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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Deacon on Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:04 pm

J Flower wrote:Beleive main problem with Pirate position is that you have little or no strength in depth, one bad round & your down & most probably out. Having a country that activley promotes piracy is a way around this, but it probably won't help make friends & influence people.

Then there's the catch-22, you can go for the easy pickings, and annoy one of the big naval powers, or you can try to pick on only the little guys, and not have as much opportunity.

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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Stuart Bailey on Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:34 pm


I have another reason for why I may drop a Character.......

In G2 my Character has run out of blood feuds and prople he wants to Kill........this is actually quite a hard thing to do for an Ottoman but If the Peace Conference ends the current conflict with the French I am at a bit of a dead end.

Anyone need to be killed in G8?
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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Jason on Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:34 am

Well Stuart...perhaps the Ottomans might like to follow the example of the kaiser and start a Scramble for Africa in G2...convert the ungodly to the Prophet? Wink

As to G8...not sure...someone wants the Dread Moghul to go about retaking all his lost lands...maybe he needs some help...or someone to oppose him?
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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Ardagor on Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:17 am

Jason wrote:So a bit like the modern drugs market...you need the 'legitimate' business to launder the ill-gotten gains?

The problem is that most of the suff you get your hands on as a pirate will not be hard cash but merchant goods of some sort and this will have to be sold. This will not work in a legal business since it would be difficult to explain your range of goods which of course is whatever your men just robbed. So, you will have to sell it on the black market but your trading ships need a reason for being in the area. The answer, a legitimate business front and a perhaps a bit of monetary incitement to the local law to not look to close.

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Re: Calling it a day

Post by J Flower on Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:22 pm

Stuart, I am sure there is still someone in G2 for you to get your blood pressure rising. Sweden seems about to get a good kicking from England.Plus there seem to be a few unruley subjects left in your neck of the woods.

Also look at the African option, there is soon going to be a HRR venture inot the area, plus in India there are always options in Diu, sure you can pick a fight there as well. use the Suez to get things down there into a "more interesting" state.

maybe I can convince the Hungarians to send an assasin to your camp so you can have a go at them!

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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat May 23, 2015 9:07 am


Is it possible to survive two famines in a row?

Poor G9 Saxony was crippled by a small final 4,000 ton shortage.

Shortage was so small due to swapping grain for potatoes and using the seed grain as food...............which is a good tactic provided your new potatoe harvest does not fail............now 2.4M tons short Sad Sad Sad )...........and Saxony is dead in the water.

Historically Augustus got wiped out by his foreign policy.........getting wiped out by failed potatoe harvest just seems to lack something!


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Re: Calling it a day

Post by jamesbond007 on Sat May 23, 2015 9:18 am

I am sure if you contacted a big nation with a grain surplus they would sort you out. If you were in game 8 I would help you out.
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Re: Calling it a day

Post by The Real Louis on Sat May 23, 2015 10:09 am

And in Game 6 ditto (a large nation with vagrant trouble but oodles of grain).
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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Deacon on Sat May 23, 2015 4:38 pm


That sucks.

Fire off letters to everyone asking for help. Maybe someone out there can help you. Otherwise, you're kinda screwed.

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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Bearlord on Sat May 23, 2015 7:19 pm

In G9 there are some faithful Catholics sitting on grain surplus after Good harvests. Wink Laughing

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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Goldstar on Sat May 23, 2015 11:42 pm

His Sacred Majesty the Emperor in game 9 has been known to be generous to Reich members in the past including Saxony.

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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun May 24, 2015 1:21 pm

Bearlord wrote:In G9 there are some faithful Catholics sitting on grain surplus after Good harvests. Wink Laughing

Pity Saxony is Protestant! But its Elector is a Catholic Very Happy .....does that count?

In older games in which some powers are swimming in grain fairly sure someone would help out if only to save storage costs and damage to their trade zones (in G7 for instance my Spainish position used part of its 80m ton surplus to help Rumelia avoid a famine/damage to the Levant Trade Zone dispite not being a great fan of the Ottoman Govt of Rumelia) but G9 is a much younger game and I dont think we have any huge surpluses of hardy grain.

Augustus the Strong is not exactly a lovable character and has been role played fairly true to life (Think I have been a bit light on the illegitimate Kids) and quite frankly quite a few powers may view him as a pain and be pleased to see the back of him.

On the other hand........while the Ottomans and Russians have not yet made a move west some people may be happier to with Augustus holding the gates.

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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Jason on Sun May 24, 2015 3:49 pm

I'm sure a quick appeal will get you some aid Stuart, after all we don't want to see you suffer...


or do we.... Twisted Evil

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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Bearlord on Sun May 24, 2015 6:19 pm

Stuart Bailey wrote:
Bearlord wrote:In G9 there are some faithful Catholics sitting on grain surplus after Good harvests. Wink Laughing
Pity Saxony is Protestant! But its Elector is a Catholic Very Happy .....does that count?
I would say it does for the moment, but things can change quickly. Very Happy

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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun May 24, 2015 9:57 pm

Jason wrote:I'm sure a quick appeal will get you some aid Stuart, after all we don't want to see you suffer...


or do we.... Twisted Evil


If we are going to be like that.........would you sooner have me playing a semi-nice Christain Monarch.........or someone else??? Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Perhaps I should try a nice China Sea's Pirate position?
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Re: Calling it a day

Post by Jason on Sun May 24, 2015 10:22 pm

Good point...someone give him a loaf Wink

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