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by Stuyvesant
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: The fate of an empire, a story of a different Ottoman Empire
Replies: 62
Views: 19502

You really have them on the ropes now. I'm very impressed. Just punch them around for a bit longer (good preparation for that coming war with the Russians) and then rip them apart. I'd love to see a political map after you release all sorts of nations from the Habsburg yoke. And take loki 's assista...
by Stuyvesant
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: The fate of an empire, a story of a different Ottoman Empire
Replies: 62
Views: 19502

Nicely done, hammering away at that Austrian army. I'm very impressed how the balance of power has turned so much in your favor.

The General (it sounds more respectful than 'that Monkey-Bear') offers sound advice, so I don't have any suggestions to add to it. :)
by Stuyvesant
Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

The real horror is languages like Dutch with its utterly arbitrary (to me) neutral and common genders, which make no sense, have no clues in terns of word structure and affect almost everything in a sentence once you do something more complex than: een kat zat op een mat or similar (as well as havi...
by Stuyvesant
Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: The fate of an empire, a story of a different Ottoman Empire
Replies: 62
Views: 19502

Anyway, they don't die or desert so fast. It is most probably cohesion. The power index can produce some really bad surprises if one is not aware of its fluctuations. This is a general comment. I don't know the game and you do (intimately), so I take your words very seriously. :) I'm sure that cohe...
by Stuyvesant
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

I was going to comment incredulously on the Dutch, with their 12,000-power stack sitting around eating all the food in Rotterdam, until I noticed the German überdoomstack that everyone else has mentioned (with another 7,600-power stack hot on its heels)... How do you stop a monster like that? Unless...
by Stuyvesant
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Shogun's Defiance: Japan against the West
Replies: 80
Views: 32271

Fish and rice. Exciting stuff! ;)

Playing Japan seems hard enough as it is, without roleplaying its historical isolationism. I look forward to finding out how well you can do.
by Stuyvesant
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: The fate of an empire, a story of a different Ottoman Empire
Replies: 62
Views: 19502

The main Austrian army went from 25,000 power to roughly 3,000. Purely from attrition. That is just an unbelievable turn of events - the Austrians really screwed themselves when they didn't break out from that encirclement. Your prospects look good. As long as you can get an offer through to the Aus...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

Lovely poster. I was able to decipher the gist of it by relying on the ever-rustier high school Latin, though not all of it. Certainly would've made more sense in German, but then again, if I read it right, the author acclaims the Viennese for being intelligent - obviously, any intelligent being in ...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Shogun's Defiance: Japan against the West
Replies: 80
Views: 32271

Hi Kensai . I see you've started the latest entry in the PON AAR forum. Thanks! As you probably know, I'm more of a reader than a player, so I appreciate another dose of PON goodness in the form of words. Japan should be an interesting country to watch. I'm assuming Perry and his black ships will sh...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: The fate of an empire, a story of a different Ottoman Empire
Replies: 62
Views: 19502

A lot of activity over the last few days! I like the way the war has see-sawed back and forth: you started off well, then the Austrians threw those million-strong armies at you, then you slaughtered them at Thessaloniki... And now the Austrians are offering peace! Excellent! I assume that's a reflec...
by Stuyvesant
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

and new bigger Dreadnoughts. http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3959/2fps.jpg Strangely the new ones seem less effective but prove to have a much higher power rating when built. I noticed that your old battleships have two stars experience, while the new ones have none. Could that explain the lesse...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: The fate of an empire, a story of a different Ottoman Empire
Replies: 62
Views: 19502

Awesome! Another PON AAR! Looking forward to your war. I can't offer any advice, but having tagged along with loki 's AAR from the beginning, I think it's safe to say he offers good tips. Staying in the hills/mountains with mutually supporting armies sure helped him when he was massacring the Austri...
by Stuyvesant
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

And I thought that German tank was ugly. Sheesh! The in-game model looks like a brick shed on tracks. But the stats are pretty impressive, I'll admit. I noticed Uncle Bulgaria wears tartans, which means Bulgaria is a natural ally for Italy (via the tortuous logic that a fictional TV character named ...
by Stuyvesant
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

Exciting happenings are afoot! Shame about the American diplomatic coup, I fully understand your sense of aggrievement about that (I wonder if the US diplomats have been taking notes and have adopted the Italian style of diplomatics - acting like divas and throwing hissy fits). Good to see tanks mak...
by Stuyvesant
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

