This is currently a work in progress. I'll touch up the first few posts asap. Boehm, Gezeder, if you wish to post your own (with flags et al, or whatever), go ahead... I'll simply delete anything of mine that becomes redundants.
Here are the rules we are playing by. (also our other thread is found here:
PBEM - From the Ashes of the Mediterranean
Scenario - Age of Exploration (1492)
Turn Length - 5 years
Difficulty - Hard
Agression - Normal
The game is being played in an unbreakable Alliance format:
Europeans - Boehm, Natt och dag, Wyvern
The Remnants of the British Empire (excluding UK herself) - Ludovico, Storey, Gezeder
Boehm chose the Spanish Alliance for his team. Each alliance chose what player would play what country of the alliance.
A - Spain - Boehm
B - Austria - Natt och dag
C - Russia - Wyvern
a - France - Gezeder
b - Sweden - Storey
c - Ottoman Empire - Ludovico the Wise, Ruler of all Civilized Peoples.
France and allies must break Hapsburg hegemony. Ottoman Empire should threaten Vienna and Russia and significantly unite the Moslem lands. Sweden should dominate the Baltic.
Spain should posses South and Central America and hold the Iberian peninsula, Austria should be a continental force, and Russia should conquer Poland and colonize Siberia.
A draw assumes these conditions are met on both sides. If an alliance succeeds in overfulfilling its countries expectations (or conversely, succeeds in not allowing the other alliance to fulfill its expectations), this alliance is victorious.
If it is hard to tell, call it a draw. But we should reasonably know which alliance is doing better (I think we all knew Boehm won the last game without checking the VP points).
Similarly, each country should be able to prove itself against the yardsticks I provided. I think they are generally what "should" happen, all things being equal.
And finally, we can ask the friendly peoples of the forums to judge our performances. Nicely of course. Screenshots will provided, hopefully at the end of each round. If professional judging is to take place, the urine samples and save games can be forwarded to the judge in question.