Finished: 08 AM Thu 24 Dec 20 UTC
Classic. Strict. Again
2 days /phase
Pot: 140 D - Spring, 1913, Finished
Classic, Rulebook press, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
0 excused missed turn
Game drawn
09 Nov 20 UTC Spring, 1906: Ok. Ain't yo brh, mofo.
12 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: Marseilles, autumn 1906: when living envy the dead
12 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: I am very sorry that you feel zis vay...
...but zis being ze case, vhy do you not just kill yourself?
12 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: Why me? Your army in Marseilles is probably the one who's about to do it
12 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: Nein, zis is strictly a peacekeeping mission. Zough, of course, if you vould contribute tovards ze cost of ze munitions, ve vould be happy to oblige.
16 Nov 20 UTC Spring, 1907: Ja, die Fortschritte sind zufriedenstellend, und der Tunnel nach Burgund wird voraussichtlich planmäßig fertiggestellt (bis Herbst 1908).
16 Nov 20 UTC Spring, 1907: Mein apologies - zat message vas not meant for Global. Please disregard.
18 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Ve vould like to call a truce and invite ze French unt ze German premiers for ze Christmas dinner. Ve vill have Turkey.
18 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Nuts! We don't eat our comrades. You better come for a lunch in Moscow, when I take it
18 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Let's make it a liquid lunch, then.
Mine's a White Russian. You can have a Molotov Cocktail.
19 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Do you like burgundy snails as a snack?
19 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Sure. Ze French "escargot" are ze best. Ze German sausages, zough, zey are ze wurst.
19 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Quel gioco di parole mi ha fatto dei nodi nell'intestino.
19 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Sicuro. È il gioco di parole. Non può essere che tu mangi tutti quegli spaghetti, che sono fondamentalmente uno spago fatto di colla.
24 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: WIR WERDEN DIE SPINNEN FREIGABEN !!!!
(Nicht durch den Tunnel. Es gibt keinen Tunnel.)
26 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
26 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: I don't have time to finish you all off so lets just call it a draw
26 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: In Ordnung.
26 Nov 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: The Austrian Peoples Peoples Peoples Peoples Democratic Republic of the Austrian Peoples People extends a warm welcome to Stalin's zombie.
03 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Let's make a draw now. If else, so why is Russia still alive? What are your intentions, Austria?
03 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Else.
03 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: Austria wants to wieeeeen!!1! Beat her, now, or she eats you alive!
03 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1909: It's a fair cop.
07 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1910: we calling a draw yet?
07 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1910: La gatta frettolosa ha fatto i gattini ciechi
07 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1910: My draw vote is up
07 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1910: While I'd like to finish Russia off I'm willing to just end this game now
07 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1910: Are the kittens ok? I'm worried about the kittens.
07 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: , ma quella lenta finì sotto una macchina.
08 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Penso che la macchina potrebbe aver ucciso l'inizio della tua frase.

Gli occhi dei gattini si apriranno dopo una o due settimane. Cerca di tenerli lontani dalle automobili fino ad allora.
08 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: E i cani.
08 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: E ragni.
08 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1910: Ich habe heute ein paar Lebensmittel von einem Polen in Warschau gekauft. Es war so lustig ... er wusste nicht, ob er "Dzień dobry" oder "доброе утро" oder "Guten Morgen" oder "Grüß Gott!"

Also habe ich ihn erschossen.
10 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1911: Let's just end it. Russia reserves to draw on a level with us. I don't want to jerk the stalemate anymore) That was a good game
10 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1911: Yes please let's end this game! My draw vote is up.
10 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1911: As far as the Austrian Peoples Peoples Peoples Peoples Peoples Democratic Republic of the Austrian Peoples Peoples People's people are concerned, it is still a good game. We are enjoying our little war enormously!

If you guys feel differently.... well, nobody's making you play, you know?
10 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1911: Kaiserreich does not involve eternal war...
10 Dec 20 UTC Spring, 1911: Ooh, are we Kaiserreiche? You're obviously not referring to the Holy Roman Empire (800/962–1806) or to the Austrian Empire of 1804–1867, so that would be the Austro-Hungarian Empire founded in 1867 and the German Empire founded in 1871.... so we're good to continue until..... 1918.

