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The Franco-Prussian War (Scrabble)

Post by Stuart Bailey on Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:38 pm


October 1856 Britannic Times has shown up and the big news is that Kaiser Wilhelm has declared war on Franconia for in the words of the top junker himself......."its disgraceful unprovoked piratical attack on an innocent Rossian trade convoy" drunken

In interest of honest reporting it probably should be said that the "innocent Rossian trade convoy" was in French colonial waters and was packing enough fire power to sink a battleship......or even six battleships. Indeed to anyone not over doing the King of Siam's best opium said convoy probably looked a lot like the Rossian Black Sea Fleet spoiling for a fight with the rabid republians who killed the Czar's "Mon Ami........The Emperor Napoleon III"

High points of the Franco-Prussian War to date are:

- The killing of a French Officer in Tripoli by a Vampire Attack scratch

- A bunch of plucky French colonial infantry lead by a Nun holding the pride of the German Cavalry at bay in El Oued

Faced with the dastardly Hun (& Nuns) in their flying machine now was clearly a bad time for the Govt of Franconia to need a new player.
If taking on role it helps to have knowledge of beating up Germans & Nuns and pacifying the Czar, Austrians & English.

Though it seems that Austria is staying out in favour of archaeological digs and getting beat up by the natives while the English wish to put all their effort into playing "railway rivals" and dealing with the true foe of English players.........other English Players.

PS For the first time in Scrabble the French and Rossians tried out these new fangled torpedoes. The French only hit one Rossian Ship but did sink it. The Rossians also used these new fangled weapons, hit 8 ships but for no effect. Perhaps they should have put the fuses in?
But we are still awaiting the first use of Airships in a Naval Battle. The French were also out shot and this time the Rossian Shells did go bang on hitting Republican Ships.

French problems at sea are not however expected to influence the Franco Prussian War since the Germanic Battle Fleet is already at bottom of the Baltic.

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Post by Basileus on Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:19 pm

And what about the rabid Czar?

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Re: The Franco-Prussian War (Scrabble)

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:15 pm

Basileus wrote:And what about the rabid Czar?

According to my Lawyers the Czar is not rabid & is a very, very nice man. Very Happy

The Czar's Navy may be a bit rabid in that it has twice attacked much larger fleets........but to be fair to the Russians they have won twice and seem to have had a edge other than numbers in both battles.
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Post by Basileus on Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:16 pm

Hmmm, and heaven knows what the Austrians are up to in regard to sanity stakes.

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:55 pm

Basileus wrote:Hmmm, and heaven knows what the Austrians are up to in regard to sanity stakes.

I have a theory in S for E .......... (in)sanity is linked to a willingness to get involved with Airships.

On this scale the Austrians are as nutty as the French, Germans & Nuns.Very Happy


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Post by Stuart Bailey on Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:38 pm

Nov 1856 edition of the Britannic Times has shown up and I have to report that the Franco-Prussian war has got off to a very slow start:

1) The Franch have arrested a nun.........but probably not the right nun.

2) The elite German Cavalry have run away from some French Colonials lead by a nun. While the Kaiser has gone on a tour to raise public morale.

Cries of boring, boring get stuck in you soft nellies!!!!

Apart from the non event of the Franco-Prussian war -

3) The Austrians have finally smashed the military might of the spear armed Ashanti.

4) That great beauty High Lady Siblu has been kidnapped .............probably by slavers after the Siam Harem contract.

5) Britannic diplomacy with the Mohox and in Vizagapatam seems to have hit a few problems.......in the later area this has resulted in the HEIC engineer Thomas Napier being detained.

6) Adding to HEIC woe's its 14M final dividend has been criticized by the "City" as too low while the press and Martin Warding have also been critical about various things (mostly talking rubbish).

Seems to me that some people lead by Prince Vishak Simahch of Vizagapatam are asking for trouble.

