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Finished: 01 PM Thu 26 Jul 18 UTC
Summer Staycation
1 day /phase
Pot: 100 D - Autumn, 2002, Finished
Modern Diplomacy II, Public messaging only, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
19 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2001: @Italy I can certainly try.
19 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2001: I concur Poland, you are most definitely trying, in every sense of the word.
19 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2001: Yeah, calling people out on condescension tends to have that effect.
21 Jul 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: Sooo at what SC count are we willing to agree that Turkey is on a runaway path to solo victory?
21 Jul 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: I would say the current one

Ukraine folding is unexpected
21 Jul 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: Spain are you familiar with how the draw formula works? The exponential function in it awards much more value to Turkey for each additional SC than it does to you because his base is higher. You are likely at your peak score now. Given that and likely Turkey solo, time to throw in with the alliance.
21 Jul 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: Oh, I'm not sure that Spain is at her peak score - I will gladly help Spain slice and dice the ever-loquacious Poles. By my estimate, that's got to be worth another 11 SCs or so.
21 Jul 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: Bby which point you solo

Him going up 11 scs and you going up 5 or 6 will cause his score to go down
21 Jul 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: Yeah, Spain, listen to Turkey. Having more SCs will completely matter when Turkey wins and takes all the point.
21 Jul 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: Because the score formula is quadratic
21 Jul 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: Good afternoon Spain. I hope all is well. Unless the Kremlin builds another fleet in the neighbourhood (unlikely), it looks to me like you could easily wrest control of the North Sea from the Russkies this turn if you wanted to; the bonus being that this would also wrap you around our strident little Polish friend. Watching western developments with interest. PS: I'll be removing my remaining Mediterranean fleets as promised within the next small handful of turns.
21 Jul 18 UTC Autumn, 2001: Yes, Spain, listen to Turkey. Enable the solo. Walk away with a loss and 0 points.
22 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: Now, Spain, can we agree that you don't want to lose this game?
22 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: Sorry Russia and Poland, I really should have seen that coming. What would be most useful now?
22 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: I'll move a unit into Moldavia to support. That still gives us plenty of power to keep Podolia in your hands.
22 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: Should be trivial to retake Sevastopol. Then we can keep it supported by land.
22 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: Although we have no real hope of pushing this front forward. all we can do is stall until Spain comes to their senses.
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: @Russia Irish Sea convoy Liverpool to Ireland?
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: What makes you want to do that England?
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: Poland please let me know if belio should do anything. If you wanted i could move to podolia while you go to that little space by odessa/rumania. Or i could pass through warsaw to silesia.
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: Ukraine, i would attack donetk with black sea and use your armies to retake sev
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: England just doesn’t me to take his SCs. We are going down to five nations though.
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: A five way draw works for me
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: Not much for us to do on the western front. Nor much on the east but to hold ranks.Whether or not this ends in a Turkish solo is pretty much all in Spain's hands now.
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: Spain, would you like to explain the pirouette of motion I see heading back towards the Mediterranean Sea? From my perspective, it can be quite easily be misconstrued as a change in attitude on your part. You can't mean to tell me that Poland's strident cries has finally gotten to you, have they?
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: Ukraine we do not have a huge margin for error; are you going to get sev back? Should I spell out the winning orders?
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: @Turkey No, I’m just spreading out my fleets since they were clogging up around the north. Fleets don’t work well in land slots, you should send more of them out yourself. What is that move down to Maltese anyways?
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: That move was an eastwards move out of the Tyrrhenian Sea, destination to Ionian Sea. I find your explanation a little difficult to understand in light of your non-attack northwards into England and westwards into Poland.
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: You also missed an opportunity to take the North Sea. If you've bought into Poland and Russia's call for a draw, simply say so. Are we including England and Italy? Are we including the Ukraine?
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: It would be quite disheartening to discover that except for my long lost ally the Ukraine, there is no one who honours his word.
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: Thanks for the offer Russia, but I think I'll be fine. It makes little sense to explain our plans publicly and then follow them, since Turkey is obviously more than capable of responding effectively. This move has advantages over retaking Sevastopol.
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: Ah yes, noble turkey asks for us to honorably lose to him in what is expressly listed as a game of betrayal
23 Jul 18 UTC Spring, 2002: @ukraine just be mindful of my eventual loss of volga; you dont have a lot of time.
23 Jul 18 UTC Russia had already taken any units I would have normally taken myself, so there was no use in keeping my entire armada lying there, especially since Britain is hell bent on Russia taking his SCs instead of me. I would have had trouble taking London or holding onto Norway/Denmark if I decided to move there.

I do intend to at least drew though. It doesn’t really matter if Ukarine survives or not, it’s sum-of-squares.
23 Jul 18 UTC *draw
23 Jul 18 UTC The last thing I want is for us to inadvertently go the war. I've seen it happen too often. The last last thing I want is for me to be taken for a trusting sucker. It also happens too often. I thought you and I had an understanding - a demilitarised Mediterranean Sea. And now with no warning, you are pulling your units back in. What am I supposed to think?

I've pressed the DRAW button. We don't need the end of the phase to see whether you've done the same. This goes for Poland too.
23 Jul 18 UTC Any attempt by Spain to move fleets eastwards will be viewed as a hostile move. Please - the last thing you and I need is to come to blows, giving delight and SCs to our strident Polish friend.
23 Jul 18 UTC Point out the provinces where I'd have an opportunity to break through and seize SCs in such a situation.
23 Jul 18 UTC How lovely; glad we can all reach an agreement
24 Jul 18 UTC Britain and Italy may you please vite draw
24 Jul 18 UTC Poland and spain maybe kill italy since he hasnt voted?
24 Jul 18 UTC I'll give him one more turn.
24 Jul 18 UTC Alright. Italy's last chance to join the draw.
24 Jul 18 UTC Poland - you do see the irony, right?
24 Jul 18 UTC I don't recall insulting everyone's intelligence, so no.
25 Jul 18 UTC gg everyone
25 Jul 18 UTC Good game indeed.
25 Jul 18 UTC Good game. Glad I could join!
25 Jul 18 UTC gg, congrats on largest pot Turkey

Thanks for being my loyal ally Poland
25 Jul 18 UTC Thanks for not attacking my open lines either. Great playing with you.

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Turkey
Yaniv (1380 D (S))
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 45 D
20 supply-centers, 21 units
Spain
Anneal (215 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 26 D
15 supply-centers, 14 units
Poland
Bawlofyarne (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 14 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Russia
ben9990 (1338 D)
Drawn. Bet: 0 D, won: 14 D
11 supply-centers, 9 units
Ukraine
vinojardino (299 D)
Drawn. Bet: 0 D, won: 3 D
5 supply-centers, 4 units
Britain
Donuts! (145 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 1 D
1 supply-centers, 2 units
Italy
shmits (256 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 1 D
1 supply-centers, 2 units
Egypt
bones41 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
France
cooleniek (0 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Germany
BillyJoeBob (319 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
DColodro (100 D)Russia (Autumn, 1994) with 5 centres.
Fiske (114 D)Ukraine (Spring, 2000) with 6 centres.
cooleniek (0 D X)France (Autumn, 1998) with 1 centres.
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