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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by The Real Louis on Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:45 pm

Above all, hang on to your coat if you can.

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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by J Flower on Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:53 pm

don't worry until you hear the goat bleating
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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:12 pm

Bloody von Richthofen cocking up my plans and getting my men injured man is a waste of senior rank if you ask me.

I have a local guide already to go and he tears off with one of squadrons and gets them injured and knackered


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:36 pm

So it seems Major General von Richthofen has got the hump with me and stormed off to Berlin, this after I accused him of cocking up my plans to find the bandits!!

maybe I can get on with it now and catch these men....


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:12 pm

As Fredrick was traveling back to Berlin and his Lady there was a sudden flash of light and a feeling of nausea ........

on regaining his senses he finds him self In Africa as a mere regular captain of infantry and his precious FreiKorps is gone!!!!

what next for our dashing hero who it seems had upset the Duke of Prussia and his Minister for war, plus the entire General staff!!

will he get back to "civilization" and proper rations and company, will he ever lead a cavalry unit again (his forte) or is he about to become supper for some vodoo ritual as night falls on the fort and he is Officer of the watch with these final words form his new CO:

"that non-Prussian military are to be denied access to the colony at all times" He
emphasised....


you just know it is going to go pear shaped don't you..... clown


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:11 am


For info nothing much has happened in Africa in G7. But you may like to note that:

1) Blackbeard and his merry crews have been active in past inc kidnapping the Spanish Archbishop of Africa. I suspect Blackbeard may have a pirate base somewhere in Africa.

2) Jusuits are active in Africa

3) Dutch have also been active in the past

4) Most active position seems to have been the HWIC..........Martel basically convinced the Spanish to make him Viceroy of Africa which gave him bases/recruits & a budget for his Slave Trading to the America's.

Since 1700 the HWIC or its Spanish subsidery has shipped lots of Slaves, Gold & Ivory out of Africa and shipped in lots & lots of muskets, trainers etc for its local allies like the Asante.

Wonder if the Prussian Govt has paid the Asante his back taxes yet? Will they pay the Golden Stool a ransom for a Capt of Horse?

If/when your fort gets burned to the ground by annoyed tax collectors most ships sailing from West Africa sail for the America's. Dont mean to worry you but they are also mostly Slavers............a cargo of 600 @ average 33 make these ships a favoured target for pirate ships.

The good news is that if you dont end up bound for dodgy dealing on the high sea's/in the america's the Asante tax collectors are quite civil really. I dont think they will sacrifice you to the spirits..........far more likely to sale you as a slave to help clear the tax bill. Big demand for Military Slaves in Africa and parts of the Ottoman Empire.

If Richard is really kind you could even end up in the Manlukes or with a position in a Harem (Chief White Eunch is a important man in the Ottoman Empire etc)
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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:51 am

depressed.... me....


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Fri May 01, 2015 5:30 pm

Told you, bloody Asante banging on the gates wanting in to the fort. Saying they burn it down if i do not let them in to sell their ivory.. time to call the next up the ladder to pass the buck....


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun May 03, 2015 3:36 pm

Kingmaker wrote:Told you, bloody Asante banging on the gates wanting in to the fort. Saying they burn it down if i do not let them in to sell their ivory.. time to call the next up the ladder to pass the buck....


Slaming the gates in the faces of the landlords/trade partners does not seem very polite or good business partice to me.

But why are the Asante now looking for new customers for their Ivory? Seems like they may be breaking agreement to flog their Ivory to the HWIC.

I look forward to thrilling tales of the "Ivory Wars" between the Prussian Brandenburg-Africa's Company and the Anglo-French-Spanish- Dutch HWIC.
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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Sun May 03, 2015 3:58 pm

well they can sell who they want to I need to get back to Europe a lot of fighting going on and I am missing it!

I also need to get by to my Lady who I wish to marry not easy leaving here though, looking for new employer really.....


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun May 03, 2015 5:48 pm

Kingmaker wrote:well they can sell who they want to I need to get back to Europe a lot of fighting going on and I am missing it!

I also need to get by to my Lady who I wish to marry not easy leaving here though, looking for new employer really.....


Dont know why you bother looking for a new commission closer to the action............if last month is anything to go by if you just stay still the action will find you.

But as a matter of interest as a Protestant son of the HRE does you new commission need to be Protestant or Imperial? Or are you willing to join anyone?

My bet if the Asante burn the fort down you are either going to be captured and sold to the Ottomans or end up on a boat heading for the war in the America's.
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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Sun May 03, 2015 10:16 pm

I will serve with most any one as long as my religion is not a barrier. But seriously I need to get back to Europe and get married before some one else nicks my Lady.

Advancment to higher rank is my goal.....


