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http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=16852 Just finished this game and thought it might interest people. Italy ended up with a pretty good stalemate line against England and France, but with enough free SCs within the line to win. It became a race between Italy trying to gobble up the last few SCs before England and France could break through.
Can you support a enemy's attack on your own troops?
If I remember correctly, if you make a supported attack on your own troops it will fail. But what if you use one of your units to support the enemy's attack on one of your troops? Will that support be effective?
if its an attack against your own troop, no but you can support another troop when he is bouncing against his own
like if he bounces in ven with tyr and trieste to defend you could support him with one of your units so one of his units moves to ven a very great move if used correctly, you opponent wont expect it, i have never seen it used here
So the only way that I could have one of my troops commit suicide would be if I could find a way for the enemy to make an attack all by himself? Too bad, I was hoping I could kill one of my own troops ( so I could rebuild )
I think he was meaning that you could make a supported move into territory occupied by one of your own units to prevent an enemy from making an equally supported move into that same territory while still leaving the one unit in the that territory available to preform other actions.
Sendler, I've used that before when Italy was bouncing with Rome and Trieste into Venice. It ended up letting France move unopposed into Rome. It made me smile. It's so much more fun than just a simple support move.
You can give a support against your own unit. However, if this support would lead to your unit being dislodged it is discounted. This means you can help set up a beleaguered garrison over a key or vulnerable unit you may possess.
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=13077 I managed to find it Sendler. Although I forgot pretty much every single detail, wow. Check Autumn 03. I was France and Italy was bouncing. Austria was able to just walk into Venice.
"It sounds like an alternative to a support hold " - yes, but you are using two units to defend a territory when three are available.
example: (Italian) Army Tus sup (French) Army Pie - Ven (Italian) Fleet Ven - Adr
let's assume we have (Austrian) Fleet Adr - ? (Austrian) Army Trieste -? (Austrian) Fleet Gre - ? and (Italian) Fleet Ion hold.
This prevents Adr supporting Greece to Ionian sea (say) while if Austria tries A Tri S F Adr - Ven
then he will bounce against the french army in venice. if there was an Austrian army in Tyr then they would be able to support with a third unit into Ven, and you'd be better off having the units in Pie and Tus support Ven to hold.
@yourBALDneighbor, no, not really. I just didn't like Italy, and since Italy was trying to attack me, anything that weakened him helped me. I think I managed to do well that game, bouncing off Germany and Italy until England came and dominated me... :(
Hey, I was wondering whether there were enough Esperantists on the site for a game in Esperanto? I've started learning it myself lately, and Diplomacy would be a good chance to use vocabulary I don't otherwise use, like, "Let us crush Turkey beneath our jackboots!" If there are enough people, I'll start a game. Anyone up for it?