Finished: 05 PM Fri 31 Jan 20 UTC
Private J vs D
3 days /phase
Pot: 10 D - Autumn, 1904, Finished
1 excused missed turn
Game won by JEccles (421 D)

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27 Jan 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Welcome Doug! Feel free to ask any questions, but good luck!
27 Jan 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Oh, if you hit "save" it will save the orders you have, then by clicking the "Play button with green check mark" on the far right under the map you can preview your orders to see where they are going. If you want to progress faster than the deadlines you then hit "ready" and the checkmark next to your name will go green, meaning that once both of ours are that way the game will progress. I would save first to double-check everything before readying your orders though just to be safe :)
27 Jan 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: Will Do. This should be fun. Along with this game and our other one I joined another group so I have 3 at one time.
27 Jan 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: Oh nice! Hopefully they can help you along too!
28 Jan 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: It looks like I may have started off too conservative. You need I believe 18 and you have 13 SC
28 Jan 20 UTC Autumn, 1903: Yep, you do need 18 to win. In 1v1 you end up having a mad dash to the center line of the board then trying to build backward while holding that line. That line's called the "stalemate line" on this site and consists of: St. Pete, Berlin, Munich, Marseille, and everything behind that on your side. If you hold those 4 and everything else back to England then you have 17, and the rest give me 17 for a draw. To win a game you have to break over the stalemate line somewhere to get 18, which is what makes it so tricky in a 7 player game to accomplish
28 Jan 20 UTC A pointer I would give on this last move is on the Belgium/Holland move. Instead of supporting Beligum-Holland on a fall move which vacates a supply center you need to hold, I would have used Belgium to support Ruhr-Holland to try and hold both Belgium and Holland with units. The supply centers you typically want to have a unit occupying unless it's behind a defensive wall, that's why I've left Venice, Rome, my 3 home ones empty because I have a defensive wall that's moving west from there that you haven't penetrated. Otherwise you want to occupy the supply centers as much as possible to force me to beat the unit with strength to take it over, instead of walking in unchallenged like with what happened in Belgium.

It takes a bit to get the hang of it though, so the next one will be even better! I'll get one set up and send you the invite again :)
28 Jan 20 UTC

password: doug
28 Jan 20 UTC That makes sense. This is all coming to me now .
28 Jan 20 UTC Yep! Having a chance to go through it and actually see how it works definitely helps :)