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J Flower
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Re: Game 9 Start Up

Post by J Flower on Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:13 pm

Interesting,

I understood the historical split was like that, but that the inshore fleet had soldiers manning the galleys, they camped on land at night due to the poor living conditions on the ships. I suppose an amphibious army is the result. They also developed a gun that could be dismounted from the galley for use on land as a field/battalion piece.

As a player you can naturally decide how your fleet is organised but it maybe one way to lower SL. Having crews camp a shore, just need to supply them with a baggage trayne full of tentage.

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Re: Game 9 Start Up

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:48 pm

Due to the cramped quarters and need to dry out hulls on a regular basis camping on shore was regular practice for galleys in the Med as well as the Baltic.

Latter period galleys in the Med carried large numbers of Soldiers/Marines as well as very large cannon both of which could be landed to help attack/defend a port.

Under the rules large Galleys which have a crew of 500 inc 250 marines and six cannon are a waste of time in a naval fight but they can be vary handy if you want to capture a port rather than just bombard it and/or rush reinforcements into one of your own.

I dont think such troops would be much use in the open since they are really trained and equiped for boarding actions at Sea but they can be brutal siege/street fighters....think Knights of St John at Malta.

Or in G9 think Russian Hordes pour into Riga......and in its narrow Streets run into Swedish Close Combat specialists.....want to be Vikings with Genadoes, Blunderbusses, Boarding Pikes and bloody great cutlasses.
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Re: Game 9 Start Up

Post by Basileus on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:11 pm

Not much seems to have happened in February 1700, as would be expected. Just a vast flurry of ambassadors charging all over the place. I expect the same thing happened with diplomatic letters. I expect players are testing out their neighbours, to see which ones seem friendly and active.
France seems very active sending three Cardinals to Rome!

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Re: Game 9 Start Up

Post by Bearlord on Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:28 am

Oh well. Things happened and will happen I can assure you that. Twisted Evil
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Re: Game 9 Start Up

Post by Basileus on Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:19 pm

I think there might have been some pirate activity as well, nothing to do with me in this game, the correspondence I have received so far has been more about cultural activity and peace, however I am sure there are lots of "cunning plans" out there.

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Post by Bearlord on Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:21 pm

Let's say there has been some intercultural non-peace-committing activities and there were no pirates involved....or perhaps there were? We shall see and retributions may come.

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