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Finished: 07 PM Thu 11 Oct 18 UTC
Playing the game...
10 minutes /phase
Pot: 10 D - Autumn, 1906, Finished
Classic - France vs Austria, Rulebook press, Unranked
1 excused missed turn
Game won by KrigsHerre5707 (100 D)
11 Oct 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Good luck!
11 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: Thanks, same to you.
11 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: I am not as good at this game as I thought I was...
11 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: None of us are. :-)
11 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: I am not as good at this game as I thought I was...
11 Oct 18 UTC Spring, 1902: ha!
11 Oct 18 UTC Spring, 1902: I just played this game with a guy who has over 15,000 points, good for 12th on the list. I asked him for some advice and he obliged. I'll share it with you when the game is over if you want to hang around for a few extra minutes.
11 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1902: sounds cool, thanks.
11 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1902: I just played this game with a guy who has over 15,000 points, good for 12th on the list. I asked him for some advice and he obliged. I'll share it with you when the game is over if you want to hang around for a few extra minutes.
11 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1902: sounds cool, thanks.
11 Oct 18 UTC Spring, 1903: I was playing 5 min games but I could not keep up.
11 Oct 18 UTC Spring, 1903: I couldn't keep up with 7 min games either...
11 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1903: I am okay at 10min games...but later on it starts to get hectic...
11 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1903: It's not easy! How are you doing with 10?
11 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1904: 10 is okay...in the later years with lots of units on the board...hectic...I mess up a lot
11 Oct 18 UTC That was fun: well played!!
11 Oct 18 UTC Thanks, good game.
11 Oct 18 UTC I thought you would try to break through from Germany.
11 Oct 18 UTC I needed to get StP but I feel like I spent a lot of time just going in circles rather than focusing on that goal.
11 Oct 18 UTC I focused on taking Italy early.

Taking a lot of eastern centers early.

And hoping I could hold the line in the center.
11 Oct 18 UTC Here's what cspieker says about playing Austria (which you pretty much followed anyway):
11 Oct 18 UTC The way 95% of these games turn out, the strategy revolves around the capture of St. Pete, Berlin, Munich and Tunis. Austria just needs to hold two of those (and efficiently gobble up another 16) to win the game. If you can grab St. Pete, you can't hold it forever, but you can hold it for a while, so you need to grab all the rest of your centers in a hurry (while also holding one of Tunis, Munich, or Berlin).
11 Oct 18 UTC It's like you read that right before we played! lol
11 Oct 18 UTC France needs StP or Tunis or one of the Italian centers.
11 Oct 18 UTC And here's what he says about playing France: "Main goal for France is to try to take Tunis, Munich, Berlin and set up two units in Scandinavia so Russia can't take Norway or Sweden. Once you have those well secured (e.g. 5 units guarding Munich and Berlin), you can take your time cleaning up the rest the centers and grabbing St. Petersburg."
11 Oct 18 UTC 1906
11 Oct 18 UTC It is fairly early.
11 Oct 18 UTC Hmm
11 Oct 18 UTC Interesting, thanks.
11 Oct 18 UTC Yup. I could have taken StP If I could just get 4 units up there (Barents, Norway, Finland, and Gulf of Both). Just couldn't seem to get it going. Probably shouldn't have spent so much time on Tunis: France can win without it ...
11 Oct 18 UTC I have lost to France when I couldn't hold Italy...
11 Oct 18 UTC Got overwhelmed by navy...
11 Oct 18 UTC I'll look for you again - that 10 minute head-to-head is a good game!!
11 Oct 18 UTC Also I lost when Germany broke through and marched all the way to Moscow...
11 Oct 18 UTC This is the first time I have won.
11 Oct 18 UTC I'll look for you again - that 10 minute head-to-head is a good game!!
11 Oct 18 UTC 10 minutes is my pace.
11 Oct 18 UTC Thanks. I like the one on one better than the large groups...
11 Oct 18 UTC Too many people flake, hurts the games...
11 Oct 18 UTC lol One of those games was against me! (Oct 2). Well, you earned your win - you played well.
11 Oct 18 UTC You mentioned your concern about me breaking thru Germany this game. To be hones I was so focused on securing Berlin and Munich that I didn't really take a good look at it. One of my flaws when I play: I have a strategy in mind when I start and don't adjust well when the board says that I should. Maybe I could have punched thru, but I never even looked ...
11 Oct 18 UTC OK, I gotta run. Like I said I'll look for you again. Maybe Germany/Italy some time?
11 Oct 18 UTC Take care!

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Austria
Won. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
France
rjlace23 (894 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
15 supply-centers, 13 units
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