here is card text....
COMMITTEE OF BOTH KINGDOMS
Either Activate Waller and Essex as Minor Campaign OR
Activate Essex and subordinate Waller for this turn.
..Does this card, using the phrase "as minor campaign"..allow them to trump Royalist's ability to go 1st in a turn? Since every minor campaign does allow this...but it does actually say that on the card this doesnt...we just wanna make sure we're playing this card right.
The Going First section says:
"Exception: Where the player selected to go second does not wish to do so, they can insist on going first if they have a “Major Campaign” or “Minor Campaign” card, which must then be their first card play." Please note the inverted commas.
The "Committee of Both Kingdoms" is not a a “Major Campaign” or “Minor Campaign” card because it is isn't so entitled. Only cards with exactly those titles may effect the choice. The "Committee" card has a limited effect like a minor campaign in one of its choices. What is important here is the exact title.