Finished: 07 AM Wed 02 Oct 13 UTC
Global Green-2
1 day /phase
Pot: 93 D - Autumn, 1916, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
28 Aug 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Could France kindly get a move on?
29 Aug 13 UTC Spring, 1901: I agree
29 Aug 13 UTC Spring, 1901: I try to remain sympathetic if somebody can't come on immediately due to considerations beyond the "fourth wall". It's happened to me before, even if I try to avoid them. Although I do share in your frustrations and I wonder where the President of the Third Republic has been off to.... Maybe he's on holiday in Geneva. I don't know. Hopefully he'll return to office and get back to correspondence.
29 Aug 13 UTC Spring, 1901: I try to give people the benefit of the doubt. Then, when they're the last one, I make a comment or two like that one in case I'm wrong. Or if their orders are merely unReady.
29 Aug 13 UTC Autumn, 1901: GameMaster: dragoon21 was banned: multi/meta. The time until the next phase has been extended by one phase length to give an opportunity to replace the player.
Remember to finalize your orders if you don't want to wait, so the game isn't held up unnecessarily!
29 Aug 13 UTC Autumn, 1901: So France is out to lunch and the Sultan's at the centre of a scandal.
As an outsider, might I ask about the situation developing in Southern
and Eastern Europe?
30 Aug 13 UTC Autumn, 1901: Perhaps a changing of the guard will provide a new outlook in the South, I certainly aim to please.
01 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1902: Is this some kind of new tradition among the French?
01 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1902: Is this some kind of new tradition among the French?
01 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1902: I've seen it among lots of France-players. They bail out of the game after a few moves.

Lousy cheese-eating surrender monkeys...
10 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1905: I need to stop trusting people. They always end up betraying me. Suddenly and inevitably.
11 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1906: Neat, I just completed two consecutive turns.
12 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1906: I'm caught in a destructive cycle. I lose some supply centers, which weakens me, which means I lose more supply centers, which means I need to destroy more units, and so on until everyone's ripping bits off of my corpse.
13 Sep 13 UTC Spring, 1907: I can't help but imagine how this might look in a history book, with that little chunk of German territory in Piedmont. "England took most former German holdings, but decided that they could keep the Piedmont region as it was 'not a supply center'. The Italians did not want it back either, and attempts by Germany to sell Piedmont to various world powers to fund the war against the Russians were unsuccessful."
14 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: "...until the Battle of Lyon, when England negotiated a settlement to buy Piedmont so its fleets would have a place to land after being trounced by the Italian fleets."
14 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: Good one!
14 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: Actually a "historic coverage" of this game could be a splendid idea
14 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: Actually a "historic coverage" of this game could be a splendid idea
14 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: Oh gosh dangit I lost Berlin.

Can I take a province in a retreat?
14 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: I believe so, Kaiser.
14 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: Yay!

I should survive another year!
14 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: "The Hungarian part of the Dual Monarchy decided to return to ancient homelands behind the Urals, and decided to march east via Warsaw and Moscow. It's former vasal, the Habsburg family, inherited the merchant city of Venice. The chances of the Austrian Kaiser had shrunk significantly (to be cotinued...)
14 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: *vasal = ruler (apologies)
14 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: Losing is actually pretty funny...
15 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: No, losing is fun.
15 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: "The British Empire, having sunk her teeth into the rest of the world already, decided to give the European continent a lovely shade of British red. Both of her historical rivals of France and Spain were no more, as was Scandinavia as a group of independent nations. The Brits had only two major contenders left in the world: the Russians on land and the Italians at sea.

The migration of the Hungarians to the Urals took them through Moscow, and the Tsar fled south along the Volga, no safe alternative available. Cut off from Petersburg and occupied Germany by the neutral Italians and the hostile Magyars, the influence of Russia in Europe that Peter the Great started centuries before had come to an end. In the London newspapers, people spoke as if Germany was already under the Crown

Meanwhile, the British navy, for centuries the undisputed greatest on Earth, was finally starting to meet an equal, if not greater force round the Strait of Gibraltar. An initial push toward Italy through the Western Mediterranean had failed utterly, especially due to blunders on the part of overenthusiastic generals, and the world's strongest navy was forced to retreat into British-owned Spain. Stalemate quickly followed, and only time will tell who, if anyone, will break it...."
15 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1907: Sounds like the plot of some kind of spy movie.