7) The Russian Navy has taken on coal, ammo, food and water & painted over its dents.......and would seem to be ready for action again. With the Czar's hymn singing hordes growing stronger by the month to the North one has to wonder at the wisdom of the Ottonian Govt hitting the Brit Standard Chartered Bank with a 300,000 fine.

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:34 pm

Dec 1856 copy of the Britannic Times has shown up and the Franco-Prussian war is still really, really slow (we want blood, we want blood)
with the only events of note being:

1) The French have arrested a second nun.

2) The German Kaiser is on a morale-raising tour.......but Bismarck is too busy with his tuba to join him.

3) The French Navy or whats left of it after the Russians sent over 40% of its capital ships to the bottom has sailed out of Tripoli but is it fighting or running?

apart from the non event of the Franco-Prussian war and the Austrians shooting a few wild animals and natives the month seemed to be full of parties and good will to all men inc.

4) Party for Bankers in Berlin plus the Germans have allied to Norfolk (Norfolk USA not Norfolk England)

5) Bankers parties in Richmond,Nagpur, London & Hong Kong where some people seem interested in buying the Hong Kong Banking Corporation but want to look at the books first! Dont they know a gentlemans word is his bond?

6) Party thrown by the Emperor of Japan for his military leaders. The Emperor wanted to know if the happy hymn singing lads of the Czar are a threat to the interests of mighty Japan and if (150 years after G7) the Russians were getting the hang of this Naval thing. Oddly the answer from Admiral Dewa was YES & YES.

7) Christmas day cricket match in Calcutta

Cool Carols at the Albert Hall attended by Queen Victoria & Lord Derby

As usual the only spectre at the feast spoiling the season was as usual that revolting little oik Gladstone who is demanding an election plus moaning about Tory "favouritism" of the HEIC just because the HEIC pays over 36M a year tax to the Treasury and its shareholders inc Tory Peers and the Crown Estates (dividends to shareholders 27M in 1856).

In actual fact the Government has given the HEIC a 50,000 a month contract to fund R & D into artillery......since Britannic forces have been supplied with the worlds most modern artillery and machine guns by this company most people think its good value. While the size of Crown forces in Indea are tiny compared with those helping to look after the interests of the Hudson Bay Compaany in Canada or British interests in the Orient or Africa.

Or course most people would say that Brit Traders such as the Opium Cartel, HEIC, Tea Cartel do not really need the protection of the Crown.......battle hardened on the playing fields of Eton, Harrow and Rugby...... Farnworth, Warding, Peter Ward Fay, Flashman and their ilk probably match most governments in terms of cash and firepower and fight dirtier.

Should the Emperor Mutsuhito be more worried about about the Russians or the Hongs:pirat:

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Post by Basileus on Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:47 pm

A second round of the French / Russian naval battle would be entertaining.

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:51 am

Basileus wrote:A second round of the French / Russian naval battle would be entertaining.

Russians & French Republicans have already had two rounds of the coast on North Africa......a 0/0 result and a 6/1 to the Russians though since the Russians then withdrew I guess the French can claim a technical victory.

Now the Republican Navy has also left the area I suspect we will not see round three any time soon and the French have withdrawn to France to rest, refit, replace lost ships and avoid more naval clashes with backers of the true French Emperor.

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:58 pm

Jan 1857 Britannic Times has shown up and I am sad to report ......No Sea Battles, No Clashes between the French & Germans in fact the whole paper reads like the financial pages of the London Standard. In brief:

i) The HEIC got upset about being fined by the Ottomans...... so invested huge sums of money in every area of the Orient apart from the Ottoman Empire.

ii) In London Gladstone got on his high horse about British Tax Payers money being used support some Trade Companies esp the HEIC but not others and what was the reason for this outragous favouritism practiced by Lord Derby Tory Govt? Lord Beaconsfield replied that the Britannic Govt is getting 4M a month in tax from the HEIC and the Tea Cartel and sod all from the Albion Corporation/Opium Cartel.
A tiny part of which is returned to the HEIC under a contract Lord Derby signed with this company to do R & D and supply Artillery to her Majesties forces.

