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Finished: 05 PM Fri 24 Jan 20 UTC
Bad at Gunboat
1 day /phase
Pot: 35 D - Spring, 1915, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
27 Dec 19 UTC Spring, 1902: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
07 Jan 20 UTC Autumn, 1905: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
23 Jan 20 UTC GG all, thanks for bearing with me...still learning how to read the board correctly and the "smart moves" ^.^;;;;

Sorry about the scary move set at the end there Germany. I couldn't tell what you were doing, and I wanted to be like "hey no, just cut Russia out and end it."
23 Jan 20 UTC I sure did live up to the title of the game. Russia was all but handing me the solo in A09/S10, but I failed to capitalize.
23 Jan 20 UTC Hey I feel the point of this game is for us who recognize we're bad at gunboat to practice gunboat with other baddies xD
23 Jan 20 UTC Oh man finally it's over. That was painful
23 Jan 20 UTC 1915, it was a long one
23 Jan 20 UTC Hate you guys. GG
23 Jan 20 UTC Smart moves there at the end Turkey. If you hadn’t retreated so strongly, I think England and Germany would’ve let me survive to keep you from soloing.
23 Jan 20 UTC And 1909/10 I thought were decent moves assuming I didn’t have any outside help. Which I assumed I didn’t because England and Germany had been actively attacking me.
I bet on Ukraine supporting either to Moscow or Warsaw, but it was a 50/50 toss up which one it was. By moving both units to Ukraine, no matter which unit you supported, I’d cut the support.
It usually works once. Trying twice was not wise, as clearly you just moved Ukraine.
23 Jan 20 UTC Russia you are right. When Turkey started that retreat I was mad. I was like no no this is a legit draw haha
23 Jan 20 UTC Russia, my criticism of your moves was based on the assumption that E/G would actively support you starting in Autumn 09. I strongly believe they should have done so since Marseilles was a completely lost cause. The moves you chose were solid otherwise.

My #1 mistake was projecting my own thought process onto you three. Just because I would immediately bury all hatchets and enter a bunch of support hold orders as any of E/R/G in Autumn 09 doesn't mean it'll actually happen. Fearing monsters under the bed is no way to solo.
23 Jan 20 UTC I will say jumped the gun when I first captured Marseilles. I was def thinking "okay, I have the point. Now we can cut Russia out of the draw" BEFORE I had...ya know secured it.

Got pretty gosh darn lucky I didn't screw that up right there ^.^;;;;
23 Jan 20 UTC I was very annoyed that you wouldn’t leave me alone while Turkey was getting so close to the solo.
23 Jan 20 UTC Oh yeah once I was snapped back to the game (vs my more autopilot moves through 1907-1908) I was pissed at myself for continuing to harass you while I hadn't secured my side of the board yet. ESPECIALLY when I took StP.

I had this moment of "why did Russia leave StP? .........oh fuck. I really am terrible at gunboat." Had to take a walk to give myself a pep talk, to 1) stop trying to secure centers that were lost and 2) make sure I didn't fuck it up any further ^.^;;;

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Turkey
90kicvesb (3786 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 12 D
16 supply-centers, 15 units
England
Sunstriker (408 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 12 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
Germany
Calculus (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 12 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
France
groundhog (648 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Italy
BlueRurik (25 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Austria
GalahadIII (1939 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Russia
ButtMilk99 (182 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Civil Disorders
alamothe (3380 D (B))Austria (Autumn, 1905) with 1 centres.
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