Congratulations to TheFlyingBoat for finishing second at Tempest!

Finished: 11 AM Wed 14 Feb 18 UTC
Just Gunboat-4
1 day /phase
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1915, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game won by personian (3275 D)
12 Feb 18 UTC Dammit, you guessed right Germany lol
12 Feb 18 UTC Sorry I didn't notice soon enough Italy, mostly my fault
12 Feb 18 UTC And Austria, for like four turns I tried to hit gal and you never helped lol
12 Feb 18 UTC well, good game, not sure what else Italy could have done....

Italy fought heroically and held off THREE invading powers... First, idiot Austrian attacks, repulsed for many turns until Russia and Turkey rightly killed him. Right after Austria was driven forever out of Italy, France took his turn, was repulsed and gave up, next was the mighty Turkey, who got Venice, but nothing else.

All for naught as Germany didn't have anyone strong enough to match him. France might have held up to Germany, had he not wasted his efforts on a failed invasion of Italy. Austria or Russia could have played better in the middle game, maybe had the strength later to do something. turkey could have prioritized the north center instead of attacks on Italy, who knows? I had no answers.

good game.
12 Feb 18 UTC It wasn't a guess, it was 100%.... unless Russia had the clairvoyance to cut Livonia, without a Russian cut on Livonia, there was nothing you could have done at the end Turkey.
12 Feb 18 UTC Yeah, me either, once I fumbled the only shot I had at getting Warsaw, I was stuck, and just couldn't move. Austria not picking up on supporting me into gal years back was pretty much the end of the game for me lol
12 Feb 18 UTC Austria and Russia were very weak, all game, no way to expect anything creative from them.

But as a guideline, Turkey, you exceeded and broke a rule that I use all the time as Turkey:

FOUR fighting fleets to win the med, ONE for logistical convoys in Black to get armies into battle faster, never more fleets than that. All the rest armies, you can see how this came into play when you ended up taking Trieste and Venice with fleets instead of armies. Even if you take things slower, always take land places with armies, not fleets, the four fleets in the med are only for Tunis and Naples and sometimes Rome, never for Venice or Trieste, those two places must absolutely be taken with armies. And always convoy to places you know cannot be blocked across the black to pour armies north as fast as possible.
12 Feb 18 UTC Germany has a logistically advantage in his closeness to the main 17-17 battle lines.
12 Feb 18 UTC fall of 1912, two armies instead of a fleet, one marches to Bulgaria, the other convoys to Rumania, knowing that you might not get into Sevastopol. Two more armies available later in the game when you really needed them. I just went over the entire game, and I think that's the moment Germany gained the decisive advantage, because later, you just didn't have the manpower in place in the north center.
12 Feb 18 UTC okay, good game all, I talk too much, bad habit of mine, back to my high stakes games... Two more solos coming this week for me, to enter the HALL OF FAME... top 100 here we come, woo hoo...! :)
12 Feb 18 UTC Yeah, I fucked that move up too; still, a pretty good game overall, can't complain :#
12 Feb 18 UTC GG all, and thanks for the interesting commentary. As Germany in nopress my first priority is always to dislodge England while hoping for French & Russian nonaggression. England's plan was clearly to invade Russia--bad timing as I was pro-Russia and France seemed to be attacking us both. (I think England's foray into the Channel on Turn 1 rubbed France the wrong way.) Anyways, we had an E vs F vs G free-for-all in the north which turned to my advantage in the end. Once I saw a clear path again FE, I then had to attack Russia to have any shot at a solo. Fortunately R & T were not allies, which helped me get to where I needed to go in the end. Taking Venice in the autumn before last was pure luck--I had designs on Warsaw as the clinching 18th center. There was no way RT could coordinate to stop it; the necessity was for Turkey to break into Sil/Boh; fortunately that didn't happen. Thanks for the game everyone!
12 Feb 18 UTC My apologies Turkey by 1905 I was in turtle and pretty much waiting to die. I have no idea how to play Austria so i opened with an attack against everyone and see what worked out. Italy was the only success so I just went with it.
12 Feb 18 UTC Interesting, I wonder how you measure success? Do you mean twice entering Venice in a spring move, never owning it in a fall move to actually get a SC all while ignoring clear signals from Italy of wanting an alliance? success is measured by alliances, not by attacks. The only real chance Austria has in this game is an alliance with Italy, the way to do that is:

vie - Gal
Trieste - Albania
Bud to Serbia

and then /hope/ that Italy is nice to you. Some are, some are not. If Italy is hostile from the start, then you fight back, but I was not hostile to you at all. Sometimes, though, Italy is friendly, and then you have a fighting chance against Russia and likely help against Turkey. Sometimes you can even ally with Russia, but never with Turkey, as Austria. but attacking Italy on turn one as Austria, never, ever works out well for Austria.

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Germany
personian (3275 D)
Won. Bet: 10 D, won: 70 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
Turkey
MaelwysII (695 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D
12 supply-centers, 11 units
Italy
Tugster (13048 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Russia
dipperjay (1438 D (G))
Survived. Bet: 10 D
1 supply-centers, 2 units
France
JaimeR (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D
0 supply-centers, 1 units
England
maxjnorman (219 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Austria
Twinky (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
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