It's 1895 and the colonial powers are entreched all throughout the globe. The major European countries have colonized nearly all of Africa, most of the Caribbean, the Asian Sub-Continent, Indochina, Indonesia, parts of China, and large tracts of the Pacific. The Middle East is controlled by the "Sick Man of Europe" (Ottoman Empire) but is vulnerable and decaying. Mexico and the other Central American nations have weak economies but are definitely growing. The Great Game, a term usually attributed to Arthur Conolly, was used to describe the rivalry and strategic conflict between the British Empire and the Tsarist Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia. The term was later popularized by British novelist Rudyard Kipling in his work, Kim. The classic "Great Game" period is generally regarded as running from the Napoleonic era to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907, the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and beyond. The broad arena of the Middle East could be the battleground of Britain's struggle to protect the road to India from its traditional allies and rivals France and Russia. In this game the grand 19th-century contest, the chessboard of the "Great Game", we have great colonial powers British, French, and Russians attempting to exert greater influence along with a lot of bit players and an emerging America. Then there's the forgotten ones.... The German Empire! Our empire has colonial possessions in West Africa, Southwest Africa, East Africa, and the South Pacific. Parts of Poland, Alsace, and Prussia are also under their control. The Austro-Hungarians lack colonial holdings but are a sturdy and industrious civ and are aligned with Germany. Germany wants to win “The Great Game”! Our job is to accomplish this and rewrite history. Rarely have we seen an SG that was a mod other than RAR. The will give you a chance to play some more modern units and in particular exert naval superiority. El Justo and I have discussed playing a SG with his mod. The game will require a download (if you haven't already) but should give us a taste of one of the finest mods on this board. Linky for Age of Imperialism; 1895-1919, Deluxe Version Signups El Justo Whomp SimpleMonkey (a big fat maybe) Tank Guy #3 Glenmetz Cubsfan6506 Everything else is up for discussion. Oh and in traditional Whomp fashion. Bring a drum. Here's standard Whomp equipment.