This game was played during the game testing of Bellum se ipsum alet.
For test purposes, the players followed pre-defined strategies.
Sweden: "Fast strategy", aiming at capturing an enemy headquarter.
Austria: "Land strategy", aiming at influencing a lot of land.
France: "City strategy", aiming at capturing many cities.
Spain: "Slow strategy", aiming at preserve strength.
The gray numbers indicate city supply, the black numbers rounds left of a siege and
the white numbers rounds left to a revolt. Supply tokens have a minus sign if tilted.
Sweden (Supply 6, Strength 6)
Austria (Supply 6, Strength 6)
France (Supply 6, Strength 6)
Spain (Supply 6, Strength 6)
Sweden starts the game followed by Austria, France and Spain.
Sweden (Supply 6, Strength 4)
Austria (Supply 6, Strength 4)
France (Supply 6, Strength 4)
Spain (Supply 6, Strength 4)
Sweden moves towards the major cities of Berlin and Dresden. Austria does likewise towards
the other two major cities in the game, Prag and München. France advance towards Konstanze and Köln
while Spain targets Köln and Utrecht. With less than 6 starting influence tokens, all major powers
decrease their strength by 2. So far a standard opening.
Sweden (Supply 5, Strength 3)
Austria (Supply 5, Strength 4)
France (Supply 7, Strength 4)
Spain (Supply 5, Strength 4)
Sweden lets one leader besiege Berlin while the other proceeds to Dresden.
Austria does likewise and beiseges Prag with one leader and letting the other move to München.
France occupies Konstanz immediately (since the city is minor) and moves both leaders to Köln to
deter the lonely Spanish leader there. Spain gets the message and moves the leader to Brunswick instead.
The other leader starts the siege of Utrecht.
Sweden (Supply 4, Strength 4)
Austria (Supply 4, Strength 4)
France (Supply 10, Strength 6)
Spain (Supply 8, Strength 6)
Sweden starts the siege of Dresden and Austria starts the siege of München.
Köln falls to France and the French leader move on to Heidelberg. Utrecht falls to
Spain and the Spanish leaders move on to København and Brunswick.
Sweden (Supply 9, Strength 6)
Austria (Supply 9, Strength 6)
France (Supply 9, Strength 8)
Spain (Supply 11, Strength 8)
Berlin falls to Sweden and Prag to Austria. The Swedeish leader targets Breslau next
while the Austrian leaders positions himself between Dresden and Heidelberg.
France and Spain besiege Heidelberg and Brunswick respectively.
Sweden (Supply 16, Strength 8)
Austria (Supply 14, Strength 8)
France (Supply 12, Strength 10)
Spain (Supply 12, Strength 8)
Dresden and Breslau falls in the same turn, freeing both Swedish leaders for a surprise move to
Prag. However, München also falls so the two Austrian leaders return to Prag together to meet the
Swedish threat. Meanwhile, France completes the siege of Heidelberg and use their new strength for
an attack on Brunswick while Sweden and Austria are engaged. Spain leaves one leader to defend
Brunswick while the other sneaks towards the Swedish headquarter of Stralsund.
Sweden (Supply 15, Strength 10)
Austria (Supply 13, Strength 10)
France (Supply 11, Strength 5)
Spain (Supply 11, Strength 9)
Sweden can't fight both Austria and Spain and retreats towards Berlin and Dresden. Austria
decides not to follow but to move towards the French city of Heidelberg instead. The French leaders
suddenly find themselves at risk to be cut from retreats and attack the Spanish leaders with full
strength. France commits 8 strength and adds 2 for having both leaders, knowing that Spain can only
commit 8 + 2 for the city defence. Spain decides to save the army, commits 0 and retreats towards
Utrecht. Brunswick is left for the French to besiege but the cost in strength was high.
The Spanish leader near Stralsund also
retreats, fearing to be cut between the Swedish leader and the Baltic Sea otherwise.
Sweden (Supply 14, Strength 10)
Austria (Supply 12, Strength 10)
France (Supply 12, Strength 5)
Spain (Supply 6, Strength 3)
Sweden finds herself short on influence tokens to flip for strength and decides to expand towards
the only remaining neutral city: Danzig. Austria takes the opportunity to start a siege on
Heidelberg. France risks another battle against Spain to save Köln from a siege and wins with
4 committed strength (+1 for having both leaders) against 4. Spain retreats towards Bruxelles and France,
having successfully occupied Brunswick, moves both her leaders towards the Spanish headquarter to
end the war.
Sweden (Supply 16, Strength 12)
Austria (Supply 14, Strength 9)
France (Supply 6, Strength 6)
Spain (Supply 6, Strength 5)
Sweden occupies Breslau and returns to the centre. Austria occupies Heidelberg
and lets one leader proceed towards Brunswick and the other defend Prag.
France sends both leaders towards Bruxelles for a siege,
and Spain withdraws the other leader to support the headquarter. Sweden and Austria now dominate
the map and have higher supply levels so a confrontation is now inevitable.
Sweden (Supply 16, Strength 7)
Austria (Supply 14, Strength 6)
France (Supply 0, Strength 3)
Spain (Supply 2, Strength 3)
Sweden battles Austria and wins with 8 versus 4 committed strength. With that,
both her leaders join outside Prag for another push against Wien. Austria gambles
and leaves only one leader for the defence while the other moves towards Köln.
France risk losing her last supply but nevertheless battles Spain, hoping to earn an influence token
for besieging a headquarter. Indeed, she does so, since Spain gives up her headquarter, and France
pillage land areas to maintain her strength. Spain uses the movement phase to bring back a second
leader and agree a truce with France to join forces against the otherwise winning Sweden and Austria.
Sweden (Supply 10, Strength 7)
Austria (Supply 10, Strength 4)
France (Supply 2, Strength 2)
Spain (Supply 2, Strength 2)
Sweden moves towards Wien with one leader and back to the revolting Berlin with another.
Austria is cut from Wien and instead decides to besiege the revolting Prag with one leader. The other
leader moves towards the now defenceless Paris. France moves towards Köln, hoping to reach a central
Austrian city, while Spain split her leaders in missions eastwards and southwards.