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Finished: 05 AM Sun 14 Jun 20 UTC
Old fashioned game, preferably for talkative pla-2
2 days /phase
Pot: 707 D - Spring, 1910, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
03 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: Not sure if it’s me holding things up but I will be ready soon. Haven’t had much time lately. Evil plots don’t just hatch themselves.
03 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: Take your time. It gives us more opportunity to coordinate air-tight tactics.
04 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: Stop ganging up on me you meanies.
04 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: Keep ganging up on him, he was mean to me first :D
04 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: Russia made me do it. I was a really nice guy
07 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1909: While your stab against Germany was particularly brutal, I'm surprised you didn't blame me! That would have been fair.
07 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1909: Oh there’s plenty of blame for you as well my French friend:)
08 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1909: Good catch, England: had hoped we could leave only Livonia as you and Russia’s only retreat option :)
08 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1909: I am not sure what would have happened if that was the case. I don’t recall a situation like that before. I wonder who would have precedence for the only retreat option, or would both units be forced to disband?
08 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1909: I believe both would be disbanded, if both ordered the army to retreat. But if one disbanded the unit, rather than retreating it, there would be no issue.
08 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: If two units retreat to same territory, both are disbanded. I've seen it happen once on here (and then it was a mistake/miscommunication) but did see it happen in a live game before.
08 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: that would have been so epic
11 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Farewell good Tsar!
11 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Farewell all!
Thanks for the game everyone.
I think that I was a bit out of my depth. I was deservedly crushed!
I will be interested to see how this plays out. Keep safe!
12 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Farewell, Russia! Hope we both fare better in our next game :)
12 Jun 20 UTC I can see England is to be denied her rightful place as the absolute Monarch of all Europe. I offer peace terms and have put forward a motion to draw the game.
12 Jun 20 UTC Thank you, England. That's big of you. You played very well!
12 Jun 20 UTC Well played, all!
12 Jun 20 UTC We thankfully got you sealed off from further expansion, England. You came close to pulling off the solo though while the rest of us were distracted in the Mediterranean!
12 Jun 20 UTC So.... everybody ready to have another go? I didn't make much of a footprint in this game and would like to have my revenge.
12 Jun 20 UTC Hey! Very well played, all. I'd like to especially congratulate England, who showed to be a formidable and tireless opponent!
13 Jun 20 UTC Very enjoyable game everyone. Nice to be back after a long absence and lots of Gunboat games.
I always thought the solo was going to be a close run thing. The only hope was that Turkey would get greedy but you held the line well everyone.
I want to thank Germany for his loyalty, stabbing him was painfully out of character for me but Russia had a devilish idea to cooperate in his destruction. I can’t resist a good caper. I also had hopes that Russia could have survived but it was not to be.
Overall I thought everyone was great to play with and I would certainly be up for another one ( it’s pretty hard to keep the anonymity going though, how about we run another non anonymous game?)
13 Jun 20 UTC I would be up for another one :)
13 Jun 20 UTC I agree we can run non anonymous.

@Calmar: that stab worked out pretty well, can only applaud you for playing the game well.
14 Jun 20 UTC Even if I did not see their correspondence, I believe Austria certainly played a key role in keeping me alive in the end.

As for the English stab on Germany, I repeat here what I told in private '[...]your reaction was one of the boldest things I ever saw around here. Like, for real. When dealing with a well timed and executed stab, where France is sure to convoy an army into an open Liverpool, you had the courage to viciously stab Germany, likely through a very clever double-crossing regarding Denmark, and also attack Russia! When attacked by one neighbour, you chose to attack the other two(!) and it was a formidable success! I have never seen anything similar.'

This was a superb performance by England, whom I'd be honoured to play again anytime.

Regarding new games, it would be a pleasure to play you all again! I asked Germany if we could delay it a bit (a week or two?) due to round 6 and 7 of the masters having just begun. If most would like to start right away, I could make an effort, as I wouldn't like to miss this train.
21 Jun 20 UTC No desire to play again it seems. Bummer
21 Jun 20 UTC Have someone created a new game? I thought we were delaying a few weeks.
21 Jun 20 UTC http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=306233
21 Jun 20 UTC Password: gentleman

As the summer holiday is coming up I set three day phase.

14 days to fill the game, hope to see you all
21 Jun 20 UTC just joined!
21 Jun 20 UTC Me too
22 Jun 20 UTC me too
25 Jun 20 UTC Joined! Russia and Italy, will you join us as well?
29 Jun 20 UTC As the starting date grows closer, do we consider inviting two players from the outside?
29 Jun 20 UTC I just looked at their profiles, and it seems Italy hasn't logged in since last sunday (21th) and Russia since the staurday before that (13th)... Unless we're willing to shift to Med (which is a quite interesting map, anyway, but wouldn't be my pick), I'd say we must.

Do any of you have any talented and talkative player in mind?
29 Jun 20 UTC I do, but he's a close personal friend and so would prefer to play anon with him if I we invited him. Wouldn't be fair otherwise.
29 Jun 20 UTC well, that's a valid concern. But I mean, someone who does not happen to be a close personal friend, more like someone you randomly played and liked (like our group)? I've done some interesting games and could think of one some people, but we could also advertise it on the forum.
29 Jun 20 UTC I think advertising on the forum is a good idea, you could also invite players who have a good head on their shoulders and like to write a lot of press.
29 Jun 20 UTC That come to my mind right now, StackelbergFollower and Fortress Door are two names that perfectly fit that description, with whom I've played a couple of times, and I imagine some of you have as well. Ckroberts would also be thoroughly recommended, but seems to have joined no game for a while.

I'm perfectly fine with advertising it on the forum! As you all see fit.
29 Jun 20 UTC I'd say ahead and invite the folks you know. If we don't get bites, we can try the forum?
29 Jun 20 UTC I agree, go ahead and send invites.
30 Jun 20 UTC Good plan but I can’t think of anyone
30 Jun 20 UTC Austria?
30 Jun 20 UTC Oh yes, sorry, thought I had replied earlier. Please send invites or post to forum.
30 Jun 20 UTC I've invited one more. We are both defeated in another game currently going on and I think his personality will fit well in
02 Jul 20 UTC Two days left and still need one more
02 Jul 20 UTC I've checked the forum and invited another. We'll see tomorrow :)
02 Jul 20 UTC Scratch that. He have not been logged on for 10 days.
02 Jul 20 UTC womp womp
02 Jul 20 UTC I'll send a message on a game I played and enjoyed thoroughly (I had invited the six players, as I had played them all and could attest to all of them being great talkers).

Out of curiosity, here is the game: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=182485#gamePanel, which was bizarrely balanced by 1914 and had to stop for out-of-the-game reasons.

Another curious fact, going through my games, I found out I had played both England and Italy before! http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=226185&msgCountryID=4&rand=10128#chatboxanchor

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England
Calmar (659 D)
Drawn. Bet: 101 D, won: 177 D
14 supply-centers, 14 units
Turkey
micahbales (949 D)
Drawn. Bet: 101 D, won: 177 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
Austria
marshal969 (1792 D (S))
Drawn. Bet: 101 D, won: 177 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
France
Drawn. Bet: 101 D, won: 177 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Italy
Hamp (234 D)
Defeated. Bet: 101 D
Germany
Thomas Olai (562 D)
Defeated. Bet: 101 D
Russia
SalParad1se (260 D)
Defeated. Bet: 101 D
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