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by mhsmith0
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Championship Belt Game Series
Replies: 130
Views: 15332

Re: Championship Belt Game Series

captainmeme wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Belt's back to its original owner friendos :D
:cry:
:P
by mhsmith0
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Championship Belt Game Series
Replies: 130
Views: 15332

Re: Championship Belt Game Series

147. Who will be next? 146. Won by mhsmith0 (A) vs bdublicious (F) 145. Won by mhsmith0 (F) vs Temasek22 (A) 144. Won by Temasek22 (F) vs Foxcastle (A) 143. Won by Foxcastle (A) vs Tony_The_Ace (F) 142. Won by Foxcastle (F) vs Dragoncool9 (A) 141. Won by Foxcastle (A) vs DF (F) 140. Won by Foxcastle...
by mhsmith0
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Smallest Turtling Position
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Smallest Turtling Position

Well the presumption is no hostile southern navies, something like turkey or Austria defending against an England-Germany alliance.
by mhsmith0
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Smallest Turtling Position
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Smallest Turtling Position

I think on the east side it’s actually unit con/arm holding con/smy/ank? The units proposed can’t hold Bulgaria, and if an enemy army gets into arm, then I don’t think any of the Turkish centers can be held. I guess you could say a smy comstantly bouncing arm, but just u arm is simpler (also f smy i...
by mhsmith0
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Smallest Turtling Position
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Smallest Turtling Position

England (or France or Germany or Russia) can hold against a southern power or alliance with just three units. MAO, Portugal, one of ENG/IRI/NAO. 100% impossible to crack that without a ship already north of MAO or capability to build one. You can tack on Scandinavia for just three units more (den, S...
by mhsmith0
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 4765

Re: School of War Summer 2019

dargorygel wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:26 pm
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by mhsmith0
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Next level of gunboat metagame
Replies: 42
Views: 1031

Re: Next level of gunboat metagame

I think England in the channel with wales army is super nasty for France, but England in the channel with Yorkshire army isn’t THAT bad, since it can convoy to Norway or Belgium, and even if it goes to Belgium it can go after Germany instead of France reasonably well. But to the extent meta shifts t...
by mhsmith0
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Next level of gunboat metagame
Replies: 42
Views: 1031

Re: Next level of gunboat metagame

If England NEVER opens to the channel, as France I'm probably thinking of going there once in a while but definitely not my main preference. If England ALWAYS opens to the channel, as France it still isn't necessarily huge to go there defensively; provided England opens Yor-Lvp instead of Yor-Wal, h...
by mhsmith0
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Next level of gunboat metagame
Replies: 42
Views: 1031

Re: Next level of gunboat metagame

As England, if Russia opens up north, you're probably in enough trouble that even that build won't save you... but usually he won't open north. As England, if France opens to the channel (and France has a decent incentive to do so, I feel like I'd probably do it 25-33% of the time as France for how ...
by mhsmith0
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Next level of gunboat metagame
Replies: 42
Views: 1031

Re: Next level of gunboat metagame

Specifically, based on fall 1901 moves it can be a very good or very bad option to block.

Vacated ENG = let Russia in most of time
Russia blatantly allying w turkey and Austria already looks doomed? Bounce
Etc.
by mhsmith0
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Next level of gunboat metagame
Replies: 42
Views: 1031

Re: Next level of gunboat metagame

There's always a risk. But "Russia gets strong" is less of a risk than "France gets strong". A strong Russia will still need to deal with at least one and uually multiple of Germany, Austria (typically strong Russia = dead Austria but not always), Italy, Turkey, and a Russian collapse is often possi...
by mhsmith0
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Championship Belt Game Series
Replies: 130
Views: 15332

Re: Championship Belt Game Series

146. Who will be next? 145. Won by mhsmith0 (F) vs Temasek22 (A) 144. Won by Temasek22 (F) vs Foxcastle (A) 143. Won by Foxcastle (A) vs Tony_The_Ace (F) 142. Won by Foxcastle (F) vs Dragoncool9 (A) 141. Won by Foxcastle (A) vs DF (F) 140. Won by Foxcastle (A) vs rondo (F) 139. Won by Foxcastle (F) ...
by mhsmith0
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: On Southerlyness of Moscow and Warsaw
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: On Southerlyness of Moscow and Warsaw

imo... Probably the simplest scenario for Moscow/Warsaw to be defended from the north in a long term sense is Germany and Italy being the dominant board powers and Germany holding those centers and setting up a line against Italy, POSSIBLY including Sev as well in the set (it can work with or withou...
by mhsmith0
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: On Southerlyness of Moscow and Warsaw
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: On Southerlyness of Moscow and Warsaw

Sure! I think the biggest thing is in respect to WHICH POWERS are defending those centers from which direction. From the north: England, France, Germany. France is out, because it's damn near impossible to get enough armies into that area to take and HOLD those two centers England isn't QUITE out, b...
by mhsmith0
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Why am I so terrible at gunboat?
Replies: 18
Views: 511

Re: Why am I so terrible at gunboat?

Do you *always* give Sweden to Russia? Under what conditions do you not do so? My rule of thumb: if no one moves in the channel Russia gets SWE, else i bounce. That's a decent rule of thumb. Also worth considering 1) Who's in Galicia? If the answer is Austria, bouncing Russia may strengthen your so...
by mhsmith0
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Why am I so terrible at gunboat?
Replies: 18
Views: 511

Re: Why am I so terrible at gunboat?

Game 3 Germany Bouncing Russia from Sweden looks like your early mistake; a vacated English Channel means E/F are allies and they don't need your help. I like most of your advice here, but are you 100% sure about this? Russia moved to Silesia the same turn that I bounced him; wouldn't he just have ...
by mhsmith0
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Why am I so terrible at gunboat?
Replies: 18
Views: 511

Re: Why am I so terrible at gunboat?

Game 1 England Next time, open to ENG. France didn't open there but DID open Bre-Pic, and that fleet ate your lunch longterm. The other thing... why were you fighting Germany? France was the stronger power, had spammed fleet builds and was coming for you. What did you achieve by messing around in De...
by mhsmith0
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 4765

Re: School of War Summer 2019

Does it ever really work as turkey to convince a competent Italian to attack Austria in 1901? Feels like a crazy hard sell to me, though I don’t really have any better insight into Turkey. Turkey seems like a power who’s inherently good at surviving unless all of AIR join hands to wipe him out early...
by mhsmith0
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Last Person to Win Posts [HIDDEN]
Replies: 48
Views: 3287

Re: Last Person to Win Posts [HIDDEN]

I don't really get it but glgl i guess
by mhsmith0
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Analysis of game please
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Analysis of game please

Sure why not. Commentary "live" by looking at individual turns and not considering later moves Spring 1901 6 of the players make standard openings. England... not so much (though the difference between EDI and YOR in this context isn't super important) Fall 1901 France gets a bit greedy moving to Sp...