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Finished: 10 PM Mon 15 Apr 19 UTC
gunboat live-78
5 minutes /phase
Pot: 140 D - Autumn, 1918, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by New England Fire Squad (3110 D (G))
15 Apr 19 UTC I... don't know what happened there, France.
15 Apr 19 UTC wp italy, if only germany and russia would've tried harder to push you back
15 Apr 19 UTC I gave up, I have to get to school in the morning, and wish I could've continued
15 Apr 19 UTC I threw up my draw vote in spring of 1915 after I lost irish and mao, and they all support held you there- you didn't draw, and somehow I got into Mar that fall. Why didn't you draw?
15 Apr 19 UTC France, don't play any more gunboats until you know how to form and hold a stalemate line. You singlehandedly blew this game because you don't know how to form them and no one could hold your hand to do it.
Also, hit the fucking Draw button when literally everyone including the solo threat is.
15 Apr 19 UTC i put my draw up but i didnt see you put it in i guess :/
15 Apr 19 UTC I swear to fucking god
15 Apr 19 UTC Oh ok you're just an idiot. No one could possibly have "tried harder to push Italy back." Especially not with you constantly attacking me and moving armies up to my open centers.
15 Apr 19 UTC The fuck did I do?
15 Apr 19 UTC I put it in after spring of 1915- after I got into mar that fall, I immediately took it down.
15 Apr 19 UTC GG all...
15 Apr 19 UTC France you did not put your draw up when Italy did. You were literally the only holdout.
15 Apr 19 UTC France, you were way overeager and Germany, you were paranoid. What the fuck did you think I was bringing my fleet down to North Sea for? To throw the game in Italy's favor? We have a rocky start at the beginning sure but then we had smooth cooperation as we held the stalemate line in the east. If I wante to throw I'd simply stop holding Ukr
15 Apr 19 UTC I sent my fleet to North Sea to suggest convoying France's useless army unit in England to France
15 Apr 19 UTC You somehow interpreted that as an attack, again, why would you even suspect that when we're literally working together to hold a stalemate line
15 Apr 19 UTC Russia, you didn't NEED to bring your fleet to the North Sea. That's why I kept bouncing it. I was paranoid because this fucking retard France kept moving armies up to my centers and not voting Draw.
And for the record, if you had just held in Galicia for 2 turns where I supported you, we could have won this game even with France shitting the bed in Iberia and Marseilles.
15 Apr 19 UTC France wasn't going to do that. And on no turn did I give up any part of the line.
15 Apr 19 UTC And as for you France, why didn't you put up your draw vote and keep trying to attack? We had your back in MAO, you should've just held Port (not like he could've taken it anyways), and with you holding Mars with Burg he would have nowhere to go
15 Apr 19 UTC But look Russia, those things I'm criticizing don't really matter, I do think you played fine and that we earned our spots in the draw. This is entirely on France.
15 Apr 19 UTC True, moving to North wasn't strictly necessary, but seeing as all 3 of our fleets were busy holding MAO, and technically speaking you were free to convoy the army unit, but isnce you wanted to keep holding MAO I figured I'd come down and lend a hand. Galicia is strictly on me, but I figured since it's no big deal if we lost it since we could still hold the line, I didn't put that much importance on it
15 Apr 19 UTC Well true, us bickering won't get anywhere, this really is on France
15 Apr 19 UTC And Austria. I almost always attack France first as Italy in gunboat, but Austria's weirdass opening year changed my mind. That and a cd England.
15 Apr 19 UTC A naive Turkey didn't help much either.
15 Apr 19 UTC The fleet thing doesn't really matter. If we needed exactly my fleet to hold MAO I wouldn't have bothered bouncing. It was just "free" in case you were doing something stupid. (And while I know you probably wouldn't, understand that given my other neighbor, this possibility was on the forefront of my mind.)
And in a normal world the Galicia thing SHOULDN'T have mattered either... besides, I doubt I would actually have been able to invade and take over France which apparently was necessary for us to hold this. So ultimately I think this was just a doomed effort because France doesn't know how to play the game without someone holding his hand.
15 Apr 19 UTC But the end game was %100 on France. I still am in shock about 1915.
15 Apr 19 UTC Meh all those things are survivable New England, and we did survive them. France's play is utterly inexcusable. Knowledge of stalemate lines should be a prerequisite for ever playing gunboat since no one can tell you the moves to make to build one if you don't know.
15 Apr 19 UTC I guess on the bright side I'm here to bitch about the endgame. I don't think I should have survived long enough to turn my situation around.
15 Apr 19 UTC Btw props to you for your play. I should have said that upfront. Even the "little" decision like choosing to play on because you saw France was blowing it was a big one, I could easily see people just packing it in and assuming the enemy would recognize the necessary plays. And you utterly destroyed Turkey after he had an awesome start.
15 Apr 19 UTC Man I bet I'm gonna be dreaming of this match later, this is one of those stings that lasts a few days

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Won. Bet: 20 D, won: 140 D
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7evaN^M (304 D)
Survived. Bet: 20 D
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Hachiman (497 D)
Survived. Bet: 20 D
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Shaka_Zulu (0 D X)
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Defeated. Bet: 20 D
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emperorsidious (100 D)England (Autumn, 1901) with 3 centres.
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