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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by Deacon on Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:19 pm


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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by J Flower on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:27 am

I know how lucky I can be , the same time I sign up for email, is the same moment my computer takes a nose dive.

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by the great unwashed on Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:33 am

Good news at Magdeburg with the Munster army heading off home and the Swedes marching off to the North, though i can't help but note that the offensive by the Berlin prostitutes suffered a setback. I think they need to spend some time in training..
Certainly a lot going on on the diplomatic front.
Thanks Rev, though i wasn't expecting anything. Kind of you.

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by J Flower on Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:38 pm

Turn also reached Germany today,

French offer peace? Everyone can be home for Christmas? Looks like a lot of diplomatic mail will get written this month.
Small problem of Russia declaring War on France & Sweden, UDP almost at war with France & more likley at war with Sweden.
French peace offer leaves out half the countries they are fighting against.
Sweden is still at war with the world.
French don't even say sorry for unprovoked attacks on England, Ottomans, Spain, or Prussia.

Obviously the ladies from Berlin did the job they were sent to do. the very threat of there services was enough to see off the Swedes.
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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by the great unwashed on Mon May 07, 2012 11:21 am

I've seen the pictures. You can keep the ladies of Berlin!
I wonder what brought about these latest developments. Seems odd when in Germany the French appeared to have an edge.
Should make the Hungarians think twice about causing mischief.
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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by revvaughan on Mon May 07, 2012 4:42 pm

Frenchy things he has an out... The British Lion will most certainly not let the enemy slink away to come at us another day... No doubt much stronger and in a better position to wage war!

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by J Flower on Mon May 07, 2012 7:27 pm

Prussia will not forget it's friends, Or it's enemies either.
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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by Jason on Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:58 am

how are things going in G2? Is it still war or has peace broken out?

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:23 pm

I think a new French Government decided that the Emperor was getting too strong in the Holy Roman Empire and started a war to help small Imperial states in danger of being turned into greater Prussia by attacking the Prussian Army its allies in Rumelia & England for good measure.

The French also accidentially started a war with Spain when they attacked Charleston not knowing the port was Spanish and not English. The French attacks also triggered various mutual defence pacts.

Sweden joined in on the side of France and was promptly attacked by Russia. Hungary was about to join the French when the Sultan had a word in his shell like and Hungary pulled back from stabbing his brother in law (the Emperor) in the back.

At this point the new French Govt asked a few questions they should have asked before attacking....... turned white with terror and fled back across the Rhine talking big to cover up their moral, military and financial bankrupcy.

This leaves several questions to be answered:

1) What is the Emperor going to do with the German Princes esp L-C, Munster and Baden who betrayed him and fought with the Frogs. The choice would seem to be between hanging, execution by firing squad or Royal Pardon.

2) Will Russia & Prussia continue with their war on Sweden.

3) Will all or some of the offended parties continue with war against the French............the English view seems to be "By Jingo we have the men, the Ships & the money too........its frog bashing time.....hip, hip, ho-raah"......but will they be so keen if the war is not merely a case of fighting to the last German while grabbing French Colonies?

Iskander Kruppa AKA Sultan Suleyman IV has a reputation built up over many years as a hater of papists and a man who lives by blood feud and the sword. If he does not take bloody revenge people may say he is going soft............but the attempted French attack on his fleet did miss and they probably would not say it to his face. He is also very busy trying to crush the revolt of the Syrian Jannissary Corp. A force of seemingly super natural power.

4) Finally we have the interesting question of ihat if the Emperor shrugs off the French intervention and just carries on as if nothing had happened ie elects to hang rather than pardon the (in Berlins view) German rebels inc several Catholic Bishop Princes what will the French & the Pope do then?

All answers on a post card to the French Foreign Office
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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by Jason on Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:21 pm

Thanks Stuart, an excellent update Smile

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by J Flower on Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:19 am

Our biggest problem In G2 is that an alliance has formed to sort out an aggressive French-Hungarian_Swedish alliance. Then they have all gone inactive. which makes the Diplomacy a little difficult.

Ottoman Sultan has virtually destroyed the Janissary corps, he has also managed to bring most of the Ottoman Empire under his direct control.

England is looking to consolidate its position as the leading world trading /colonial power.

Prussia is looking to strengthen Germany from outside influence.

France has united most of the active positions against it. Is bankrupt, starving, and still ready to fight a war.

Russia wants to increase trade and influence in the Baltic region, if possiable without war, however Sweden has provoked him to go to war.

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by J Flower on Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:23 pm

Is the Russian Prince Regent out there anywhere ?

