army under Phraates.
              The commanders will be allowed to position the army behind the RED LINE under command of various officers, but may also position troops OUT OF THE MAP in the immediate surrounding area. The various commanding officers will be played by the various SPQR players -if they are interested of course .

              Remember, the ensuing campaign against Phraates has nothing to do with the situation in Rome or Armenia. The various officers, together with General Scipius and Rubinus, will form ONE team against ME, Phraates of Parthia

              Once the interested players have chosen their officers from a predetermined list of characters, the generals will decide which troops they will be command (the reserve, the scouts, the light infantry, the infantry of legio XXIV, the cavalry of legio IV etc...)...

              TO BE CONTINUED !!!!



              Greets,
              FATE
              Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

              It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

              Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

              BORG

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              • #8
                This game just keeps getting better!

                "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

                Homer


                BoRG

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                • #9
                  Thanks mate, but everytime I try something "new" I'm first afraid to "screw up"...until now it hasn't happened yet (so touch wood)...

                  = touching wood while saluting you all...

                  Greets,
                  FATE
                  Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

                  It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

                  Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                  BORG

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post
                    Stratego does the maps, I post them! It's good team work anyway!
                    And that is no lie AB...
                    Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

                    It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

                    Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                    BORG

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Stratego View Post

                      = touching wood while saluting you all...
                      Me too...
                      "This life..., you know, "the life." You’re not gonna get any medals, kid. This is not a hero business; you don’t shoot people from a mile a way. You gotta stand right next to them... blow their heads off."

                      BoRG

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                      • #12
                        I'm interested...
                        Sail on Britannia.

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                        • #13
                          List of Roman Officers !!!

                          Alright, here's the list of officers the players of SPQR can choose to play in the (final?) offensive in Parthia.
                          Obviously, Admiral will play general Scipius and Achtung Baby will play general Rubinus and therefore cannot choose an officer !!!

                          Usually I let the players determine the characteristics of their characters themselves but this time I will not because otherwise all the officers will have an insight score of 6...and I wanted to prevent this because in every army there are excellent, good, mediocre and also just plain BAD officers

                          Quintus Flavius

                          Quality 3
                          Insight 2
                          Popularity 3
                          Luck 5

                          Publius Scaurus “the Scar”

                          Quality 3
                          Insight 1
                          Popularity 2
                          Luck 6

                          Gnaeus Maximus

                          Quality 4
                          Insight 5
                          Popularity 6
                          Luck 2

                          Aemilius Garbo

                          Quality 1
                          Insight 3
                          Popularity 5
                          Luck 4

                          Tiberius Decimus

                          Quality 5
                          Insight 2
                          Popularity 2
                          Luck 4

                          Lucius Thrax

                          Quality 3
                          Insight 5
                          Popularity 4
                          Luck 4

                          Enemnogenus “the Short”

                          Quality 6
                          Insight 3
                          Popularity 3
                          Luck 4

                          Saulius

                          Quality 3
                          Insight 6
                          Popularity 4
                          Luck 3

                          Arses “the Scythian”

                          Quality 2
                          Insight 3
                          Popularity 6
                          Luck 3

                          Antiochus Pacco

                          Quality 3
                          Insight 4
                          Popularity 2
                          Luck 2

                          Meaning of characteristics:

                          Quality
                          What is the quality of the troops under his command? Have they been well trained and disciplined or will they quickly flee from the battlefield when confronted by superior Parthian forces?

                          Insight
                          What is the tactical insight of the commander? Does he easily oversee the dangers approaching him or will he fall for the oldest Parthian trick in the book? Will he be able to give orders quickly if his men are threatend to be attacked from the flank? Does he possess this warrior "gut feeling" for imminent danger?

                          Popularity
                          Is this officer loved by his troopers? Will his presence amidst the rankers during a struggle create that extra effect to gain victory? Will his men lose heart easily if their officer falls among them or will it instead give that extra adrenaline to overcome their ennemies in a desperate last stand?

                          Luck
                          Is this officer lucky? Will he be quickly felled by an arrow? Will he easily fall amidst his men or can he be wounded 10 times and still survive the ordeal?



                          Greets,
                          FATE

                          PS: By the way...6 is the highest score to get on the characteristics!
                          Last edited by Stratego; 30 Jan 09, 18:34.
                          Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

                          It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

                          Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                          BORG

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                          • #14
                            As the one to pick first, I will go with Arses the Scythian.
                            "Let arms yield rank to the toga of peace." -Cicero

                            "People complain about official corruption, but that's nothing compared with our criminal waste of time." -From Ikiru

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TankBrigade View Post
                              As the one to pick first, I will go with Arses the Scythian.
                              Arses the Scythian (Tankbrigade)

                              It's been noted !
                              Welcome aboard...

                              Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

                              It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

                              Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                              BORG

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