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Finished: 02 PM Mon 29 Aug 11 UTC
Irish death
1 days /phase
Pot: 119 D - Autumn, 1909, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
25 Jul 11 UTC Spring, 1901: good game everybody
08 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1903: Someone has hacked my internet so can we keep the pause for a while
12 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: Why don't we finalize?
14 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: Does anyone mind if we pause for a bit anytime soon? I really need a breather.
15 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: Agreed. How long do you need? 2-3 RL-days?
15 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: Two and a half, yeah.
15 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: Usually I would pause, but I need to finish this ASAP. School is about to start for me.
15 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: Dont you have access to thwe internet at your school
23 Aug 11 UTC Spring, 1908: I have a question for Germany, Russia, and Italy:
Did any of you propose to work with either France or England?
They have an unbreakable alliance that was there before this game was played. I don't think any of us have a chance with them working together. So I ask, did anyone try an alliance with one of them?
24 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1908: why
25 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1908: Turkey is accusing France and me of either multi-account-ing (which a simple IP check can show is patently false) or metagaming (which is pretty laughable, I've never met any of you guys before), all because he thinks he'll lose to France and me.
25 Aug 11 UTC Autumn, 1908: Yeah, I'm really really worry about it. That's exactly why.
29 Aug 11 UTC Good game all.

Although I love it, I am out of Diplomacy, at least for a while. Too much fun to sit around for hours behind your pc and think about positions and who to trust, playing out scenarios. It's a beast. A time-eating beast. ;)

=== EOG ===

I sided with England from the beginning, because the German was out of the game. I read it is much easier for France to side with Germany than England. I know why, it is so difficult to get into Germany (even when the units are just on hold!): get around Switzerland is a pain.

England turned out to be a very reliable ally. Sometimes I thought about stabbing, but it would always take to long and I would give up a good ally. So I never did and he never stabbed me. In the mid-game would both probably silently agreed that it would only benefit Turkey anyway.

In 1903, Italy managed to sneak behind my lines and it took me two years to get rid of him. That was probably my downfall as I couldn't move my troops effectively against Austrian/Turkey and therefore Egland and I couldn't advance from Germany into East-Europe. Luckily I had some tactical luck with my unit in Tunis, so Turkey couldn't advance into my southern territority. We managed to put up a blockade in the Meds and away went my hope of putting a fleet in Constantinople.

Like I said, Englands and my advances into Eastern Europe grinded to a halt and wouldn't become beter even after Turkey 'stabbed' Austria. We slowly crawled forward, but tactically we weren't as good as Turkey and it took us a looong time to get into Moscow. Which we needed to break the front, because in the south we couldn't.

Meanwhile, Turkey put pressure on us to stab each other or vote for a draw and whatnot. Personally I was confused by his messages. So he did that well. But at the end, also from an objective point of view, our campaign was fruitless. The best I could do was a threewaydraw. Which eventually I/we did.

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Turkey
zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
Drawn. Bet: 17 D, won: 40 D
14 supply-centers, 15 units
England
EightfoldWay (2115 D)
Drawn. Bet: 17 D, won: 40 D
12 supply-centers, 11 units
France
Jelle (103 D)
Drawn. Bet: 17 D, won: 40 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
Russia
Ichigo1uk (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 17 D
Austria
Andyjen160 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 17 D
Germany
blacsun (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 17 D
Italy
hwh2219 (0 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 17 D
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