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A Mighty Fortress
The 1977 board game by SPI
Tips for Each Side:
Seek alliance with Hapsburgs to conquer France.
Offer to stay neutral vs. Hapsburgs in return for fighting England plus Italian concessions.
- Ottoman Empire:
Seek alliance with France to conquer Hapsburgs, probably Lutherans should join alliance as
- Papal States:
Seek strong alliance with Hapsburgs; try to balance off France and Hapsburgs in Italy.
Seek alliance of Turks and probably France, but England if necessary, in fighting
- Hapsburg Empire:
Try to avoid fighting too many wars at once. Treat with the Papal States and
come to a fair agreement about Italy. Try to have France and England fight
one another and stay out of it yourself. This should give you and the Papal
States sufficient resources to take on the Turks and Lutherans.
Alternatively, A very different, but historically-accurate
possibility is to convert to Lutheranism, which may, however, unbalance
the game in ways that the rules failed to consider.
Wed Nov 28 12:15:49 PST 2001