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Finished: 01 AM Mon 31 Aug 15 UTC
Private Cloaks and Daggers-2
2 days /phase (slow)
Pot: 700 D - Autumn, 1918, Finished
Draw-Size Scoring, Wait for orders
Game won by Skidmarks (698 D)
04 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1917: Hey guys. I'll need another pause for 20 days. Will be on holidays at a place without internet access. Sorry for the inconvenience caused by that, I never thought this game would take so long.
04 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1917: When are you leaving, France? Is it possible we can finalize builds and at least have a grasp of the map we are facing?
04 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1917: Sure... I don't have a build anyways.
05 Aug 15 UTC Autumn, 1917: 20 days?! Well jealous. When do you leave for the holiday? It may influence England's decision to wipe you out this year ;)
25 Aug 15 UTC Spring, 1918: Wizard, I see you are back and have voted for unpause. Hope your time away was restful!
25 Aug 15 UTC Spring, 1918: Not that restful, but it was good, thanks.

Let's finish this...
25 Aug 15 UTC Spring, 1918: Oh, I had in my head that we were pausing until 8/29. Not sure where I got that from. What was happening in this game, again?
25 Aug 15 UTC Spring, 1918: Agreed, I've totally lost track what my strategy was. Anybody notice where I left my armies?
26 Aug 15 UTC Spring, 1918: Agreed. Let's finish this!
29 Aug 15 UTC Spring, 1918: Three months to the day since Sh@dow has been on the site. Anyone know what drove him off?
29 Aug 15 UTC According to his last message it looks like France did...
29 Aug 15 UTC I don't know specifically, but it was some personal stuff going on.
29 Aug 15 UTC Oh shoot, I hope everything's okay.
30 Aug 15 UTC Good game all - was fun - if not crazy long. all the best to each of you! Congrats Turkey
31 Aug 15 UTC Hmm, not with a bang, but a whimper. Well, if this works out that I do take the 18, I want to thank all of you for the charity in allowing me to stay in the game and propping me up so my wife stops looking down upon me.
31 Aug 15 UTC Without Sh@dow, I'm not sure what sort of an after action report (as we call them on PlayDip we can construct, which is why I looked up his account, but I'd love to hear from Julien and VI, at least, about the early craziness of our corner. I was certainly the odd man out, but it would be nice to see how quickly that materialized and then fell apart. Thank you, Germany, for your partnership, while it lasted, and for the good sportsmanship and strong play from everyone else.
31 Aug 15 UTC Sorry, forgot a parenthesis above. Anyway ...
31 Aug 15 UTC Wow! Not quite the ending the game deserved but the build up all the way to this point more then makes up for it.

Holy cow Skids, from 1 SC to solo with THIS crowd is nothing short of epic. Nicely done!! I'm sure it'll kick my GR rating on the nuts, but still gotta love the play in this one.

Mad respect for THM, Skid, and BFG's play in this game. Was some pretty great out-of-the-box gameplay here. Wiz, don't feel we ever clicked and surprised by some of the lack of basic diplomacy efforts made but can't really deny your resiliency. Julien, I think you stalled a bit at the first and made a few decisions that hurt both of us, but you were otherwise a likable enough guy. Sh@dow..well guess you likely won't see this so I won't get into that.

Wish I lasted longer but was very happy to get a chance to play with you all! Good game guys.
20 Sep 15 UTC Just heard my name talked about, so a few comments: first of all congrats to Skidmarks for the amazing feat of winning such a high level game after being down to one!!!

I haven't followed the end though, so I'd like someone to explain me what happens, i.e. why the other players allowed a solo to happen?

As to what happened in the eastern corner earlier on, well you may find this crazy, but actually I had issues finishing off players in this ga;e (first Turkey then Austria - as I both got the chance) as I felt it would be sad for them to be out of such an extraordinary game. Really, it was all about my good heart :)

One decision that cost me the game though was Austria's.
When I saw that both Austria and I were in a bind between Germany and Turkey, I understood that the only way to survive was to attempt a crazy turnaround against Turkey. But Austria did not follow my logics so stabbed me. Sure, he could not help me against Turkey but could have refrained from stabbing me as it led to both our deaths. Here I strongly feel that if Austria and I could have collaborated at that stage, we would have lived longer.

Apart from that, I guess that my play in this game has been a bit too much of flip-flopping, as several times due to heavy work I connected late and had to make rushed (wrong) decisions, leading to animosity against me.
But anyhow the game was amazing, I enjoyed it very much, and must congratulate all of you on the fantastic play!
17 Feb 16 UTC Hardly a year late :P
Wow. what a game this turned out to be!!!
I can still remember this game quite clearly.
Congratulations Skidmarks!
Turkey
Skidmarks (698 D)
Won. Bet: 100 D, won: 700 D
18 supply-centers, 11 units
England
The Hanged Man (4160 D (G))
Survived. Bet: 100 D
8 supply-centers, 9 units
Germany
BFG (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 100 D
6 supply-centers, 11 units
France
TheWizard (5364 D (S))
Survived. Bet: 100 D
2 supply-centers, 3 units
Austria
VillageIdiot (6020 D)
Defeated. Bet: 100 D
Italy
Sh@dow (3512 D)
Defeated. Bet: 100 D
Russia
Julien (2065 D)
Defeated. Bet: 100 D
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