From: Monroe, LA, USA
In my latest full game, Medusa planet, beginner level, turn 120, playing with the beta rules, I managed somewhat deliberately to create a huge two-front faceoff with the one remaining superpower that is about to kick off, and just thought I would show it to you as an example of situations that can occur.
I was brought to this position when I conquered the third major power and then a minor power that had become almost major power size, and then a whole host a spiders and crustaceans and the such.
In the end I made a conscious decision to mop up all the alien biology zones and not confront the remaining major power. I wanted to prolong the game and get further along in research and development than I had in past games. That worked well and nearly led to a win on points. I was above 50 and was leading the other power by 23 points, scooping up the last of the alien zones and somewhat disappointed that the other power was not taking action to keep from losing, though I had paid blackmail money several times to keep them peaceful.
Then suddenly the other power made a couple of major offensives into alien controlled zones to keep me from winning on points, knocking the point differential down to 20 points. That is where it stands now.
I was actually glad to see Hornsekt finally take action and wonder if Vic put something in the game to trigger that action if a major power is about to lose on points, or if it was a coincidence. You can see the cluster of units on the bottom right of the map where Hornsekt just finished an offensive in the last alien controlled area, leaving only one alien holdout on a snowy mountaintop.
So now I am arranging my forces for a two front world spanning war against Hornsekt. My plan is to win by attacking east toward Geopeak and west toward Errisnow, which are the closest zone cities. Capturing either should likely give me a win.
Looking at our forces, I am outnumbered by Hornsekt but have an advantage in mobile and armored forces. I hope to win by rapid movement and encirclements. It should be interesting. I plan one more turn of preparation and then the offensive.
GUNS - this one concerns me
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