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Andrew Drummond
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I discovered recently as I was preparing for a tournament with many games I didn't know that there are not too many strategy articles on the geek for some games. My objective here is not to provide a detailed analysis of the game, only to give a newbie a very basic outlook of general strategy.

As the British, the main strategy is very simple. You need to take Quebec by force. Focus on making money with the merchant action, buying military cards (and the Ranger), and avoid taking unnecessary settlements. This will give you a tight deck that can overpower the French army and in sequence take Port Royal, Louisbourg, Quebec.

As France, if the English play perfectly you lose. Period. If they make mistakes or don't pursue a military win your easiest path to victory is to upgrade (disc) enough settlements to trigger game end. You can also delay the British attack by attacking Pemaquid as quickly as possible. You don't need to win that siege, but it can tie up the British for a number of turns while you upgrade.
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ardrummo wrote:
You need to take Quebec by force.

You don't actually. You probably need to take L-burg, but you can without Quebec quite easily.
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Fair enough. The British have a variety of winning strategies at their disposal. The game is unbalanced in their favour.

I was only intending to describe the primary strategy.

I personally like to build Ft. Halifax and raid out Quebec, but I'm crazy whistle
 
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out4blood wrote:
ardrummo wrote:
You need to take Quebec by force.

You don't actually. You probably need to take L-burg, but you can without Quebec quite easily.
You need to go big mil or go home. Capture whatever you can. Don't let the French win by upgrading or settling.
 
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