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by Trigfea63
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 325
Views: 2820

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: 325
Views: 2820

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: 37

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: 325
Views: 2820

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: 325
Views: 2820

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: 325
Views: 2820

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: 325
Views: 2820

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: 325
Views: 2820

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: 325
Views: 2820

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: 325
Views: 2820

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...
by Trigfea63
Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 325
Views: 2820

Re: Austria vs Bots

My guess for the spring is that R/T won't coordinate over Serbia. Also, I'm guessing that Russia will play Sev S Rum and Rum S War->Gal. So I will use Serbia to tap Rum, and play Vie S Bud->Gal, Gre-AEG, Ser-Rum. These moves seem solid. If it were me, that's what I'd do (even if I hadn't checked in...
by Trigfea63
Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 325
Views: 2820

Re: Austria vs Bots

After all that, I've decided to just consolidate my gain, support-hold, and move EAS-->AEG. The results: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=9&mapType=large Things went about as I predicted. England went +1 at France's expense. E/G didn't figure out how to take Sweden from Russia. R...
by Trigfea63
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 325
Views: 2820

Re: Austria vs Bots

After all that, I've decided to just consolidate my gain, support-hold, and move EAS-->AEG. The results: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=9&mapType=large Things went about as I predicted. England went +1 at France's expense. E/G didn't figure out how to take Sweden from Russia. Ru...
by Trigfea63
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 325
Views: 2820

Re: Austria vs Bots

I have tentatively entered EAS-->ION supported by AEG, BUL support-hold GRE, and ANK-->CON for Spr '05. But I'm now thinking your suggested move of EAS-->ION to cut support, and attack Greece myself with 2 units is better. It's an Autumn move, so getting another SC would be useful. Looking at Italy...
by Trigfea63
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 325
Views: 2820

Re: Austria vs Bots

I started my Austria game: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=441198 - I've had 3 solos In a row so I'm probably due to get crushed... You're off to a good start, too. Italy's going after France, not you. Or so it seems. Maybe 4 in a row?? :-D ANK-->CON looks pretty good EAS-->ION? With supp...
by Trigfea63
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 325
Views: 2820

Re: Austria vs Bots

https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=438067&turn=41&mapType=large All is not lost! Germany *did* move to StP and I helped him block Italy. The idiot human, however, somehow forgot to order Sweden-Finland in the spring and so had to hope bot Germany did it correctly a second time, which he did. I...
by Trigfea63
Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is the US going metric?
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Is the US going metric?

To answer the original question: CNN was trying to use the local units and got confused. Or, more charitably, was trying to appeal to an international audience. We in the USA don't use the metric system much. Sure, I learned in school that 1 inch = 2.54 cm and I can do math. And we tend to have runn...
by Trigfea63
Thu Sep 15, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 325
Views: 2820

Re: Austria vs Bots

I think that having to write out one's thoughts helps clarify them - I'm a software developer by trade and I've puzzled through many a bug by simply describing to someone else what the code in question is trying to do... I agree. I'm going to try to analyze more carefully each time. It takes time. ...
by Trigfea63
Thu Sep 15, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 325
Views: 2820

Re: Austria vs Bots

Alright, I've made up my mind. I'll order AEG-->EAS, CON-->AEG, SMY-->ANK, and BUL support-hold GRE. It seems most likely Italy will either move to EAS again, or else attack Greece. My orders work well against both of those possibilities. If Italy does move ION-->EAS, and my Aegean move bounces, I'...
by Trigfea63
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 325
Views: 2820

Re: Austria vs Bots

Observations for Autumn '04: Italy not only ordered to EAS and ION, he also ordered F ADR-->ALB. This appears to set him up for an attack on Greece: ALB-->GRE supported by ION (or vice versa) and TRI-->SER. I don't want Italy capturing Greece. To thwart Italy, BUL will support-hold GRE. With the ot...