Finished: 11 PM Sun 11 Apr 21 UTC
Private 2020 World Cup Group B Gunboat 2
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1918, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Unranked
3 excused missed turn
Game drawn

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09 Jan 21 UTC Spring, 1901: Moderator: (goldfinger0303): Good to go, no shuffle needed. Good luck everyone
12 Feb 21 UTC Autumn, 1907: 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.
19 Mar 21 UTC Spring, 1913: 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.
19 Mar 21 UTC Spring, 1913: Moderator: (goldfinger0303): I see everyone has entered orders, so I'm pushing the phase through.
07 Apr 21 UTC Autumn, 1916: Moderator: (goldfinger0303): Not pushing you guys, but readying these last few phases would be a treat :)
08 Apr 21 UTC Spring, 1918: Moderator: (goldfinger0303): As a reminder, since we're coming up on the time limit, this game will be force drawn after Fall 1920
10 Apr 21 UTC I have a lot of of acidic things to say about this game, but it is tempered by the fact I got the result we needed. Gg
10 Apr 21 UTC Gg, and congrats to umble to making it through. Obviously gutted that there was a turn I could have soloed with a correct guess.
10 Apr 21 UTC Russia's moves in the north were especially concerning. JUST LOCK DOWN THE LINE! Taking back Trieste...twice? Why tempt fate. These last two games were the most boring games I ever played. I played on 5 centers for almost 20 game years. Proud of the defense I suppose but still...4 months of that was not fun. I'm even somewhat disappointed you didn't solo because I fear having to do this again lol.
10 Apr 21 UTC And a congratulations to teccles for his dominant performance in both games. Let's see how it goes in the finals :)
10 Apr 21 UTC I'm not sure what you mean about the North? Russia had some annoying pressure on Berlin/Scandinavia, and never looked like losing the line, really. But on Trieste I couldn't agree more; those grabs gave me a lot of hope.

And yeah, your defense was very good here (and in the other game). You struck a good balance between defending against the solo threat and not letting Russia mess with you too much. As for my performance... it's gunboat, so I expect in the final I'll be eliminated twice before I can blink :-)
10 Apr 21 UTC He needs armies in Gal, Ukr, and Sev or the line will be lost eventually. Probably not enough time to grind him down but you have to have that for the line to be solid. Prussia and Livonia will fall eventually no matter what. But if you don't have those back up units than Silesia is most likely next and then Warsaw will be lost.
10 Apr 21 UTC Maybe I'm just too conservative on this here but there were a lot of risks that were happening in the north.
10 Apr 21 UTC on both sides.
10 Apr 21 UTC gg - unfortunate timing, though, and wish you had waited for the builds before drawing. I was about to unset my draw flag, because in case it made a difference, Germany deserved to go through to the next round and Italy didn't - Italy's tactical awareness over the past year confirmed that for me.

Good luck to everybody in the next round.
10 Apr 21 UTC @Italy:

Yeah - while I agree about that weakness in the North, it's easily reinforced (e.g. by building SEV, moving to UKR, then building SEV again when PRU/LVN blows up - and don't worry about losing SIL, which you don't need if you hold PIE). There may have been a moment where Russia actually risked a centre, but I don't think so.

On my side there were certainly risks; I could have lost BER with my moveset where I moved to BAR. I thought that was well worth the trade to lock up St P, which I didn't have a way to do without a risk somewhere.

@Russia: huh, so you were going to throw me the game?
10 Apr 21 UTC And Austria...sorry lol. But when you didn't support yourself to Greece I was like...not hitching my cart to this horse.
10 Apr 21 UTC Oh yeah, I'd forgotten that opening. I love the idea of Trieste->AI, and was disappointed when it didn't play out like that.
10 Apr 21 UTC So I did everything I could to show Russia I wanted to work with him and he hungry hippo stabs me for 1 center (the whole game) and then stabs Turkey almost immediately afterwards. Normally that gets punished big time but regardless it slows down Russia. This very much reminds me of the ODC that we were in except Russia played much better but the concept and result was the same.
10 Apr 21 UTC Oh wait you were Russia...this is awkward :)

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