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Finished: 03 PM Mon 28 Apr 14 UTC
Private Rattlers and Eagles
1 day /phase
Pot: 110 D - Spring, 2004, Finished
Modern Diplomacy II, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn

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21 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1994: GameMaster: NapoleonDynamite was banned: multi.
22 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1994: Hey, all! The game is on!
22 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1994: Good luck, everyone!
22 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1994: Things to remember: Every year has two phases: the Spring and the Fall. If you take a territory in the Spring, you have to hold it through the Fall in order to gain that territory. The adjustment phase occurs after each Fall. Because of this, I always recommend new players to not be afraid of taking a loss in the Spring if it puts you in a better position in the Fall. That is when the moves really matter.
22 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1994: Also, its always good practice to hit 'ready' if you are sure about your moves. If everyone is ready, the game will automatically progress. Otherwise, it progresses every 24 hours.
22 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1994: Remember to talk to everyone using the chat boxes. Communication is key in this game.
22 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1994: Okay. I think I made my move. It is my first time, so be gentle on me!
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: Hey, all. So, I looks like everyone made a fair Nebraska of mistakes entering their orders for this round. It's okay. If you have specific questions about your orders let me know. I don't want to call anyone out publicly, but it looks like Walter did some goofy shit. Just saying...
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: By Nebraska, of course, I mean ' a fair number.' Forgive me, I am drunk and on my iPhone.
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: Also, I call open season on Italy! Who is with me?
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: Death will come from Rome and I will squash all who oppose me. :-)
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: All hail Caesar!
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: ...just practicing
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: You can tell me what my Nebraska of mistakes were. And you can tell me publicly. I can be the example.
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: So....how long does France have to wait before the strategy of surrender and occupation can be used?
I can sell my arsenal of weapons... very good condition.... Only dropped once, never fired. :-)
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: Nebraska Mistake 1: You did not seceded your territory to the might of the German Empire. You all made this mistake. I expect that it won't happen again. :P
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: Hey, all. So the first year of play is almost over, and it has already become clear that alliances are forming and Europe is about to descend into war. The biggest area of contention is Belgium, where not two but three countries are fighting over it. It appears that negotiations between Germany and France broke down in Germany's favor, as he has firmly become the preeminent power in Western Europe. Its still unclear Britain's allegiances, and both France and Germany will no doubt be courting him hard. Will he try to balance Germany by allying with France, will he bandwagon with Germany and capitalize on France's weakness, or will he forgo the European conflict and send an English armada to Spain to protect his wayward outpost in Morocco?

On the Eastern front, we have another interesting development, as Ukraine has attacked both Turkey and Russia. How will these countries respond? As Turkey moves closer to civil disorder, the Black Sea may have to be renamed 'Lake Hopkins.' The slow collapse of Turkey also opens an opportunity for Egypt, who might be about to achieve something no Arab leader has been able to achieve in 500 years--that is, bringing the entire Middle East under unified rule.

And let's not forget about Italy, who took the early lead in supply centers. His friendliness with Germany should be disconcerting for European power. Will there be a coalition to balance these two powerful countries? I look forward to what this next year will bring. Let me know if you all have any questions! I will be in Spain desperately trying to make myself relevant in this game with the shittiest country on the map.
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: Somehow I feel this summary is much more confident in my position and influence than I am.
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: Great play-by play though.
24 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1994: Also - general game-play question: Odessa and the fleet in the Black Sea both moved towards Ankara but didn't win. Is this because the fleet was a convoy (and therefore not really attacking) which made it equal, or because you need to have a Support Move rather than moving both armies. I'm trying to figure out why Ukraine didn't win.