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Finished: 05 AM Mon 16 Jan 17 UTC
Standard-17
1 day /phase
Pot: 350 D - Spring, 1912, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
07 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1902: goodbye cruel europe
07 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1902: You fought the good fight, Austria
07 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1902: Escape to the colonies
08 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1902: you guys should join this, live north america game http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=186477
10 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1903: Seems surprising that both England, Turkey missed last phase - but then have suddenly both submitted for Autumn moves.
10 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1903: Hey guys, new France!
14 Dec 16 UTC Spring, 1904: Tsk, tsk - England. Poor effort. How can the North create anything of a resistance when people are not filing Orders ?
16 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1904: Well, I was actually conducting diplomacy. I had to establish relation with many players, who btw didn't consider talking to me "a waste of time".
21 Dec 16 UTC Spring, 1906: England,
Be ready for a move by Russia this year in me in the South. He has manoeuvred his forces into best position and is also going quiet in me so I sense that now is the year that he will go for the Solo move in the South. Be ready.
Regards, Italy.
21 Dec 16 UTC Spring, 1906: WHOOPS !
22 Dec 16 UTC Spring, 1906: Well then...
24 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Merry Christmas everyone. I'm in Australia so I get to go first ;-)
28 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1907: Ok, Russia is going to be stalemated up north. How can I help you down south?
28 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1907: Hahah, common mistake it seems
28 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1907: We are going to be stalemated in the south as well soon enough
28 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1907: with my lack of fleets
28 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1907: I'm switching to Draw after France is eliminated.
28 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1907: How will France be eliminated?
28 Dec 16 UTC Autumn, 1907: Ah, I suppose that with the proper assurances, England could do the job.
01 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: Hang on, France has been a major player in this draw
01 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: I am of the same order of size as Germany
05 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1909: If England CDs we should draw
05 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1909: Not going to CD
05 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1909: Excuse me
12 Jan 17 UTC Spring, 1911: Dude come on, why the fuck
12 Jan 17 UTC Spring, 1911: I was trying to fucking help you
12 Jan 17 UTC Spring, 1911: Oh, btw, that was supposed to be in private chat, but either way.
13 Jan 17 UTC Spring, 1911: Hah, lol. This thing will work itself out.
14 Jan 17 UTC Thanks for the game guys! I am interested to see how Italy - Russia plays out... Also whether Germany has given the solo to Russia.
14 Jan 17 UTC Vote draw
14 Jan 17 UTC Switching to Draw.
14 Jan 17 UTC Surely you can't let Germany stay after kicking me out!
15 Jan 17 UTC I can't believe it either. Good game everyone!
15 Jan 17 UTC Good game all. My Italy EOG will follow later.
15 Jan 17 UTC Good game everyone, it was quite fun.
15 Jan 17 UTC EOG Italy,

Firstly thanks to all Players for a game well played and with a good spirit and gamesmanship.

Thanks for Russia for the Game long alliance (? most times). For most of the 2nd half of the Game we were warring in the South, but we always stayed in communication and Diplomacy won out.

In 1901 I was thinking to play a standard Italian Lepanto opening. Austria was completely uncommunicative and seemed to be indifferent to my attempts to build and alliance, and so I was soft-pedalling Russia on any RI alliance overures and intending to ally with Austria.
However Austria’s zero-comms policy got the better of me and so I ordered an opportunistic VEN – TRI order in Fall 1901 imagining that it would go nowhere. To my utter surprise it came off successful and there I was in TRI in 1902 and sitting there with 5 SC’s.

Much to the advantage of RI, Austria crumbled when tested and I think could have played a much better defence and allied with Turkey to counterattack.

Early – Mid game RI were the best alliance on the Board and maximized to this effect. After Austria was quickly eliminated (poor showing) and then Turkey put up a bit more resistance, the alliance faltered as we couldn’t agree what to do. The Victory aims weren’t discussed at any point and this start to put tension.

Ultimately then we went to War in the South with Russia trying to capitalize on some favourable unit placement left over from the Turkey elimination battles. I battled valiantly from a poor position and decided to attack heavily to extreme South to GRE, AEG and EM – to try and get around Russia at the bottom. My aim was always to convoy an Army into SMY and that would be the end of it.

Replacement England player had come in at this point and I could see he was a very good Diplomat (bravo England). I initially made the mistake of disregarding England because I thought that Germany would take him out – but Germany shirked the opportunity and elected to go a pretty hopeless alliance with England.

I tried to convince France to go against England and I sort of played off Germany / France against eachother at the Iberian for a few seasons – just to keep up the tensions between the two.

Then I tried to get France to invade England – I think he easily could have pulled it off, but then he dismantled the Fleets – a crucial error for French survival.

After that I established a working relationship with England and all of us more or less managed the Game to a close. Maybe Russia would’ve been going for the Solo but it wouldn’t have worked because England and myself established a good working relationship.
Thanks everyone. I enjoyed this Game. Regards, Damo player of Italy.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Russia
Drawn. Bet: 50 D, won: 88 D
12 supply-centers, 12 units
England
yassem (2533 D)
Drawn. Bet: 0 D, won: 88 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
Italy
damo72 (10 D X)
Drawn. Bet: 50 D, won: 88 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
Germany
Praetorian72 (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 50 D, won: 88 D
3 supply-centers, 2 units
France
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Austria
solomonster (41 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
Turkey
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
Civil Disorders
kanosha (95 D)France (Spring, 1903) with 4 centres.
raz_mataz13 (100 D)England (Spring, 1904) with 4 centres.
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