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by Stuyvesant
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 142
Views: 24887

Re: Heading for a clear bright sun

So, is Maron a Maronite (and thus ends my puddle-deep knowledge about religious creeds in the Middle East)? War it is. With you leading Russia, it's hard to see how this is going to end well for the Ottomans. Oh well, perhaps the British and the French can keep things from getting out of hand. Well,...
by Stuyvesant
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 142
Views: 24887

Re: Heading for a clear bright sun

Olga doesn't sound very nice. I mean, taking over and obliterating a small child is bad enough, but her musings seem to veer mostly towards how she can best terrorize her surroundings and that seems very nihilistic.
by Stuyvesant
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Heading for a clear bright sun
Replies: 142
Views: 24887

Re: Heading for a clear bright sun

It's taken a while for me to take the bait, but I've finally read everything you've posted so far. It's intriguing, I'm looking forward to more. Nice touch, an update or two ago, talking about the rejuvenation equipment somewhere in North America (was one of your earlier agents Ponce de Leon?) and n...
by Stuyvesant
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America AARs
Topic: Crushing a Rebellion: 1775 Scenario (Altaris - British vs Loki - Americans)
Replies: 53
Views: 9550

It was a fun game to watch and apparently it was a fun game for the two of you to play. Great!

I like that last sketch of the negotiated settlement. Interesting to speculate how North America would develop after that turnout. :)
by Stuyvesant
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America AARs
Topic: Crushing a Rebellion: 1775 Scenario (Altaris - British vs Loki - Americans)
Replies: 53
Views: 9550

Cool! Sounds like an unexpectedly fun situation (unexpected in that I really thought it was all over after Pittsburgh, fun in that the two of you seem to be enjoying these extra innings). Feel like I should make a comment about my hometown suffering under French occupation, but I can't quite find th...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America AARs
Topic: Crushing a Rebellion: 1775 Scenario (Altaris - British vs Loki - Americans)
Replies: 53
Views: 9550

Interesting... I had not expected much from the Colonials (sorry, the Continentals) after you wiped out all their major holdings. It's nice to see that there's life left in this rebellion. And now the French and Spanish blunder in... Do the Americans still hold any ports where the French can land?
by Stuyvesant
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America AARs
Topic: Crushing a Rebellion: 1775 Scenario (Altaris - British vs Loki - Americans)
Replies: 53
Views: 9550

That's a very aggressive campaign you've played and it's paying off handsomely. Hard to see how the Colonials come back from this, especially since the last hope of the Revolution now appears to be Pittsburgh... I am at a loss for words. :)
by Stuyvesant
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America AARs
Topic: The Tea Wars (or the American War of Independence: loki100 vs vigabrand)
Replies: 89
Views: 16359

Well, I didn't expect that! Looks like you broke the back of the Revolution, even if long-term its prospects were still quite good, with the intervention of the Continentals. Then again, would France really have gone to war with the British if the Union Jack had been flying from every major city in ...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America AARs
Topic: The Tea Wars (or the American War of Independence: loki100 vs vigabrand)
Replies: 89
Views: 16359

If Pittsburgh is the big draw, then the British really have their American priorities messed up. ;) Looks good, I believe. I know you say that the tide will turn against you once the French and other Continentals start messing with your policing actions, but for now you seem to be doing an excellent...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America AARs
Topic: The Tea Wars (or the American War of Independence: loki100 vs vigabrand)
Replies: 89
Views: 16359

Looks very good - I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. :p Side-stepping the David Cameron reference: what does that negotiation do for you? Does it impact the intervention level? And how does that work? Is there an arbitrary limit after which the French come wading ashore, or do higher numbers le...
by Stuyvesant
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America AARs
Topic: The Tea Wars (or the American War of Independence: loki100 vs vigabrand)
Replies: 89
Views: 16359

That's a nice Hun invasion of the US mainland you've got going there. Furor Teutonicus and all that. You seem to have a tendency (is two isolated instances a tendency? I say it is!) to leave your vital depots unguarded. Let's hope vigabrand doesn't have any matches lying around... Historically speak...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America AARs
Topic: The Tea Wars (or the American War of Independence: loki100 vs vigabrand)
Replies: 89
Views: 16359

Interesting... You're pacifying the Deep South: perhaps the northern colonies will gain their independence, while the South maintains its ties to its sovereign? I know, beyond the scope of this game, but an interesting thought. A shame about the denuding of Oswego. I hope you can restore the situati...
by Stuyvesant
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America AARs
Topic: The Tea Wars (or the American War of Independence: loki100 vs vigabrand)
Replies: 89
Views: 16359

That's a fairly complex plan with multiple moving parts you have going there near Albany. Combined with the melting Canadians, I'm sure there is absolutely nothing that could possibly go wrong here... Washington and his mob of angry tea tossers looks intimidating. Hope you can hold him off - he's sh...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America AARs
Topic: The Tea Wars (or the American War of Independence: loki100 vs vigabrand)
Replies: 89
Views: 16359

