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Non-European Powers

Post by Jason on Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:12 pm

Does anyone else play a non-european power or have they ever done so? If so, how do/did you find it?

I've been one for a couple of years now and I find it strangely refreshing. It does mean that I started from a much lower technological base level and am still trying to catch up with Europe but at the same time, it has given me a lot more freedom as I have been in something of a 'desert' with no other active players nearby really. It also does give the opportunity to try and develop a new historical path and have a go at developing a power capable of withstanding the colonial European nations, because you know one day they will try something in your backyard.
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Post by Kingmaker on Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:59 pm

Hmmm was it Chinese by any chance Wink


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Post by Jason on Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:29 am

Kingmaker wrote:Hmmm was it Chinese by any chance Wink

Ahh, so my subtle hints worked Very Happy

I do find it a challenge but an interesting one. An aspect I have found quite successful is having an academy that seeks to 'rediscover' pre-18th C Chinese inventions that aren't in the game. For example, kite units are one plus a large number of industrial and manufacturing products for trade.

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Post by Wilderbeest on Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:24 pm

I do in game seven, where I am a 'neighbour' of the chinese. Having rocket betteries instead of cannon is rather amusing. At present I am trying to modernise my arms, but it is not something I worry too much abot, after all an arrow will kill you as effectively as a musket ball.

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Post by revvaughan on Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:00 am

I smell the Kwatung Province in here somehwere... scratch Glad to meet you.
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Post by Jason on Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:22 am

Wilderbeest wrote:I do in game seven, where I am a 'neighbour' of the chinese. Having rocket betteries instead of cannon is rather amusing. At present I am trying to modernise my arms, but it is not something I worry too much abot, after all an arrow will kill you as effectively as a musket ball.

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Ahh, we might have met; unfortunately I had to drop out of game 7 for various personal reasons.

I must admit I do like rockets, esp on war junks Very Happy
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Post by Jason on Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:34 am

revvaughan wrote:I smell the Kwatung Province in here somehwere... scratch Glad to meet you.

You could be right, good to met you too.

Playing the Chinese is very different from playing a European power, one I'd recommend if you want more of a challenge. Honour is scored differently for a start; you can gain 'honour' by benefiting from contact with European powers (which means you can still gain if you act dishonourably to them) as well as by showering gifts on the Emperor (not a cheap option I've increasingly found). Having said that, I have found that I still gain the greatest increase in honour by acting honourably towards the barbarians Very Happy

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Post by Wilderbeest on Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:17 pm

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Oh yes the wonderful rockets on war galleys, I look forward to using them. I am aware of a chinese Lord laying down his power in game VII and I believe I sent you a chess set...

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Post by Kingmaker on Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:18 pm

Would either of the non-europeans care to wite a little guide for me so i can add it to the advanced guide?


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Post by Jason on Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:11 pm

Kingmaker wrote:Would either of the non-europeans care to wite a little guide for me so i can add it to the advanced guide?

I'd be more than happy to give it a go.
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Post by Kingmaker on Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:20 pm

cheers


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Post by Ardagor on Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:02 pm

I was playing Kwantung China in game 4. Had a huge stash of cash after successful trade investment and got honour from giving gifts to the emperor. And then the game ended, that was a downer. Left LGDR for several years after that.
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Post by Kingmaker on Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:27 am

ahhh shame I was Venice in Game 4


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Post by revvaughan on Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:44 am

Speaking of the game ending... Does the game runout at 1750 or could some other event cause it to end early.

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Post by count-de-monet on Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:33 am

I dont know the answer for sure, but the rules imply the game will finish in 1750.

Other factors can cause the game to finish early, like a lack of player involvement as in Game 4
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Post by revvaughan on Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:53 pm

Thanks for the heads up on that. I was somewhat confused as to the who, what, and where factor!
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Re: Non-European Powers

Post by ginger on Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:48 am

I'm putting this in this section since it concerns itself with the non-MAJOR-European powers.

Can anybody tell me if any of the games they play have such positions as;
The Knights Of Saint John (was it these? The ones based at Valetta in the Med' & concerned themselves with fighting the Mohammedans)
A Merchant enterprise - I remeber ready of such years ago.
A banking consortium - again I read of such, I think.

Obviously, there's the West Indies Pirates, The King of the Pyrates, The Madagascan Pyrates, The Barbary Pirates... As well.

I'm not looking for another game - just interested. Or nosy, depending on your view point.
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Re: Non-European Powers

Post by Kingmaker on Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:37 pm

Game 2 used to have the Knights and also a banker


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Post by revvaughan on Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:36 am

Game II would certainly be a good place to show up! Seems as though it is just about to get very interesting! Cool Suspect

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