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by Tarfman
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

Re: First Punic War. The Long One.

Hi So we are still at it. We are into turn 155 (March 251BC) with 130 to go. There has been a few ups and down but Rome is in a good position. Carthage is fighting tooth and nail for everything. My entire fleet was obliterated soon after the last post. It got caught in a storm which shattered it and...
by Tarfman
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: AJE PBEM Opponent.
Replies: 0
Views: 1260

AJE PBEM Opponent.

Hi

Looking for an opponent to play AJE. Have all the DLC's. No preference on scenarios. My turn rate can be pretty erratic but I try to get one a day in. Am an average player.

PM if interested.

Tarfman
by Tarfman
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

LoyalSoldier wrote:Very interesting AAR. I have enjoyed reading the ups and downs in the war. I hope you will continue.


Hi,

Thanks for reading. We are still playing but I've been pretty stuck for time recently. I'll post a summary soon. Hopefully.

T
by Tarfman
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

December 260 - May 259 BC

Hi, Hanno and his army have evacuated to N Africa. Dunkirk style. My blockade and siege of Lilybaeum were unsuccessful. I sent my fleet to Syracusae to refit and rearm. I received two new cosuls. Not bad but Duilius will be missed. [ATTACH]39167[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]39168[/ATTACH] In March I sent Heiro ...
by Tarfman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

The First Punic War is a marathon, not a sprint so long stretches of not too much happening are expected. Thanks for the updates. -C Hi Random. Thanks for the support again. Was hoping it was going to turn into a half marathon. Or maybe a mini marathon!! Suffice to say it is not going swimmingly. U...
by Tarfman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

November 260 BC

Hi, Lilybaeum still stands but Siege is in effect. Carthage fleet has returned to North Africa. And Scipio decimated Hannos army. [ATTACH]39144[/ATTACH] I can only imagine how upset Carthage are over that defeat. Was not a pretty sight. I got a bump in morale and VP's from the victory. I am well ahe...
by Tarfman
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

October 260 BC

Hi, Well not the devastating fleet battle I was expecting but a battle none the less and, you must be sick of me saying this at this stage ;) a victorious one for Rome. [ATTACH]39138[/ATTACH] I have made a grave error. The last few turns, since the blockade began, I had assumed that the city was bes...
by Tarfman
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

September 260 BC

Hi, Well, yet again, nothing happened at all last turn. A very quiet campaigning season. The two fleets stared at each other and Scipio and Hanno showed off how many men they have. Carthage will have to attack next turn as I'd say the supply situation in the city must be terrible. The garrison is do...
by Tarfman
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

August 260 BC

Hi, A surprisingly quiet turn. No battles. Little movement, except for the appearance of the Carthage fleet off Lilybeaum. Lilybeaum is still blockaded and besieged. I think the Carthaginians may have been attempting to intimidate us into abandoning the blockade. Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately)...
by Tarfman
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

July 260 BC

Hi, Duilius has commenced the Blockade of Lilybaeum. Took few hits enroute. Lost 400 pwr. Still at 8500 though. Hopefully be enough. No battles between Scipio and Hanno. Both side are still recovering their strength. Hanno's supply situation should start to deteriorate soon. Lillybaeum is still unde...
by Tarfman
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

Random wrote:Hail Tarfman Magnus! Your strategy seems to be working and Carthage appears to be on the ropes. Thanks for the updates.

-C


Hi Random,

Think I'm going to go all out for Sicily. If i can conquer the whole island and then hold out for two years I think ill automatically win.

T
by Tarfman
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

June 260 BC

Hi, Another victory for Scipio but not the devastation I was expecting. Neither General committing to the attack. Hanno definitely came off the worse though. Plus 40 hits on the retreat. [ATTACH]39120[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]39121[/ATTACH] At the start of last turn my main fleet had a power value of about ...
by Tarfman
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

May 260 BC

Hi, The corvus has increased the pwr value of each of my heavy warships by 100!!!!! Great investment. But I will have to be very careful of any bad weather. Ill have to stick them in port in the Autumn. I won the battle in Lilybaeum. Hanno had managed to recover far faster than I expected. It was a ...
by Tarfman
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

April 260 BC

Hi, No major battles but some interesting events last turn. Received an interesting option in relation to upgrading my heavy warships (HW from now on). [ATTACH]39108[/ATTACH] This will hopefully give me the edge in combat. I am not too sure if I will have to send my ships back into port to refit. Wi...
by Tarfman
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

