Turn 4 (1532 - 1535, the first
turn of the tournament scenario)
Card Draw Phase: Cuba eliminated; no card
from Puerto Rico.
Diplomacy Phase: The Ottoman and Protestant
players talk; no one is sure at this point what's up with that.
Hapsburgs ally with France.
Hapsburgs grant a card to the Papacy (it ends
up being Tercios).
England allies with France.
England grants a card to the Papacy in exchange
for approval for the divorce of Henry and Catherine (it is Mercator's
England rolls a 2 for the marriage to Anne
Boleyn. She makes a great stepmother to Princess Mary, but
never conceives a new heir for Henry.
No powers issue new Declarations of War.
Looks like everyone is planning to gobble up the independent keys
Spring Deployment Phase:
Ottoman: Suleiman, 3 regulars, 1 cavalry
Hapsburgs: Duke of Alva and 3 regulars
to Antwerp (passing through allied French territory).
England: Brandon, 1 regular, 2 mercs to
France: Francis, 2 regulars, 2 mercs to
Action Phase, First Round:
By moving Alva to Liege with the
first Hapsburg move, Allen sets up a defense force that can intercept a
Protestant move against the two electorates still controlled by the
Hapsburgs: Cologne and Trier.
England: Play Potosi Silver Mines as
the event. Clearly John thinks this game will last a few more
France: 2 CP to move Francis, 2
regulars, 2 mercs across the alps to Turin.
Papacy: 2 CP to build 1 regular in Rome.
Protestant: Play Akinji Raiders as the
event. A card is drawn from the Hapsburg hand and given to the
Ottoman. Now we know what the Ottoman and Protestant were
discussing. But what does the Protestant get in return?