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Hopefully, yes.
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I'm sure Harold will come on over to give a better explanation, but I'll note that each faction has between 1 and 3 leaders. Each leader has some kind of a special ability, and there's a mechanic that can initiate a leader change once per Winter Quarters card.
 
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Yes he has a card.
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Yes he is - the good and the bad - play test card below:

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Cool. Although I'd prefer to see this image of him:


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One could argue that it would be hard for treason to undermine the patriot cause when the patriot cause is treason.
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asfhgwt wrote:
Cool. Although I'd prefer to see this image of him:




He certainly looks evil in that one. I like the "dandy" painting. History and letters of the day paint him as an odd character!
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prizziap wrote:
One could argue that it would be hard for treason to undermine the patriot cause when the patriot cause is treason.


Ironic isn't it - but the victors write the history.
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prizziap wrote:
One could argue that it would be hard for treason to undermine the patriot cause when the patriot cause is treason.

That's an important point!

hankhankhank wrote:
He certainly looks evil in that one. I like the "dandy" painting. History and letters of the day paint him as an odd character!

Arnold was about five-feet-five, stout and muscular. The "dandy" portrait doesn't make sense. He looks dark and dangerous in the other image, which seems right considering his aggressive, pugnacious personality.

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The "dandy" portrait you are using is a fraud.

http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives-early-america/benedict-arn....
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asfhgwt wrote:
The "dandy" portrait you are using is a fraud.

http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives-early-america/benedict-arn....


Of course it is, B.Arnold knew he was going to have to go off the grid so he flooded every town and tavern with fake portraits so nobody knew what he really looked like!
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asfhgwt wrote:
The "dandy" portrait you are using is a fraud.

http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives-early-america/benedict-arn....


It is a prototype - easily changed. Thanks for the reference!
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hankhankhank wrote:
It is a prototype - easily changed. Thanks for the reference!

You're welcome. I can't find the origin of the portrait that I like, BTW, so it's likely an artist's conception.
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prizziap wrote:
One could argue that it would be hard for treason to undermine the patriot cause when the patriot cause is treason.


Agree - I'd call it treachery not treason. And even that is a somewhat partisan view of his actions..
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achates wrote:
prizziap wrote:
One could argue that it would be hard for treason to undermine the patriot cause when the patriot cause is treason.


Agree - I'd call it treachery not treason. And even that is a somewhat partisan view of his actions..


From Mariam Webster:

Treason: the crime of trying to overthrow your country's government or of helping your country's enemies during war.

Treachery: harmful things that are done usually secretly to a friend, your own country, etc.

I can see either working but I prefer treachery.

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As Patrick Henry (probably) said (in another context):

"If this be treason, make the most of it!"
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Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

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