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    Re: UK: PM Theresa May calls snap General Election

    Good call? Literally everyone expected the SNP to lose seats. They just didn't expect them to lose 21 of them: most polls put it at 5-10.
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    Re: UK: PM Theresa May calls snap General Election

    Why would she cancel the election? Under every estimate except YouGov she'll still increase her majority and net at least 350 MPs by most assessments. It'll be an internal disappointment for the Tory...
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    Re: UK: PM Theresa May calls snap General Election

    I think it'll be the other way round, if anything. People might be caught up in the Corbyn swing as he's had a few favourable TV appearances but I think that people going into the polling station...
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    Re: UK: PM Theresa May calls snap General Election

    Only YouGov are calling a Hung Parliament and even the other polling companies are suggesting they're going pretty seriously out on a limb with that one. It's so out there that people have even...
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    Re: UK: PM Theresa May calls snap General Election

    Will make the wild prediction that the Tories are still on course for 370+ MPs. Polls are tightening because of a surge in youth voting intention being reported: firstly I don't think that will...
  6. Sticky: Re: The Honorable Club of Role Playing Gentlemen and Ladies of the Center Total war

    I know far too little about the lore (I've never even heard of it) to comment with any degree of insight. I suspect most are in the same boat.
  7. Sticky: Re: The Honorable Club of Role Playing Gentlemen and Ladies of the Center Total war

    I suspect it means the endorsement was based more on LW's judgement of Ponti's character and not the quality of the ideas posted. There's no other reason he'd retract the endorsement after finding...
  8. Sticky: Re: The Honorable Club of Role Playing Gentlemen and Ladies of the Center Total war

    Well, is anyone actively working on a game concept?
  9. Poll: Re: Game of Thrones - who would be interested in a new restart

    GoT or Sci-Fi are the two main interests for RPing for me, but people are sick of GoT for the time being: most couldn't even be bothered putting in a decent effort the last time it was played, even...
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    Sticky: Re: Chambers of the Parliament

    Baron Richard attends Parliament, his two sons absent, elsewhere in London. He still simmered with resentment over the coup, and his unwitting part in the whole affair, but his heir was correct:...
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    Sticky: Re: Westminster Palace

    The Beaumonts remained at the back of the crowd, entering the King's presence, as they were a minor family among the many gathered. They listened with surprise, perhaps shock: this was a coup. It was...
  12. Thread: Entering London

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    Re: Entering London

    The Beaumonts, Baron Richard and his sons Dominic and Riddick, sit atop their own horses at the head of of the small contingent they contribute to the army. London had apparently surrendered without...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton/The Rebel Army

    "Your cause is a noble one, Duke," said Richard stiffly, with a nod of thanks, "I bring twenty men at arms, one hundred and sixty yeomen foot, and one hundred yeomen archers. A small force when...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton/The Rebel Army

    Baron Richard Beaumont, after arriving in the camp and instructing his sons to oversee the erection of tents and the stabling of the horses, sets off to see the Duke of Lancaster, to pledge his men...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton/The Rebel Army

    Another far smaller column also appeared approaching the camp perimeter. Some 280 men lead by the Baron Richard Beaumont, and his two sons, Dominic and Riddick, had also arrived to join the growing...
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    Sticky: Re: Positions of the Armies

    Bit backdated due to arriving a bit late in the Halton thread. The Beaumont troops move to Northampton, and would've started moving while the main rebel army was en route to the confrontation in...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    "It would present a safe harbour," said Dominic approvingly, "Very well. I'll return home and will inform my father, and I hope to see you at Northampton. May you find victory in Wales, my Lord."
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    "Easily done." said Dominic confidently with a nod, "Do you know of any royalist concentrations we need to worry about?"

    It would be a simple thing to avoid confrontation on the road south, as the...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    "Dominic, my Lord," he said, for the third time this hour: he was certainly meeting a great many people, "of the Beaumonts. I've come to pledge our support to the cause and seek instruction. My...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    "Perhaps he views the absolute power the Crown in France enjoys with envy?" suggested Dominic.
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    "Alas," said Dominic with a shrug, "We cannot sit idly by and allow the King to rule as a tyrant. He has his obligations as we do ours: he is not above the law."