Since Britannic forces are equiped with first rate machine guns and artillery proudly marked Armstrong Sidney Newcastle and all transactions are public knowledge (In both Govt & HEIC accounts) Lord Beaconsfield really can not understand why Gladstone is upset.

iii) In Canada it seems that the British Diplomatic Corp is now on first name terms with the Christain Chief of the Mohox. At this rate Lord Derby will be asking "Abraham" to tea with the Queen.

iv) In South Africa it seems that the Boar have a couple of "British" agents under arrest..........but no one inc the British know who they are. Could the hunt for the infamous Holmes be nearing a end.

v) In India some British Units seem to be suffering from sickness in Bombay. Will they need to go up country for R & R at Doo-la-la camp?
Meanwhile the Army of Bengal going on exercise in Nellore seems to have the desired effect on Vizagapatam but caused panic in parts of Nellore.

In Vizagapatam Prince Vishak has set free Thomas Napier and settled terms for Railways/Telegraphs with Flashy. His brinkmanship and holding up of the East Coast Main Line seems to have gained his State Schools with Cricket pitches but greatly alarmed his wives and courtiers who thought he was actually going to trake on the HEIC.

vi) In the far east base area the dreaded nasty violent Opium cartel has found out it has been trying to buy a 100% owned subsidary of the nice, friendly, honest HEIC in Hong Kong (Readers my note a slight bias in this account and some may wish to swap the adjectives applied to these two trade companies).

So Apart accounts of the Good Ship Britannia sailing ever onwards guided by good Captain Derby (while his crew row and fight over the best bunks etc below deck) has anything else happened? ...............not a lot really.

1) Bismarck has left Rome to save a Nun. Said Nun has already escaped from French captivity in Tripoli.

2) The Port of Bangkok has started to silt up while the King of Siam takes errotic photo's of bare footed young ladies flashing their ankles Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

3) It seems the good people of Siam do not mind their King being a Triad, a Slaver and a Opium dealer but draw the line a smutty photo's! Since the King has been replaced by the Czar of Rossia on the most prestigious list.

4) The Czar treated his hard working Prime Minister and the Czarina to a night at the Kirov Ballet. The Czarina wearing a sailor-style hat and outfit which no douby fully covered her ankles from the gaze of the British & German Gutter Press.

The Rossians as they are prone too did however burst into song. Not sure which is more alarming singing Russian Orthodox Nuns, Vampire Nuns or flying Nuns with machine guns:affraid:

The Brits do not seem to have any Nuns but the do have flashy in his cherry picker pants and cavalry whiskers.

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:18 pm

Feb 1857 Britannic Times has shown up and its horrible!

Readers of a gentile nature should stop reading now but if you are hard hearted enough to continue (or French) >>>>>

1) The brave Major Brennon is dead! shot down as he attempted to defend the gentle sisters of the La Chaste Church Mission in Tripoli from brutal French Troopers.

2) Sister Julie escaped from the attack on a steam engine (through a wall).......but then disaster, shock, horror affraid affraid affraid our hero Bismmarck dashing in to save sister Julie & sister Rose with nothing more than his band and Italian Mistress was taken captive by the ghastly frogs on the feeble grounds that Germania & Franconia are at war.

Will our hero get out of this one? Or is this the end for dear "Bizzy" ??????

After that news everything else is minor but for what its worth

3) The French and the "Afrika Corp" fought a battle in El Oued (some patch of desert). The French retired so Afrika Corp can claim a victory but French Infantry with modern rifles did nasty things to German Cavalry with swords.

4) In Italy Garibaldi is exhorting young men to join the Italian Army and win new lands for Italy in Africa.............I am not really sure that the offer of a house for every military widow is a big incentive. That Old Italian ally the Triad King of Siam used to promise his men their pick of their enemies young and sexy widows which seemed to work fairly well with the fighters of the Eastern Slaver Company.

