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Re: A bunch of silly newbie questions

Post by Jason on Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:32 pm

Thelittleemperor wrote:When do new recruits come again ? Is it with money in December ?I looked back but haven't saved all the previous turns

That is in the December-dated turn (e.g. the newspaper is dated December), so in G10 the next turn is our income and recruits month, which I'm looking forward to bounce

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Re: A bunch of silly newbie questions

Post by Thelittleemperor on Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:37 pm

Thanks for that , I had a feeling but couldn't find the early turns .Thanks for the info too on how the orders used to be .

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Re: A bunch of silly newbie questions

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:26 pm

Thelittleemperor wrote:Thanks for that , I had a feeling but couldn't find the early turns .Thanks for the info too on how the orders used to be .

I too miss the days when all I had to do was drill troops & the odd galley, write death threats to Venice and burn, loot & plunder.

These days I am seem to also be having to train horses,vets, priests and lawyers as well as troops, develop fancy saddles and do so much research into C18 agriculture, logistics, art & civil engineering that its really getting in the way of killing foes.
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Re: A bunch of silly newbie questions

Post by Jason on Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:41 pm

You missed out committing acts of piracy...sorry privateering... in the North Sea Wink

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Re: A bunch of silly newbie questions

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:19 am

Jason wrote:You missed out committing acts of piracy...sorry privateering... in the North Sea Wink

Privateering is a specialist sub Catagory of "Loot & Plunder"..........that is a proper order.

But in the good old days is was Privateer Galley = Plunder. These days your modern privateer has to consider......coppering, improved sail & rigging, boomkins, dispart gun aimers, marines, grenadoes, helm indicators, improved charts, sextents, trained officers, silken, scurvey cures, and last but not least legal challenges to his licence! Times are hard for you modern privateer in Glori du Roi !!

Oh and something else I dislike "General Cargo" what the hell is general Cargo when its at home? Can people give your friendly neighbourhood privateer a bit of fun and specify some major cargo types?
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Re: A bunch of silly newbie questions

Post by Jason on Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:29 am

I think General Cargo is a friend of Major Trade Investment

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Re: A bunch of silly newbie questions

Post by Thelittleemperor on Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:05 pm

And never talks to Private Audience ... Sorry , ahem .
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Re: A bunch of silly newbie questions

Post by Jason on Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:49 pm

Stuart Bailey wrote:

But in the good old days is was Privateer Galley = Plunder. These days your modern privateer has to consider...... and last but not least legal challenges to his licence! Times are hard for you modern privateer in Glori du Roi !!


Don't worry Stuart, I'm arranging for a special act to be passed in the Scottish Parliament. Anyone caught in Scottish waters, who claims to be a privateer rather than a pirate, will be able to prove their innocence by being able to recite the Lords Prayer...ok, they will need to recite it after being hung by the neck until dead...

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Re: A bunch of silly newbie questions

Post by Thelittleemperor on Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:30 pm

It is a national emergency , I have a few merchants , East Indiamen . I need to make them into warships . What can I get ?
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Re: A bunch of silly newbie questions

Post by revvaughan on Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:40 pm

I don't have my rule book with me on the train today or I would look that one up...
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Re: A bunch of silly newbie questions

Post by Deacon on Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:49 pm

Nothing really. East Indiamen don't convert to warships as far as I know. The rules say you can convert a fast liner to a great frigate, but say nothing about East Indiamen. You could ask on your turn, but good luck. You will need to raise new ships probably. From the rules: "To convert a fast liner to a great frigate takes 2 months in a shipyard and costs 5,000 pounds. 150 more recruits are also needed." Might be able to do something similar with an east indiaman but I wouldn't hold my breath.

East indiamen do have light armament (10 12pnd cannon), but I wouldn't try to use them as war ships unless I was really, really in trouble. You could also try to convert part of their crews to marines, maybe over staff them, and try to use them to force boarding action if you're going after another fleet. Also not advisable, but if you're in that much trouble...

Remember that east indiamen have crews of 200, so if you've got a shipyard but are in dire need of recruits, you could strip them of the east indiamen and use them to raise new ships. You need 200 recruits and 4 months to raise a new frigate.
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Re: A bunch of silly newbie questions

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:43 am

East Indiamen being merchant sailors they'll probably be only interested in self-preservation, so will be happy to defend themselves - possibly would come to a friend in need who's under attack - but more than likely they'll attempt to flee from danger and not risk their ship/profits/cargoes/lives.

Put them into convoys is an option - but will have knock-on effects to trade profits. And, if an enemy cruiser disrupts the formation, they come under strong attack the merchant captains might just order the ships to disperse from the convoy formation and scatter so would be no better off, if not worse off.

Best bet, I'd think, is to probably build proper military vessels. Could tire foreigner merchant ships and issue letters of marque or the like. Or issue letters of marque to your own nationals and open prize courts to purchase and sell any captured vessels. But then hope the you can stop the same privateers when you cancel the letters of marque, and they don't turn to piracy of smuggling against yourself.

I'm no expert, but those are my ideas.




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