I wonder what Diplomacy: The Movie would be like...
16 Sep 13 UTC Spring, 1908: "you did what"?! The Italian Prime minister's mustache growled at the Chief of staff. "I have sent our armies to take over Rumania, sir" answered the general. "But Iv'e ordered no such thing! We were supposed to have an alliance with the Ottoman Empire. And now.you.are.telling me we took over their land?! I will have you stripped of your ranks!' The prime minister waved his hands in despair while walking back and forth in his.office. "On the western front I have to deal with the English fleets and now you destroyed our only chance to a peacful solution in the Balkans!"
"you should be grategull, sir" said the general silently, "by attacking the Turks I have prevented the fall of the entire state. You see, sir, the Turks moved a fleet to Comstantinople, and in addition removed their army from the.Russian front in Cremea. Based on this information I assumed.that a massive attack is on its way. I acted.accordingly and you, my good friend, should thank me for that". "How dare.you address.me in that manner?!" cried the prime minister. "Before you say something thag you might regret later on -" continued the general "-please.remember that you are currently being praised as the greatest Italian victor in the modern times. Baldini the conqueror, that is how the papers call you. Well know this, Prime minister Baldini the great, if you will do anything do downsize the army or its high comand you might just be held responsible for potential disasters in the frontline. And that means that you should continue to sit quitely in Rome while the real protectors of Italy do their job. Do you understand how you are to behave?!" The sudden rise of the Chief's voice had sent the Prime Minister back to his chair. He felt very scared.
16 Sep 13 UTC Spring, 1908: I suppose it would depend a lot on the game. This one, where Austria controls the eastern half of Italy and a chunk of Russia around Moscow, with Italy controlling most of central Europe, and two distinct chunks of the Ottoman Empire, would be quite interesting indeed...
18 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1908: Having settled in the rural lands of Apuglia and Livonia, the Austro-Hungarian generals decided to retire.

Good game everyone
18 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1908: Well played. You have survived very long against all odds
18 Sep 13 UTC Spring, 1909: "Stalemate best summarised the situation brewing in the Mediterranean. The Italian navy, above all else, would need to protect against the encroaching British. The bottlenecks produced by the impenetrable Alps by land and the Strait of Gibraltar by sea were the only things that would prevent a full frontal assault, reducing it to a few choke points that could easily be controlled. Negotiations had failed time and time again, and the English adopted a defensive position that could be maintained indefinitely.

The situation along the Russian front was more interesting, then. The Germans maintained a small sphere of influence over Bavaria and the Rhineland, and there was no way the English could bring their faithful allies to extinction. They had done enough to contribute by taking Scandinavian and French holdings. The aftermath of the Austro-Hungarian's retirement meant that Petersburg was retaken by the Russians, making the possibility of a Russia active in Europe possible once again. The decline was not as inevitable as historians and military strategists once thought. Adding to this, the Ottoman Turks made a puzzling leap from occupied Poland west into the German and Russian holdings, while meanwhile leaving Anatolia itself suicidally empty while taking Greece. Europe is in chaos as the remaining powers duel for control of a few major areas and borders blend along the fronts...."
19 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1909: "On a second examination, the historians once again concur that the Tsar was a complete dolt, leaving Petersburg completely open to attack from the English navies. Nothing could be done to stop them. The very word 'tsar' found its place in English to represent a severe blunder that could only be superficially justified but would fall apart on closer examination. Much like the Russian Empire.

Meanwhile, the Sultan himself shown signs of a weak hand in control. The general of the Polish division, decided that, rather than defend his strongholds against the equally intelligent Russ, this loose cannon decided to make an odd march south-west, taking his armies with him. It is as yet undecided whether he has some incredible master plan or whether he has just gone dotty. Meanwhile, the Sultan struggled to control the territories he still had in defending them against the Italians, and any messages sent to him recieved no reply."
20 Sep 13 UTC Spring, 1910: The past ten years have gone by quickly, haven't they?
20 Sep 13 UTC Spring, 1910: Tell me about it. And my mighty empire has been reduced to a single province around a mostly-unremarkable city near Switzerland, after becoming an empire that once stretched from Gascony to Livonia and from the Mediterranean to Sweden.

