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by Enriador
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Italy and Greece
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Italy and Greece

As Italy, even though I recognize the relevance of A GRE in anti-Austrian intentions, I cannot possibly discard the option of F GRE for two reasons: 1) Greece is one of the most important areas of the map and a fleet there fully unleashes its capabilities, deciding Austrian/Russian/Turkish naval amb...
by Enriador
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr

Claesar wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Full Press, I presume?
Yup, Full Press.

Link to the tournament Discord: https://discord.gg/4MZeuCm
(these goddamn Discord links expire too quickly. The one above is eternal).
by Enriador
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr

(Apologies, I posted some outdated information - a few rules changed overnight :nmr: ). The tournament is now accepting sign-ups again! It switched to a more dynamic system where players can hook up at any time, but the more games you play the better the chance to get a better score and win up. SETT...
by Enriador
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr

So it started already and I can't join anymore? You can't :cry: - fortunately the tournament filled up pretty quickly. The first "season" happened in June/July. The second season will take place in September/October. Sign-ups for the third season should start around October/November. As soon as the...
by Enriador
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr
Replies: 5
Views: 148

[Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr

Come check a new tournament! Played on Conspiracy/Backstabbr. Here's the link for the tournament's Discord, where you can follow the games' results as they happen: https://discord.gg/Ckzkvd It's the second edition of hopefully many other editions. You can check the first "season"s results through th...
by Enriador
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Key Lepanto variant
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: Key Lepanto variant

Found a better link (the one above doesn't render all the images for me): http://uk.diplom.org/pouch//Zine/S2001M ... rient.html
by Enriador
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: [Classic] The Mountain Opening

at some point, with more games under my belt, i plan to compile a list of games that meet various criteria. here is one of an early f/i*: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=210362#gamePanel *includes at least two new players and a cd in 1901. Hmm, isn't that an interesting game? Italy/France...
by Enriador
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: [Classic] The Mountain Opening

I just don’t buy into F/I alliance in 01
I cannot blame you at all - it's pure theory. I lack the statistical data to properly corroborate whether the opening is useful or harmful to either side. Just food for thought. :-D
by Enriador
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: [Classic] The Mountain Opening

That’s the best part, i don’t need to keep it a secret Come on, you know you'd just abandon your 17th game after things get tough. :lol: Perhaps I am paranoid, or stick to conservative predictable openings Hmm, if you stop and think about A BUR *and* A TYR then you are actually a very attentive pla...
by Enriador
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: [Classic] The Mountain Opening

I think I’ve been as high as 4th inGR non-live classic With all due respect, the correlation between success in online ELO-based rankings and expertise regarding Diplomacy opening theory is somewhat weak. I am sure you are a good player, but good players are not necessarily the best scholars (and v...
by Enriador
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: [Classic] The Mountain Opening

ssorenn wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:27 pm
It’s ok. I disagree with the whole premise.
This is your God-given right, no one is angry at you for having your own opinion. I merely wish to understand your critic a bit more. I agreed with some of your points, and found some of your arguments flawed.

Nothing wrong, such is life.
by Enriador
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: [Classic] The Mountain Opening

Umm no. Italy becomes hostile to France and the German is sure going to be hostile(France just aupported Italy to Munich) and England will become opportunistic. Your reasoning here ("German is sure going to be hostile(France just aupported Italy to Munich") is interesting. Why is Germany "sure goin...
by Enriador
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: [Classic] The Mountain Opening

Great, you’ve stopped the Italian advance, England and Germany gobble you u- your missing the point I think you are missing the point buddy, might be mutual miscommunication. :? You just assumed, for some reason, that Italy, England and Germany are all hostile to France. If that's the context you p...
by Enriador
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: [Classic] The Mountain Opening

Where do s this French fleet coming from??? F BRE, F MAR, F POR. F POR was the starting fleet, F BRE and F MAR are supplied from Spain and Portugal. I posted the sequence of moves where the French fleets move to the key defensive positions of MID, GOL and SPA sc in the post just above yours. Italy ...
by Enriador
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: [Classic] The Mountain Opening

"Bonus points" for E/G or A/T hostilities? For this opening to have a chance at long term success, at least one of those conditions is absolutely necessary. If the four are allied, or even moderately friendly for a significant period, it is four on three and the F/I/R is going to be defeated. I sli...
by Enriador
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: [Classic] The Mountain Opening

I've always considered it folly as Italy to accept French support into Munich, mostly because you get in the way of France himself very soon. It's nice to see you're addressing that concern here. I should try this soon, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it! Probably not an opening for most games, but it may...
by Enriador
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: [Classic] The Mountain Opening

@ssorenn, thanks for your feedback. It’s in both Italy’s and Frances best interest most of the time to DMZ the southwest west corner. It allows both to expand without too much worry on half their flanks It's this very logic that makes the Mountain Opening reasonable - F/I's inherent ability to stand...
by Enriador
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: [Classic] The Mountain Opening

I’m not sure that the mark in this theory is who you think it is. There’s a much better play out of a situation where France supports Italy to Munich. Who do you think gets destroyed first? Is there a better situation where France supports Italy to Munich? My good man, what are you waiting for: ela...
by Enriador
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: [Classic] The Mountain Opening
Replies: 32
Views: 688

[Classic] The Mountain Opening

When Italy declared war on the Central Powers in 1915, the "Italian Front" of the Great War began. To the German-speaking empires of Germany and Austria-Hungary, this front became known as Gebirgskrieg - "the Mountain War", fought in the high reaches of the Alps. Akin to history, the Mountain Openin...
by Enriador
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: [Variant] 1900
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: [Variant] 1900

Cosmetic changes? Like what? I posted the suggested changes here: http://vdiplomacy.net/forum.php?threadID=78792 Permanent error on the "Map info" page Arrow between Gibraltar and Morocco Map issues with Lake Inari and the islands of Karpathos and Fehmarn Adding new neutral skins for Libya-Bulgaria...