Inspired by others who have written of their games in this section this is to be a story about the glorious rise and rise of the British empire in the late 19th and early 20th century. We all know that the British Empire is the powerhouse in this scenario, but she is exposed in the middle east thanks to the Persians and Ottomans, the Far East due to China's growth, the hold on the dominions of Canada and the Caribbean could easily be threatened by a strong American presidency and the least said about the threats in Africa from the French, Portuguese, Netherlands and Germans the better. My immediate aim is gain a technological advantage and then improve infrastructure in the colonies to drive rails from one settlement to the next thus keeping the needs for vast armies smaller as they should be more mobile. My long term plan is to aim for a diplomatic win although I'm well aware that I will probably ruffle a lot of feathers before I get there. Updates are likely to come regularly at first and get slower the longer the game goes on as we all know that turns take an age when you are a few years into this scenario.