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What has happened to Flashy ??????????

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Re: What has happened to Flashy ??????????

Post by Stuart Bailey on Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:50 am

Rozwi_Game10 wrote:And so...

...Heinrich von Blitzmann, Pour le Mérite, Order of the Red Eagle, House Order of Hohenzollern

...is born.

[if I've got the 'translation' wrong then forgive me, German isn't my strong suit - as in, I'm ignorant of it]


Does the above mean that Roy is now going to play a single scrabble character called "Heinrich von Blitzmann" in scrabble?

A German with a load of army medels.....what could possibly go wrong? And how could anyone think you are a spy?
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Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:37 pm

Got enough on my plate with the three games I already play, is the honest answer. But just imagine the chaos if British Flashman and German Blitzmann both were pursuing the same goals, and opposed to each other!

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:03 am

August 1860 Britannic Times has shown up and for non players in Scabble here are the highlights/lowlights depending on how you see things:

- In a major shock the Opium Cartel (now re-branded as the Albion Corporation) has passed Rossia and is now top of the Prestige List.......what is that old saying about you can fool all of the people some of the time? The Prestige of this alliance of Triads and British Hongs seem to be based on charitable donations and first rate public relations since as a trade concern they are clearly 2nd rate. 6th rate and hardly making any profit at all if their tax returns are anywhere near correct. Though in the words of Lord Derby there are "lies, damn lies and Opium Cartel tax returns". It will be interesting to see if current investigations by Sir Quentin and the ISB can shine some some light on this evil but oddly well thought of Organization.

- More good news for the Opium Cartel is that British Courts in Bombay declined to consider a case concerning the land they stole in Sarat to build a Port as being outside the area of authority. The fact that the Port is twenty miles from a railway and you can not get to it other than across temple land would seem to limit its value from a commercial point of view. Being outside of the "law" or at least the authority of British Courts would seem to be a bit of a mixed blessing (free fire zone?).

- The German Kaiser seems to have gone nuts.

- A German Army under Field Marshal Otto Model has made to to Casablanca, but without artillery quite what he can do to this fortress is not clear.

- In the America's Sir Charles Ogle seems to be trying to recruit the US Army into corporate activity while President Alaxander Stephens of the CSA was also meeting with British Diplomats. Meanwhile down in New Orleans Lord Weatherbee has arranged to marry a local Southern Belle....Miss Catherine McGehee. Seems that the vision of the "Transatlantic Nation" is still alive a well in many quarters and perhaps some day the lost colonies will be welcomed back into the British Empire by the Motherland and sales of tea and cricket bats will rocket.Very Happy

Opponents of this glorous vision in Dyers are still fighting but are slowly being shelled into seeing the "light". Perhaps of greater concern to the development of a Transatlantic Nation which also extends form shining sea to shining sea is the fact that so many local landowners in the South West seem to happy to ally with the Russian Empire.

- Russian expansion in the Orient currently seems to be on hold, it has not even got a toe hold in what used to be called the "Great Game" but in Siberia the vision of Rossia as a great Asian Power and the double headed Eagle flying over the warm waters of the Pacific seems alive and well and kicking Koreva.

- While the Rossian Navy continued to raid behind them the Koreva Field Army which seems to include every man the King & Queen could raise decided not to engage the reinforced Rossian Army in Pusan and retreated again from Western Pusan into the Rossian allied province of Yong. The retreat enabled the defeated Korevan Army to avoid a second major battle but with Cossacks cutting up any stragglers and generally acting like Cossacks do when faced with the back of a retreating Army the has probably not been kind on morale and Cohesion of many Korevan Units.

The question now is will the Korevan forces attempt to rally in Yong or keep retreating. In Yong they are still on hostile territory which may make life harder for the Army but if the King and Queen abandon the invasion and lead a defeated Army back into Koreva how many men esp from the raided provinces will disperse back home? And how many Lords will abandon the King & Queen for Lord Yong and his Rossian allies?

