After Action Report - Here I Stand 3 player game turn 1
Here I Stand – 3 player game Turn 1 (records are not publish chronologically)
1517 to 1523
A recalcitrant Augustinain priest named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis on the church door at Wittenburg and sent them to various people across Christiandom. And the following confusion caused the neighbouring
August to November
The English and the Hapsburgs ally - The English is able to take banking loans from Hapsburg’s merchants [The English gets Fuggers from the Hapsburgs – this should give them an average of 2,160,000 Venetian Ducats (5.4 CPs) to finance her goals]. The behaviour of the merchants upset Charles V as he was expecting to get those loans to sponsor the Empire’s needs [and you will see that the needs just get bigger and bigger]
After the clergy detains some of Luther’s supporters [The Pope plays Erasmus for the Diet of Worms commitment], Charles V calls Luther to attend the Diet of Worms with the Emperor’s assurance of safe passage. [Hapsburgs and the Pope played 3CPs each while the Protties commit 4CPs. Wow! That’s a lot of CPs for the Diet!] Our Cardinals and Priests disputed with him unconvincingly. The infection grows, the electorate
The infidel Ottomans prepare for their war on Christianity. Khair ad Din (who was later to be called Barbarossa or Red Beard) was given the title Beylerbey (provincial governor) of
A letter that was being sent to
Francis I builds his first chateaux [giving France 1 VP]. This was shown off to The Ottomans who sent a diplomatic envoy to
The Pope, Leo X issues a papal bull excommunicating Luther. The debate between Eck [excellent!] and Bucer results in the burning of Bucer [1VP to the Pope]. Luther had refused to attend the debate [Even though he was excommunicated, he could have substituted the chosen debater with the play of “Here I Stand” Home card]. The three towns recanted and returned to the Catholic fold - leaving Luther without any visible support [The Protties rolled 1 hit from 4 dice and Pope rolled 4 hits from 7].
A German traitor harbours Luther where he begins the translation of the German New Testament [3CPs are spent in this direction because the Protties cannot do anything else, with no reformer or Prottie spaces on board – Quite historical here, I think. Luther did translate the Bible while in exile]. Mel and some unknown French speaker also helps with the New Testament translations.
The Hapsburgs prepare to protect merchant ships against the Corsairs [builds 1 ship]
An English priest (who probably had been tutored by Luther) roam the country side and cause the local peasants to rise against their rightful ruler, Charles V [England play Peasant’s War and place unrest on Munster, Bremen, Mainz, Regensburg and Innsbruck. This causes an international incident [Charles V sent a stinging letter of protest to King Henry XIII. If
Francis I sent Charles Bourbon to organise an expedition with the aim of conquering parts of the
In competition with Francis I’s chateaux, The Pope begins his own building programme – St Peter’s Cathedral.
The feared Corsairs increase their activity [1VP to the Ottomans]
It seems the English are getting ready for a war – King Henry XIII builds a ship and hires some Mercenary.
Francis I sends an explorer and colonists to the
2 cities fall - The Ottomans take
King Henry decides that he does not have enough troops [Plays home card for 2 reg and 1 Merc]. An arms race between
The Hapsburgs consolidate most of the eastern (ie all but Spanish) military might in
The Spanish explorer, Orellana, picked a route that led him as far south as he could. He locates the Pacific Straits (tip of
[The game begins with a slight advantage with Haps,