5) In London Lord Beaconsfield is saying what good value HEIC Machine Guns are and how expensive Opium based medicine is (A dig at the Opium Cartel?) Cynics might suggest that the HEIC virtually gives away its artillery as a "loss leader" but have you seen the price of modern shells & bullets? Which unlike old style solid shot can not be re-used. Plus under pressure of public opinion the HEIC pulled out of Opium Production for non medical purposes.

Cynics may also note the the Opium Cartel backs the Liberals while the HEIC are good Tories to a man.

6) In Tokyo the Emperor of Nippon has given money to the poor.............why? They will only give it to the Opium Lords.

7) In the America's the port of San Diego has joined the Union, Norfolk has allied with the Germans and the diplomats of Queen Vic are hard at work with the Mohox tribes...............probably trying to off load a cargo of really good value machine guns as recommended by Lord Beaconsfield! and saying smoking Opium in the peace pipe stunts your growth.

Cool In India...........someone bought a house and the Royal Irish are over their yellow fever! Not even one ghastly murder or scandel to report. This is really not the India we all know and love!

9) In the Orange Free State the British Spies turned out to be Germans. Not clear if that Germans working for the Brits or Germans working for someone else.

10) Finally some bandits/freedom fighters (delete as you see fit) lead by Hetman Kara ambushed a Russian Column in the Ukraine.........pity it was a Army Column. Even with advantage of surprise the attackers X2 foot units and X4 Cavalry lost badly to the larger numbers of Russians.

Hetman Kara got away but accounts indicate his boys took a beating esp the Infantry which fought a whole Russian Mountain Brigade......"what a mistaky to make"

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Post by Basileus on Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:34 pm

Bizzy has been in prison before, held by socialist Bavarians.

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:47 pm

Basileus wrote:Bizzy has been in prison before, held by socialist Bavarians.

Clearly an occupational hazard drunken
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Post by Jason on Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:55 pm

Typical spin from our reporter I see...you do a good deed, try and relieve poverty amongst your honest, hardworking sober loyal people...and all you get is a slur on the national pride...suggesting we're a nation of drug takers...such slander will be avenged...

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:03 pm

Jason wrote:Typical spin from our reporter I see...you do a good deed, try and relieve poverty amongst your honest, hardworking sober loyal people...and all you get is a slur on the national pride...suggesting we're a nation of drug takers...such slander will be avenged...

"Spin!"..........................Me?.................This is slander against honest Stuart "say it like it is" Bailey.....I am shocked. Sad Sad Sad

Surely its a well known fact that the only spin in scabble is in the cricket matches loved by the Brits.
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Post by Basileus on Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:18 pm

Only in Scramle for Empire could a vampire nun riding a steam roller capture the city of Tripoli!
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Post by revvaughan on Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:41 pm

Time for the French to take out the trash it would seem! Best of luck to them as it appears that the undead have something of a "hard to kill streak" going!
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Post by Jason on Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:18 pm

Now, mount a few maxim guns on the steam roller....

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:24 pm

Jason wrote:Now, mount a few maxim guns on the steam roller....

I dont think it was maxim guns which got pinched in the Great Kamara Train Robbery only Mosin-Nagant Rifles.

Mind you a whole train road of modern rifles going missing is bad enough, esp when added to the rifles lost by the Italians & the HEIC.

I would say send for Sherlock Holmes to solve the case ........but he seems to have vanished as well.

Still give it time and a load of Maxim Guns are bound to end up on the Black Market at some stage.

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:19 am

April 1857 Britannic Times has shown up and its been a very quite month...........No one dead and no battles.......boredom.

But for non players of scrabble here are the highlights:

1) Digby & Darcy and the missing Russian rifles are still missing.

2) German shipbuilders are on a go slow while in Bavaria the Reds on on the rampage again. But on the plus side the Germans have taken a patch of desert from the French and Bismarck is now a guest of "nuns" which means he is less likely to upset the socialists back home.