- A major riot has rocked the Port of Colombo.........no one is sure what caused the riots but far away Dr Fu-Manchu has promised further blows against all European Barbarians. So far his ire has mostly been against the British HEIC and the Tea Cartel in Colombo but the mad Doctor can not be happy about the Germans holding Tsing-Tao in his home province or see the slow but steady growth of Russian Power to his north as anything but a possible threat even if Russia is a semi Asian power.

The Czar may claim the Asian title of the "Khan of Khans" but is this really a comfort to a Chin Nationalist? Esp when the Russian Army is busy saying that their victory in Pusan over the satanic hordes is due to divine providence and the faith of the troops "Proof positive that God loves the Russian Army"

- Finally the really important news - Lord Hardinge has lost a foot but has otherwise made a full recovery but sadly the great Flashy seems to be no more. The Porcelain Potion he was force feed should put someone into a frozen state of suspended animation, making them appear dead but the problem is a probably toxic potion was feed to a already badly wounded man and it is probable that the body can only stay in the fake death stage for so long before either the "Liquid Smoke" cure is given or the body actually dies........poor Flashy:( Sad Sad

Qu does the Scabble tread need a new title and what should it be? I was thinking:

"The Empire Strikes Back"

"Revenge of the HEIC"

or "The Transatlantic Nation and other tall tales"


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Re: What has happened to Flashy ??????????

Post by Jason on Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:15 am

Hmmm, now question is...assuming a certain doctor has an antidote...could he show mercy to his enemies...

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:28 pm

Jason wrote:Hmmm, now question is...assuming a certain doctor has an antidote...could he show mercy to his enemies...

Will the British show any mercy to Dr Fu Manchu? Or has the first shots of the Opium War been fired in a Hotel Bedroom in Bombay?
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Post by revvaughan on Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:41 am

The Empire Strikes Back does have a ring to it.

The good "doctor" might do himself a favor if he provides the item in question. Otherwise, the concept of "guts for garters" might well be in his future.

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:52 am

revvaughan wrote:The Empire Strikes Back does have a ring to it.  

The good "doctor" might do himself a favor if he provides the item in question.  Otherwise, the concept of "guts for garters" might well be in his future.  

Perhaps "What has happened to Flashy" could be replaced by "What has happened to Dr Fu-Manchu"

Though perhaps we do not want to scare new players too badly?Twisted Evil
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Post by Jason on Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:50 am

But who is there to counter the cunning of the Doctor? Sherlock Holmes is (if I remember aright) already dead (in game) and I haven't seen Nathan Smith mentioned?

Richard Hannay might be the man for the job...but we're a number of years early...is Quartermain kicking about in Africa?

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Jason wrote:But who is there to counter the cunning of the Doctor?  Sherlock Holmes is (if I remember aright) already dead (in game) and I haven't seen Nathan Smith mentioned?

Richard Hannay might be the man for the job...but we're a number of years early...is Quartermain kicking about in Africa?

To the best of anyones knowledge Sherlock Holmes is alive and well but keeping a low profile even since his man Dr Watson was caught red handed with a set of stolen blue prints for the HEIC latest machine gun.

Rather than match wits and cunning with the Doctor in the back streets of Canton I suspect the Brits are more likely to shell the whole place flat. The Russians have Von Sternburg in their employ but also tend towards simple, direct and brutal.

Which leaves the one man with the brains, cunning and gile to take on the Doctor and save Western Civilization from the yellow peil.......our Hero Otto Von Bismarck Very Happy
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Post by Basileus on Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:57 pm

Bizzie is still wrestling with a few personal issues. But once extricated from North Africa the successful German navy will be heading with the army to the Far East !

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:36 am

Basileus wrote:Bizzie is still wrestling with a few personal issues. But once extricated from North Africa the successful German navy will be heading with the army to the Far East !

Bizzie and the Orient Corp v Fu-Manchu to decide the fate of Western Civilization in the East! How can anything go wrong? pale

Anyone know what caused the Boxer Rebellion?
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Post by Basileus on Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:28 am

I think there is a BBC In Our Time podcast on the Boxer Rebellion.

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:24 pm

Basileus wrote:I think there is a BBC In Our Time podcast on the Boxer Rebellion.


Did it say anything about the Boxer Rebellion being a reaction to really offensive Tuba playing?

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