December 261 BC - March 260 BC

Hi, Nothing too unpredictable occurred across the winter. Rome still rumbles on. Agrigentum gave up the siege last turn. Hanno attempted to break it but was unsuccessful. I unlocked Emporia which added another Trireme squadron and 1 more VP per turn. After I captured Agrigentum Segesta in central Si...
by Tarfman
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

Tarfman, your AAR is excellent, most enjoyable. Good clear writing, great graphics, and a superb running commentary. It's wonderful to be able to see through your eyes and not be just a fly on the wall. Victory to the SPQR! Cheers ☺ Thanks for the support. Hopefully another update tomorrow. T
by Tarfman
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

November 261 BC

Hi, As expected Titus defeated the force in Caralis on his way back to Olbia. Olbia supply output is pretty low so I may have to Evacuate part if not all of Titus's force. [ATTACH]39082[/ATTACH] Pwr value of Agrigentum garrison is down to 229 from 260. Could be a long siege. They don't have a depot ...
by Tarfman
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

October 261 BC

Hi, Both Hiero and Titus won their respective battles. I underestimated the opposition in Caralis but Titus still performed pretty well. [ATTACH]39074[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]39075[/ATTACH] I considered briefly following Hanno into Lilybaeum as his force is a vast sorry rabble at this stage. But due to Hie...
by Tarfman
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

September 261 BC

Hi, Hiero won the day yet again. Fairly big casualties on both side but the Carthage side suffered more in numbers and in elements. Hanno appeared to be retreating towards Lilybaeum but didn't make it last turn. I think Hiero will help him on. No sign of the carthage navy. [ATTACH]39069[/ATTACH] Hie...
by Tarfman
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

August 261 BC

Hi, No sign of the carthage navy and no movement out of Hanno. Not much at all. Titus conquered Olbia without much of a fuss. He will hang on and build a supply depot. After which I will send him south into Caralis. I'm not going to blockade it for the moment. Am hoping it will act more as a distrac...
by Tarfman
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

July 261 BC

Hi, My reinforcements arrived in Agrigentum and merged with Hiero. Lucius sulks in Syracusae and Titus landed safely in Olbia. He encountered a rabble of rebels which were dispersed with without fuss. Hiero has managed to get himself drunk as a skunk and is now incapable of carrying out any orders (...
by Tarfman
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

June 262 BC

Hi, Once again I can reliably inform you that Lucius is terrible. Hiero led his charges heroically in battle and overcame over 2 - 1 odds to emerge victorious after battling Hanno in Agrigentum. [ATTACH]39028[/ATTACH] Lucius finally appears on the battlefield 2 days later with his force. He sees tha...
by Tarfman
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

May 261 BC

May 261 BC Hi not much to report from last turn. Hanno Senior got some reinforcements from Lilybaeum. Looked like an Elephant unit :/ Hiero merged with Lucius and my other units in Syracusae recruited more elements. Lucius is a terrible field commander. He has an offensive stat of 1. I might as well...
by Tarfman
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

April 261 BC

April 261 BC Hi, Nothing happened of note last turn. Hiero didn't activate again! Am concerned at the frequency of that lately. Maybe I was just lucky initially. Carthage spent plenty of D's on options to raise their Morale. Its back up to 90 now. Mine is now 107. Hiero's army managed to recover a s...
by Tarfman
Tue May 31, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

Woo Hoo! Playing the First Punic War scenario can be a significant undertaking without all of the work involved in writing an AAR about it. So was starting to despair of seeing updates but entirely sympathetic with the idea of walking away from the magnitude of the task. So am very grateful for you...
by Tarfman
Tue May 31, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

Hi, Back at last. RL getting in the way the last few weeks. We have played a few turns wiithout much happening so will kick off again in March 261. Hiero moved into Catania but remained on defensive as he was inactive that turn. Rome had enough MC prevent from forcing him into assault posture. Hanno...
by Tarfman
Fri May 27, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

Hi,
Apologies for delay. Updates incoming!!

Y
by Tarfman
Thu May 12, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

November 262 BC

Hi, Henna finally surrendered. Gained 1 NM from the surrender. The Massalian fleet got hit by a storm on the way to Ostia. Didnt lose any elements but took a fair amount of hits :( Gained 1 EP from strategic decisions. I will need plenty more as the option to persuade Emporiae to join our cause cost...
by Tarfman
Wed May 11, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: AJE: Alea Jacta Est AARs
Topic: First Punic War. The Long One.
Replies: 85
Views: 14870

October 262 BC

Hi, Well the naval battle was pretty epic. I won. But I actually really lost. Badly! I held the field at the end of battle but I suffered by far the greater casualties. I lost about over twice as many elements as Carthage. Carthage lost NO heavy warship elements. I will never again face off against ...

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