Finished: 07 PM Tue 19 Jan 16 UTC
Featured DECEMBER STORM
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 2100 D - Autumn, 1910, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game won by curupira (3491 D)
15 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1905: Moderator: (ghug): Hi guys,

One of the players in this game has requested a pause through the holidays (ending December 27th). Normally we'd have him or her ask you directly, but given that this is a gunboat, we have simply paused the game. Obviously, none of you agreed to this beforehand, so if you have any issues or concerns, please email the mods at webdipmod@gmail.com and we'll do our best to get it sorted out.

Cheers,
ghug
webDiplomacy Moderator
28 Dec 15 UTC Spring, 1905: Moderator: (2ndWhiteLine): The game has been unpaused.

WebDip Admin
18 Jan 16 UTC Good game, folks. A few lucky guesses early in the game and Russia fighting too many enemies were the main points shapping the way this game evolved, I believe.
18 Jan 16 UTC Good game, folks. A few lucky guesses early in the game and Russia fighting too many enemies were the main points shapping the way this game evolved, I believe.
18 Jan 16 UTC Well played France. As Russia I always see the southern opening, and wanted to try a different approach. But destroying Germany sure worked out better for France than anyone else.

Italy and Turkey, I am sorry for my errors in troop movement while trying to work with you to stop the France solo.
18 Jan 16 UTC What was Italy thinking? Why focus on Turkey while France has zero opposition?
18 Jan 16 UTC I guess takng those last two centers was just venting.
18 Jan 16 UTC @Turkey: Zero opposition? I have fought Germany from the beginning, England and Russia along the rest of the game and Italy in the very end.
18 Jan 16 UTC @Turkey: Venting? Are you referring to me?
@England, Russia: Sorry for taking your remaining centers. If I were completely sure of the victory, I would consider letting you one supply center each, as I did to Austria. I didn't anticipate Turkey's move to Sevastopol, anyway.
18 Jan 16 UTC What was I thinking? It was 2 way fighting, so I was thinking about not dying at turkish hands! I would agree that I should have stopped 1 turn earlier and taken the risk of you rolling over me, but sometimes people just win these games and there not always a need to complain that your opponents didnt play how you wanted. you could always just have stopped playing if it upset you. Even if I had stopped 1 turn earlier, it would only have delayed Frances inevitable win a few turns, we were not well set up! And @Russian, they are your troops! no need for apologies :)

good game though anyway
18 Jan 16 UTC We were not set up because Italy deployed all of its troops southeast and allowed France to be past the main stalemate line with no opposition.

@France - Yes, you fought England from the beginning, but there was not much real opposition after that. Well played, though.
18 Jan 16 UTC I'm sure you would have had a lovely time attacking my rear if I deployed against France. I tried to ally with you right at the start and you relentlessly attacked me! If you must blame somebody, look at yourself first maybe
18 Jan 16 UTC Spring 1903. Russia has destroyed Germany; France is on 7 and poised to kill England. Italy leaves west open and stabs Austria.
Spring 1904. France moves into central Europe, brushing aside Russia who is distracted by England. Italy takes Austrian homeland moving everything east. By fall France is on 10 and as far east as Silesia. Italy continued east with a predictable assault on SER, and I tried to take ION, but with Russia in ANK it was clear that I would need to back off.
Spring 1905. I tapped ION hoping to bring another fleet west before it was too late; Italy abandoned the border with France altogether while France positioned for another +2 to 12 in the fall. With Italy positioning again for an obvious attack, I counterattacked to trade BUD/RUM. Note though that GAL sh BUD would have prevented that trade and sent a clear message that France was the problem.
1906 I pulled back to RUM leaving BUD for Italy, but Italy again deployed 100% of his units attacking me (taking SER in the process) and ignored France, now on 13 and a near lock on a solo.
1907 Italy continued to push east, taking RUM and allowing France into GAL & BOH. In frustration, I decided to support Austria into TUN rather than bouncing him. Apart from that, my moves were purely defensive. With France now on 14, Italy still refused to move to protect the western med or reclaim the stalemate line.
1908 France moves to WES, GOL, TYR while taking NWY. When Russia supported England into STP in the fall, there was a brief hope that we could all cooperate and force the middle, but Austria supported France for some reason and Italy did not commit fully to an anti-France approach or do anything with the support from my army in APU. EOG.
19 Jan 16 UTC I supported France primarily because it was obvious it was going to win and I was hoping to keep my little banana republic going until that fateful end. Thanks to all involved for helping me securing this (much scaled down) strategic objective.
19 Jan 16 UTC Germany fell by means of many hands. Russia entered Munich, England bounced him in Holland and in Denmark, France stopped him to retake Munich from Russia and obliged him to disband an army in Burgundy as early as Spring 1902.
19 Jan 16 UTC @Austria - You ensured your survival when you occupied that key position on the stalemate line. All you had to do was help keep France on his side of the line and the rest of us could not afford to eliminate you.

@France. I agree. Russia ended up with the spoils though (very temporarily).
19 Jan 16 UTC Jeez, that's your view remember. This is a gun boat, therefore "trades" and "attacks out of frustration, even though I totally just wanted to defend really" are not as clear as you may think. Please remember that I (thankfully) can't see inside your head. Maybe you just shouldn't have lost the game if it bugs you so much?

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

France
curupira (3491 D)
Won. Bet: 300 D, won: 2100 D
20 supply-centers, 17 units
Turkey
VirtualBob (242 D)
Survived. Bet: 300 D
7 supply-centers, 5 units
Italy
sirKristof (15 D X)
Survived. Bet: 300 D
6 supply-centers, 7 units
Austria
Beaumax (2367 D)
Survived. Bet: 300 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
England
el_maestro (14888 D (B))
Survived. Bet: 300 D
0 supply-centers, 1 units
Russia
jengamaster (1805 D)
Survived. Bet: 300 D
0 supply-centers, 3 units
Germany
josemurc (29156 D)
Defeated. Bet: 300 D
Archive: Orders - Maps - Messages