GuileMike wrote:How do I get privateers? Do I recruit them?
Also I am playing as the English, what year will I expect to run out of steam for new units to recruit?
if I recall, priviteers are something you can recruit by spending EPs.
In the American Revolution scenarios, the British get massive reinforcements in year 2 and then a few later on. The flow of the game is British dominance till the French and Spanish interventions - at that stage you struggle to hold what you have.
There is an AAR by Altaris of a game we played recently - you might want to have a look as it'll give you a feel for the wider flow of the game (he played Perfidious Albion).
I'd agree with the comments above - WiA is the ultimate PBEM experience in the AGEOD catalogue