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(New page: The French openings are categorized by the order given to the Brest fleet, as follows: *Manche (or English Attack) Openings (F Bre-ENG) *Atlantic Openings (F Bre-MAO) *Biscay Openings (F ...)
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The French openings are categorized by the order given to the Brest fleet, as follows:
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The French openings are categorized by the order given to the Fleet in Brest, as follows:
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*Manche (or English Attack) Openings (F Bre-ENG)
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*[[Manche Openings]], aka the [[Manache Openings|English Attack]] (F Bre-ENG)
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*Atlantic Openings (F Bre-MAO)
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*[[Atlantic Openings]] (F Bre-MAO)
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*Biscay Openings (F Bre-Gas)
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*[[Norman Openings]] (F Bre-Pic)
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*Norman Openings (F Bre-Pic)
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*[[Biscay Openings]] (F Bre-Gas)
Many of the variants of each of these openings are recognized by unique names.
Many of the variants of each of these openings are recognized by unique names.
A big French problem is that she has almost too many possible openings. The price of guessing wrong is often grim. In general, a valid French strategy is to get Spain and Portugal in the opening, even at the price of losing a home center. For France, such a loss is frequently only temporary if her diplomacy is sharp.
A big French problem is that she has almost too many possible openings. The price of guessing wrong is often grim. In general, a valid French strategy is to get Spain and Portugal in the opening, even at the price of losing a home center. For France, such a loss is frequently only temporary if her diplomacy is sharp.

Revision as of 18:09, 31 March 2008

The French openings are categorized by the order given to the Fleet in Brest, as follows:

Many of the variants of each of these openings are recognized by unique names. A big French problem is that she has almost too many possible openings. The price of guessing wrong is often grim. In general, a valid French strategy is to get Spain and Portugal in the opening, even at the price of losing a home center. For France, such a loss is frequently only temporary if her diplomacy is sharp.