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by Trigfea63
Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

My initial thought is to try for Naples right now, before the reinforcements arrive: APU-->NAP supported by ION. The only way Italy can block that is NAP-->APU supported by VEN. In my experience, the bots are not good at recognizing that defensive maneuver. I'd also like to keep England's GoL fleet...
by Trigfea63
Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

I had a sneaking suspicion that Germany would play Sev-Rum because it was his only defense against Rum-Sev. Give the bots every opportunity to mess it up. I don't remember if there's a southern stalemate line that's applicable that doesn't involve Italy. You may be right. I reviewed my go-to articl...
by Trigfea63
Sat Oct 01, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

Time to ready up. Here goes: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=15&mapType=large And success! I took SEV from Germany and convoyed to Apulia. Yeehaw! Now for the bad news: That might be my last successful attack this game. England is coming at me with full power in the Med. (And Ita...
by Trigfea63
Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

:lol: If only I could insert the "dolphin chitter" from the SpongeBob "sentence enhancers" episode. My brain is in stun-lock right now so I'm having a hard time even coming up with a plan for my game... but I won't give up! Haha, I had to google that one. That's a good point, actually. You and Russ...
by Trigfea63
Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

You've made a decent case for stabbing Italy now. It seems a safe bet Tyrolia moves to Munich. And if you knew Italy won't get a build, you'd be pretty well assured of capturing Rome next year. And then the beast is defanged. But looking at Holland, I'm not so sure Italy won't get a build. England ...
by Trigfea63
Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

I decided to click Ready... https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=441198&turn=11&mapType=large I held Moscow, and ION did tap Gre, which allowed me to take Bul! So Austria gets two builds this turn. Italy did take Venice, although he took it from Tyo, which I like better than him taking it from B...
by Trigfea63
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=441198&turn=10&mapType=large Got Moscow. Can hold it no problem, as well as defend War. Can't guarantee Sev, without losing Mos, but can certainly try for it. Italy did not go for Tri or Ven, but moved Ven-Tyo, Tyo-Boh. Not sure if he's trying to pile up on G...
by Trigfea63
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

In my own game, I've looked at the map a few times. Each time I see the vacant Russian-owned Trieste and the Italian army sitting in Venice with nothing to do, and I'm unsure what to do about it. https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=439208 I'm now leaning pretty heavily toward ordering SER-->TR...
by Trigfea63
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

Wow, still a massive jumble. In addition to the tactical side of it, part of the Warsaw vs. Rumania question is whether strategically you want to emphasize strength in the North/Russia or in the South/Balkans. Not sure what the right answer is there. ... I wasn't sure, either, but my gut was tellin...
by Trigfea63
Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

Meanwhile, in my game, I'm nearing the end of the phase, and I'm a little at a loss as to what to do. I don't like the Italian builds, but I don't feel I have any choice really but to keep hoping that he doesn't attack... and even if I move Tri-Alb, there's no guarantee that I'll be able to get Gre...
by Trigfea63
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

Ank and Smy both make sense... I think you need an army in Con to push to Bul in the spring so it can help with Rum in the fall. I could see something like arm & BLA S rum-sev, ser s bul-rum. Agreed. It is done. https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=13&mapType=large Germany built 2 ar...
by Trigfea63
Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

I guess it's time to hit Ready. I can't think of anything better to do than the above moves. Here goes. https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=13&mapType=large Yep, that went about as expected, i.e., an excellent season! I got 3 builds. Russia is actively resisting Germany, and got into...
by Trigfea63
Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Replacement Players
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Replacement Players

Yet again, my game experience on WebDip has been seriously diminshed by the replacement player dynamic: I spend many hours devising and executing a strategy based on the players in the game. Then Player X drops out, and Replacement Player Y comes in and totally changes strategy. Sometimes appropriat...
by Trigfea63
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

Alright, I'm ready to roll with BUL-->SER, CON-->BUL, EAS support-hold ION, AEG-->CON for Spr '07. Here goes. Commentary later: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=12&mapType=large An interesting result! Italy moved away from Russia and you, looks like he wants to try to get involve...
by Trigfea63
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

This is a pretty good synopsis of what's going on. I've seen bot Russia move F Sev->Rum to cover it when the need is dire, I'm not sure he's at that point yet, especially with Turkey hanging out in BLA. Given that, I think it's just a guessing game between Bud/Vie. I *think*(??) I would rather lose...
by Trigfea63
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

Strategically, I'd like to avoid a scenario where R/T try to grind Italy and Italy resists with its usual stubborn defense, while in the meantime E/G finish off France and can then direct all 18 of their combined units eastward. This leads me to believe I perhaps ought to start moving now to confro...
by Trigfea63
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

In my game, I went for Warsaw, and, instead of bouncing in AEG (maybe Italy moves EMS to Smy), I went for Bul as well: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=441198&turn=4&mapType=large So, I got into Warsaw, but Russia moved to Gal, and I (unexpectedly) got into Bul, even though Italy supported m...
by Trigfea63
Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

Great questions. I'm thinking the next build would have to be an army. As far as stopping Germany, my focus would be on keeping him out of SEV-RUM, either by supporting Russian forces there or (even better) by capturing them myself and holding them. A Black Sea fleet would be very helpful in either ...
by Trigfea63
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

I've narrowed down my choices to two: 1) GRE-->ION with 2 supports, BUL-->GRE, CON--BUL, or 2) Support-hold everything I'm inclined to go with #1, because: I think there's a good chance it will work. Italy has 3 movesets that seem reasonable (defend TRI, attack GRE again, or defend ION) and #1 work...
by Trigfea63
Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3191

Re: Austria vs Bots

Well, that went about as expected... https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=441198&turn=3&mapType=large A tricky bot Turkey would have played Bul-Gre, Smy H... I saw that before I readied orders but didn't think he would do that. I don't know what Italy was thinking with ION-EMS... not sure if/how...