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Re: Game 10

Post by the great unwashed on Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:27 am

This ,Prussia, is my first proper European position so had no idea what to expect.
Can't complain, though the army is certainly not the one Frederick the Great inherited. Not yet anyway.
have fun people.
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Re: Game 10

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:10 pm

Arrived today Smile

starting information for Rozwi in game 10 (for those interested in comparisons)

One 'City' - featuring the palace "The Royal Kraal"

My character - Changamire Dombo II
Eight Chiefs
One "Leading Spirit Medium"

three digit number of Tribal Infantry (spears, shields)
two digit number of Light Cavalry (Javelins)

Cannot produce flintlock muskets, artillery or ships

All infantry must be tribal type
No elite cavalry may be raised

Starting money comparable to what I started with in the Savoy-Piedmont position
Starting population of 2,500,000 peoples

That's it. A completely virgin game position, when compared with the others I've had.
No debt. No military doctrines or inventions already learned. No other bases or institutions.
The position info. doesn't even cover a sheet of A4 paper.

I have to admit that this is exactly what I was hoping for.

Looking at the map, the nearest other game positions (controlled by players) are colonies belonging Portugal, England and then the Dutch.
Seven land borders in total. Six are African nations and the seventh is a European colony.

I hope this helps those interested in maybe playing the lesser positions.
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Re: Game 10

Post by Kingmaker on Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:01 pm

nice thank you for posting.


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Re: Game 10

Post by Jason on Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:53 pm

sounds an interesting position Rozwi. I tend to prefer smaller positions (Scotland's population is 1 million), I like the challenge they bring Smile
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Re: Game 10

Post by revvaughan on Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:59 pm

I have had a chance to look over my turn and started roughly where I thought that the system would begin. It is going to be interesting with an actual neighbor to the north that I must work with.
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Re: Game 10

Post by The Real Louis on Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:16 am

Just a general well-wish for all starting in 10 - no little jealous for the number of active positions, but I'm just too heavily invested in the de-populated 6 to take on more. Fare well!
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Re: Game 10

Post by Jason on Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:01 pm

revvaughan wrote:I have had a chance to look over my turn and started roughly where I thought that the system would begin. It is going to be interesting with an actual neighbor to the north that I must work with.

A nice friendly neighbour too, the sort who'd return the lawnmower after borrowing it clean Wink
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Re: Game 10

Post by revvaughan on Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:17 pm

We should be talking in game soon...

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Re: Game 10

Post by Stuart Bailey on Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:40 pm

Jason wrote:So, anyone got any thoughts so far? Obviously I realise nothing has actually happened yet Smile but (without giving too much away of course), how did you find your setup turns? Was your nation/position what you expected? Is your position in a worse state (or better) than you expected?

For myself, I found mine (Scotland) better than I had expected, militarily and financially...though of course I still need to do a lot of work on both fronts Smile Even the 'bad' news from New Caledonia has a lot of a silver lining I suspect-might mean I need to smooth a few ruffled feathers among Scottish society but means I don't have any colonial distractions so can focus on Scotland...and not have to worry about a colonial war with Spain Wink

Oh, Rozwi, return date is 2nd October so plenty of time Smile


I thought Scotland in 1700 was about to go bankrupt due to the amount of money it had lost on the Darien Scheme? And that this was on of the drivers behind the act of the Union?

Guess Richard thought starting the game with about a third of the population ready to join a Jocobite revolt is enough without being bankrupt as well. Very Happy
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Re: Game 10

Post by Jason on Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:01 pm

Don't worry Stuart, still plenty of ways for Scotland to go belly up Very Happy

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Re: Game 10

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:07 pm

Game 10 - Turn 2 arrived (by post) with me today. If it's of any use to know anyone?
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Re: Game 10

Post by Basileus on Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:27 pm

French politics is going to be confusing.......
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Re: Game 10

Post by Jason on Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:10 pm

Nice to see a lot of activity in the non-Western-European parts of the world Smile
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Re: Game 10