All I can say is: "Oof". That defeat at Boston was large. Yes, I hear what you say about the Americans' cohesion being wrecked, about setting up a defensive line around New York, but still, that was a large number of casualties. Still, progress in restoring the rule of law in the South is good and y...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: BoA2: Wars in America AARs
Topic: The Tea Wars (or the American War of Independence: loki100 vs vigabrand)
Replies: 89
Views: 16359

[From an update long ago]... while some of the army in Savannah is ordered to stop the Americans 'having congresses' in the field and to move onto Augusta. As I was reading the first few updates, I was noticing all the people having congress in the fields and was greatly looking forward to making a...
by Stuyvesant
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

You... you actually finished this? I am very much impressed (and more than a little lost for words - I had a hard time conceiving of this ending before I had both of my daughters in college). Belated congratulations on the takeover of Puerto Rico (somehow, 'Porto Ricco' doesn't have the same ring to...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

In the meantime, much to the excitement of the Italian navy, the West African campaign means they go back to firing shells at large continents and small furry mammals To be fair, it's the most excitement the navy's had in all 70 years so far. The naval 'war' with the British proved to be a bit of a...
by Stuyvesant
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

You have to admire the British tenacity in hurling themselves against the defenses of Melbourne - to the very last man, horse and cannon. But then, given the large number of surrenders, perhaps they were just anxious to come in? An early wave of unwanted asylum seekers flooding into Australia? How u...
by Stuyvesant
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

Was Kitchener any good in real life (obviously not a great swimmer, but that's not what I mean - was he a decent military commander)? You certainly got trounced in that round of combat. I wonder if the British are going to keep that wrecking ball of an army (42,000 power? Zat right?) together, or if...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

[1] – I mean what can go wrong? The Balkans with another state, Serbia very annoyed (and still occupied by various Germans) and an isolated Czech Republic fully supported by France and Italy. Definitely a recipe for a long term peace in Europe. Egads! You really took the beating heart of the ...
by Stuyvesant
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

Germany got off pretty lightly, considering the French managed to capture Berlin twice and you had started a trend of beating up their armies (although the victory in Olmutz severely damaged your army there). Just losing the African colonies was a small price to pay, considering there were no territ...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Shogun's Defiance: Japan against the West
Replies: 80
Views: 28757

Wow. Europe is going to hell in a handbasket (I've always wondered how that's supposed to work, but it certainly has a nice ring to it). This whole splendid isolation thing Japan is trying to cultivate seems like a better option with every turn that passes. I guess the good thing is that the British...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

There's a spectacular collapse if I ever saw one. And the biggest shock is that the Germans are buckling even faster than the Austrians! A French occupation of Berlin... Things never cease to amaze. Wien should fall pretty quickly. That 10% chance of the British joining the war, is that cumulative i...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

Well... Wow. Willikers. And other zany words starting with 'W'. That really did a number on the Prussians. From the latest power ratings, it looks like the Austrians are in serious trouble (not too big a surprise, given their past performance and insistence on turning Trieste into the world's larges...
by Stuyvesant
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: The fate of an empire, a story of a different Ottoman Empire
Replies: 62
Views: 16962

Seems to be going well, if the Austrians are willing to liberate Slovenia (of course, that would be completely surrounded by the rest of Austria, so it doesn't gain you much, but it's a good sign). I hope Heeward is not right about the diplomacy issue: it's kinda hard to impose a crushing peace if y...
by Stuyvesant
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

Brutal. I hope you will get the time to rebuild your armies - perhaps the Germans will join in the fun at Trieste? Of course, given their efficiency (and enormous single-army forces), they would probably walk right into that bastion of Italian pride. Tense stuff and the risk of defeat seems very rea...
by Stuyvesant
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

They replaced every citizen on Vienna with German troops, and thus were able to hide in plain sight. Now I have this (anachronistic) image in my head of all Viennese 'citizens' marching in goosestep through the city and greeting each other with very enthusiastic 'Heils': Stefan: "Heil, Gefreiter Fr...
by Stuyvesant
Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

Given what happens in the first half of 1914, I'd say the entire French army has decided to hold a long philosophical discussion while read Liberation and smoking Galloises. It sure as hell does no fighting either in N Italy or in the Rhine region. Seems a bit early for the 1917 mutinies, especiall...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

Why on earth did the French decide that sending a 4,000-power stack suntanning at Trieste or Fiume was a grand idea, considering the grim situation on the Western Front? I can't imagine those troops are doing you much good... Did you at least manage to burn down the Burgerbraukeller while your troop...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 269694

So, you're building what I'm guessing are some communication units (more CP), loads of artillery, some infantry, some wonderfully pretty tankettes, some terrifyingly ominous engineers (gas masks AND flamethrower!) and a mysterious super weapon not even the game dares to show? The mysterious super w...

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