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Old May 13, 2002, 20:50   #31
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UberKruX has a point (getting a continent early will make you a target) but if it's Australia and you have a stack of defenders at the only entry point, nobody's going to want to beat their head against you just to deprive you of two armies a turn. Once you have that position, do just enough to get your card every turn, plus maybe an extra attack or two to gain a tactical advantage (knock the next player's army count down, bring yours up, break up someone's continent) until you've got enough to steamroll.

I agree with those who value N. America. For its size and value, it's easy to defend. But don't take it until you're strong enough to hold it, because you will be a target.
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Old May 13, 2002, 21:32   #32
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Originally posted by Ming

That's all I was waiting for... Moving this to the other games forum now.

Good luck tonight.
Isn't it normally the other way around, moving a topic from a (postcount) forum to the OT?
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Old May 13, 2002, 21:49   #33
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Originally posted by Skanky Burns

Isn't it normally the other way around, moving a topic from a (postcount) forum to the OT?
no it's usually a banning for some blurry reason
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Old May 13, 2002, 23:07   #34
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Old May 13, 2002, 23:55   #35
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Depending on what rules are in force. If the classic rules are in effect, it's somewhat redundant to hold a continent. The thing to do is to stay alive and grab a card each turn. You don't want to be too weak, because that tempts other player into wiping you out and grab all your cards.

OTOH, if Castle Risk-esque rules are in effect, it makes a lot of sense to hold a continent. The best one is N. America, followed by Australia, S. Ameica, Africa, Asia, and Europe in that order.

Some things to do are:

1. If somebody grabs a continent on turn 1, it is imperative to wipe out his holdings outside of his continent. Conversely, you don't want that to happen to you.

2. If you can't grab a continent, try to station all your troops in a stategic location, such as Alaska, Greenland, Central America, Ukraine, Indonesia, East Africa, Egypt, Brazil, etc. Then just slowly expand from there.

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