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Finished: 05 PM Mon 02 Jul 18 UTC
Private 2018 GBT - R1G73
1 days, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1921, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Surfman (62 D)
14 May 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Moderator: (ghug): Welcome to the 2018 Gunboat Tournament!

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Good luck!
01 Jul 18 UTC Great Game Austria!
01 Jul 18 UTC Good game all! Barely managed to make it across before the stalemate line got finished!
01 Jul 18 UTC Yes, that finely balanced point in the game. I was too slow to disengage from conflict with England to pull back to the Med in time.
Well played once again. An Austrian solo in gunboat is good going
01 Jul 18 UTC I think I was helped early on by the fact that only Russia did anything to attack me, and then got attacked on all fronts. The lack of aggressors opened the door for me to attack Turkey, and then build momentum from there.
01 Jul 18 UTC Good recovery though, you lost Budapest at one stage as I lost Paris.
I am very happy with the result in the end
01 Jul 18 UTC Nice job.
01 Jul 18 UTC France, in spring 1920 you had to move Mid-Por, Wes-Mid and we had the stalemate.

Or, you could gave set it up way earlier. I didn't understand what the point was of your half-hearted support of Tunis.

Good job Austria for taking advantage.
01 Jul 18 UTC I might be a thickee. Why didn’t you tell me :)
01 Jul 18 UTC I screamed so loud, I'm surprised you didn't hear it.

Also, in spring 1921 you should have done Mid-Wes and we still had the draw. There was no point in blocking the only space that Spa had to retreat, the only useful move for Mid was to bounce in Wes. Then you took Spain back in the fall.
01 Jul 18 UTC France, I think if you become competent in one on one games, you start to see where the major stalemate lines are and how to hold them.

Here, I made some bad guesses and Austria made some damned good ones. When he got Venice, my only hope for survival was to hold Tunis as part of the stalemate line.
01 Jul 18 UTC Only a suggestion if you want to improve your game.
01 Jul 18 UTC Thanks. Totally open to suggestions

I thought we had to hold Tunis at all costs and was trying to. He did some good stuff in Italy juggling his fleets into position
01 Jul 18 UTC Tunis was Austria's 17th center, so you didn't really need to hold it, but if you wanted to hold it you needed to move another fleet to North Africa before he positioned his fleets to kick you out of TyS/Wes.

You could also have taken Tunis yourself and kept it, if you had moved your fleets south sooner. Once Austria started attacking StP and Berlin I was never going to attack you because that would have thrown the game to Austria, and you could not attack me for the same reason, so your keeping four fleets in the north doing nothing was a total waste.
01 Jul 18 UTC Yes I see that now but in the moment and without being able to tell for sure, I didn’t realise you wouldn’t come back at me. I have had that happen many times before.

Happy to learn something from this

Cheers

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Austria
Surfman (62 D)
Won. Bet: 5 D, won: 35 D
18 supply-centers, 17 units
France
Calmar (424 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
9 supply-centers, 8 units
England
xorxes (23722 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
Italy
eturnage (601 D (B))
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Germany
pjmansfield99 (127 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Turkey
damo666 (234 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
Flashy (176 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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