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Fri May 22, 2015 11:15 pm

Well nothing happened still alive but tired as captain of the watch was up all night. Now the governer requires me to escort some one to Accra and back. Think I need to see what troops I have first plus an interesting opportunity presented to me in the post...


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat May 23, 2015 9:21 am

Kingmaker wrote:Well nothing happened still alive but tired as captain of the watch was up all night. Now the governer requires me to escort some one to Accra and back. Think I need to see what troops I have first plus an interesting opportunity presented to me in the post...

Not going inland to visit the golden stool & set up a new trade deal with the Asante? Hope HQ of the Brandenburg Africa's company is still standing when you get back from Accra.
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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:31 pm

Help police I've been robbed......

Seems some one has robbed me of nearly all my money... I bearly have enough to get by as an officer. Next thing you know my betrothed will run off with some one else...... probably my mate Hans.... sigh....

I also need to get to Accra how I have no idea..... Shocked


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Stuart Bailey on Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:32 pm

Kingmaker wrote:Help police I've been robbed......

Seems some one has robbed me of nearly all my money... I bearly have enough to get by as an officer. Next thing you know my betrothed will run off with some one else...... probably my mate Hans.... sigh....

I also need to get to Accra how I have no idea..... Shocked


Ref getting to Accra options would seem to be:

a) Borrow a horse............but it will probably get eat by a Lion & then you will owe someone the price of a horse.

b) Walk.........avoids risk of debt but if horse is not on the menu for the Lions.......can you afford to lose any more bits before you turn into the Prussian answer to Long John Silver?

c) Hitch a ride on a passing Slave Ship? If things do not work out exactly as planned it could even be your way back to your lady in Europe..........but probably via the America's first.

If Richard is really kind you end up in the territory of your fellow German "Charles Von Hapsburg" join the Spanish Hapsburg Army and then put in for a transfer to the the Countess Mary's lads .......the elite heavy cavalry of the Army of Flanders. Basically next door to Prussia's most western provinces and perfect for a honeymoon boat ship down the Rhine were you can inpart your sea going knowledge to your beloved.

If Richard is not being kind you probably end up in the middle of a French or an English civil war in the colonies........still I am told that New York is very nice in the Spring.
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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:34 am

Stuart Bailey wrote:
Kingmaker wrote:Help police I've been robbed......

Seems some one has robbed me of nearly all my money... I bearly have enough to get by as an officer. Next thing you know my betrothed will run off with some one else...... probably my mate Hans.... sigh....

I also need to get to Accra how I have no idea..... Shocked


Ref getting to Accra options would seem to be:

a) Borrow a horse............but it will probably get eat by a Lion & then you will owe someone the price of a horse.

b) Walk.........avoids risk of debt but if horse is not on the menu for the Lions.......can you afford to lose any more bits before you turn into the Prussian answer to Long John Silver?

c) Hitch a ride on a passing Slave Ship? If things do not work out exactly as planned it could even be your way back to your lady in Europe..........but probably via the America's first.

If Richard is really kind you end up in the territory of your fellow German "Charles Von Hapsburg" join the Spanish Hapsburg Army and then put in for a transfer to the the Countess Mary's lads .......the elite heavy cavalry of the Army of Flanders. Basically next door to Prussia's most western provinces and perfect for a honeymoon boat ship down the Rhine were you can inpart your sea going knowledge to your beloved.

If Richard is not being kind you probably end up in the middle of a French or an English civil war in the colonies........still I am told that New York is very nice in the Spring.
thank you for those kind thoughts....


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:22 pm

well things just get better, my trusty side kick Hans has just done a runner as I set off to Accra. However I had an altercation with a local lady before I left and now 3 of her sons have turned up and seem to demanding satisfaction!!


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:42 am

Having dealt with said sons I am now in Accra safe and sound


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:03 pm

Kingmaker wrote:Having dealt with said sons I am now in Accra safe and sound


Does this mean you have now paid the Asante all his back taxes? Or does the Brandenburg Africa's Company still have an upset landlord?
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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:53 am

no idea my duty was escort what Prussia does in Accra is not my job.


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:24 pm

so turn arrives and a recall to Prussia !

Near to there is a HWIC trade office run by Ali Hassan, a well known slaver in these parts who originated from Morocco.
You got to meet him, and he was very ingratiating, and suggested you might like to visit the
slave block in Fort Hope as there might be something in it for you.


Hmmmm whatever could that be?


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by The Real Louis on Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:29 am

A neck-ring?
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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:36 am

My thoughts to however I will visit with my few troops for protection....


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Re: Freidrich von der Decken

Post by Kingmaker on Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:30 pm

ok brace yourself Europe Von Decken arrives July 1710 hide your daughters lock up your schnapps the Lad is back on the scene ....


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