Thursday, March 17, 2011

May 14th 1982. Sit Rep.

This isn't a full session report as much as a "Wow I can't believe it's going so well this far into the game" type of thing...with pics. Obviously, me being so hyped on how well its going is definitely going to make it all go wrong, well maybe, we'll see. The game in question is Where there is Discord

Let's look at the turn track...


At first glance all is well. After a spectacular bombing raid on Stanley airfield, including Vulcans and 5 Harriers I've managed to cave in the Argentine Supply situation. On second glance you'll not they still have 5 Exocets. In fact they've only launched one Exocet raid but that was bounced (phew). And I took a hit in international opinion to stop them getting further missiles.

Now the Opinion track...

It's blurry but you can still see that International opinion is really low. I took a piece of advice from a session report here on the geek, to sacrifice International opinion if it keeps National up. So far it's not hurt me much even though it looks bad. I'm not too worried about losing Acension as the early warnings from them have been few and far between so far! You'll also note that I only have one San-Carlos event so far. Compared to the way these cards normally fall for me, I'm way ahead of the curve!

The card decks...

Another blurry one, sorry. Not a lot to see here, but you'll note I've been held up on my journey south, as the Sit Rep number is behind the date. A minor conveniance actually :) Card number 2 was a UN call for a cease fire which I rejected, I told you I'm on a high, and when everything is going well, why sue for peace!

The SAS...

I've stuck to my usual practice of leaving the SAS watching for Super Etenards throughout most of the game as I am so often creamed by the Exocets. That hasn't happened this game so far, in fact the Skyhawks have been my bane, they just sunk HMS Coventry. :angry:

Under the water...

My own inclination in previous games has been to drop one sub in each zone and leave them there. Yet, once again I've adopted another stratergy from a previous poster here at BGG and I've been focusing on the Coastal zone, and only moving out if there is something to target. This hasn't been as successful. None of the naval conflicts have resulted in a kill as yet. I was hoping that this change would have helped eliminate the naval threat early in the game, but no such luck.

In the air...

Not a lot to see here, but I've basicly been pumping 5 Sea Harriers a turn out on missions each turn to whittle down the Argentine supply situation. Once again, this is something I have always only sent one or two harriers out for it in previous games. It's working very well, many turns I haven't put up a CAP at all. CAP's look even less likely for the next few turns as I'm now two Harriers down. One to bad weather and another in the raid on Stanleys airport.

On the transports...

This is my secret load-out pattern, you MAY NOT copy it in your games. It's actually a new pattern for me, so wish me luck with it :)

Onto disposition of the fleet...

You'll immediately notice the inset top left. Yes it's true the Sheffield has been lost...but not in the game if you take my meaning. Do not cry, I've done enough for everyone!

You may wonder why I only have HMS Alacrity in the western zone (a type T21 no less!), well that's because those blasted Skyhawks have just sunk the Coventry which was in that zone. They'll have to be some rearrangements next turn. Perhaps the loss of the Coventry signifys the ending of my good run, even if that is the case, at least I'll have this report to look back on and smile.

2 comments:

jonathan said...

Even though this conflict is of particular interest mostly to the English and Argentinians, this game has certainly caught my interest. What kind of rating would you give it at this point?

Felbrigg said...

I rate it as excellent!