#21 - Solo Challenge [May 2024] ACTIVE

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alaherma2
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Re: #21 - Solo Challenge [May 2024] ACTIVE

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kespie wrote: 11 May 2024, 07:13 kespie 208 vs 158 Automachtig - https://boardgamearena.com/13/gaiaproje ... =510154538 - Ac + 2M opening, up Eco then Sci. Mine spree in round 4, Ac2 and PI in round 5. Pretty much ignore PI ability. Can probably be polished a bit in round 6, but round 1-5 are pretty solid!
208 !! Nice one, i was trying to beat ultoma , but couldnt find a good strategy, then I studied your game and realized that the 3vp per federation token, was a good one for this set up.

This is my victory against ultoma 185 vs 173
https://boardgamearena.com/4/gaiaprojec ... =511773492

first round started with left academy and 2 houses, 2 mines, then got 3vp per federation token , then 3vp per placing a mine. i think this can be further improved upon by getiing 1 more federation token. it was pretty close
montybojangles
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Re: #21 - Solo Challenge [May 2024] ACTIVE

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It's great to have such a variety of games. Thank you all for taking part in the challenge.
danuer13 wrote: 08 May 2024, 10:31 Tried another approach, increased the score by a tiny margin
danuer13 182 vs automächtig 153.
It's nice to see approaches that try taking resources advanced tiles (5c+1qic here and in @Joshua87cz's game, for example). Good game!
invalidname wrote: 09 May 2024, 18:43 Felt like a hard map for Lantids.
Jonash87cz wrote: 08 May 2024, 20:43 This map is hard for them...
Yes, a difficult starting map but the Geodens do create a few handy clusters. Joshua87cz, taking on the ultoma without the PI is quite a challenge you set yourself!

@invalidname, thanks for sharing your less successful as well as your successful games, that's very much in the spirit of the challenge.
kespie wrote: 11 May 2024, 07:13 kespie 208 vs 158 Automachtig - Pretty much ignore PI ability.
I thought your game was very imaginative: early hopping with mines, and a late mine rush getting some benefit from the PI ability. Nicely balanced scoring across the categories.
alaherma2 wrote: 12 May 2024, 22:22
kespie wrote: 11 May 2024, 07:13 kespie 208 vs 158 Automachtig - https://boardgamearena.com/13/gaiaproje ... =510154538 - Ac + 2M opening, up Eco then Sci. Mine spree in round 4, Ac2 and PI in round 5. Pretty much ignore PI ability. Can probably be polished a bit in round 6, but round 1-5 are pretty solid!
208 !! Nice one, i was trying to beat ultoma , but couldnt find a good strategy, then I studied your game and realized that the 3vp per federation token, was a good one for this set up.
This is my victory against ultoma 185 vs 173 ...
it was pretty close
The victory was never in doubt :D . Excellent tech and research scores. I couldn't at first see why you'd not scored higher but your booster and round points are a bit lower than some.

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kespie
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Re: #21 - Solo Challenge [May 2024] ACTIVE

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Here's my take against Ultoma:

kespie 191 vs 172 Ultoma - https://boardgamearena.com/13/gaiaproje ... =512812981 - Ac+2m opening, up eco. PI in round 2 (inspired by Alaherma), then up Sci, adv tech Sci, adv tech AI (inspired by Alaherma), and quite some QIC actions overall.

(it took me quite a lot of tries, Ultoma gives less and takes more!!)
John Leo
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Re: #21 - Solo Challenge [May 2024] ACTIVE

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What a tough challenge! I've racked up more attempts than any other month, and barely a win. Going to have to study other folks' victories. My best is 119 from what felt like a very clean opening. Feels like I'm leaving a ton of points on the table in the midgame, though.

https://boardgamearena.com/6/gaiaprojec ... =513428472
montybojangles
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Re: #21 - Solo Challenge [May 2024] ACTIVE

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kespie wrote: 15 May 2024, 13:18 Here's my take against Ultoma:

kespie 191 vs 172 Ultoma - https://boardgamearena.com/13/gaiaproje ... =512812981 - Ac+2m opening, up eco. PI in round 2 (inspired by Alaherma), then up Sci, adv tech Sci, adv tech AI (inspired by Alaherma), and quite some QIC actions overall.

(it took me quite a lot of tries, Ultoma gives less and takes more!!)
The Automächtig does seem to be the sweet spot. One of the challenges I had was judging how many piggy-back mines to place.
John Leo wrote: 16 May 2024, 22:05 What a tough challenge! I've racked up more attempts than any other month, and barely a win. Going to have to study other folks' victories. My best is 119 from what felt like a very clean opening. Feels like I'm leaving a ton of points on the table in the midgame, though.
Thank you for posting. Your early federation looked promising but I wonder if leaving yourself with only three tokens cost your economy in the longer term.

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