I really love the concept, and after reading the rules now I'm gonna Kickstarter it!
After reading the rules and watching the pics here on BGG just one thing is a bit unclear for me. How does the ottoman empire work?
It is a major power, but not playable, on the map you can see that it can invade other territories (the sieges of Vienna and Habsburgs struggle with the Otttomans ARE essential for that time peridoe and I don't say this just because I am Austrian)
So how does it work mechanically? Are there some illuminary cards which let you use the ottomans for attacking?
I hope the mighty Sultans are not just a cheap way to expand for the three eastern powers (that woulöd be correct only in the 19th century
I look forward to enlighten Europe!