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by revvaughan on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:15 pm

I bet he is lurking... Just waiting on the turn to arrive now.

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by J Flower on Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:33 am

Will there be peace with France?

He has afterall only managed to attack all the active player positions in one turn, then turned round and said behave or I will do it all again.

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by J Flower on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:45 am

Welcome to the new French player. Not having an active Governmet in France, has been difficult. Hope your arrival will be a breath of fresh air to the game.

Good Luck.

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:41 pm

J Flower wrote:Welcome to the new French player. Not having an active Governmet in France, has been difficult. Hope your arrival will be a breath of fresh air to the game.

Good Luck.

Note to new French Govt ............. above quote should read " Good luck.........you are going to need it" ..........or diplomatic, military & financial skills of high order.

Actually, jokes and wind up's aside I was wondering why France so often seems to be the most hated position in Glory du Roi?

Its certainly true of G2 & G7 but is it also true in G8 and G3? Has seen a loveable cuddly France? Will new French governments
in G2 & G7 convince everyone that it was all a big mistake?
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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by Ardagor on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:58 pm

France have the most powerful position at the start of the game and is obviously feared by his smaller neighbours.

France in Game 3 have been at war with the Americas Republic for some time, probably because he want a colonial empire and he refuse to even talk.

France here is certainly a very big nuisance and we would be happy if he would go and hide under a rock somewhere, but hate is a strong word.

In game 8 the problem with France is that he is a Black Hole. No letters to anyone, no ambassadors or trade missions, little activity in the gazette.

It is generally assumed that there is an active player, but what is he up to?

So France is not hated, people just concerned that the silence is so absolute.


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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by J Flower on Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:28 pm

I guess France was the most powerful & influentual country in the world at the time, so there is probably envy, jealousy, hatred, as well as awe. People wanted to mimic the French because they were so sucesssful.
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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by Jason on Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:07 pm

I also wonder if it is partly a case that those who play France do often play it in a certain way? As Jason pointed out, France was the most powerful and influential power at the time so it tends to get played that way.

Whilst the great thing about Glory is we can play things very differently, perhaps there is that inertia with some positions to play a nation very differently to historical 'type'.

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by J Flower on Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:31 pm

That was why I put the question of the Danger of the History book. We play the positions to a lesser or greater degree to the historical doctrine of the time. Prussia could have become a haven for the arts like Saxony, but in Game it is always the military role that comes to the fore. France is always portait as the great enemy preparing to invade England & swallow up the HRE.

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by J Flower on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:10 pm

Just a short info to fellow players in G2 unfortunatly The post has succeded in getting round to delivering two turns in one weekend. I thought Holidays & Olympics had held up my turn.However the March turn tipped up before the February one. So Please don't think I am ignoring your letters, they are all in the post.
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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by Jason on Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:18 pm

J Flower wrote:That was why I put the question of the Danger of the History book. We play the positions to a lesser or greater degree to the historical doctrine of the time. Prussia could have become a haven for the arts like Saxony, but in Game it is always the military role that comes to the fore. France is always portait as the great enemy preparing to invade England & swallow up the HRE.

I do think that's what makes making a smaller power easier/more fun in many ways. The history book pressure isn't there so much and you can take it in a different way. Now playing, say, Denmark or Scotland you will never rule the world Very Happy but you can play them in different ways and perhaps build up msall colonial empires, make them into places that focus on the arts, developing technology, etc...

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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by J Flower on Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:27 pm

Maybe the easily avaliable history books only deal in detail with the Larger positions/major wars. That would also mean that as there is no yardstick to measure yourself by the smaller positions can be more enjoyable certainly initially, until the larger postions put the squeeze on.
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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by Jason on Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:04 pm

J Flower wrote:Maybe the easily avaliable history books only deal in detail with the Larger positions/major wars. That would also mean that as there is no yardstick to measure yourself by the smaller positions can be more enjoyable certainly initially, until the larger postions put the squeeze on.

Oh I would agree but hey have fun whilst the sun shines...or major powers not squeezing yet Wink
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Re: Question regarding game 2

Post by Jason on Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:19 pm

J Flower wrote:Just a short info to fellow players in G2 unfortunatly The post has succeded in getting round to delivering two turns in one weekend. I thought Holidays & Olympics had held up my turn.However the March turn tipped up before the February one. So Please don't think I am ignoring your letters, they are all in the post.

This seems to have been a common problem in the UK too, had a lot of personal mail delayed lately and the 'excuse' offered by the senders of Royal Mail is 'the 2012 games'!

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