Capitol Opener – Operation snowfall
The Capitol can put itself in a strong position if it has the forced march card in its starting hand. Simply move as many peacekeepers as you dare into district 8, then spread peacekeepers out using the forced march. This makes tipping your districts into uprising very difficult, and careful use of fortification tokens can fill in the gaps. When using Operation Snowfall, your hovercraft will be invaluable in responding to Resistance threats along the western coast.
When the Capitol chooses defence, the resistance can take full advantage of their revolt action to pop up all over Panem. Try focusing on two or three districts at a time, since the Capitol’s movement style makes it difficult for them to react quickly, oh, and never be afraid to retreat!
Capitol Opener – The Iron Fist
A common tactic for the Capitol is to use their mighty army to crush the resistance entirely by marching directly toward the Capitol with twelve or more peacekeepers, hovercraft and mutts! This tactic shows aggression and can end the game very quickly unless the Resistance player spends valuable reinforcements protecting their homeland.
The iron fist is a terrifying tactic for the new player to witness, and it can seem impossible to defeat that massive force of peacekeepers. The key to defeating the iron fist is to remember that the Capitol does not win simply by defeating the army in district 13, they must also remove the 12 resistance tokens. If you can break the back of the attacking force you do not need to worry about defeating them utterly. Use the Capitol’s focus in order to nab a few territories in the west – perhaps even threaten the Capitol itself!