In place of the usual edition of the "Papyrus Spysheet" I thought maybe a summary of where we are after 10 years of this game would be helpful for some (like me!) who often focus on their own area of the world without following all that goes on elsewhere.
It is fair to say there have already been some dramatic developments in what are after all the very opening stages of a long campaign (for most
First the raw figures:
Rank to date :
: 111. (Geffalrus)
: 100. (AI)
: 95. (devoncop)
: 68. (jimwinsor)
: 50. (Al infierno)
Remember at this stage the numbers mean little but are included for interest only.
Army Combat Strength
and changes since the start of the game by Nation : (Player controlled nations only)
(These give an idea of who are the rampant warmongers ......... :knuppel2:)
: Now 450.....Start 260. (Geffalrus)
: Now 80.......Start 47. (Gusington)
: Now 30...... Start 40. (LeCrop)
: Now 200.... Start 76. (Al infierno)
: Now 170... Start 124. (devoncop)
: Now 80 ... Start 31. (Massina nz)
: Now 50 ... Start 38. (SpeedyCM)
: Now 10 .... Start 6. (Yaitz)
: Now 40 ..... Start 23. (Lokki)
: Now 20 ..... Start 41. (JasonPratt)
: Now 60 ..... Start 47. (Asty)
: Now 175 ... Start 43. (Tripoli)
: Now 450 ... Start 233. (Jimwinsor)
: Now 225 ... Start 94 (Lysymachos)
: Now 30 ....Start 20. (ReneTS)
: Now.80 ...Start.58 (Greyhunterlp)
The game has been proceeding at a good pace so thank you to everyone playing and unlike many MP games we have had no drop outs
The situation with the Diadochi nations could not be more varied. AI Macedonia is smashed, broken into two insignificant provinces by a ferocious assault led by an Epirus (Massina_nz) and Antigonid (Geffalrus) Alliance supported by an effective AI controlled Lysimakos with other small Greek city states also piling in.
Among the other Diadochi it has largely been a period of peaceful consolidation although Egypt has established a forward trading and naval base in Crete whist Carthage has concentrated on keeping the unruly north African tribes in order. It can be seen however that Carthage has significantly increased its army strength though for what purpose is uncertain.
The quick agreement to end the initial wars between the Antigonids and Seleucids (jimwinsor) and the Antigonids and the Egyptians has meant only the Antigonids have aggressively expanded with heavy commitments in Greece and Asia Minor. Judea (Yaitz) has moved with the agreement of the Antigonids to take Syria Province but has met a recent reverse at the hands of fierce AI independents as they await the agreed takeover of Jerusalem and Palestine, also from the Antigonid's in ten years time.
Further East though no open warfare has broken out in an ominous sign for the Seleucids the Mauryan's(Lysimachos) and the Saka (Greyhunterlp) are now allied with the Bactrian's (Gusington) at time of this report still to make clear which way they will jump if their overlord is attacked.
To the south a small but truly ferocious most un-neighbourly battle has been taking place between JasonPratt's Sabaens and their sworn enemies the AI controlled Quatabans and latest indications are that Saba is in some serious trouble.
Way to the North East the Picts (Lokki) have been fully engaged in simply trying to establish a functioning economy and remain in their initial starting regions fighting off famine whilst the Britons of LeCrop now occupy a precarious thin strip of regions from central to southern England but like the Saba appear to have not found things completely plain sailing.
Around Italy the huge Roman(Tripoli) army build up has resulted in a formidible conquest of several Regions though as yet the unification of Italy remains incomplete and in an audacious move Syracuse(Asty) has now attempted to grab a slice of the Italian "toe".......this is unlikely to go down well in the Senate
.......the drama now continues...............