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by Trigfea63
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Mist Covered Mountains
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Mist Covered Mountains

I was following from the beginning. Congratulations! Not easy to solo against this caliber of opponents, with this size pot.
by Trigfea63
Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

I completed my Russia game. Mostly it was an R/T vs. A/I, except Germany moved hard against me in 1902. I lost Warsaw, but with some good guesses, I was able to turn away the German attack and recover my position. By then, however, A/I had grown quite strong. Austria soon took SEV, Warsaw and Moscow...
by Trigfea63
Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

Have played a bit further. Will recap now. Spring Movements 1904 My plan to stab Austria here would have been a better choice, but even then, I would have picked up Trieste, and still lost the fleet, and then would have promptly lost Ionian as well. Autumn Movements 1904 Now looking at this, Russia...
by Trigfea63
Tue Nov 15, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Midterm Elections
Replies: 35
Views: 382

Re: US Midterm Elections

Popping in for two comments- Inflation hurts the poor the most. Does it? While it would hurt the unemployed and those on disability/social security, "the Poor" is a vague collection. The biggest hits from inflation goes to those who have a ton of capital in money, but no real assets. The poor don't...
by Trigfea63
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

Scmoo, it's great you're doing one! Interesting opening, too. I'm surprised that you're able to do a tricky cooperative opening like that with the bot. A lot of human Austrian players would have seen VEN-->TRI and flipped on Italy immediately. In your current position, as you mentioned, you kind of ...
by Trigfea63
Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

Congrats! I agree that doing the write ups takes a long time (and, personally, and I can't do it on my cell phone because I have stupid thumbs). I quite enjoyed reading yours. Kinda interning that in this game you didn't end up having to take any Russian centers. Likewise, Doug, I've enjoyed your w...
by Trigfea63
Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

Spr '23, I'll take shots at all 3 potential 18th centers: Munich, Holland and Portugal, and see what happens: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=44&mapType=large 2 out of 3 ain't bad ... I can force Kiel in Autumn as well, for #20: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=439208#ga...
by Trigfea63
Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

So, I forgot about Germany's build, from the Spring destruction of its Picardy army. One of the perils of taking a long time between moves (and of being old). Ironically, it's now quite a bit easier to go after MAO, and more difficult to go after Holland/Kiel. For Spr '22, I'll focus on MAO and Spa...
by Trigfea63
Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

So, I forgot about Germany's build, from the Spring destruction of its Picardy army. One of the perils of taking a long time between moves (and of being old). Ironically, it's now quite a bit easier to go after MAO, and more difficult to go after Holland/Kiel. For Spr '22, I'll focus on MAO and Spai...
by Trigfea63
Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

Curiosity might get me killed in this situation, but I think I prefer Pic - Bel w/ Burgundy supporting, Paris supports Brest to hold, and you hold off on Spain until you have Tunis to North Africa, and are definitely in Marseilles. That extra army in France will be massive as you'll be able to slid...
by Trigfea63
Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

Curiosity might get me killed in this situation, but I think I prefer Pic - Bel w/ Burgundy supporting, Paris supports Brest to hold, and you hold off on Spain until you have Tunis to North Africa, and are definitely in Marseilles. That extra army in France will be massive as you'll be able to slid...
by Trigfea63
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Explosion Icon
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Explosion Icon

On the Classic map, the big explosion means a unit was destroyed during the Winter adjustments phase. The little one means a unit was dislodged.
by Trigfea63
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

* * * I am thinking to build another fleet, and push Ionian Sea into the action zone around MAO, Spain, and Portugal. I'm also debating whether to sacrifice position in France if it allows me to capture Portugal and Spain in 1921 and destroy the most valuable English fleet on the board: MAO-->POR G...
by Trigfea63
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

I don't see how you could have "hitched your wagon" to Germany in F02. You had no units to spare. You could have diverted units north to prop up Germany and stall England, but then you wouldn't have made any progress against Austria. Supporting Turkey into Serbia in S02 might have been good. It's v...
by Trigfea63
Thu Nov 10, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

It's time to enter the "triple threat" orders I laid out in post # 467. It's a bit of a long post to copy the whole thing in here. The basic idea is, enemy strongholds in Brest, MAO, and Belgium are being defended by only 2 units: the English fleet in Brest, and the German army in Picardy. If I atta...
by Trigfea63
Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

So, eliminated as Russia in game 7. Looking back on it, I think the two key moments were that I probably should have realized that I needed to hitch my wagon to Germany in F02 and I should have figured that I could tap Serbia in S03 to help Turkey take Greece a year earlier than he did. England bei...
by Trigfea63
Tue Nov 08, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=38&mapType=large Pretty, pretty good! Tyrolia went for Venice and bounced, which is ideal. Now the Adriatic fleet stays in Adriatic and can support APU-->VEN in Autumn. England moved N. Sea to Channel, not ideal, but that fleet is an overburdened ...
by Trigfea63
Tue Nov 08, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

I went ahead and built the army in CON. I don't think there was much of a case for building a fleet. So here we are, entering Spr '20: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=37&mapType=large The objectives: 1) Destroy the N. Africa fleet / close in on MAO 2) Advance the armies in Franc...
by Trigfea63
Tue Nov 08, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

I think it would be interesting to read your write-up. The other thread just showed the end results of games, there was no analysis. I can replay the games, but that doesn't tell me what were the various considerations involved. Obviously the 34-center solo is not an easy thing to do.
by Trigfea63
Tue Nov 08, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5971

Re: Austria vs Bots

I might do my own write up on my latest game. I had this idea, and was crazy enough to actually try for it. I have canceled more games than I can remember from just awful openings, or unplanned self-failures.. But at last.. Behold! Total domination! https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=457291 ...