It is 1809. Armies are on the move to fight battles that will decide the fate of nations.
In a world at war, events are a backdrop for the individuals who make up those armies. Although far from home, they still live their lives as best they can. From battles at sea to skirmishes on land, there is danger at every turn. There is friendship and camaraderie, too. But the clouds are gathering.
Where do your loyalties lie?
Join Show the Colours and change history
Show the Colours has been open since May 2008 and has recently moved hosts to Jcink
It is a sandbox-style game set during the early nineteenth century
We have a small but friendly group of players who are always glad to welcome new members
A knowledge of the period is not essential, but you should be willing to learn.
Although I never met Patrick O’Brian I have read all of his books and I think it’s clear that his intent was to live for his full Biblical span of eight hundred years and to write a volume about Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin every year. He’d have slowly worked his way through the nineteenth century and into the twentieth, we’d have read about their adventures in sailing ships in the Great War, and rescuing people at Dunkirk. Eventually he’d have yielded to history and advancing technology and taken them into space and had them fight against aliens and study the fauna of new planets, always keeping in mind the career of Lord Cochrane and the actual historical accounts of battles and the progress of natural history. I feel sure of this because he died so young, at a mere eighty-six, a few chapters into this new volume, starting new plotlines, dangling new hares, with not the least idea of ever coming to an end.