Finished: 14 Aug 18 UTC
Make America Great Again-3
1 days /phase (normal)
Pot: 707 D - Spring, 1924, Finished
No in-game messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
Game drawn
13 Aug 18 UTC Well it wasn't my first choice, point is I was going to lose either way.
13 Aug 18 UTC Bad move was not going back to defend Brest.
13 Aug 18 UTC You build 2 armies in 1901 even though Germany moves to Ruhr instead of Burgundy the preceding turn and even though Germany let Russia into Sweden.You had every possible hint that Germany would help you against France.

You cannot claim that you "know" that Germany would have attacked you no matter what, because Germany only attack out in 1902 after you revealed your intention to lay down and die vs. England by building no additional fleet.
13 Aug 18 UTC it's the old "Known Enemy" vs "Maybe Enemy" decision that people mess up all the time.

ALWAYS prioritize your actions against the KNOWN enemy, and hope for the best against the possible maybe enemy.

In this specific case, England was a known enemy, Germany, who knows?

= > build the fleet, fight England, and hope Germany leaves you alone.
13 Aug 18 UTC another solution was also present, even after 1901. Take Brest as you did, but hold in Belgium, do not move out. If Germany lets you keep Belgium, you grow to 6 SC and you build your second fleet. If Germany dislodges Belgium, disband it and build your second fleet, but do not voluntarily move out of Belgium, which prevents the building a second fleet.
13 Aug 18 UTC The fall 02 move was a case of outsmarting myself. I expected him to do a double strength attack to Burgundy and I would have stopped it. If instead he double attacked Belgium, which I couldn't stop, then I would at least occupy Burgundy. I had no good option really.
13 Aug 18 UTC Lot of excuse making, focus on how you could have done better not explaining why you lost
14 Aug 18 UTC No excuses, just noting the facts. Once I lost a home center and was attacked on two fronts I couldn't win. That happens to more than one person in every game. Otherwise nobody would win.
14 Aug 18 UTC It was nice to see an A I gunboat alliance last till the end. Gg all
14 Aug 18 UTC You did not lose the game in 1901. I have lost Brest in 1901, or home centers as other powers, and gone on to win the game. I have been attacked by 3 neighbors at once and won games. Also, you could play for a draw.
14 Aug 18 UTC well, it wasn't an A/I all game, there was a stab then a oops, unstab there in the middle...
14 Aug 18 UTC Even harder to overcome
14 Aug 18 UTC Yeah, I had a lot of fun of this game. I didn't want to stab Italy, but I wanted to try to force a solo to work, and that was one of my best chances. But then, since it was a poorly executed stab, England was able to get a solo run going, I had to stop that.

Also Italy, we had a great thing going, but god damn could we not coordinate any sort of support for each other ever. Just completely different wave lengths. Like when we were trying to get rid of Turkey. That was awful, lol.
14 Aug 18 UTC yeah, seriously how many times did you screw up taking Ankara, I mean come on...
14 Aug 18 UTC Tugster, I've recently a few games with you and you seem very knowledgeable. However I recommend you try and balance your positive and negative remarks more evenly. If you do this your constructive criticism will hold more weight.
14 Aug 18 UTC thanks for the advice that I am certain not to heed, as I care pretty much nothing for your opinion... :)

The comment about Ankara was a joke... And both Italy and Austria knew it, but apparently you did not. Just like you didn't understand that Munich was vastly more important than Denmark...
14 Aug 18 UTC I'm not here to be liked, I'm here to win...
14 Aug 18 UTC Oh I was about ready to a blow a gasket over Ankara tbh. And we couldn't coordinate at all over other stuff either. It was bad.
14 Aug 18 UTC Ankara was kind of funny
14 Aug 18 UTC Like two big guys trying to be polite.as they enter a revolving door...

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England
Tugster (6967 D)
Drawn. Bet: 101 D, won: 236 D
13 supply-centers, 13 units
Austria
Fortress Door (2025 D)
Drawn. Bet: 101 D, won: 236 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Italy
sweetwatersam (8825 D)
Drawn. Bet: 101 D, won: 236 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
France
Lord Bolton (379 D)
Defeated. Bet: 101 D
Germany
ag7433 (2139 D (S))
Defeated. Bet: 101 D
Turkey
swordsman3003 (10160 D Mod (G))
Defeated. Bet: 101 D
Russia
czechveck (1853 D)
Defeated. Bet: 101 D
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