Finished: 03 PM Sun 08 Jul 12 UTC
The Sting
1 day /phase
Pot: 77 D - Spring, 1914, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
22 May 12 UTC Spring, 1901: Mother Russia welcomes all nations!
22 May 12 UTC Spring, 1901: Yes. Good luck, gentlemen.
22 May 12 UTC Spring, 1901: Enjoy the game, everyone.
29 May 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: Greetings to all, England has "new management"
all previous treaties and alliances are revoked.
all nations are invited to commence new diplomatic conversations with England
29 May 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: Thank you, MajorMitchell.
29 May 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: Welcome:)
04 Jun 12 UTC Autumn, 1904: Don't you just all love it when players do a "slig" and suddenly go awol
it's understandable when the player's country is getting hammered,
so it would be no surprise if Austria gave up
but when the country being played is doing well, then it's even funnier
& more unpredictable.

and possibly closer to reality than having seven nations with "rulers /govts",
( or in the game, players ) that are all super efficient & logical.

The reality of the "mobilisation to war" pre WW1 wouldn't have been without all the
clasic cock ups that go on, The Russian forces would have had some shambolic & slow
The English would have been all parade ground spit & polish & officers drinking tea ( or brandy & cigars ) & talking about fox huntin', the French & Italians would have carried on ( to English & German opinions regarding efficiency ) like comical circuses at times.
with too much emotional display
The German army of the day would have been early for all it's appointments, but even more zealous than the English regarding spit & polish, prussian / junkers discipline etc

a lot of rich fat turkish chaps would have sat round drinking coffee and smoking hash,
fixing deals, arranging bribes etc, while all the young excitable chaps would have been dreaming of glory in calvary warfare.

The tragedy of WW1 is a demonstration that the nations were run (collectively )
by incompetent fools, so here I am ready to go in a game that replicates Europe of the time.
There's usually some kind of debate going on about random CD's and NMR's (no
moves ....recorded? submitted / enter'd, i suppose is the meaning ) in the Forum
chat part of this site. Ideological warfare of another kind, Purists who hate it, to those who endorse it.
04 Jun 12 UTC Autumn, 1904: the comments about the various nations are an attempt at light humour
eg as in the film "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" a comedy set
in approx 1910, example Robert Morley playing a rich fat English Newspaper tycoon complaining in Paris that "the problem of travelling abroad was that one was that there were so many damned foreigners wherever you went."
04 Jun 12 UTC Autumn, 1904: and in the same film there are repeated parodies of stereotypical myths about national identities, when the competing flying teams come out each morning at their airplane hangars and have flag raising ceremonies with the French taking the piss out of the Germans
28 Jun 12 UTC Autumn, 1910: AUTUMN 1910 BUILDS

I will not vote for a draw whilst Russia and Turkey are still in the game
i have advised France & Italy that I will vote for a draw on that basis only
28 Jun 12 UTC Autumn, 1910: I understand. I have retracted my vote for a draw as well.
29 Jun 12 UTC Autumn, 1910: Yes, I agree. Likewise I have retracted the offer
05 Jul 12 UTC Autumn, 1913: Good game, gentlemen. Especially Turkey. Thank you for being a good sport and finalizing until the bitter end.
05 Jul 12 UTC Autumn, 1913: Thank you all for the game. Think I learned a thing or 2:)
06 Jul 12 UTC Autumn, 1913: Gentlemen,
we have to wait for the Build Orders for France & Turkey to be completed
& in Spring 1914 I will vote for a Draw.
06 Jul 12 UTC Autumn, 1913: Yes. Agreed. I will wait.

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England
MajorMitchell (1153 D)
Drawn. Bet: 7 D, won: 26 D
12 supply-centers, 12 units
France
GTwist (221 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 26 D
12 supply-centers, 12 units
Italy
Gunfighter06 (224 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 26 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
Russia
sonsnix (119 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Germany
Slig (112 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Turkey
meldron (111 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Austria
9songs (109 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
sonsnix (119 D)Russia (Spring, 1911) with 1 centres.
Slig (112 D)Germany (Autumn, 1907) with 0 centres.
meldron (111 D)Turkey (Autumn, 1913) with 0 centres.
9songs (109 D)Austria (Spring, 1905) with 1 centres.
Lenex (100 D)England (Autumn, 1902) with 3 centres.
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