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

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

Post by J Flower on Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:05 pm

Looks like UDP wants peace, but England wants it recruits back, fearing that they will be used to form a new army to reinvade the Isle of Wight in the summer.

Spain wants its recruits back as well, but thats also complicated as apparently they were captured by the English whilst fighting for the Dutch & are made up of press ganged Frenchmen.
added to which
Most of the Dutch ( Calvanist ) Army appears to be founded on a core of Austrians( Catholics) who deserted Vienna after being sent to fight in England without any supplies, got offered a pardon by James of England( Catholic) to fight for him, but swapped sides to fight for UDP ( Calvanist) at the drop of a hat, throw into the mix a Spanish( Ultra-Catholic) army that was placed under UDP control by the Spanish government but who refused to leave Dutch service when ordered( or at least asked politely) to return home. Add in that the Dutch also include, various recrutis drawn from all corners of the HRR; Scotland, England, America(s) HWIC & blackbeards pirates.
Maybe instead of peace talks the UDP should be considering founding the United Nations

SO apart from shooting the lot( of using Russian Nerve agent on a major scale) the chances of a peaceful way being found are fairly slim, France & England may well have to fight to the last dyke before UDP even thinks of surrender.

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

Post by Stuart Bailey on Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:29 pm

J Flower wrote:Looks like UDP wants peace, but England wants it recruits back, fearing that they will be used to form a new army to reinvade the Isle of Wight in the summer.

Spain wants its recruits back as well, but thats also complicated as apparently they were captured by the English whilst fighting for the Dutch & are made up of press ganged Frenchmen.
added to which
Most of the Dutch ( Calvanist ) Army appears to be founded on a core of Austrians( Catholics)  who  deserted  Vienna after being sent to fight in  England without any supplies, got offered a pardon by James of England( Catholic)  to fight for him, but swapped sides to fight for UDP ( Calvanist) at the drop of a hat, throw into the mix a Spanish( Ultra-Catholic)  army that was placed under UDP control by the Spanish government but who refused to leave Dutch service when ordered( or at least asked politely) to return home. Add in that the Dutch also include, various recrutis drawn from all corners of the HRR; Scotland, England, America(s) HWIC & blackbeards pirates.
Maybe instead of peace talks the UDP should be considering founding the United Nations

SO apart from shooting the lot( of using Russian Nerve agent on a major scale) the chances of a peaceful way being found are fairly slim, France & England may well have to fight to the last dyke before UDP even thinks of surrender.

Would like to point out that the ten Spanish Navy frigates of the Dunkirk Squadron captured at Ayr were not crewed by press ganged Frenchmen! They were crewed from the standard Spanish recruit pool (which historically included a lot of Italians, Germans and people from Flanders and Ireland as well as Spain). While the Ships home port was historically a infamous base for Spanish privateers before it was captured by France and carried on in the same way. In Glory G7 Dunkirk has been reclaimed and is now back in its proper home in Flanders so its Ships and crews sailing out of this port are not French!

Why the Count of Gerona and Spanish 4th Army which Spanish High Command were trying to get out of Scotland decided to that they were honour bound to stay and fight with their Anglo-Scots-Dutch-and the Spanish High Command had left in place is a bit of a mystery.
The ordinary explanation is the either Agema or I made a mistake when they got transferred to Dutch command.

But since this type of thing does not happen Very Happy for future reference the Duc of Gerona is now the Spanish Version of Gordon of Khartoum driven by Spanish Macho Pride to ignore his High Command and unable to abandon his allies to Jacobite Justice while the war goes on.

If Gerona dies a hero when some hairy Scot with a big claymore takes his head off or his body is found under a pile of dead Frenchies.....its simple the Duc of Gerona is a Hero! But what do I do with the mutinious so-in-so if he comes back?!

Perhaps Russian Church Spotters may have a solution - All suspect NPC's who no one trusts such as The Orange Order, KGL, Gerona, Kingmaker get put into the Russian Foreign Legion to fight the Grand Vizier and his Jannissary Corp. If Kingmaker is commander just think of the fun he can have with merc force of Pirate-Scots-Spanish-Austrian veterans of the Scots wars.

Czar to Kingmaker "I dont know what your chaps do to the enemey but they scare the life our of me"

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