3) Russians have taken over Katcha but seem to have have spent a lot of time getting ready for a revolt (using the stolen rifles) which never happened.

4) Brits seem to be on a diplomatic offensive in both India and the America's but in the America's they seem to have German Rivals........oh no not more nuns!

5) Italians doing things with Camels and railway tracks.

6) Japs hosted a Dinner in London and read some papers in their office. They seem to be thinking about mounting machine guns onto armoured steam rollers.

7) Lord Farnworth and the Opium Cartel active in Hong Kong.

As I said not a lot happening on the surface but what is going on below?

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:54 pm

Britannic Times for May 1857 has shown up and for non scabble players here are the highlights:

1) Oxford old boys lost (yet again) at cricket to the Cambridge old boys in the annual match at Bombay.

2) Someone said the HEIC latest rifles are contaminated with pig fat.

3) No doubt sulking over both of the above the Oxford faction of the HEIC invaded Srinigar.......with no rifles used. They machine gunned the opposition instead.

4) The HEIC also seem to have done a deal to give them railway concessions etc,etc in Transoxania.........were the hell is Transoxania?

5) Meanwhile the Opium Cartel banking arm has picked up more clients with free gifts from China.

6) In China the cartels Siamese & Japanese rivals got smashed up by the Boxers while the Ching Army stood by and watched.

The general view is that British Merchant Houses do not play fair and could probably take total control if they co-operated and did not spend so much time fighting each other.

Aside from the dodgy dealings of British Traders:

7) The Russians are still trying to find their missing rifles

Cool Nuns in Tripoli are trying to repair a steamroller

9) German Governor-General Kurt Kruger fell over and broke his monocle............a fall caused by the removal of his leg by an Ottoman round shot. Seems the French have decided not to fight the Germans themselves but let their allies do the job.

10) Adolphe Thier the President of the 4th Republic of Franconia has also been trying his diplomatic charm on the Czar now the the Islamic Republic of Franconia which replaced the French Empire is no more. However, getting rid of the Islamic part of the Republic would seem to be only half the solution. Seeing as the Czar objects to the overthrow of Monarchy and its replacement by all types of Republic.

The Czar feels that this type of thing is very bad and could give people idea's.

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:26 pm


The June 1857 Britannic Times has shown up and for non scrabble players here are the highlights:

1) Taking a break from trying to sort out feuding shop keepers Lord Derby has gone in for some proper international diplomacy

- It is reported that Lord Derby is now close to agreement of a Anglo-Nipon Alliance.

- Lord Derby has also joined the Czar & the Kaiser in asking the new French Govt to take back their exiled Royal Family. Only Lord Derby did it in a much nicer and more diplomatic way than Czarist lackeys like Polovtsov.

2) Meanwhile as per usual the "Shop Keepers" of Britannia and their rivals are up to the eyes in the dirty tricks and sabotage that passes by the name of "free trade" in scabble.

- Someone has sabotaged the Tea Cartels undersea telegraph cables off Cape Town.

- A attempted revolt in the Opium Cartels South China heartland by the Taiping seems to have failed.......mostly due to policy differences between the Taiping leader and revolts rank and file who were more "Boxer" in outlook. The Ching Army in the South also seems to be loyal to the Manchu or perhaps to the Triad's/Opium Cartel.

- In Dagon Peter Fay of the Opium Cartel has been deserted by his bodyguards but that is not as bad as the HEIC who lost six battalions due to the story that their latest rifles had been contaminated with pig fat.

- The HEIC is really unhappy about this story and spent the month cleaning its arms factories and getting its products certified by Hindu, Muslim, Jann, etc, etc Holy men to the effect that true believers are OK to both buy HEIC rifles and shoot this companies opponents with them...........no doubt a huge relief to all concerned.

- Probably to celebrate the fact that it can now shot people without getting pig fat on them the HEIC paid a half year dividend of 33,000,000 and 7,000,000 in staff bonus payments.

