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Re: Looking Opponents PON (PBEM)

Mon May 25, 2020 4:41 pm

coolbean wrote:Yes I played a couple of MP games a long time ago, it was a lot of fun, but as you can imagine life commitments eventually would get into the way for most people. However, we were playing 1 turn a day. It was faster, but it was also a larger commitment.

Yes, we have completely different sensations from the game - here the most important thing is communication in game chats, where we discuss trade contracts, diplomatic unions, conducting joint military operations, armistice conditions and much more. And for the players of the Great Powers, the week is barely enough for all this.For minor players, this is a very long time, in which they have nothing to do and they can be very bored. I rack my brains over the solution to this problem, but so far not very successfully.

Activation for a person playing a new country takes two turns - that is, two weeks. When the Netherlands becomes free, it is also not clear yet - the Austrian player promised to leave only when Austria ended the great European war, and with this it is still difficult.
So I suggest you choose a free country now,
and when the Netherlands (or some Great Country) will be free to take it.
We also allow the minor player to take on another minor country in another part of the world. Not all participants are happy with this indulgence, but I believe that otherwise we will not find games for such countries.

By the way, we don’t have a player for Japan. But it’s very bad - almost all the Japanese islands are occupied by a Chinese player. If you decide to head it, then you can hope to somehow agree on her release ((.
The choice of Both Sicilies would be interesting in that there would be a healthy competition with the player of Sardinia-Piemonte for the unification of Italy, and this would be an interesting intrigue.
I also really want to get more players in America, now there is only a US player and a new Brazil player. Mexico is an important country, but I am afraid that it is too poor, far from the center of the diplomatic game in Europe, it will be too boring to play for it. But you may want to prove the opposite.

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Re: Looking Opponents PON (PBEM)

Mon May 25, 2020 6:07 pm

I don't have a problem taking a free country and waiting for Netherlands (or other country) to open up. That's definitely interesting that Japan got occupied, but I think they are definitely a major power and should be played. If their situation is not hopeless, I would like to give them a try.

Or I could also play Two Sicilies, not to necessarily challenge the formation of Italy, but it would be nice to get in the game and build up a little bit, and maybe make Italy a little better off when it unifies. I would probably like to switch to Netherlands or someone else when they open, but in the meantime I can take Japan or Two Sicilies. I am probably leaning toward Japan, but I would want to know more about their current situation, and what the Chinese player is asking for.

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Re: Looking Opponents PON (PBEM)

Mon May 25, 2020 8:00 pm

coolbean wrote:That's definitely interesting that Japan got occupied, but I think they are definitely a major power and should be played. If their situation is not hopeless, I would like to give them a try.


Yes, I also think that Japan is much more important.But I think you first need to watch the game, and then make a wise decision.

We will try to give you access to our files and chat now. Do you have Dropbox (for file sharing) and Slack (where we chat) apps?
If you do not have them, then you first need to register on the TWC forum, where our campaign has begun. Then you will get access to our Dropbox and Slack.
https://thewargamingclub.com

It also hosts many other MP games on various wargames and strategies.

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Re: Looking Opponents PON (PBEM)

Mon May 25, 2020 10:39 pm

Ok I made a TWC account, with the name coolbean. I think I found the thread with your game, I can post there.

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Re: Looking Opponents PON (PBEM)

Tue May 26, 2020 8:28 am

coolbean wrote:Or I could also play Two Sicilies, not to necessarily challenge the formation of Italy, but it would be nice to get in the game and build up a little bit, and maybe make Italy a little better off when it unifies. I would probably like to switch to Netherlands or someone else when they open, but in the meantime I can take Japan or Two Sicilies. I am probably leaning toward Japan, but I would want to know more about their current situation, and what the Chinese player is asking for.

our player for Sardinia got nervous)). He says that there are a lot of historical events in the game about the unification of Italy and that a person’s game for Two Sicily can break them. The truth is, they will happen in 10 years, which is almost an eternity at our speed))).
.By the way, I myself was thinking of taking Sicily for myself if I wanted to leave Great Britain.

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Re: Looking Opponents PON (PBEM)

Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:31 am

Many things happened in our campaign over the summer:
-The turn time is now set to 4 days and the theme of the game is very good.If the player is away, then he can always ask to make an empty turn for himself or to make his ally or our host.
- After long months of escalation of the great European war, both sides finally realized all its futility. As a result, in 1852 Russia and Austria offered to conclude peace - Russia renounced all its claims to Turkey and withdrawn its troops, Austria also abandoned its claims, but at the same time lost Lombardy, captured by the valiant Sardinian army and held by it for almost the entire war. As a result, Sardinia-Piedmont became the most successful participant in the war (deservedly - its troops fought very well with the Austrians).

