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Re: Game 8

Post by Deacon on Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:26 pm


It happened in game 3. Don't know if it happened in any other game.

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Re: Game 8

Post by jamesbond007 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:39 pm

At the start of each game, James Stuart is in France. He has the Irish brigade with him. This consists of about 8F and 2h. So for any attack to take place on England, France has to agree to it. France can destroy the Stuarts overnight, if they so wish. I suppose this is why players are put off taking the Jacobite position.Fighting England is hard enough, but you also have to get French backing, and early on in a game most players like to take a few years to stabilse and build up their nations and forces. So this timescale would also put Jacobite players off.
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Re: Game 8

Post by Deacon on Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:44 pm


I understand why most wouldn't find the position appealing, but it has worked at least once. Just curious if it is going to be a potential issue in game 8.
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Re: Game 8

Post by jamesbond007 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:01 pm

The problem taking the Jacobite position is, it is all down to luck. If France decides to be friends with England, or an active English player decides to do a deal with France, to gain the arrest of the Stuart clan,then as the jacobite player, it is game over and you are stuffed. I suspect that the game where a jacobite rebellion worked, may also be down to an unactive English position. Or, an unskilled English player, knowing very little about the jacobite situation. As a footnote. I believe that as Portugal, your aunt,Catherine Braganza,is a Stuart by marriage. So you could offer a sancuary to the Stuart clan. Now there is a thought for you Deacon?With regards to game eight. I am not sure if the jacobite position has been taken. Usually the answer is, no.
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Re: Game 8

Post by count-de-monet on Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:00 pm

let the Stuart Family have a right ol family kick-off....

King William's wife Mary (dead) was a Stuart
Princess Anne of Denmark-Norway is a Stuart - Protestant
Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, Prince of Denmark-Norway is a Stuart-Protestant
Dowager Catherine Braganza is a Stuart - Catholic but by marriage (Queen to King Charles I) and remained popular in England
The Mother of Prince George Ludwing, Princess Sophia of the Palatine is a Stuart - Protestant.

And then of course good old James and his son Edward residing in Paris. Forget the Spanish Succession, the Stuarts could cause a European wide conflict with just their own infighting !
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Re: Game 8

Post by count-de-monet on Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:17 pm

those who have been dragged into this period of World History as much as I have will have spotted my typo...Catherine Braganza was the wife of Charles II !
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Re: Game 8

Post by Kingmaker on Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:54 pm

got a few days to sort my next turn as I just got home hurrah for email turns cheers


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Re: Game 8

Post by Kingmaker on Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:55 pm

BTW G3 managed it with James and is still active now !


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Re: Game 8

Post by Guest on Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:42 am

So - is there to be a Jacobite uprising in G8 too then? I'm not so sure how my position would feel about that....
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Re: Game 8

Post by Deacon on Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:53 pm


Well, apparently no one knows if the position is taken. I guess we'll just have to see. If it is an non-player position, then most of us can rest easier knowing we don't have to form an opinion on the matter.

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Re: Game 8

Post by Guest on Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:44 pm

Ahh the new turn is here. Very Happy

It's only the 3rd turn and already very interesting.
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Re: Game 8

Post by Marshal Bombast on Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:37 pm

Yes I see what you mean. I can't wait to find out what happens in Kowloon! Question
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Re: Game 8

Post by Kingmaker on Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:56 pm

lol very good stuff


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Re: Game 8

Post by Jason on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:17 pm

Marshal Bombast wrote:Yes I see what you mean. I can't wait to find out what happens in Kowloon! Question

Not much, it's what happens when a player gets tired and forgets what he's done Very Happy
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Re: Game 8

Post by Marshal Bombast on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:44 pm

Danish-Chinese-Englishman wrote:
Marshal Bombast wrote:Yes I see what you mean. I can't wait to find out what happens in Kowloon! Question

Not much, it's what happens when a player gets tired and forgets what he's done Very Happy

That's why I only play in one game at a time. Otherwise I forget who did what and in which dimension as it were. confused
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Re: Game 8

Post by the great unwashed on Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:45 am

I make a rule of never putting pen to paper after 1am. It doesn't stop all the cock-ups as I've just found to my cost, but it helps.
Since England and The UDP are one, where do we send our mail?
I can see no reported activity by the French. Are they active?
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Re: Game 8

Post by count-de-monet on Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:14 pm

to confirm England and the UDP are NOT one, and should be written to separately

UDP is King William III

England is Lord Pembroke, Lord President of the Council

(although King William III is obviously still King of England)
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Re: Game 8

Post by Deacon on Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:51 pm


Is anyone else as baffled as I about the Sultan funding the Armenian Orthodox? What's that about? Smile
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Re: Game 8

Post by the great unwashed on Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:12 am

thanks for the clarification de-Monet . saves embarassment.
Maybe the Sultan wishes to show us all the benevolence of his rule!
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Re: Game 8

Post by Deacon on Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:20 pm


Maybe. But the message I'm receiving is the Sultan is an odd duck!
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Re: Game 8

Post by the great unwashed on Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:06 am

does that mean he's going to place a duck house in his moat and claim it on expenses?
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Re: Game 8

Post by Deacon on Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:19 pm


Oh, I think he's going to take a write off on his church donation.
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Re: Game 8

Post by Deacon on Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:43 am

Crying or Very sad

Turn done and submitted way too early. Now I must wait.
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Re: Game 8

Post by the great unwashed on Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:08 am

The waiting's the worst part.
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Re: Game 8

Post by Deacon on Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:53 am


It really is, isn't it?


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