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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    "Thank you, my Lord," said Dominic to York with a smile, glad that the various armed men around them were standing down, "I shall pass him your kind words, he will doubtless join this army in due...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    "Dominic, my Lord," he said, "of the Beaumonts. I've been sent to pledge our support, however meagre, to the cause. My father raises men even now."

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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    Dominic's conversation with Maltravers had turned out to be brief, before an interrupting squire had brought forth a whirlwind of activity and rage, culminating in a standoff. About horse shoes, of...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    Dominic dismounts and finds himself before Maltravers.

    "I am Dominic, eldest of the Baron Beaumont," he said with a flashed smile, "who might you be, sir?"
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    A rider arrives in the camp wearing the Beaumont colours arrives in the camp, seeking to speak to someone among the rebel leadership.
  27. Thread: Royal Barracks

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    Sticky: Re: Royal Barracks

    20 Men at Arms, 100 Yeoman Archers, 160 Yeoman Foot

    £1,320 -5% = £1,254
  28. Thread: Beaumont Vault

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    Beaumont Vault

    Week 1

    Income
    £6,890 (500% starting bonus)

    Expenses
    £1,254 Troops

    Total: £5,636
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    Thornton, seat of the Beaumonts

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Raby_Castle_-_geograph.org.uk_-_29645.jpg



    Family

    See here.

    Estates
  30. Thread: Sign-Up Thread

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    Re: Sign-Up Thread

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/Blason_Beaumont_sur_Sarthe_72.svg

    The Beaumonts





    Richard, Baron Beaumont (age 41)
    -- Dominic Beaumont (age 22)
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    Re: 2.3: New Battle Rules Proposal

    Sky: It's primarily to make rolling the battles workable. There's nothing stopping multiple battalions moving around together, the traits are meant to encourage battalions that aren't a hodge-podge...
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    Re: 2.3: New Battle Rules Proposal

    Below is an FAQ based on the questions the mods asked me when I introduced the idea to them:

    Q. So are battalions now flanks?
    A. No, flanks are now filled up by battalions. Instead of just saying...
  33. Thread: OOC Thread

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    Re: OOC Thread

    Can someone come get me when this game restarts? I'm not going to try to join mid-game because last time that happened I ended up wasting half the time I was playing trying to chase down inactive or...
  34. Re: The Scottish Independence Referendum Part 2: The Sturgeon Strikes Back

    Scotland's economy has shrank by 0.2% in Q4 2016, posting yearly growth of 0.4% against a total of 1.8% for the UK as a whole, leaving Scotland lagging well behind and facing a possible recession if...
  35. Re: The Scottish Independence Referendum Part 2: The Sturgeon Strikes Back

    The "economic catastrophe" narrative of Brexit is completely overblown. The UK economy is strong and is a central part of the global economy, as is the EU's. The markets know we're leaving and the UK...
  36. Re: The Scottish Independence Referendum Part 2: The Sturgeon Strikes Back

    Economic factors are my key motivation. I don't much care whether national authority rests in Westminster or Holyrood, I just want a good economy and a currency that isn't worthless. Right now that...
  37. Re: The Scottish Independence Referendum Part 2: The Sturgeon Strikes Back

    There has been no swing to Yes in the polls. They repeatedly hover around the same mark they've hovered around since the first referendum, occasionally trading a percentage point or two. Nothing has...
  38. Re: The Scottish Independence Referendum Part 2: The Sturgeon Strikes Back

    Most Scots don't want a referendum so early, opinion polls have borne that out time and again. The only people Sturgeon endears to her cause by acting this way are people already converted to it....
  39. Re: The Scottish Independence Referendum Part 2: The Sturgeon Strikes Back

    I hope May vetoes it entirely. Otherwise, I hope she puts it off until after Brexit, meaning probably 2021-22 by the time a campaign period is allowed for. Plenty time to find work abroad, unless the...
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    Re: Local Tavern OOC Chat Thread

    The community playing forum RPGs on this forum is too small to play more than one, and GoT requires at least 8-10 active players to work (accounting for the LPs, smattering of HLs, Small Council,...
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