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Finished: 01 PM Mon 31 Aug 15 UTC
Private Cloaks and Daggers-2
2 days /phase
Pot: 700 D - Autumn, 1918, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring, Wait for orders
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Skidmarks (733 D)
06 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1914: No problem. On that note, my family is taking a road trip out of state starting tomorrow. I'll have internet on my phone and from the hotel rooms every day, but limited and I'll be short on communication. Will be back home next Monday.
06 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1914: OK... If we're all doing this, I'll also have limited access from Thursday night to sunday. No pause needed either.

I might need one though the weekend after as I'll be at the EDC in Leicester.
06 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1914: And I just can't be bothered talking to any of you anymore. ... ;) have a good trip turkey!
06 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1914: I'll be tied up from weds to fri so in that period please don't do anything worthy of third party comment. Thanks in advance!
16 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1916: Alright, would be great if we could get a pause in after the retreats, pretty please.
16 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1916: How long are you thinking?
16 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1916: Oh nevermind, I see your note above.
16 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1916: I'm confused. Is there a pause request?
16 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1916: I think he is requesting one to begin following the retreat phase. I just clicked pause to show my approval, but if everyone can finalize retreats and send us into the next phase, England could finalize the pause.
16 Jul 15 UTC Spring, 1916: Ok.
Yes, pause please.
16 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: I will enter the last pause vote once we enter the retreat phase.
16 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: No, no.... This phase, please! Am already in the UK.
16 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: Oh, okay. Pausing now.
20 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: Fight! Fight! Fight!
20 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: I have voted to unpause, and hope that England and Germany join me, so that we can continue with the game as soon as France returns, leaving him only to click a button to progressed the timer
20 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: If it takes too long just get a mod to turn his centers red.
20 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: Thanks for the pause!
back from beautiful UK now, the weather was much better than in NL.
21 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: Game on!
21 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: It is on like a prawn that yawns at dawn.
21 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: It's on like Donkey Kong.
21 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: I know i'm out, but i wanna do one anyways...

It’s on like Don Juan and that chick wearing the chiffon from The Black Swan strolling through Milan while twirling a baton.

*drops mic*
21 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: That's pretty on.
21 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: That's pretty on.
23 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: Shit, shit, shit. Albania???? Albania? Shit.
24 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: Pardners, just a note that on I'd like to request a pause from tomorrow afternoon until Monday afternoon. I'll be camping and there isn't really any kind of internet where we'll be from my memory of that location last year.
24 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: Correction, I meant from Saturday afternoon.
24 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: No probs turkey. Good luck with the tent
27 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: Back. Thanks for the pause.
27 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: Great trip, by the way. They were calling for scattered and "sometimes severe" thunderstorms, and we got through the float and a night of camping with clear skies and not so much of a drop of rain.
27 Jul 15 UTC Autumn, 1916: Sounds great!
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!

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Turkey
Skidmarks (733 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 (6555 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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