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Robert Ward
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Hi,

What happens if you reach the Ghent talks but neither player has any cards left in their hand. Do you advance the turn and draw another set of cards to play one last action card or is the game over ?

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The game is over. News of the peace agreement crossed the Atlantic quickly, before anybody could do anything regrettable.

So, which side won? Any highlights from the game you'd like to share?

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Robert Ward
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A British substantive win.

A lot of the early action was around Lake Erie with Brock and Tecumseh stamping on American expeditions. However a combination of Perry and both Brock and Tecumseh being wounded put a stop to that and Lake Erie and it's North shore fell to the Americans. Napoleon was defeated in 1813 but by the start of 1814 had escaped again! Monroe made an early appearance as did Cockburn. All raiding and invasions were confined to the Mid Atlantic. Two tribes rebelled and remained undefeated at the end of the game. The American player burned through about 6 cards (if I remember correctly) trying to defeat one of the tribes but they resisted heroically till the end. When Ghent arrived the British were in the marginal victory box but Ghent points pushed it into the substantive.

We did get a few things wrong but it didn't affect the outcome.

A very enjoyable game.

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Thanks for posting, Robert! Sounds like a good time was had by all.

Did Napoleon make it to Waterloo? That almost never happens, but with Nappy pushed along so quickly in your game, it might have. Sounds like the Civilized Indians had a very decisive role in your game.

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Robert Ward
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No more Napoleon cards were seen after he escaped. The Indians did make a big difference both in Ghent points and cards burnt trying to defeat them. I think it would be better to tackle them as soon as they pop up.

One interesting situation late in the game was a British expedition sitting in Queenstown with two cavalry and no fort and an American expedition sitting in Buffalo with two artillery and level 2 fort. Neither prepared to attack the other. The narrative would be that the Americans have built extensive fieldworks with supporting artillery while the British have not developed any defensive fortifications preferring to leave the field open so as to be better able to deploy their cavalry.

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