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Finished: 10 AM Thu 19 Apr 18 UTC
Featured FastBoat-5
12 hours /phase
Pot: 777 D - Autumn, 1912, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by jengamaster (2083 D)
18 Apr 18 UTC Congrats jengamaster!

Russia, Russia, Russia...
18 Apr 18 UTC St. Petersburg is not to defend against 5 or more fleets.
18 Apr 18 UTC gg, thanks for playing.
18 Apr 18 UTC Exactly, so why build fleets in StP(nc) that you knew were useless.

We had a stalemate without StP if you had moved to Prussia sooner to protect Berlin.
18 Apr 18 UTC Well played xorxes, too bad Russia was not experienced enough to set up the stalemate line but he'll learn when he has more games under his belt.

Javatiger, good try. If you'd like a more in-depth explanation of what was necessary to stop this solo, just ask :)
18 Apr 18 UTC I needed more troops, this is why it was necessary to get an additional sc. My fleet in Black Sea cannot help in the North.
18 Apr 18 UTC Well played jengmaster! I got this one wrong in just about every way possible, another early exit as England for me.
18 Apr 18 UTC After you took Rum you had enough.
Build A Mos.
Move War-Pru to support Berlin.
Move Rum-Ukr-War and Fin-GoB-Lvn.
Disband Bla when you lose StP.
Your four units in Pru, War, Lvn, Mos was all we needed.
18 Apr 18 UTC Xorxes is correct. It's impossible to hold St.Petersburg even with more units. Munich and Berlin however can be defended. If you don't know that from experience, it's impossible to salvage this game. Next time!
18 Apr 18 UTC I'm not sure how many times I needed to order my support to Prussia for you to get the hint, Russia.
18 Apr 18 UTC Everything has been said... A solution could have been that Silesia goes to Prussia. Maybe that it could have awaken Russia. Well done Jengamaster anyway ! A solo is not easy to get in any case.
18 Apr 18 UTC Sil and Boh were needed to support Mun, not sure what Sil-Pru would have accomplished.
18 Apr 18 UTC I precise that I don't blame you. And I agree with you that it is hard to show a stalemate to somebody who doesn't know this but it may have make him move from War to Sil. At a time I wanted to go to Apu and we could have tried to shift the whole front but I was deseperate when he attacked me :-(
18 Apr 18 UTC S08 was the only time I could afford Sil-Mun, and I was pretty sure Russia would do War-Pru then, so I wasn't going to risk a bounce. After that the game was already lost, it was just a matter of time.
18 Apr 18 UTC *Sil-Pru
18 Apr 18 UTC Fun game. Every solo, I think, needs to have some blunders or failures to work together by the other players. But I think I played well this game.

Since I saw your attempted support into Prussia I legitimately considered convoying to Livonia instead. But I ultimately decided that since my army was in Piedmont for a limited engagement only, I better make the one move that if successful guarantees me a solo.

Finally crossed France off the solo list. Now only Austria to go.

Make it a great day. Hope to see you in the field in the future.
18 Apr 18 UTC On a sidenote-

In the autumn of 07 I moved out of Tyr because I thought that the solo was going to be impossible and I wanted to cut Italy out of the draw. I am happy that on reexamining the board I changed my mind.
18 Apr 18 UTC Well, you were correct that it was impossible... assuming everyone did their part to stop you. It's usually not a good idea for the board leader to cut anyone out of the draw, the more players left alive the greater the chance that something will go wrong with the defense.
18 Apr 18 UTC I should be congratulating you jenga...some tough competition on this board and you played very well. You anticipated my stab very well in 1905 by taking Holland.
18 Apr 18 UTC gg
19 Apr 18 UTC I just realised I had a bit more to say about this game.

2WL, I went to Munich in 1901 hoping to bounce (preferably France).

Xorxes, I aborted the Lepanto in Fall 1902 because I didn't get the feeling you were going to support me in any way. That turned out to be correct when you supported Rumania to Bulgaria instead of Tunis. What was the idea of the bounce in Tyrolia? Did you consider any kind of A/I?
19 Apr 18 UTC You did well to abandon Lepanto. :-)
19 Apr 18 UTC You retreated Mun to Boh instead of Sil. Clearly you had no intentions of working with me, why would I even consider supporting you?
19 Apr 18 UTC You did support me; you supported me to hold in Bohemia and Venice.. Hold? Why would I hold? That was the only move I did not consider.
I did think about retreating to Silesia, and I would have if you had not bounced in Tyrolia. That move showed mé you were really not trying to work with me.
So I guess we were both not trying to work with the other :-)
19 Apr 18 UTC I think you were trying harder to not work with me than the other way around. The support hold were obviously just to show good will, but I was fully expecting your attack in Greece.
07 May 18 UTC

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jengamaster (2083 D)
Won. Bet: 111 D, won: 777 D
18 supply-centers, 17 units
xorxes (30127 D)
Survived. Bet: 111 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
Javatiger (2932 D)
Survived. Bet: 111 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
CptMike (4389 D)
Survived. Bet: 111 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Claesar (4422 D Mod)
Survived. Bet: 111 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
genghiz (13352 D)
Defeated. Bet: 111 D
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
Defeated. Bet: 111 D
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