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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2013-06-17 04:53:34
I figured if Scorpion could sneak into Injustice: Gods Among Us, so could Smash Bros. alumn Kirby.
Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2013-06-17 05:01:44
Diplomacy VII - Spring of 1454
England - Her Royal Majesty Queen Kodi opened unassumingly, taking no offensive posture. She merely secured the key defensive moat that is the North Sea. However, she must now respond decisively to the unconventional conflicts brewing around her.
France - Woah. King Doug is throwing himself headlong unassisted against Spain. Unless he relents, France is eschewing the opportunity to grow, without meaningful chance of breakthrough. England cannot be pleased with the disposition of his forces either; that French fleet is presumably headed for Spain, but is also in position to threaten two British holdings. I suppose this offensive could be a ruse, but I don't see how a deception could be sufficiently exploited to warrant these risks. It would appear that France is once again "That Guy" (see France, Diplomacy VI).
Holy Roman Empire - Emperor Alex is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor lord of an Empire. However, the House of Habsburg could not have received a more propitious opening toward actual Imperial dominion. Despite being surrounded by rivals, nobody moved to threaten him. He has the opportunity to methodically expand, then pick the fight of his choosing.
Poland - King Steven of House Piast immediately took an anti-Anglo stance by aggressively moving to seize and block Norway away from England. Unless this is a deception, this rude gesture is a strong commitment to a northern strategy, indicating peace with Turkey.
Spain - King Yino opted to consolidate the Western Mediterranean, only to be disrupted by the French incursion. It appears that Spain needs to hold defensively, gaining only one build. That is sufficient to repel the invasion, but does significantly slow Spain's growth.
It also permits the HRE to run amok at will; as mentioned above, I am hearing strong echoes of Diplomacy VI.
Turkey - Emperor Kang's movements largely confirm a Juggernaut scenario (alliance with Poland). He attempted to reconfigure his Golden Horde to a Mediterranean posture. However, the Venetian fleet in Greece interfered, causing a logjam in his movements. He now faces a doubtful, sluggish campaign westward while his presumable ally to his north grows strong.
Venice - Doge Vargas of Venice also benefits from France's aggression against Spain. Whether through skillful negotiation or dumb luck, his western borders remain safe while he concurrently pushes hard east. Having disrupted Turkey's force realignment, he stands in decent position against his eastern enemy.