Well, I'm still around.... for now. In a bout 2 weeks I'll be gone again for the holidays. If we want to mess up william a bit with privateers (and I did send one or two poking around his way) it shouldn't be hard to do that on the side, since he has no iron. I still think frederick is a better short-term target, due to his mass expansion. We just need to keep privateers in groups of 3 or more around him, since he does have frigates.