1918 it is, then. :)
14 Dec 20 UTC Autumn, 1911: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
21 Dec 20 UTC I just put a draw vote in. Not sure where everyone else it at with revisting the Draw conversation.
22 Dec 20 UTC Thanks all! That was fun!
22 Dec 20 UTC gg, thanks for letting me tag along
22 Dec 20 UTC You guys are great. That was really good game, but I have two regrets - I haven't tried to reach solo, stabbing Germany. I thought about it many times but there was no good chance. And the second, old Germany is lost :(
A few turns ago I told Italy that I'm willing to stab Germany, if he does it with Austria first. And this was a chance for you, Italy, to win. I'd drag some forces from my coasts, so one day you could attack me, just to gain one more sc and reach solo. I don't know why haven't you tried this.
Germany, did you gain something from taking up the country?
Austria, do you play the world tournament? I think I've read somewhere, exactly your style!
Anyway, a good gift for happy new year! Thank you all
22 Dec 20 UTC I've never played a tournament. I haven't played much at all, and until recently, hadn't played for years. I win about one game in seven, which is staggeringly average.
Thanks guys, it was fun for a while. :)
22 Dec 20 UTC "1918 it is, then", you said. Why did you brake your promise, I wonder?)
23 Dec 20 UTC I was just happy to survive, I don't think I had any chance of winning...
23 Dec 20 UTC Austria controlled everyone’s destiny and did nothing with it — apparently to everyone’s benefit lol
23 Dec 20 UTC Actually, I was really worried about getting crushed by Turkey when I first took over.
23 Dec 20 UTC It wasn't a promise, it was a threat. I had lost interest in the game to the point that I was in danger of forgetting to check in. The German I had expected to quit had quit. It was time.
29 Dec 20 UTC A bit late, but here's the letter from true Germany, which I send here with his permission.



I made a critical error in 1901 that I believe dictated the rest of my game; I moved A(Mun)-Boh. I don't know why I made this blunder but it was a mistake, I wanted to move to Ruhr. That move both left me vulnerable in the West and required me to prove to Austria that I was friendly by helping him in the East. In hindsight I should have just moved back to Munich the turn afterwards because moving it East isolated the army.

In terms of my plan to win, I thought that I might be able to take France on after spring 1905 but that was immediately stopped by Austria move to Tyr and Vie. My only chance to solo beyond that was to get Italy to stab Austria, causing Austria to move his units away from our border, allowing me to take a couple of Austria's SCs, build a couple of fleets and then mount an attack on France. Of course none of this even came remotely close to happening because Italy refused to stab Austria even when he had a chance to claim 3 SCs off Austria.

I actually think Italy made a massive mistake by not attempting to stab Austria. He had multiple opportunities to safely do so and he knew that I would move South as soon as he stabbed Austria.

In the end I believe that the only way the game could have progressed would have been if Italy was willing to stab Austria. I believe Austria controlled the board's fate but also couldn't solo without stabbing Italy, which would have been highly risky.

I'm a bit annoyed that Austria decided to troll in the late game by throwing Russia a lifeline and refusing to call a draw even though the game was not progressing. But given that Italy wasn't willing to punish him for doing so, there was no way to stop him.

Overall it was a good game even if it was a stalemate for quite a while and then I accidentally left!

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France
Merigar (186 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 28 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
Germany
himbo (569 D)
Drawn. Bet: 0 D, won: 28 D
9 supply-centers, 7 units
Italy
Arnieds (288 D)
Drawn. Bet: 0 D, won: 28 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
Austria
Fex (108 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 28 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
Russia
lucoli (128 D)
Drawn. Bet: 0 D, won: 28 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
England
jmbostwick (2308 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Turkey
Bilbo (539 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Civil Disorders
JRoz (56 D)Germany (Autumn, 1911) with 8 centres.
imaloser18plus (240 D)Italy (Spring, 1902) with 5 centres.
DWAYNE_ROCK (0 D X)Russia (Spring, 1903) with 5 centres.
Hoxhahalic (100 D)Russia (Autumn, 1908) with 1 centres.
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