3) The Ottoman fleet off Tangier has sailed away and left Tangier in German hands & Tripoli dominated by armoured & steam powerd Nuns plus Bismrck & his band (not sure which is worse).

4) No doubt on route to save Tripoli or perhaps Tangier for the Republic General Patrice de Macmahon and the French Army in North Africa ran into the German Afrika Corp in El Hamra (sandy waste) the result was a draw but Macmahon has a new wound for his collection.

5) In Kamara the formally unbeatable forces of the Czar seem to have worn themselves out digging trenches but the expected revolt did not happen. This may be linked to the arival of Gen Brusilov in province with god knows what in the way of reinforcements for the Czarists already in the province.

- The question remains what does the Czar do after he sorts out the Ukraine? Could his explain the sudden activity of Brittanic forces and diplonacy in many areas plus a order to Governor Gordon to pull out of the Orient (before the whole area is over-run by the happy Hymn singing hordes of the Czar).

6) However Gov Gordon seems to have gone all "liberal" and is no longer following the orders of the Tory Govt in London to bug out of Khartoum. Which would seem to abandon the area to Slavers, French, Germans & Russians........no doubt so Lord Derby & his Chums in the HEIC & Tea Cartels can better protect their interests in Indea, Canada etc.

- No tea in Khartoum but plenty of Kat (opium)

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Post by Stuart Bailey on Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:27 pm

August 1857 Britannic Times has shown up and for non players of this most wacky of Agema games here are the highlights:

In the Franco-Prussian War

- The Germans have taken over the formerly Franconian province of El Hamra........dont ask I think its a patch of desert somewhere cared about only by the French, The Germans and Camels.

- "Bizzie" also known as Baron Von Bismarck is funding steam powered tanks - a Vampire Nun Invention.

- The Germans are calling on the Chinese Navy to help them against the Pro French Ottoman Navy. Heat and a lost leg would seem to have made Kurt Kruger somewhat strange.

Away from the Franco-Prussian War

- The formerly unstoppable Russian Steam Roller seems to have blown a fuse.......in a huge cavalry battle in the Crimea the Cossacks took a real hammering at the hands of the historic Tartar foe.

- But the much mocked merchants of the HEIC continue to fight their way along the southern silk road. No one is sure if HEIC policy is driven by love, profit or cricket but what is clear is that Srinigar has fallen.

- Other British Merchants (The Tea Cartel) have offered 3M for torpedo plans.

- Liberal Gentleman Engineer and Opium Cartel boss Lord Farnworth is starting work on the Hong Kong Sewers.......Francis Farnworth's many rivals (most of the Tory Party) will no doubt claim the company of the Hong Kong rat population suits him.

- Meanwhile the British Merchant Houses have purchased the Burmese Easten Company and have poured into Japan in the wake of the Anglo-Nippon Treaty like "rats up a drain pipe". It is hoped the the Prime Minister of Nippon has a long spoon in view of the company he is keeping in the Far East.

- Finally in old London Town they are muttering about the Governments treatment of poor General Gordon and also about the Boervoor Republic's treatment of British Miners - denied the vote by Dutch Farmers just because the a foreigners! When its jolly well known that a Brit is never a foreigner no matter were he is.


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Re: The Franco-Prussian War (Scrabble)

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:29 pm


The Oct 1857 Britannic Times showed up and non players in Scabble may be interested to read just how bad a month its been for our hero Otto Von Bismarck perhaps even worse than for God, King & Country players??????

1) Back home in the beloved father land our hero's mortal foes the Bavarian Socialists have once again risen in revolt. The red flag is flying from the Munich Town Hall & followers of Otto's are flying from the lamp posts.

2) In Tripoli our hero has a broken heart, a absinthe hang over & is in a French Dungeon!

