Spring Weekender 2017

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Re: Spring Weekender 2017

Post by quindia » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:10 pm

Heh...
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Re: Spring Weekender 2017

Post by barr7430 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:36 pm

The fighting in England was on the whole clean and wholesome with a fair amount of gentlemanly conduct. The same alas, cannot be said for the fighting in Jamaica where the commanders displayed neither tactical nous nor integrity of intent..

The role of dishonour reads thus with position #6 held by the man exiting with the most honour whilst #1 can truly be said to be not at the bottom of the barrel but rather... under it:

#6 General Dominic Sheldon - commander of the King's Irish Expeditionary Force - now gravely wounded at the hand of Piercy Kirke and almost expired in a Jamaican gaol cell.

#5 Lord George Hamilton - officer of the NGWIC who pursued commercial objectives vigorously and military ones less so.

#4 General Torres - commander of Spanish Forces - somewhat duplicitous in an Italian 'centre forward taking a dive in the box' sort of manner. Militarily achieving little but by subterfuge grabbing objectives whilst deceiving his Protestant allies.

#3 Le Marquis de Ruvigny - Commander of Huguenot and French Native Allied troops - slippery, militarily equivocal, deceitful and careless with human lives not his own.

#2 Lord Gordon - Commander of Creole Forces serving his Majesty King James - lacking in any military commitment to the cause, pedestrian in his manoeuvring and eager to make bargains beyond his pay grade.

#1 Governor Piercy Kirke - the English language is ill suited to adequately convey the malevolence of this individual. His underhandedness is matched only by his shamelessness.

A villainous crew aptly located at the epicentre of piracy on the planet.
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Re: Spring Weekender 2017

Post by obriendavid » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:52 pm

barr7430 wrote: The role of dishonour reads thus with position #6 held by the man exiting with the most honour whilst #1 can truly be said to be not at the bottom of the barrel but rather... under it:

#1 Governor Piercy Kirke - the English language is ill suited to adequately convey the malevolence of this individual. His underhandedness is matched only by his shamelessness.

A villainous crew aptly located at the epicentre of piracy on the planet.
Poor Pierce Kirke, much maligned and misunderstood who was only trying to remain on friendly terms with everyone, I'm sure Jules would have been proud of his performance.
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Re: Spring Weekender 2017

Post by j1mwallace » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:14 am

Lord Gordon....
lacking in Military .....
Except for killing, capturing or enslaving every miscreant Spaniard on the Island . The king of Spain is a useless oaf ! I have 10 guineas on him shuffling off his mortal coil soon . Then there will be a stooshie !
My good friends the indigenous population and i will be setting up our own sphere of co operation and co habitation in the near future.
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Its five oclock somewhere !
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Re: Spring Weekender 2017

Post by obriendavid » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:58 pm

I think Colin shocked everyone by going through two games without getting a single General killed despite his best efforts. He was desperate to be the first to have a General eaten by one of the alligators, one poor sod seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time crossing that river.
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Re: Spring Weekender 2017

Post by barr7430 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:32 pm

Had a meeting with ' The Other Kirke' today... he was pleased that his reputation continues to grow thanks to DOB's efforts.

As for Gordon... well it is true he continued in the tradition set by his boss Dundee... interpret as you will :wink:
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