Both sides added to the prestige pile in the crisis. The total pot was ~14,000 prestige points, which was split between the 2 sides. It probably meant that Italy provided 8,000-10,000 to the pot, and Germany 4,000-6,000. I say that, as Italy has so much prestige (compared to Germany). Also. the amo...
by Stuyvesant
Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

You're stuck with Quetta?!? What idiot authorized that? I'd evacuate immediately - unless it's one of those opium-growing regions of Afghanistan, I can't see how Italian involvement is at all beneficial for you. Not so concerned about the British hissy fit, but I see you also border the Russians. An...
by Stuyvesant
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

Also, I noticed you started chopping wood at Catskills in your previous update...Stuyvesant, I'm sure there must be a joke to make here... Wood? You expect me to make jokes about wood ?!? Sirrah, I have standards! Harrumph! <Grabs top hat and monocle, storms out angrily to the waiting Rolls Royce> ...
by Stuyvesant
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

I was immensely pleased to see how well dressed my Bersagliare are. http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/8115/3nnz.jpg Fine ties! And suspenders! And hats tilted at a rakish angle, with an ostrich feather to boot! These lads mean business! Brazil and France had a dispute, since I am allied to both I ...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

On the bright side, it looks like an impossibility that the US will catch up with you in prestige, so a victory on points seems assured (well, that is unless your self-inflicted World War goes horribly wrong for Italy). Can you build factories in the US, or only resource gathering operations? If you...
by Stuyvesant
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

Heh, shouldn't you be working on the work computer? ;) No worries, I should probably be studying, so I guess we're equal. <Ahem> That would be a valid point, if I weren't on my lunch break at the time (personal internet use during lunch break is allowed). I would not dream of abusing work time, obv...
by Stuyvesant
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

The Belgians, being well-versed in the areas of wining and dining, probably made the mistake of questioning the sanity of elevating Lutefisk to a national culinary treasure. I'm sure the Norsemen would not take kindly to that. Belgian Blood Eagles, anyone? Anyway, the British are trying to infiltrat...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

and SigUp is great to play against (though our emails lack the casual abuse of a certain game of Revolution under Siege I could mention). *Twitch*Trotsky*Twitch* Well I guess this will help me deal with any resulting headaches. http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/1514/l5nq.jpg An effective headache ...
by Stuyvesant
Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

Matnjord wrote:Oooh, a War in the East AAr? Please, share us the link!


It's in his signature. :) Go forth and enjoy (so far, mostly Russians getting smashed silly but the Germans starting to run into an earlier-than-usual coherent defense).
by Stuyvesant
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

Looks like the Russians mobilized on a grand scale for their tussle with the Japanese. Now, to get those troops across the sea to Japan proper... That'll be hard, though they could simply try the numbers game (drown enough Russian soldiers in the Sea of Japan and eventually you'll create a corpse-br...
by Stuyvesant
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

Loki, I'm interested in the game and your gameplay. So long as you don't have steam-powered German flying dreadnoughts descend from the Moon... Hey, you know, that actually sounds pretty... SLAP! Um, OK. So where was I? Ah. Well, as long as you don't have Serbia reforming the Holy Roman Empire by.....
by Stuyvesant
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

I like the Italian way of thinking that puts the North Pole as far south as you can possibly get and still be in the general area of the Arctic. I mean, it's cold enough as it is in Gothab, why would you want to venture north any further? I doubt very many people will be willing to dispute the matte...
by Stuyvesant
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

In the last screenshot, the Prussians only have a slight combat power lead over you - I assume this is a direct result from your (their?) energetic campaign to weed out the dead wood. I wonder how quickly that number will go back up to the 200 range: if it doesn't, you might have wounded the Germans...
by Stuyvesant
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

Well, you won, that's the most important thing... And you gained some tropical beach front (I guess we know where the Italian army will next redeploy for some R&R), as well as the North Pole. Which will come in handy in about 100 years, when global warming makes the Northeast Passage possible and yo...
by Stuyvesant
Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

[2] – this is quite safe, as unless Germany declares war on Belgium I can operate across the border at will – much as I cannot follow up their armies if they fall back into Austria. I maybe able to defeat some smaller detachments or even capture some non-fortified cities. Time to break ...
by Stuyvesant
Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: PON AARs
Topic: Manufacturing Italy (a PoN GC)
Replies: 748
Views: 284119

Well, on the bright side and looking at it from a historical perspective, the French never were able to stand up to the Prussians (and I can't believe that the Belgians would make any noticeable difference), so at least you won't have to worry about the Hun swarming into Italy from the Cote d'Azur. ...

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