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Matthew Ellis
United Kingdom
Manchester
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10
Nov 2003*
I'm biased. I play tested it but the new boards are rather good. Be a masochist - go Irish
2003-11-21*
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Nam seok-won
South Korea
seoul
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10
Jan 2004*
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Kwan-Young Park
South Korea
Seoul
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10
Jun 2004*
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Ken McMillen
United States
Oceanside
California
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10
Oct 2004*
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Ludovic GIMET
France
SAINT JUST D'AVRAY
France
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10
Oct 2004*
Beautiful game with these 2 excellent maps !
2004-10-27*
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South Korea
Seoul
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10
Jul 2006*
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Barry Coote
United Kingdom
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10
Feb 2005*
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Richard Irving
United States
Salinas
California
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10
May 2005*
An excellent expansion that features 2 very different maps:
- England is similar to the standard map, with a minor change of pace (London the only red and distances are somewhat further.)
- Ireland converts AoS to a great 3 player game. With no Urbanization and Locomotive the game takes careful analysis of wwhether or when to upgrade trains. Very tight, but highly appropriate for this game.

Highly recommended.
2005-05-07*
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Chris Bloxham
United Kingdom
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
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Apr 2007*
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Eran Eldar
United States
Highlands Ranch
Colorado
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10
Sep 2005*
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Phillip Lerche
United States
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Ohio
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10
Oct 2005*
England: Interesting changes from the base game - only 1 real rule change, so easy to get into playing on the map. Rating up to 10 after 2 plays - excellent with 5-6.
Ireland: wow, this is pure evil in its best sense! Fantastic map made all the more brutal by the deurbanization option. 10.
2005-10-27*
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Mark Salamon
United States
Escondido
California
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10
Sep 2014
One 3p game on the Ireland map. Very tight.

One 5p game on the England map. It was pretty loose. I played very poorly, so didn't build as much as normal. I barely avoided bankruptcy and felt triumphant making it to the end of the game. Scored -24.
2015-01-11
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Vince Kill
United Kingdom
Broadstone
Dorset
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10
Oct 2006*
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Eric Johnson
United States
Littleton
Colorado
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10
Jan 2006*
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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Plate of Shrimp.
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10
May 2007*
England: There is nothing overwhelmingly special about England other than it plays six really well - which makes it undeniably special. I'm not sure that I love the map as much as some of the others, but it serves such a specialized purpose that I'm very appreciative of the design. Indispensable as an AoS fanatic.

Ireland: Holy Crap, if you think that the standard rust belt map is vicious, this one is brutal. There is such an amazing sense of joy that you get when you actually get into the black in this one. I jumped up and down when I earned my first 4 dollars!
2007-05-16*
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Philippe Beaudoin
Canada
Montréal
Québec
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10
Apr 2006*
As good as the original. On the edge of my seat for the whole game. The fact that london is the only red town creates possibilities for new strategies, like controlling London and having opponents pay for use of our links.
2006-04-16*
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John Michalski
Belgium
Namur
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10
Apr 2006*
IMO, Ireland is the best map for AoS. The one I own is a copy.
2006-04-17*
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Sam Noble
United States
Miami
Florida
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Aug 2007*
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Detlef Jakob
Germany
Köln
NRW
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Aug 2006*
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Chris Kelly
Malaysia
George Town
Penang
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10
Sep 2006*
Ireland map is awesome for 3, which is our usual player number...
2006-09-18*
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Alexander Schmalz
Germany
Köln
Nordrhein Westfalen
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10
Sep 2006*
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Erik Johnson
United States
St Paul
Minnesota
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Oct 2006*
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Adam Ruprecht
United States
Seattle
Washington
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10
Dec 2006*
The best of the official Age of Steam expansions - good maps for the whole range of players. This is almost mandatory if you expect to play with three regularly.
2006-12-15*
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S. Deniz Bucak
United States
Havertown
Pennsylvania
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10
Feb 2007*
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C Sandifer
United States
Lutherville
Maryland
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10
Nov 2009*
England:

An early expansion effort, and one with a design flaw that is repeated in later fan-generated maps: Cities are spaced too far apart, and so engineering is a particularly important special action. Still, a new map is a new map. All is well, though not perfect.

Ireland:

The better of the two expansion maps, and the one that makes this set worth owning. The new urbanization (removing cubes from a city) is just plain mean. And fun.

Though it does seem marginally unfair that the same player can build both Wales connections on the same turn, if so inclined.
2011-12-24
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