- Due to such an unfortunate development of events, as well as for personal reasons, the most valuable players for Austria and Russia left our party.
- China was forced (by our persuasion) to make peace with Japan. After that, the China player lost interest in the game (he loves war, not trade)) also left our party.

It was almost a disaster, but we managed, redistributing the countries (for example, instead of the brilliant British Empire, I was forced to take the backward losing Russia) filled the vacant great powers.
At the same time, as we promised, some players for the Minor countries were able to take the places of the great powers.

After that, a period of calm began, when countries began to develop their economies and colonial expansion. As a former player for Britain, it was painful for me to watch all sorts of "Minors" (Austria, Prussia, etc.) climb into the Persian Gulf and establish their own trading posts.And the new British player does not oppose this in any way ((( . I then dreamed of making the Persian Gulf a pure fiefdom of Britain (well, a little Turkey).

Now the campaign is turn 73(January 1853)
(13 people participate) and we have a new player for Portugal after a long break.

Now I intend to start introducing new events into the game - first of all, add colonial solutions to players of minor countries who do not have them at all. This greatly spoils their game. Then I plan to introduce credits between countries into the game, and only then the sale of weapons, territory and enterprises.

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Re: Looking Opponents PON (PBEM)

Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:49 pm

Declaration of war to Duchy of Tuscania

All Italians were shaken by cruel banditry, which ex-ruler of Parma, Carlo Bourbon organized after loosing the last hope to convince the peoples to recognize his tyrannical regime again. He started bloody revenge to own former subjects using brutal thugs and paying Austrian gold to them. There were investigators of the Sardinian Royal Gendarmerie directed to investigate those bloody crimes. They detected and proved without any doubt the fact of an even more outrageous betrayal of the Italian people, even stronger moral degradation of the tyrant ruler, even more disgusting hypocrisy and lust for power!
Despite the false statements of neutrality, Duchy of Tuscany created bases for the Bourbon mercenaries, there they were arming, supplying and sneaking from the Sardinian army and police. This is more than just hostility, this is an act of the war against all Italian peoples. Сrime cannot stay unpunished, and the miserable traitor has no any right to call himself a sovereign ruler in the Italian lands, especially since the name of his family, the house of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty is the symbol of the most grim and dark pages of our national history. Honour, justice and, at last, citizens of Florence require to otherthrow the Duke Leopoldo II.
The Kingdom of Sardinia announces that from now it is in war with the Duchy of Tuscany and intends to protect the natural right of the free citizens of Florence to establish the power that they want and deserve, taking out the crown from the unworthy head of a traitor and oath-breaker!

Corrierre della Sera, 02/09/1853
Citizens of Parma voted for the future

Celebrating peoples crowded streets of the Parma. Yesterday, the evening “Corriere della Sera” required two additional editions and they were printed soon by local typographies. It was not because our journalists get any exclusive breaking news again. This time the news were quite predictable, but still very positive, and our readers bought the paper just for pleasant memories.
The City Hall of Parma published the result of plebiscite about future rule in the region. More than 93 % of participants voted for the integration with the Kingdom of Sardinia. People dream about unification of Italy and appreciate all the efforts of Savoy dynasty to make that dream true!



Corrierre della Sera, 02/21/1853
The Republic of Re-borning Italy

Victorious troops of Duke Fernando, supported by naval squadron under the flag of Duke Eugenio, liberated the Tuscany. Leopoldo ІІ, with his family and a few supporters, has emigrated. The population were glad to the end of bloody tyranny and organized militia for keeping order in the city. Also, Republic of Central Italy was founded. The Florence was a historical center of Renaissance and now it becomes the political center of Risorgimento. It is a modern form of social progress and advance designed to satisfy the Italians' aspirations for independence and national unity. The Constituent Assembly of the Republic would be elected in the near future and will determine the organization of power in the Tuscany.

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Re: Looking Opponents PON (PBEM)

Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:53 pm

Our Spanish player also decided to practice writing a literary aar:

" Tarragona. May 15, 1853.

In this small Spanish town, by the grace of God, a very significant event took place - the first Spanish railway junction connected the three major cities of the country - Barcelona, ​​Madrid and Bilbao. Two years ago, the first Spanish railway was opened in the capital of Catalonia, its example was immediately followed by Madrid, then this modern means of communication appeared in Bilbao and Seville and now the first common Spanish railway junction in the town of Tarragona! The inhabitants of this modest settlement (in the region of which only a grain farm operated, closed in 1851 due to an oversupply of grain in the country) were overly happy in view of this event, because it opened up new opportunities and prospects for them - work at stations, maintenance and / d technology, travel and construction! What can I say ?! The whole country was extremely happy about this event - from now on it was possible to quickly move from the capital of the Castilians to the capital of the Basques and Catalans! Is this not what unites the nation, making the inhabitants of its cities and villages closer to each other? With great hope, the Spaniards expect the construction of the railway network to continue throughout the country and beyond. You also need to connect the Seville railway with the national line, lay rails in other cities and colonies. In a matter of weeks, the Spanish railway will be connected to the French one, and many wealthy residents of the country have bought tickets from Madrid to Marseille, and then to Turin, Milan, Paris, Vienna and Berlin! European tour! Happy journey to all Spain and its peoples to a bright future! "

