Guns of Infinity(Pt 2)

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#2725

Too much store is placed on “General Winter.”

What killed Napoleon was the harsh winter and the fact his troops were forced to march down the road they already picked clean a la his norm. So they could get no food and they already confiscated all the food the Russian serfs had.

The second fact was the fact the Russian Cossacks ran rampant and destroyed his supply chains.


#2726

And Bonaparte considers them as the real pain in his arse. But one thing for sure is that the Cossacks? They’ll be brilliant troops if their leaders could read maps. Some were even responsible for the destruction of Bonaparte’s 2e Regiment de Chevau-Légers Lanciers de la Garde Impériale.
I must say is that Kutuzov made the right move of using them to harass the retreating French.


#2727

I thought the Russians had plenty of more serfs to throw. My bf mentions the Tsar in Petersburg had a sizeable force with him.

So were the Russians had lost the war if the army at Borindino was destroyed?


#2728

Settling a dispute through a “sparring match” isn’t uncommon, but only among friends: without the societal weight of a “proper” duel, there’s much less impetus against cheating (especially since one of those safeguards is the fact that the seconds have the right to kill any cheater without reprieve).


#2729

@Cataphrak, I have a question: What is Caz’s own fatal flaw? As every person who has their own fatal flaws.


#2730

A. No, everyone doesn’t have one “fatal flaw”. Everyone is flawed, but you can’t boil it down to one negative trait and pin all their failings on that alone.

B. We’ve already seen many of Caz’s flaws, from his fatalism to his fanatical religiosity and sociopathic disregard for life.


#2731

Not to mention that it’s hard to tell something will be a fatal flaw until it’s well, fatal.

We wouldn’t be talking about Napoleon’s arrogance being his undoing if he hadn’t been undone.

That’s not to say he wasn’t arrogant, but asking when we don’t even know where Cazarosta is heading seems especially hard to give any answer past “You’ve seen his flaws and failings, what do you think will undermine him?”


#2732

Like Bonaparte gets a Borodino instead of an Austerlitz…


#2733

guys, I think I have find the real world counterpart of our Dragoon carbines: The Paget carbine.


#2734

This next game whenever it’s gonna be released we’re not gonna be dealing with warfare gonna be politics intrigue offices responsibility and are estate. Giving two to three years every player is going to have like there’s several perfect route moments.


#2735

Hey guys since we had discussed and worry about debt I thought this be interesting to post.


#2736

The ultimate problem with the gold standard is that it’s reliant on the price of an outside resource to control the value of the currency. While this does mean that theoretically, you can only print so much money (not that this stopped early US governments from running free with their bonds), it also means the money you do print is tied directly to the supply and scarcity of the metal backing your currency.

So, when say, some ragged band of heavily armed adventurers finds themselves in possession of several mountains filled with that metal, and then proceeds to dump it into the world economy, you have a major problem. This was one of the reasons the Ming Dynasty collapsed.

Fiat currencies, on the other hand, are ultimately backed by the legitimacy of the state that issues them. As legitimacy is backed primarily by a state’s monopoly on the legitimate use of force, institutions like the Federal Reserve exist mostly because most people in the First World aren’t comfortable with the idea that their money is backed by the ability of the issuing party to commit violence on them and their loved ones until they agree to value that currency at the state-sanctioned rate. This means it’s easier for the currency to remain stable, even in times of massive spending.

Frankly, what this means is that if Tierra had a fiat currency instead of being on the bimetallic standard (with the primary sources of both metals in that system controlled by foreign powers), it wouldn’t be in anywhere near as perilous a financial situation as it’s in.


#2737

Too bad Weathern’s heart would stop if we bring up a Fiat currency.


#2738

Not just Weathern’s.
Remember, Takara controls the silver and Kian controls the gold, and both of them would prefer Tierra’s economy remain moored to those metals kthx.


#2739

There’s also the problem of trying to explain to people that the new Gryphon’s value is based solely on the word of a government that’s official mandate is Aetoria + Cunaris. Our government’s word isn’t something as strong as the US governments.


#2740

Thank you for explaining that Mr Wang, I like banks but seems like the problems with the system is that the people at top don’t always have the interest of the bottom in their heart. But I hate to live in pre Federal Reserves America if I have to worry about the banker gambling with my money.


#2741

The Federal Reserve is independent from the trappings of government so you don’t need to worry about the US government ruining everything.

The Feds job is to steer economic policy as impartially as possible. The Treasury’s job is to shape policy so that it matches up with the President’s views.

But the Fed has a lot of power to act to protect the economy.


#2742

But shouldn’t I worry about the too? What if their interest gones south or benefits the 1%


#2743

The Fed’s job is just to focus on short term interest rates and steer economic policy that way. The Fed also handles some other things like mortgages now after 08.

The Treasury is the one that has the IRS, prints money, handles regulation and the like.


#2744

The fed has an interest in keeping the economy running smoothly as possible and as @Bryce_Kaldwin say they got lot of power to act to help the economy. Personally you know I weren’t trust the guys in charge of that place … They got their own agendas. But everyone wants to USA economy to stay tough and good or we see a collapse that make 1929 like a just a bad at the office.

The system we use while flaw is better than the old system unless you prefer the world goes back to a barter system like cavemen or serfs. Because I not carrying around a sheep or sack of ore or wool to the market everytime I want to trade for food. :rofl: