Moo Hosts a Game II

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1956
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1968
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23%
1981
3
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Moo Hosts a Game II

Post by Master of Oblivion » 01:06:06 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

I am considering running a game. It will give some something to do in Africa.
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Post by Huojin » 01:07:17 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

All my love for 1981. Though 1956 would be fun too.

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Post by Coin » 10:58:35 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

1956! Nothing like a post-colonial mess to inspire the troops.
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Post by Serenissima » 11:30:15 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

'56 would be a change for once since it allows Suez to go differently (so UK would be neat, not done it in Cold War). But I could give '68 a crack again as one of the ones I tried before but the games didn't get off the ground (France or Israel, I suppose). 1981 least interesting, to me.
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Post by DutchGuy » 11:39:38 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

Early Cold war games with decolonization are always fun. If not 1956, then 1968 . In the latter scenario, I dibs the Netherlands.
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Re: Moo Hosts a Game II

Post by Useful Dave » 13:02:36 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

I'd take a shot at '56, France'd be an interesting one to try in that timeframe given their lean towards independent operations rather than a wholesale integration into the NATO block despite their membership.

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Post by Gesar » 14:09:44 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

Eh, I'm pretty set against 56. There really aren't that many interesting small nations.
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Post by DutchGuy » 14:40:51 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

Gesar wrote:Eh, I'm pretty set against 56. There really aren't that many interesting ''small'' nations.
You mean funky African dictatorships you can mess around with
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Post by Gesar » 15:25:07 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

I mean it's gonna be a fucking boring game if half the players have to pick Belgium or Czechoslovakia
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Post by DutchGuy » 16:45:27 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

Gesar wrote:I mean it's gonna be a fucking boring game if half the players have to pick Belgium or Czechoslovakia
The only nations that are yet to come in existence are a majority of the african states and Malaysia. Most of those will be nations by 1961.
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Re: Moo Hosts a Game II

Post by Gesar » 16:51:05 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

Missing the forest for the trees here, my dude. I said *interesting* nations - ones who add something to the geopolitical conflict, which is why BOPs work better in later periods.
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Re: Moo Hosts a Game II

Post by Serenissima » 20:14:47 Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

I find it's the opposite, personally. The way everything goes is even more set in stone in later time periods and the outcomes all the more predictable, and with much less plausible changes of politics, alignment and so on. Which is why I tend to enjoy things that have an ahistorical twist, or are far enough back that there's chances for things to change.

It'd address some issues by starting October 1, 1956 rather than January 1, since that adds a few more countries (in addition to the existing ones, as there's no shortage outside sub-Saharan Africa) and starts us right with independent Morocco and Tunisia, Hungarian revolution with the USSR trying to hold on to Eastern Europe, the situation in China is still somewhat up in the air with the RoC still holding the UNSC seat and some support, the Suez crisis of course, ongoing conflicts in Malaysia, Algeria, Georgia, the Arab states still in conflict with Israel and still vowing to destroy it, the French Fourth Republic is on its last legs and tottering, India and Pakistan still hate each other, as do the Koreas, there's a bunch of upcoming revolutions players could easily work towards... I'd say there's a lot of opportunities there for players to take something a bit different and do something a bit different with it.

Belgium is a pretty valid pick given they still control the Congo and are interfering there with Katanga for another age, and Czechoslovakia similarly, along with the rest of Eastern Europe, is in a position to change things up due to the Hungarian revolution. Not to mention we get an assassinated UN Secretary General in 1961, and other exciting bits like that.
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Re: Moo Hosts a Game II

Post by Master of Oblivion » 02:54:00 Wednesday, 12 April, 2017

I'm leaning towards 1968. No one has spoken out against it, strongly.
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Re: Moo Hosts a Game II

Post by Serenissima » 03:12:12 Wednesday, 12 April, 2017

Master of Oblivion wrote:I'm leaning towards 1968. No one has spoken out against it, strongly.
'68 is pretty much the median compromise, and there's nothing wrong with that.
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Re: Moo Hosts a Game II

Post by Master of Oblivion » 03:41:20 Wednesday, 12 April, 2017

Serenissima wrote:
Master of Oblivion wrote:I'm leaning towards 1968. No one has spoken out against it, strongly.
'68 is pretty much the median compromise, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Yeah it brings the openness that earlier periods have, but has lots of interesting nations.
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Aliens!: USSR
New Vegas: Salvador
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1936: Empire of Japan

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