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Re: Game 8

Post by jamesbond007 on Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:53 am

In game 8. I would place France third on my list of strongest powers.
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Re: Game 8

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:53 am

The Real Louis wrote:Have to admit to being a bit in the doldrums with this game. ... but then what am I to do with it?

I know you've not asked for answers on a postcard, but ... if it was me, and using my experience playing Rozwi, I'd go for a bit of colonial adventure in Africa. The continent is huge, with vast swathes of land and whole npc countries for you to mix it up with without involving any other real-world players. No doubt there'd be diplomatic storms in tea cups over the action, with various allegations thrown at Louis no matter how you justify the decision. But if you pick the correct African location to mess with, you'll have the fun of fighting a war against Richard and if you're successful the rewards will only be lots of Black African heathens and not much else - no gold, no diamonds, not much in the way of ivory, yes some zebra skins and Big Cats, but nothing else. It'd be something to do, though. And if France already has treaties in place with Portugal, not to attack each other's properties or territories, then West coast or East coast of south of the Equator Africa, I'm sure you'd have no European issues to deal with while you have a bit of fun in Game 8.

[edit: the Black African heathens bit should be best viewed in the historical context of the game. it isn't me being racist]
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Re: Game 8

Post by The Real Louis on Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:05 pm

Lots of very thoughtful responses there, much appreciated, which have helped to clarify my (slight!) discontent. The (or a) "problem" with France is that no player-king is likely to attack it unprovoked, but if France actively inveigles herself into a war with another player, all the rest are likely to join in against her - making any such aggression inadvisable (especially for a cautious player). So, I can attack non-player realms with (relative) impunity - but as pointed out, like Spain, I really don't want an even bigger territory to rule - it's cumbersome enough already. Or I could indeed aim for some small tribal wars in Africa,but I know from past experience that is not a particularly easy or satisfying option (Richard is too tricky, and European armies are a poor match for guerrilla forces). I'm looking for interest, not frustration. But your answers have certainly set me thinking along some new lines, and I'll see what I can come up with for my own continuing entertainment. Thanks all again.
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Re: Game 8

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:31 pm

The Real Louis wrote:...European armies are a poor match for guerrilla forces...

I very much hope so Twisted Evil I'm trying my best to not have to fight any other players...but if some gun-wielding Whites do turn up, then Rozwi will be resorting to the methods of asymmetric warfare.

Still haven't decided what I'm doing, next turn, in Game 8.

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