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Subject: Fort Duquesne win for French plus Limited Governor rss

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For those who use variant rules, particularly on yucata, I'm curious to hear your opinion of the Settle Ft Duquesne French Win rule. Does it make the game too pro French? I've been playing it in conjunction with Limited
Governor, and I really enjoy how it shapes the game, but then again I'm playing French and winning.
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I really like this variant, it makes the British side also care about the other side of the map. But originally, IIRC, the variant gave the French the win if they build a town in Ft. Duquesne, and not just settle there. On Yucata it was probably changed by a mistake.
My additional option to balance it a bit is a British win when they settle Michillimackinac.
 
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Mind you, I have only played that variant a few times, and a bloody while ago now, but in my experience it can be tough for the French to pull off.

As French, I tried combinations of Governor, Home Support, and Intendant (settle, Intendant new local, and settle the next step next turn); to try to rush there. Memory serves, the British can get there quicker, and if they can get it fortified, you are in trouble, since they still have military advantage.

This might be way off base, like I said, been awhile. If you are having fun with it, that's probably all that matters, at this point.
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Actually, if anything, it's feeling a little pro French to me, but I've played this way less than 5 times, so I haven't made up my mind.

Brits can get to Fort Duquesne first, but they don't always hold it.
 
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