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American Colonial Era 1660-1763 The growth of North American colonies, often with a change in native & national control.

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I nominate MajorSennef for Colonel Contrecoeur.
Thank you very much for your trust. As has been pointed out in this thread I already play CinC of the Prussian army (Blücher) at ACG's Waterloo Campaign, so I'm quite willing to accept a more modest position in this one.
I'll wait till tomorrow for other candidates. If nothing else start to PM you to get together a French-Indian war council. Your ideas how to wage this war would be highly appreciated...
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Gentlemen, I repeat my offer to make place for a better man.
Touched as I am by your trust, I am an European gentleman used to waging war under European conditions. I'm sure that amongst you 'trusted colonial cousins' someone can be found more used to fighting a campaign under American conditions.

Having said that, I must admit that I'm warming to the idea of leading men in the upcoming campaign in the Ohio valley


Khryses, question for you: are you to do away with logistics like we don't have to bother with that in the ACG campaign?
Would be less of a burden for you as well as for our esteemed enemy, but not for us, as we are the 'light fighters' here
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Yes and no, MajorSennef - the closer you are to a settlement under your control (say, hypothetically, Fort Duquesne), the more soldiers you can support under combat conditions.

So close to home and many soldiers, or further away and fewer.

Of course, if you tote a dirty great supply train along with you (a la Braddock historically) then that can support your men under combat conditions much further away from home.

Why do I keep stressing under combat conditions?

Basically to a limited extent you can live off the land - especially the French and Indians - but until the day a musket-bush is discovered...
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Just a note to mention here that although I am listed first, it only represents me being the first to volunteer for this side. I am no interest in overall command of the British forces -- I'm Virginia militia, and no more.
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...Having said that, I must admit that I'm warming to the idea of leading men in the upcoming campaign in the Ohio valley


Khryses, question for you: are you to do away with logistics like we don't have to bother with that in the ACG campaign?
Would be less of a burden for you as well as for our esteemed enemy, but not for us, as we are the 'light fighters' here
I am very excited about finally playing a war game that comes close to covering events so close to my home!

That being said, I am having a hard time finding any maps better than the two Khryses has found so far.

I do like Gaz' program where we don't have to explain every logistical choice. But my experience with Gaz has also taught me that he takes logistics into account if the individual commander takes it upon himself to put it into his orders.
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Just a note to mention here that although I am listed first, it only represents me being the first to volunteer for this side. I am no interest in overall command of the British forces -- I'm Virginia militia, and no more.
I hope we do get some more players; but if not, I will take the command as our other two members are new to the game system.
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I would be interested in a British command, although I'll be offline for the next week. Perhaps someone can cover for me 'til I get back.

Here are a couple more maps of the area:



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good maps!
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Great maps, HiredGoon - welcome to the game!

They're exactly what I was looking for in terms of close-up maps for the Duquesne area

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I'd like to join whichever sides needs an experienced player the most... even though a N.Carolina unit would be perfect, I also have plenty of French blood in my veins .
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Freak of nature maybe , but not a traitor .
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And a larger one: http://www.mapsofpa.com/18thcentury/1770holborn.jpg
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Im new to this as well so don't want to be consider for overall command of the British. Im very much looking forward to this game. That being said is there anymore you can tell us new guys on how this will play out.
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