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G7 - The War of the English Succession & the breaking of the Pirate Brotherhood

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Re: G7 - The War of the English Succession & the breaking of the Pirate Brotherhood

Post by Stuart Bailey on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:31 pm

Thelittleemperor wrote:Thanks Stuart for all that time taken and info given .

Hi,

If you are playing a Ottoman position you may wish to look at the Agema book on the Ottoman Army (more Napoleonic but still handy) the Osprey book on the Ottoman (nice pictures) and I also liked Halil Inalcik books on the Ottoman Empire like ISBN 1-85799-120-6 etc. This one on the classical Empire to 1600 but still very interesting for titles and background and for a player who wants to "reform" the Empire by looking backwards to a more progressive period.

I am informed by Ottoman players and opponents in games since G2 folded that that Ottoman Army now seems more like the mixed but tough provincial forces of Rumelia in G2 and which historically defeated Napoleon at the siege of Acre and less like a pale copy of Western Armies ie Its now got more "tribal" foot and Light Infantry as well as Janissary Regular's. Who all still get smashed in the open but are sods in street fighting.

Not so welcome is the spread of feuds, bandits and dislikes from G2 to other games......sorry about that Very Happy
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Re: G7 - The War of the English Succession & the breaking of the Pirate Brotherhood

Post by Jason on Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:51 pm

Just to let people know, as some might have picked up on there has been a slight change in the Russian leadership. Jason has stood down and I'm now Chancellor...so one Jason replaced by another...

You'll not notice much difference, policies and attitudes will remain the same...except the new leadership might be a bit more "I'm not putting up with the nonsense" Wink

I have been hanging around in the background of G7 for a bit, as Governor of the Russian Far East...so I know exactly what's been going on...you naughty people Shocked Shocked
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Post by Kingmaker on Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:35 am

welcome pm sent


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Re: G7 - The War of the English Succession & the breaking of the Pirate Brotherhood

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:00 am


"It was the best of times, It was the worst of times - a Tale of Two Battles"

Sept 1711 issue of the Gloire du Roi is now out and for non G7 players the issue was actually dominated by four battles not two but as various people have pointed out.......never let it be said that S A Bailey allowed the truth to get in the way of a good headline.

1) At Orleans General Graf von Mercy & the Reichsarmee after months of mucking around finally tried to withdraw from the Siege of Orleans only to find no less than four French Armies are blocking exit routes one of which : the Duke of Anjou's Cavalry Army of 150 Squardrons has just routed Von Mercy's outnumbered horse and stopped the Austrian withdraw dead in its tracks.

- Important notes from this battle would seem to be a) Do not give your foe months and months to manover & think up something nasty......as they probably will b) If your Cavalry are known to be outnumbered or outclassed & esp if your opponent is all Cavalry mix up your formations. In this period Churchill often used to use alterative lines of Cavalry and foot rather than a basic foot flanked by Cavalry. While Austrians V Ottomans used alternative foot & Cavalry both using firepower. With Cavalry counter attacking when the initial fury of the Ottoman Attack was spent.

- Things are now looking very very grim for the Reichsarmee.

2) The English Jacobite Army marched away from Glasgow with foes in close pursuit.

- The Northern Column made it to Dumbarton Castle hounded every step of the way by Scots Dragoons and is now blockaded in the Castle.

- The main force headed south for Ayr & the Coast looking to link up with other English Land & Naval forces (more on them later). Sadly for them no reinforcements have landed, a Spanish Garrison still holds Ayr and Veldmaarschalk Hendrik van Nassau-Ouwerkerk field commander for a large allied force now has the English trapped against the sea.

- To add to the Jacobites problems the Dutch General seems to have listened to his Scots & English Cavalry Commanders about the evils of Jacobite Rockets alarming their horses and asked that nice Count of Gerona to do something about those nasty wizz bang things. The Jacobite Artillery was then brutally silenced by Spanish Artillery which outnumbered and outranged the Jacobite Artillery.

- Things are now looking very, very grim for the English Jacobite Army.

