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

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

Post by Basileus on Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:06 pm

Bizzie is still in the Germania team. A bit out of control, but still hanging on in there for his next adventure........
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Post by revvaughan on Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:29 pm

We shall send you some medication other than Opium, beer and sausages for him. Poor fellow must have bumped his head!
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Post by Basileus on Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:33 pm

I tried to role play him a bit. He went totally off the rails after sampling absinthe a few years back in the game when he staying in Paris. He never recovered after that point and it took the German government a few years to realise went wrong!
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Post by revvaughan on Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:39 pm

WE are most pleased that the German Government has come to its senses and there could be some cooperation on the horizon instead of shelling. We like to shell things pretty much, but we much prefer to shell someone and somethings that are less German.
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Post by Basileus on Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:28 pm

Ottonians (Ottomans), Moors and Chinese are all current suitable targets. Revolutionaries as well. Need to ask the Russians what they want shelling as well?
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Post by revvaughan on Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:52 pm

The Royal Navy Gunnery School will be giving lessons within the season to some gentlemen from Peking! Sounds like it will be a smashing evening for them!


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Post by Stuart Bailey on Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:36 pm

revvaughan wrote:Seems Lord Derby and the good Lord Hardinge are destined to be the good guys that finish last (at least in honor). It would seem that we are last in anything else mind you.

Perhaps our German friends might well take the offer that was transmitted to them this past month. I missed the fact that the good archbishop left, but did take the liberty of sending the Kaiser a kind diplomatic post. We shall see as we certainly don't want the French Republican illness infecting everyone. Good heavens what would happen if the Continent were to surrender without a shot.

On subject of Continent surrendering to French Republicanism without a shot fired......have the Russians run out of Ammo?
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Post by revvaughan on Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:54 pm

Indeed now... We might even send the Russians some ammo as a gift so they can continue to shell!

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

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:43 pm

July 1859 copy of the Britannic Times is now out and for none Scabble players here are the highlights:

1) Some how the Albion Corporation managed to get on the Prestige list and on a top trade list (For Amerika)!

Some people were starting to think that if you are in "trade" this automatically got you black balled from the best clubs and banned from the prestige list, but it seems that if you are a dodgy opium dealer linked to slum landlords, triads and bank robbers like Lord Farnworth you can buck the trend.

2) Following attacks on British Trade interest's in China Lord Derby has demanded compensation and an apology........this demand is being backed up with threats to seize Chin Shipping & threats against Nanking.

3) The Chin do not seem to have responded to these threats............being too busy with philosophic "musings" and on being out of their heads on Opium.

4) Meanwhile to the North of Chin the Siberian Chief's do not seem very keen on joining a Siberian Cossack Host under the headship of the Czar.........I wonder why not?

5) In the Black Sea that ship of ill Omen for foes of the Czar known as the"Kiev" spotted a Ottoman Invasion (?) fleet but oddly nothing then happened even thought it seems that both the Russians & the Ottomans are now at sea and looking for trouble.

6) In Africa the west wall of Khartoum has fallen down and Bismarck is still a slave and looking for a Tuba.

7) In the America's the Union Army has moved out of Puvurn and for reasons unknown the US Govt seems to be buying Camera's.

Cool Finally in India work has started on the Hanging Gardens of Kashgar and the Bombay Oval is now open. With the Oxford & Cambridge chaps speaking again at least one part of Scabble is spiffing for the chaps.


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

Post by Jason on Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:46 pm

Always enjoy your Scramble updates Smile Perhaps the US Govt is about to set up Hollywood? And I dread to think what Bismarck is going to do with a tuba...

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:22 pm

Jason wrote:Always enjoy your Scramble updates Smile Perhaps the US Govt is about to set up Hollywood? And I dread to think what Bismarck is going to do with a tuba...

My theory is that Bismarck and his Tuba are going to end up in a "Janissary Band" or as Chief of a Harem.

The real question is not what job Bismarck ends up with but which of the large collection of North Africa's Mad Sultans, Mad Kings & Mad Madhi he ends up working for?

