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Jan 28, 2024


The Zamorin of Calicut is on the warpath and about to hit the city of Cochin with a sledgehammer force of over 60,000 soldiers. The Portuguese have 150 men - but one very capable commander. The fate of the Portugeuse Empire in India now hangs in the balace. 


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Jan 2, 2024


The Portuguese Empire in India faces major head winds. Vasco da Gama underestimates his old rival, the Samudri Raja of Calicut, and nearly pays for it with his life. Yet despite Portuguese resilience, the Samudri and his men prove that they are in it for a fight. 


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Nov 17, 2023


Vasco da Gama is placed in charge of the Fourth Portuguese Armada and returns to the Indian Ocean. In his last voyage he came as an explorer - this time he comes as a crusader and brings holy war with him


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Sep 12, 2023

Dec 1500

The Portuguese trading outpost in Calicut has been destroyed. In the night a vast mob attacked, razed it, and killed nearly everyone inside. Pedro Cabral orders his ships to bring their canons to bear on the city. Diplomacy has ended and now there is only need for revenge. The Portuguese commander looks back at...

Aug 10, 2023

August 1498

Vasco Da Gama makes his way north along the Malabar Coast of India. He is on the run. Negotiations have broken down with the King of Calicut - who has deployed a fleet to hunt down the Portuguese. On August 30th the King's men intercepts Vasco's ships. 70 small ships approch and fight is inevitable.