And Germany will one day rise again!
20 Sep 13 UTC Spring, 1910: I would be grateful if the Great Powers could leave the retired Kaiser Joseph and his leftenant Szechenyi in peace in Livonia and Apulia. Our intention was to have a peaceful Concert of Europe, but you war mongering nations had to destroy this idyllic dream.
20 Sep 13 UTC Spring, 1910: I will remind the German Kaiser one more time I do not consider him an enemy and simply needs to accept to be considered an honourary British citizen and provincial governor of the West-Germanic Territories.
21 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1910: "In 1910, the last forces of the German Empire--now lead by General Hindenburg* as the Kaiser had since accepted England's offer of governorship over the former German territories--retreated south into Tyrolia, which they declared "The staging grounds for a new German Empire!" Supplies were limited, despite Tyrolia being surrounded by a number of rich areas..."

*Look up Paul von Hindenburg.
21 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1910: GameMaster: xfile8888 was banned: multi/meta. The time until the next phase has been extended by one phase length to give an opportunity to replace the player.
Remember to finalize your orders if you don't want to wait, so the game isn't held up unnecessarily!
22 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1910: Dangit. Stupid Turkey, preventing me from claiming a supply center. Why does he want to win, anyways?
P.S. I am not being serious. I've had a good game, and approve of our new English overlords.
22 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1910: I've only got one unit, do you really need to ask which I'm going to destroy?
23 Sep 13 UTC Spring, 1911: It would appear that the Tsar has managed to triumph again against the rebelling Bolsheviks. Finally things can get more interesting in my attempts toward hegemony over Europe!
23 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1911: Gee, I wonder who's going to win...Turkey?
23 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1911: My money's on Switzerland.
25 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1912: I dunno, the Swiss have only one territory, but the Turks have three!
25 Sep 13 UTC Spring, 1913: Things have been fun, but I think I have my fill. We are most content
with our current lot of Europe. What do you say about a draw?
26 Sep 13 UTC Spring, 1913: After we'll reduce you to 12-13 SC
26 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: Ready to draw?
26 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1913: Wait, wrong guy at 12-13 SC.
29 Sep 13 UTC Autumn, 1915: "The situation in the Mediterranean was once again stalemate.
Everyone knew that the Italians couldn't gain an edge over the
Brits, and the Brits couldn't gain an advantage over the Italians.
All defences were iron-tight, and nobody could obtain an edge
over the other. It is doubtful this will ever change barring some
dramatic upheaval or display of idiocy in the world.

The situation in the occupied portion of Russia was similar. The
agricultural region of Austro-Hungarian Livonia was deemed un-
important and so could be handed back to the Tsar. Defences
in Petersburg, too, were impregnable as there was no navy to
dispute it.

The situation in British Germany was a bit more interesting, then.
Control of Munich had shifted back and forth for some time, as was
feared could happen as early as the Tyrolian skirmishes kicked off
by Hindenburg's last stand in 1910. Control over Munich flipped
between the Italians and the Brits by the season. Soldiers were
forced in and out as waves of support arrive in turn. The Prime
Minister decreed that Britain will be a "satisifed power" as soon
as it has sole control over Germany, and will be then willing to
make talks for peace. After 12 years of conquest and three of
stagnation, the public was tired. When would the dove fly in
Europe again?"

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England
HeidelbergKid (130 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 31 D
16 supply-centers, 16 units
Italy
Hot Fuzz (159 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 31 D
13 supply-centers, 13 units
Russia
xfile8888 (476 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 31 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
Germany
GreatWyrmGold (151 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Austria
mtn220 (131 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
France
Naujiano (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Turkey
Smash INC (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 13 D
Civil Disorders
Naujiano (100 D)France (Spring, 1903) with 3 centres.
afabijan (100 D)France (Autumn, 1901) with 3 centres.
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