1563 - 1576
Reject Alexander (College build bonus) and John (+50% Furs).
My slogan is ‘Liberty Bells, Liberty Bells - give me Liberty Bells or give me a finish after 1600’. :eek: (yes, it does need work :o )
Samuel promptly turns up offering ‘you-know-what’. Accepted.
RS 45%. King 11/5/5/6.
Population can’t keep up with massive supplies of guns+horses. Resolve to hire anyone from Dock and stick them on horseback with a gun!
NV provides Convert - train as Farmer.
Patrick offers Liberty Bells - almost snatch his hand off accepting!
King raises taxes to 15%.
RS 46%. King 13/5/5/6. (I think he thinks I’m up to something…)
Move Farmers to Town Hall (Liberty Bells)
Senior Scout returns. Excitement in the air.
RS 50%. King 13/5/5/6.
I’m not sure I’m ready, but the time limit is inexorable so…
- All men are free
- Native Rights
- Separate Church and State
- Controlled Arms.
Usual short delay before King’s Armada arrives (quiet before the storm).
Bonus Servants (All men are free!) have replaced Colonists, who in turn have formed up as Dragoons and are massing in Isabella.
I have 13 Dragoons and 5 Cannon.
King’s Armada arrives - as does Juan (more Bells!)
RS 60% (so +20% combat bonus from Bolivar).
I launch all-out attack
OK, now I have a Great General , and the King is down to 8/1/3/6.
Reject Francisco H (Offers a Promotion, but I don’t like this particular one).
Reject Diego (Offers 3 Servants - normally great, but here extra population would lower my RS :eek: ).
Accept Francisco P (Dragoons get an extra move).
Promote Scout to Surgeon 3 and Veteran 2.
Caravel runs blockade, delivering horses+guns.
RS 69%. King 3/1/2/6.
Accept Chief (just for points score, coz I’m WINNING!)
Promote several units to Veteran.
Accept Roger (points!)
Second Scout arrives back - just in time for celebrations.
Accept Thomas (production).
Scan horizon, desperately hoping that English return (for their thrashing!) before 1599…