Post by Deacon on Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:13 pm

I was pretty astonished with the changes in Japan so early in the game. That kind of stuff is typically a big honour hit!
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Re: Game 10

Post by Jason on Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:45 pm

Having got the latest turn, I'm most offended by those damn Benedictines, why is England heretic bound and not Scotland? I mean, how can we be any less heretical than our southern cousins? Do I need to raise the Zombie of John Knox and start burning Catholics and witches again?
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Re: Game 10

Post by Deacon on Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:56 pm

I think it is because Scotland is just the northern province of England. Lots of drunken men in dresses and sheep spending time together. Not a topic for polite society.
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Re: Game 10

Post by Jason on Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:21 pm

Polite society? What's that got to do with the French? Wink
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Re: Game 10

Post by Deacon on Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:42 pm

Polite comes from the Latin polire which means polish. As everyone know the French are the world leaders in knob polishing, and so very polite!
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Re: Game 10

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:25 pm

Yep, got my postal turn through the post this morning.
Agema posted it yesterday and it arrived with me today. Nice one.

Nice to see the information I provided for my capital settlement at Khami was used, and that Richard didn't have to change too much of my original write up. I expected a bit of major rewrite by Richard, if I'm honest.

Also great to see Rozwi get its first mention in the press, although the action described being outside of our own territory.

So far so good, with things Rozwi.


Reading about Japan and France has me gripped. Certainly some interesting possibilities to come from those two nations in the near future

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Re: Game 10

Post by Stuart Bailey on Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:56 pm

Jason wrote:Having got the latest turn, I'm most offended by those damn Benedictines, why is England heretic bound and not Scotland? I mean, how can we be any less heretical than our southern cousins? Do I need to raise the Zombie of John Knox and start burning Catholics and witches again?

Well in one way Scotland is less heretical than England in that you have a higher % of Catholic's than England. But on the other hand your Protestant's and even further away from Rome than the English Anglican's.

Suspect that for the time being the Jacobite Propaganda machine is just aiming at the bigger target..........but give it time and I am sure packs of White Rose seeds will be flowing into Scotland and the loyal toast will be being done over bowls of water.
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Re: Game 10

Post by Jason on Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:56 am

Stuart Bailey wrote:
Jason wrote:Having got the latest turn, I'm most offended by those damn Benedictines, why is England heretic bound and not Scotland? I mean, how can we be any less heretical than our southern cousins? Do I need to raise the Zombie of John Knox and start burning Catholics and witches again?

Well in one way Scotland is less heretical than England in that you have a higher % of Catholic's than England. But on the other hand your Protestant's and even further away from Rome than the English Anglican's.

Suspect that for the time being the Jacobite Propaganda machine is just aiming at the bigger target..........but give it time and I am sure packs of White Rose seeds will be flowing into Scotland and the loyal toast will be being done over bowls of water.

Bah, that's what you think...I'm invoking a policy firmly based on the wise words of Lady Whiteadder...

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Re: Game 10

Post by Verming on Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:41 pm

Hello chaps, my first GdlR game and must confess, I'm making it up as I go along....
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Re: Game 10

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:23 am

Hello Verming

In truth, I'm just making things up as I go along, too Laughing
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Re: Game 10

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:37 am

Game 10 checklist for the Rozwi Empire

Sorted out some supporting characters for me to order about - Check
Sorted out the military defences - Check (easily done, since I only have an army to command and no colonies)
Sorted out some farming matters - Check
Sorted out a means of trade investment - Check

Taken the above, all, very slow - Check
Not spent more money than I receive come January - Check
Figured out how to increase my Honour Score - FAIL
Made contact with another player (in-game) - FAIL

Have a plan to follow - Check
Made sure said plan is achievable, not too complicated, and will strengthen my game position in areas involving trade/farming/society - Check
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Re: Game 10

Post by Deacon on Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:58 pm


Honour is tough enough for the European powers where what's expected is better known. I have no idea what an African position would need to do. Maybe marry a few more wives? Very Happy

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