England

English Openings

With the need to get ships in the water in order to grow (only England borders no other centres), English openings focus more heavily on setting up for Fall 1901 action than any other power. Beset by risks that are hard to mitigate and with few effective options, England is often considered the most conservative of countries when it comes to openings.

Common Openings

England has four very common openings (occurring in more than 10% of games), with only two more happening in more than 1% of games. North Sea and either Norwegian Sea or English Channel occur in all of these:

  1. Queen Elizabeth (A Lpl – Yor; F Edi – Nwg; F Lon – Nth.)
  2. Queen Anne (A Lpl – Edi; F Edi – Nwg; F Lon – Nth.)
  3. Queen Mary (A Lpl – Yor; F Edi – Nth; F Lon – Ech.)
  4. Queen Victoria (A Lpl – Wal; F Edi – Nth; F Lon – Ech.)
  5. Empress Matilda (A Lpl – Wal; F Edi – Nwg; F Lon – Nth.)
  6. Queen Jane (A Lpl – Edi; F Edi – Nth; F Lon – Ech.)

Other Notable Openings

There is a paucity of opening options available, with the only other opening of note falling into the novelty category:

  1. Yorkshire Pudding (A Lpl – Yor; F Edi – Yor; F Lon – Yor)

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