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Category Archives: General Strategy
Realignments are one of the most puzzling aspects of the game to a beginner. They are rarely the most effective use of your Ops, frustratingly DEFCON-restricted, and can never gain you influence in a target country. In general, realignments only … Continue reading
Overview The “AR7 Play” refers to any US play on the final Action Round of the turn (AR6 on Turns 1-3, AR7 thereafter) intended to overload the USSR’s first Action Round in the next turn. The AR7 play is the … Continue reading
The number one mistake beginning players make in Twilight Struggle is to send too many cards off to space. Among strong players, you rarely see either player make it to Stage 4 (Man in Earth Orbit in the Deluxe Edition, … Continue reading
In a typical game of Twilight Struggle, the draw deck will reshuffle while dealing out the cards for Turns 3 and 7. Occasionally, the deck will reshuffle immediately before Turn 10 as well. What this means is that cards can … Continue reading
The overarching paradigm of Twilight Struggle is that events create opportunities, and Operations are how you take advantage of those opportunities. Accordingly, you should treat events not as your primary source of influence, but rather as gamechangers that break open … Continue reading
One of the most important rules in Twilight Struggle is that you lose the game if DEFCON drops to 1 on your turn. It doesn’t matter who “caused” it: if it happened on your watch, you’re responsible for humanity’s destruction. … Continue reading