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Three Questions in One

Post by The Real Louis on Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:41 am

At the risk of triangulation, I've three small "technical" puzzles on which I'd appreciate views and advice:

Oddly, for a player of this game, I've not much background in military history. I seem to recall reading somewhere that for cavalry mounts mares are preferred (or was that only by Native Americans?) So, what are the pros and cons of mares vs stallions for military purposes?

When in their own realms, players communicate through monthly letters. What happens when two leader-characters get together at a "face to face" conference? Are we allowed more immediate communication? (I'd guess not.)

Do mines/mineral-deposits have a set life? i.e. do they run out of minerals after a certain amount of exploitation?

Looking forward to usual helpful responses

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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by Kingmaker on Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:56 am

1. In real life Stallions where castrated to stop them getting frisky (Read the books by Allan Mallison on the 6th Light Dragoon series) He though had a Mare a welsch cob for his mount.

2. It is just the same as letters but instead of via embassies you put in private conversation or the like to show you are talking firec to them.

3. I am sure Richard will let you know if the mines run out although as the reenenue goe down from the mine you can tell it is petering out.


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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by The Real Louis on Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:31 pm

Thanks for all three! "Petering out" is the key term there for me...
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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by revvaughan on Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:24 pm

A good look at books covering the wars of this era from the Osprey Press would be worth you while. They give a decent description of the weapons and tactics used. Further, the provide some decent maps.

I have been working on my collection of these books over the years. They are published in the UK and provide a good short history of every major conflict in the anals of war.
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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by The Real Louis on Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:43 pm

Hmm... worth thinking about, thanks.
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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by Kingmaker on Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:22 am

remember any major changes to how your forces currently work will take time to impliment and the equipment needs to be either invented or researched...horses bred etc...


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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by revvaughan on Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:07 pm

Agreed... Don't change the horse in the middle of the creek. To have worked so hard on the military machine of my charges I have never fought a war in this game. I do believe the time is quickly drawing near for that event to happen.

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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by The Real Louis on Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:38 pm

I am beginning to be aware how slowly effects become implemented in this game... Smile So won't be rushing any major changes. In fact my curiosity is more about finding how things are with my military (in this instance), so that I can picture/use them, rather than make major changes.

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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by revvaughan on Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:48 pm

If you are not in Game II or Game VII, I would be happy to answer questions as I believe that I have bounced numerous queries off Richard in the past few years. You can PM me if I could every be of assistance. Very Happy
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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by Kingmaker on Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:10 pm

me too


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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by The Real Louis on Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:57 pm

I am in Game VII... Apropos of which, is the "country" of Poland in this game equivalent to the "Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth" of the period ? (in which case it is huge) or something more like modern Poland??

Not that I'm anywhere near Poland you understand...

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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by revvaughan on Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:59 pm

I am not sure on that one and do not have a state number for them.

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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by jamesbond007 on Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:32 am

Thank you Terry, some interesting news there. I think a more skilled experianced player has led me astray on this issue. So perhaps my armys can be made bigger after all.
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Post by Moshe on Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:30 pm

jimbotten wrote:Thanks for all three! "Petering out" is the key term there for me...


"Petering Out"...........What a strange expression!

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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by The Real Louis on Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:45 pm

Hmm... now you mention it, yes. I have a clear feeling for the meaning but no idea of the source. Will have to look it up!
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Re: Three Questions in One

Post by The Real Louis on Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:50 pm

Terry- are you in Game VII? I'm thinking of PMing re military , but...

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