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Finished: 11 PM Wed 23 Jan 19 UTC
24hr Mid-level Gunboat
1 day /phase
Pot: 700 D - Autumn, 1915, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game won by PhoenixFire (771 D)
23 Jan 19 UTC Good game everyone. I see most of you have a lot more points than me and would like to know your thoughts on this game.

My opening plan was to overtly go for the Lepanto while reserving the option to stab Austria. My army in Piedmont was to build trust with Austria and slow down France who would be a major threat to me if he had a strong early game. I did not expect France to commit the majority of his forces against me as it would make him much more vulnerable than it made me as we saw.

I thought Germany looked strong in 1908 and felt like I had to attack even if I was working against the layout of the map. At that time I was thinking of a 3 way draw with England/Germany, Russia, Italy. What could I have done to entice Russia to join me in working towards that draw? I was not expecting England to prioritize St. Petersburg over Sweden and Norway since it alienated Russia as a potential ally and let Germany get control of the North Sea.

When Russia did not attack either Turkey or Germany I figured the best we could all do was a 4 way draw - Germany, Russia, Italy, and now Turkey. I tried to get into a nonaggressive position that left me in position to defend against either a German solo attempt or an attack from Turkey, but not both so that Turkey would see they couldn't attack me without Germany getting the solo. Noteably I moved Venice>Rome in Spring 1912 instead of setting myself for the guaranteed 3:2 attack on Trieste. I thought that this combined with a support hold order for each nation would communicate my desire for a 4 way draw. Was that not clear?

I'm not sure how I could have done better. One potential mistake was that I built too many fleets. I felt like I had to match Turkey's number of fleets or risk losing the Ionian with my back turned. However I felt like this just ended up antagonizing Turkey and limitting the forces I could use against Germany.

Eager to hear everyone's thoughts and any advice on how I could have gotten a better result.
23 Jan 19 UTC Hello Italy, for me all was good until about 1906 when you sent a fleet to Ionian. interpreted that as you coming east. Sorry if I misunderstood.

Good game everyone! Well played Germany!

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PhoenixFire (771 D)
Won. Bet: 100 D, won: 700 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
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