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Twilight Struggle: An AAR – Part 9

Our AAR of the new digital Twilight Struggle enters Turn 2 ~

Michael Eckenfels, 25 April 2016

PART 2

TURN 2, ROUND 1, USSR

 

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The USSR goes with the INDO-PAKISTANI WAR to start things off right (‘right’ insofar as causing a shooting war…typical).

Twilight Struggle: An AAR – Part 8

Our AAR of the new digital Twilight Struggle enters Turn 2 ~

Michael Eckenfels, 24 April 2016

TURN TWO

Eight Cards in Hand; Six Action Rounds

So, yes, I’ve done a bit of studying and seen all of the colossal failures I’ve committed thus far in Turn 1. Well, ‘colossal’ in that a strategy guide I found on the very helpful website www.twilightstrategy.com (thanks to forum member Pinetree for the revelation on the PDF version), and even though I knew of the site, I still didn’t really bother to look at it closely.

I feel it’s easier to learn by losing than by winning. Knowing all of these strategies might make me a better player, but without actually understanding them in the first place, and having played TS extensively beforehand (other than years ago, and admittedly I’ve forgotten quite a bit about this game), there’s no way in hell I’ll ever get the U.S. in this game into a position of dominance.

Right now, I’m just wanting to survive. I’m not just 14 points in the hole – I have to score 34 VPs now to win. And that’s if the Soviet AI doesn’t score any more for the rest of the game. I suppose it’s possible, though I have my doubts.

 

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A recording of President Truman comes on, remind me of why I’m not a very good President.

Twilight Struggle: An AAR – Part 7

How’s the new digital Twilight Struggle play? ~

Michael Eckenfels, 23 April 2016

PART 7

TURN ONE, ROUND 6: USSR (FINAL ROUND FOR TURN ONE)

 

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Twilight Struggle: An AAR – Part 6

How’s the new digital Twilight Struggle play? ~

Michael Eckenfels, 22 April 2016

PART 6

TURN ONE, ROUND 5: USSR

 

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Twilight Struggle: An AAR – Part 5

How’s the new digital Twilight Struggle play? ~

Michael Eckenfels, 21 April 2016

PART 5

TURN ONE, ROUND 4: USSR

 

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