Ref the US Govt they probably do need Hollywood and a historic re-write on a par with Braveheart to explain away a couple of small points:

1) The growth of the CSA

2) How they lost the Indian Wars

3) Why the Union Jack now flys over Ohio

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Thu May 25, 2017 10:51 pm

The August 1859 Britannic Times has shown up and for forum watchers who do not play scrabble here are the highlights:

1) Perhaps in reply to Lord Farnworth and his Triad chums in the Opium Cartel (AKA the Albion Corp) getting hold of a Gun Boat this month seemed to see quite a lot of macho display by Lord F's Brit rivals. In Liverpool the Black Watch are testing a new Rifle, Hong Kong & in particular the Hong Kong Sewers seem's to be over-run by the fuzz. While the HEIC reply was "I will see your Gun Boat & raise you three Battleships".

In contrast to Brigadier Caine scaring the ***** out of "Red" Liverpool the warm cuddly HEIC - favourite share of retired Clergy & Maiden Aunt Investors - did their best to calm down any scary vibes by putting on pony rides and boat trips and having Indian Tatler drap young Debs like the Hon Emila James (age 17) and the Raini of Pabna (age 16) all over their new Battleships.

2) The Opium Corporation is probably not that bothered by display's of raw fire power but as usual readers of the Britannic Times are left baffled and wondering what the hell is going on in the Opium Trade? And what do all the dead bodies mean in the ongoing power struggle to control the trade in Opium?

This months dead bodies include a half German half Chinese business man stabbed in the back in Berlin. This gentlemen was a supplier of Chemicals..... such as you use to turn Opium into Morphine? Plus Lord Yip the Chinese Governor of Fatshan murdered in a Canton Opium Den with a "Boxer" type message by his body.

3) Apart from the usual side effects of the Opium Trade it was a very peaceful month. Not even the Russians shot anyone! I put this down to the Russian Foreign Policy suffering a crisis and in a state of near paralyis over who it hates more. The Janissary Junta or the regime in Yalu.

4) German's also failed to move directly against the besieged Sultan of the Moors. Rather they seem to be trying to infiltrate his harem using a French one legged ex nun and Bismarck has his Tuba back which has broken tougher men than the Moors.

5) Plenty of diplomacy by the Brits, Global Adventurers, even the Russians but not to any seeming effect. Our Hero the great Flashy is now locked in a deadly diplomatic struggle over cups of tea and angel cake!

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

Post by Stuart Bailey on Fri May 26, 2017 10:25 pm

In the Highlights of August 1859 I sadly forgot to mention the latest doing's of Charles Darcy or "My name is Darcy, Charles Darcy" as he is now known.

In the true traditions of "For God King and Country" players our hero showed up in India trying to find out who dumped the straggled body of his dear father in the Street. In a population of 160,000,000 people he has since shown a exceptional ability to bump into and share a friendly G & T with some of the biggest crooks in the game, trip over more dead bodies and has found out that dear dead Daddy Darcy was either a member of the Thuggee Cult and mixed up with murder and jewel theft.... or he and all this kin has been marked down as Demons to be destroyed by the Cult (or pehaps both).

At this point Charles committed the one crime which will almost certainly attract the attention of the HEIC in that he flashed a pistol around in a market disrupted TRADE affraid (actually delaying trains, damage to cricket pitches and locking Flashman up tends to get their attention as well).

Think Charles got out of this one fairly lightly......given the option of a spell of hard labour breaking rocks for the HEIC new breakwater in Kashgar or doing a couple of small jobs. Charles accepted the offered Captains Commission in the Guides and secondment to Army Int Service. Starting to wonder if breaking rocks might not have been the safer option than trying to smash the Thuggee and the Triads as so far:

1) Most people wanting to report to the Regt on the Aral Sea from Delhi would catch a train then a boat. Our hero bought a horse and was all set to ride across the Hindu Kush or through the Afghan Badlands.

2) For trip he has asked for a HEIC pass..........not sure how well this is going to work on Afghans, Triads & Thugee.

3) Has now loaded up with Pistol ammo, a Tulwar because a British Sabre may give him away (Good thinking) but also requested the latest British Army Rifle. Not sure how a British Sabre will give him away but a very rare British Rifle will not?

So after eating a hearty meal in the mess, putting on Indian Garb and meeting his team and sorting out some equipment our latest Hero is all set to join the "Great Game" with its caste of Afghans, Thuggee, Triads, Nuns, German & Russian Agents, Tigers, Cobra's, Yeti and if he is lucky the odd dancing girl. And Mr Yorke etc thought they had it hard!

Anyone any last words (sorry I mean kind words) for Captain Darcy?

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