3) Also in other French or allied Dungeons are the love of our hero's life Sister Julie, large sums of his cash, X4 Bismarck-La Chaste Tripoli Armoured Nonstoppable Karriages (TANK for short) & the German diplomat Baron Von Memno.

4) The only good news for our hero and his motley crew of hung over absinthe drinkers is that General Model & his Afrika Corp has captured the Grand Erg Region (another patch of sand) and could in theory still save our hero.

- The bad news is that Model is not a fan of our hero and may think saving Bavaria from the Reds is more important than saving a politician with drink and women problems?

IS THIS THE END OF OUR HERO? OR CAN HE STILL SAVE THE DAY & DEFEAT REDS, FROGS & NASTY LOCALS WHO DONT LIKE HIS TUBA PLAYING?


Meanwhile in the land of tea drinking spiffing chaps, cricket, honest god fearing merchants & principled & ethical political leaders which glories in the name of Britannia:

- William Gladstone is having his monthly moan about when is the next election? Perhaps someone should inform Mr Gladstone that LORD DERBY sits in the House of Lords due to hereditary right and as such his seat is not up for election. He acts as her Majesties First Lord of the Treasury at the pleasure of the her Majesty and because he can command's a majority in the House of Lords.

He has nothing to do with Elections to the House of Commons (apart from owning a couple of Dozen seats) and does not even have a vote. He leaves elections too and the affairs of the House of Commons strictly too lesser men.......like Mr Gladstone.

- Lord Beaconsfield is upset about the "Boarish" way British Miners are being treated in South Africa.

- And on Trafalgar Day Lord Derby & the Govt attended a review of the Home Fleet........Lines of Ironclad Battleships ready to spring to the defence of oppressed British Merchants antywhere in the World.

Cynics may wonder who is going to protect the world from oppression by British Merchants? Esp now our hero Otto Von is in a French Dungeon with the DT's.

Will it be the Emperor of Nippon faced with the dreaded Opium Cartel & its Hong Allies? Or will it be the President of Amerika North? Can he make the Monroe Doctrine effective? Or with it be President Krugar?

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Re: The Franco-Prussian War (Scrabble)

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:01 am

The Feb 1858 Britannic Times has shown up and it now seems that the Franco Prussian War is over.

The good news for our hero Otto Von is that he is no longer in a French Jail and he gets to keep various patches of sand General Model and the Afrika Corp have stolen from the new Republic.

The bad new's is:
- He has not restored the French Empire......the Republic still exists as an inspiration to Reds & Republicans everywhere.
- In Bavaria the "Reds" have defeated the Imperial German Army and almost shot the Kaiser
- The current love of Otto's life Sister Julie La Chaste has died from gangrene.
- Finally in what would be a total humiliation both the British & Russians are threatening to send troops to help put down the "Reds" unless our hero stops them and is quick about it.

In other news:

- The Brits seem to have spent month playing their favourite games of cricket....new Stadium in Dehhi plus possible reward for Lord Hardinge for services to the great game......& railway rivals in places like Wabush & Balesh. Plus that old favourite:

- Dirty Trade Tricks........Its Banks got nationalized in Chin, its trade was banned from Canton and it has suffered regular attacks in the Press but it seems that the HEIC is not taking this laying down. Since it now seems its rivals ships in Indian ports are paying x5 the docking fee's and having to share wharfs with tanners and fertilizer makers while somehow the job to relace the drains outside of Warding's Club seems to have got lost in red tape when half completed.

- The Russians seem to have spent month worrying about the "spread of the reds" and trying to spread Russian Culture and Anti Red propaganda. They are also trying to capture the Crimea but so far Khan Sahin Giray has avoided being brought to battle.

- Meanwhile out East its all kicking off in Yulu between pro Nippon modernists & pro Chin Traditionalist's. And oddly different British Hongs seem to be helping different sides..........But with our Hero Otto Von asking if the Czar wants to join in a Far East Military Adventure could things get even more mixed up? Do the Chinese like the Tuba & German Jazz?

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