England’s Opening Moves: Splits Openings and the Western Opening

I’m putting the Splits openings and the Western Opening in the same post because, although some will disagree, there is really only one version of the Western Opening that makes any kind of sense (and that’s pushing it!) The Splits openings These openings are strange. I wouldn’t say I’d never use them but there isContinue reading “England’s Opening Moves: Splits Openings and the Western Opening”

England’s Opening Moves: Southern Openings

Having looked at England’s Northern openings, let’s have a look at the Southern openings that could be an option. There are three useful Southern openings, although two of them don’t seem to be much different from each other and possibly aren’t quite as useful as the third! Each opening is named after a local riverContinue reading “England’s Opening Moves: Southern Openings”

England’s Opening Moves: Northern Openings

England can only guarantee one supply centre in 1901 – Norway. To do this, she has to use a Northern opening – and even then there is only one set of orders that guarantees taking Norway. There are two Northern openings that make any sense for England – the Churchill Opening and the Jorvik Opening.Continue reading “England’s Opening Moves: Northern Openings”

Legendary Tactics – How to Win as England

This is a weekend of YouTube Diplomacy reviews, it seems. I dunno… maybe I’m being lazy. Who cares? I have previously looked at a Legendary Tactics video, starting with their ‘Beginner’s Guide’. Today, I’m going to look at a video from their 7 Nations Series. Interestingly, there are 9 videos on this series. This isContinue reading “Legendary Tactics – How to Win as England”

England’s Opening Moves: Introduction

England has few opening move possibilities when compared to most other powers. When we consider the profitable openings, there are even fewer (as you’d expect). Richard Sharp introduced the method of categorising openings for the powers. For England, he did this by first focusing on the moves of the fleets, then the army. These openingsContinue reading “England’s Opening Moves: Introduction”

Early Game Alliances: England/Germany

The “Anglo-Saxon” alliance is the name given to the alliance between England and Germany. Honestly, though, I prefer the simpler name of Saxon alliance, in the same way I prefer the Entente alliance to “Entente Cordiale” for the Anglo-French alliance. England’s POV As I mentioned in the first post in this series, England’s best chanceContinue reading “Early Game Alliances: England/Germany”