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Re: Game 10

Post by Stuart Bailey on Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:01 pm

count-de-monet wrote:after a really hard and troublesome start as Japan, I just secured a rice surplus of 50 million tons ! and that's excluding the traitorous Matsumae Clan who I have been informed have benefited immensely from the Bakufu agricultural investments on the island of Ezicho (thieving back-stabbing gits)


If the Matsumae are as bad as you say any chance of some proper Wako in G10? Very Happy

PS Any suggestion that the French Corsairs are feeling a bit lonely and looking for someone else to blame will be sued for slander in French Courts (The best justice that money can buy)
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Re: Game 10

Post by Jason on Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:05 am

J Flower wrote:Small sucess for UDP managed to avoid a famine for first time since game start.

Although I had no famine, still no extra grain appeared on turn sheet, is this normal? Or do you only get allocation when you enjoy a surplus?

My understanding is

Good harvest = surplus grain
"Normal" harvest = no surplus but also no shortfall (unless you have hardy grain, in which case also surplus grain)
Poor harvest = shortfall of grain
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Re: Game 10

Post by Jason on Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:45 pm

Rozwi_Game10 wrote:A Metropolitan Police Force...in London...and the English people are tolerant of such a 'Bonapartist' tool? affraid

Have just read the new turn's newspaper and that is the piece of information that shocks me the most. I am interested to know if its just a grand title for the Town Watch? Or is a properly invented and established police constabulary? Either way, I'm quite surprised that the in-game London population (commoners and the well-off) hasn't rioted at such, given the historic feelings towards the eventual creation of such a force in the 1800s.

I have seen claims that the only place in GB that had what we would consider a 'police force' (if you exclude things like the London Night Watchmen) at the time of the Act of Union was Edinburgh with its "Town Guard" (or sometimes "City Guard")...whether that says ye olde Edinburgh Council was concerned for the well-being of the city's residents...or that Edinburgh had a level of lawlessness unheard-of elsewhere...well I'll let you decide Wink

I may be about to get this next bit wrong, I think believe the first time a "Police Force" was formed in GB (in that it included the word "Police" in is title) was when the "Thames River Police" was formed in the late 1790s (the Bow Street Runners were never officially called "police")

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Re: Game 10

Post by Marshal Bombast on Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:49 pm

Jason wrote:
J Flower wrote:Small sucess for UDP managed to avoid a famine for first time since game start.

Although I had no famine, still no extra grain appeared on turn sheet, is this normal? Or do you only get allocation when you enjoy a surplus?

My understanding is

Good harvest = surplus grain
"Normal" harvest = no surplus but also no shortfall (unless you have hardy grain, in which case also surplus grain)
Poor harvest = shortfall of grain

There is also catastrophic crop failure (Book of Revelations page 17) where you have so little grain it affects the seed grain available for planting for next season. You can take seed grain during a shortage to help stave off famine that year but is has a huge hit on grain available the follow year/s.
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Re: Game 10

Post by Jason on Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:06 pm

Marshal Bombast wrote:
Jason wrote:
J Flower wrote:Small sucess for UDP managed to avoid a famine for first time since game start.

Although I had no famine, still no extra grain appeared on turn sheet, is this normal? Or do you only get allocation when you enjoy a surplus?

My understanding is

Good harvest = surplus grain
"Normal" harvest = no surplus but also no shortfall (unless you have hardy grain, in which case also surplus grain)
Poor harvest = shortfall of grain

There is also catastrophic crop failure (Book of Revelations page 17) where you have so little grain it affects the seed grain available for planting for next season. You can take seed grain during a shortage to help stave off famine that year but is has a huge hit on grain available the follow year/s.

Thanks Marshal, yes had completely forgot that one Smile

Hopefully no one has suffered that this year!

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Re: Game 10

Post by Marshal Bombast on Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:04 pm

Jason wrote:
Marshal Bombast wrote:
Jason wrote:
J Flower wrote:Small sucess for UDP managed to avoid a famine for first time since game start.

Although I had no famine, still no extra grain appeared on turn sheet, is this normal? Or do you only get allocation when you enjoy a surplus?

My understanding is

Good harvest = surplus grain
"Normal" harvest = no surplus but also no shortfall (unless you have hardy grain, in which case also surplus grain)
Poor harvest = shortfall of grain

There is also catastrophic crop failure (Book of Revelations page 17) where you have so little grain it affects the seed grain available for planting for next season. You can take seed grain during a shortage to help stave off famine that year but is has a huge hit on grain available the follow year/s.

Thanks Marshal, yes had completely forgot that one Smile

Hopefully no one has suffered that this year!

I have not heard of it happening in my years of playing and only came across it again and remembered it due to recent events in Russia. Still it keeps us on our toes eh bom
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Re: Game 10

Post by Jason on Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:08 pm

Stuart Bailey wrote:
count-de-monet wrote:after a really hard and troublesome start as Japan, I just secured a rice surplus of 50 million tons ! and that's excluding the traitorous Matsumae Clan who I have been informed have benefited immensely from the Bakufu agricultural investments on the island of Ezicho (thieving back-stabbing gits)


If the Matsumae are as bad as you say any chance of some proper Wako in G10? Very Happy

PS Any suggestion that the French Corsairs are feeling a bit lonely and looking for someone else to blame will be sued for slander in French Courts (The best justice that money can buy)

Problem is Stuart after posts like this is all I can think of is the band "Alestorm"...

In which case, I have a space reserved for you on Grassmarket...
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Re: Game 10

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:50 pm

Yeah, how Jason has summarised the grain is my understanding too.

Thankfully Rozwi is okay this year - I did invest in fishing and hunting, however, just in case - but see that Portugal has been hit again. I will ask the player in-game, but does anyone on the forum know if the harvest failure will also effect Portugal's colonies? As Rozwi could possibly help out Portuguese East Africa, and help ourselves in turn.

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Re: Game 10

Post by J Flower on Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:42 am

I think that the famine only effects the core home provinces & that the colonies are uneffected, also beleive that colonies can get a surplus whist the Motherland suffers a famine.
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Re: Game 10

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:53 pm

Righto. Never been in a position with colonies during a harvest results turn, so its all new information to me. Cheers.

Maybe the idea of Joint Farming Co-Operatives need to be brought up during an East Africa Summit Talks (ooh, now there's a way to boost my Honour score!). Rozwi benefits from harvest protection and Holland/Scotland/Portugal can ship the stuff home in granary ships.

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