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Subject: My First Defeat rss

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Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
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I recently played Liberty with a newbie. The results were unlike any session I've ever played.

1775: Both sides built up their armies, unable to take any decisive action.

1776: The British began their offensive with two landings. Charleston fell, but at new York dragoons and Morgan's riflemen drove Cornwallis back.

1777: The French joined the American side. Howe finally evacuated Boston, brining his forces to Baltimore. The French mass a large fleet in the West Indies.

1778: A small British army landed in New Brunswick, but was forced to retreat after a sharp fight. After several naval battles, the French fleet is mostly destroyed, giving Britain naval supremacy.

1779: The Americans retake Baltimore, only to lose New York. Gates's invasion of Canada is rebuffed, but not a disaster. Carleton dares not press forward into northern New York.

1780: The British solidify control over the Middle colonies, but the French are able to take back their West Indies possessions, while a small American army in North Carolina is successful in repulsing an invasion.

1781: Britain, unable to sustain a war effort on three fronts, submits.

This is the first session of Liberty that I have lost, in no small part because my opponent was a fast learner and the French came early. I think the main thing to hurt me was dice though. Neither of us managed to inflict many losses, and in the end that favors the Americans more. I also drew poorly early on, so I couldn't effectively strike the Americans before the French came.
 
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