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Finished: 02 PM Thu 31 Oct 13 UTC
Classic Diplomacy-25
1 day /phase
Pot: 78 D - Autumn, 1907, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by RDaddy (453 D)
16 Oct 13 UTC Autumn, 1901: hmm, two players failed to play, shall we cancel or draw?
16 Oct 13 UTC Autumn, 1901: I support cancel / draw
16 Oct 13 UTC Autumn, 1901: I'd like to play it out - honestly just need some practice at this game. Is there no option to add replacements?
16 Oct 13 UTC Autumn, 1901: when those two players will miss one more turn , they will be kicked out of the game and possibly be replaced by new players
16 Oct 13 UTC Autumn, 1901: fair enough
29 Oct 13 UTC Are there any EOGs on this site?
29 Oct 13 UTC What is an EOG?
29 Oct 13 UTC That probably answers the question. I've played before on dipBounced, and at the end of games players post EOGs - End of Game logs. Basically a recap of each players experiences in the game. They make for a good read as you get the details behind why people did what and when. Helped answer a lot of the 'Huh?' moments that occur in games, and provide good insight into your game and others.
29 Oct 13 UTC Got it. I'm happy to provide an account of my experience here.
29 Oct 13 UTC When the game ends I'll post one here if anyone cares. ;)
29 Oct 13 UTC Yeah, please.
30 Oct 13 UTC Good game everyone. I'm gonna post an EOG (End of Game statement) for anyone interested.

First game on this site - obviously a solid introduction to the community here. When the game started I reached out to everyone, and quickly tried to get an idea what type of players you were through your press. Italy, who I ultimately hitched my wagon to, pressed back with ideas and thoughts, England pressed back with some ideas, and Germany and Russia had little to say throughout the game - which makes it awfully hard to work with you. (Sometimes that is the case with non-English speakers ... does that fit either of you?) Of course we all know Turkey and France dropped out, making this a very different game - especially for Austria. When I first drew Austria I knew I would have a hard time unless I found a reliable ally. I believed that to be Italy, though he took Trieste from me in that first year calling an alliance into question. Truth is, without a Turk I would have had a three build start, so he kept me in check and then agreed to back out and rebuild the alliance. That was good news for me, especially since I already considered him my biggest threat - better to have him with me than against me. Once that was set, I was able to focus on the east and worked my way through Russia, then Turkey. Using press I kept Russia fairly friendly until it was too late for him to stop my move east. Once he was on his way out I set up a line of armies to move on Germany. Germany had maintained a cordial relationship with me, and since England had engaged him early on Germany remained focused on hurting England and letting me grow. That worked well for me, as between Germany and Italy England was kept from growing. Once I had moved into Germany, the win was more or less set, though I regret taking Italian centers out of respect for our alliance - but the time was right to bring this to a close.

Italy and I had an interesting relationship in this game. He took Trieste early, then later I took Greece from him. In each instance we worked through the problems and continued on. That certainly worked out for me. I kept waiting for the other powers to stop fighting and ally against me to force a draw, but it never happened. I'm guessing the lack of press from some nations combined with the need for revenge for some and kept that from happening. Emotion can rule over rational choices, and for that I thank you all.

It was a fun game - I would love to hear from all of you on your games/strategies, as well as any comments on my thoughts.

Until next time,
RDaddy

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Austria
RDaddy (453 D)
Won. Bet: 10 D, won: 42 D
18 supply-centers, 13 units
England
rifat93 (567 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D, won: 17 D
7 supply-centers, 8 units
Germany
kojabu (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D, won: 14 D
6 supply-centers, 5 units
Italy
Survived. Bet: 10 D, won: 7 D
3 supply-centers, 6 units
Russia
MaestroPiero (122 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Turkey
reinaldoforti (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 8 D
France
makjak2 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
makjak2 (100 D)France (Spring, 1902) with 3 centres.
Maarek (100 D)Turkey (Autumn, 1901) with 3 centres.
reinaldoforti (100 D)Turkey (Spring, 1903) with 3 centres.
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