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Great Game Previews In History: 9 October 2014

by J.R.

800px-Panorama_dentroToday In History

In 1854, the Siege of Sevastopol begins during the Crimean War, as the French sapeurs begin digging trenches around the capital of the Crimea.

After the Allied fleet — which included the British and Ottomans along with the aforementioned French — landed in September with 50,000 men at Eupatoria, the intention was to march to Sevastopol with ease.

It didn’t quite go as planned. The Russians scuttled the fleet and began firing on the assembling Allies. The battle was won by the Allies nearly a year later, but at great cost: 128,000 casualties for the Allies, 102,000 for the Russians, which included civilians, many of whom died of disease in the encircled city.

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DemocraThree: 4 April 2014

by J.R.

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Every Friday bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D; like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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Great Game Previews In History: 23 March 2014

by J.R.

Today in History

431px-Borovikovskiy_PtPavla1GRMTsar Paul I is assassinated on this day in 1801. But it was Russia — so nothing was easy.

Paul had angered the nobility through a number of his efforts at modernization (or humanity). He tried to foist a code of chivalry on them, he discovered widespread corruption in the treasury, he had the audacity to repeal laws allowing corporal punishment of peasants. What a jerk!

A conspiracy was organized by Counts Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen, Nikita Petrovich Panin, and the adventurer Admiral Ribas (NB: why isn’t “Adventurer” still a job?). Ribas died, as adventurers do, so the plan was delayed, but on the night of March 23, Paul was murdered in his bedroom by a band of former military officers, who charged into his bedroom drunk and found the tsar hiding behind some drapes in the corner. The usurpers tried to force him into abdication. Paul resisted and one of the assassins struck him with a sword and then he was strangled and trampled to death.

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DemocraThree: 10 February 2014

by J.R.

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Every Friday (except this week obviously), bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D, updated anew this week, and like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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The [Redacted] Week in Review with Obscene Alex: Team USA Edition

by obscenealex

As he does every Monday, Obscene Alex joins us with his thoughts of the week. My redactions are in brackets:

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Your 2014 Conference III American Heroes

by J.R.

The future gold-medal winning U.S. national team was announced after the Winter Classic which featured two teams I don’t care about.

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