3) Having done his bit to save Scotland, saved his Ayr Garrison and with Ten Dunkirker Frigates in Ayr Harbour busy doing a charter deal with the Captains of 19 English & French Merchant (Take me away from all this...........and we will give you lots of gold and your ship back plus a duty free cargo) is the route now clear for the Duc of Gerona & the Duc of Santa Cruz to get back to the proper war fighting the French?!..............In a word "NO".........since Admiral Benbow & the English Red Squadron plus prizes some how made it down a 16 mile narrow river before the Spanish could block it and sailed all the way from Southern Spain to Ayr were they reduced 19 English & French Merchantmen to splinters and captured 10 Flanders Frigates & 6 Dutch Merchantmen in a very, very wrecked state.

My God the English Navy gets mean when someone replaces their Rum Ration with Vintage Spanish Wine! Will be interesting to see what happens when their Rum gets replaced with Wiskey now they are in Scots waters.

4) Meanwhile the probable target of the Red Squadron the Dutch Ships of Admiral van Brakel had sailed after the English Convoy it had spotted off Ayr. Not waiting around to be attacked by Dutch Lineships the Duke of Norfolk ordered his escorts to engage & delay the Dutch while his troops ships landed their cargo in Scotland.

- The 8 English Frigates were not overjoyed at being ordered to sacrifice themselves to save some merchant ships & a few foot sloggers, but they did their best in a one sided fight and stopped the Dutch Lineships getting at the troop ships. Sadly for them the 22 Dutch Cruisers ignored the line of Battle Fight and went after the fleeing troop ships scattering them and hunting them up and down the Firth of Clyde.

- It is believed that the Duke of Norfolk Prime Minister of England & the Man held responsible by many for the Jacobite Restoration, plus all
of the Transports & a unknown number of reinforcements have been taken Captive. This may lead to a bit of a row between the English Army & the Navy since while the Navy has been enjoying itself Wine Tasteing in the Med the English Army may has suffered a defeat equal to Bannockburn in trying to take over Scotland and risks being driven into the sea unless Admiral "Rum Snatcher" Benbow can left from off the beaches.
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Re: G7 - The War of the English Succession & the breaking of the Pirate Brotherhood

Post by Jason on Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:25 pm

Ok,have told everyone who needs to know privately but after playing 2 turns of the main Russia (after a couple of years of governor of the Russian Far East) decided not carrying on in the position.

It is a massive position, beyond my time and (frankly) finances to play properly. Perhaps if I still hadn't been caught up in the British War then it might have been viable but that consumes the whole turn and a lot of cash, the attitude coming across in some correspondence wasn't not what I am use to in these games...and wasn't fun in the slightest. Have signed truces to at least give a chance of peace in the turn I just sent back (in an attempt to make the position more attractive to a new player) so fingers cross something good might happen.

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Re: G7 - The War of the English Succession & the breaking of the Pirate Brotherhood

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:10 pm

Jason wrote:Ok,have told everyone who needs to know privately but after playing 2 turns of the main Russia (after a couple of years of governor of the Russian Far East) decided not carrying on in the position.

It is a massive position, beyond my time and (frankly) finances to play properly. Perhaps if I still hadn't been caught up in the British War then it might have been viable but that consumes the whole turn and a lot of cash, the attitude coming across in some correspondence wasn't not what I am use to in these games...and wasn't fun in the slightest. Have signed truces to at least give a chance of peace in the turn I just sent back (in an attempt to make the position more attractive to a new player) so fingers cross something good might happen.


Sorry to hear that you have decided to drop Russia in G7.

At the rate the Czar is sacking ministers the choice for next Russian Foreign Minister is going to be between an infamous Prussian Swordsman & monkey lover and the Cleaner.

If anyone wants to take over Russia the good news is that its a huge & wealthy position and peace treaties have been signed with the UDP, Sweden & the Habsburgs so you are not jumping into a War. The not such good news is that your Fleet(s) sunk, half of your Army got the plague in Scotland and New York and the "peace conference" style treaty agreed with the Swedes sets a new gold standard for messy.

Though I am given to understand that the Swedish Army & Navy really like the new St Petersburg bases Russia spent half the GDP of a small nation on building for them Very Happy
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Post by Kingmaker on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:38 pm

Turn is out men, lets see what mess there is now......


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Post by Kingmaker on Fri May 19, 2017 4:57 pm

any one seen the turn yet?


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