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Re: Looking Opponents PON (PBEM)

Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:26 pm

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newspaper "Aralsky Vestnik", April 1853:
[i]Disturbing and contradictory news comes from the southern borders of the Russian state.
Khiva rulers have always been distinguished by their hostility towards Russia. We can recall at least the tragic fate of Bekovich's expedition during the reign of Peter the Great. Or the fact that thousands of Russian slaves are still languishing in barbaric slavery in this corner of savagery. But despite all this, the Russian government always tried to find a common language even with such hostile savages. It built trading posts, Christian missions and tried to peacefully civilize this region.
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But now something happened that many knowledgeable people had long feared. Apparently incited by our foes from one foggy island, the Khiva ruler Muhammad Amin Khan began to incite hatred of Russia in the common people, accusing her of everything - from the raids of the Turkmen robbers to the death of livestock. Mohammedan mules also incited religious fanaticism and hatred of Christians in the dark people.
The result was not long in coming - another small skirmish on the border of our Cossack patrol with a detachment of Khivans led to an uprising against the infidels in Khiva itself, the rabble destroyed the Russian trading post and the Orthodox mission. Russian citizens (merchants and monks) were brutally killed.
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Our sovereign Nikalai Pavlovich and crown prince Alexander Nikolaevich could not leave such a heinous crime and insult to the Russian state unanswered.
Cossack units from Astrakhan, Saratov and Semipalatinsk were immediately sent to Aralsk. A strong infantry corps with carts was sent from Baku by sea. Apparently, a speedy campaign of retribution is coming, which will pacify the arrogant and outraged Khivans and punish the guilty.
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Re: Looking Opponents PON (PBEM)

Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:43 pm

updated list of our members:

  • Image Sardinia Dmitry (host)
  • Image Russian Empire NorthernNeighbor
  • Image Great Britain. Terry Briggs
  • Image Prussia FelkinNinesons
  • Image USA - HHFD50
  • Image Swiss (sec.country HHFD50 )
  • Image French Empire Mingeling
  • Image Belgium Militiaman
  • Image Ottoman Empire Ken
  • Image Spanish Empire Krevan
  • Image Austrian Mick Maddock
  • Image Sweden General Montcalm
  • Image Empire of Brazil maars85
  • Image Japanese Shogunate (sec.country maars85 )
  • Image Netherlands - Coolbean
  • Image Portugal - Sir_Pancho
  • Image United Mexican States - Shawn Zoretich
  • Image Qing Empire (China) - Drakken

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Re: Looking Opponents PON (PBEM)

Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:06 pm

Damn Khivans - they attacked the Russian detachment I was gathering at their border and defeated it! Hmm ...

And it all started with the fact that the Khiva army for some reason left its capital and moved to the neighboring region. Taking advantage of these, Prince Mikhail Vorontsov, the commander of the army gathered in Aralsk, decided to attack the defenseless Khiva. But when he had already approached the city, then it "suddenly turned out" that even though it was written on the map that Khiva was at war with Russia BUT there was no declaration of war and it must be formalized in the diplomacy panel. Then I remembered that if, during the declaration of war, my army is on the enemy's territory (or attacks him on the same turn), then the country receives a penalty to prestige. Therefore, I decided to withdraw the army beyond the territory of the Khiva Khanate and then declare war and attack with all the might of the Russian army. But the Khiva AI guessed my plan and attacked the retreating troops - as a result, I have large losses in manpower (about 25 thousand killed, the enemy has about 11 thousand), loss of the reputation of military leaders, and shame on the world stage.
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But the Russian troops in Aralsk and Agtau have already gathered significant ones and the Khivans have no chance. Now Russia is declaring war and next turn will start a real campaign!

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Re: Looking Opponents PON (PBEM)

Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:58 am

We already have 17 participants, extensive diplomatic communication, secret negotiations and alliances, espionage between players.
For four years (1850-53), we have already managed to conduct a large, almost world war, losing and finding many players again. We plan to write new events to expand diplomacy, introduce trade in territories, enterprises and units, the possibility of loans between countries, and add colonial solutions to minors.
Our discussion on steam:
Pride of Nations - MP Grand Campaing 1850 - 1920 (with unlimited number of participants)

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