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by Muscovy_Duck
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Political statement on homepage
Replies: 148
Views: 5053

Re: Political statement on homepage

Who was /is Pollyanna anyway? Is it a reference to a character in 'Little Women'? (And before anyone takes offence that is the title of a classic book, essentially a coming of age novel, and not an intention to demean women in anyway whatsoever, although the book itself was 'of its time' and hardly ...
by Muscovy_Duck
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Political statement on homepage
Replies: 148
Views: 5053

Re: Political statement on homepage

I deplore the fact that webdip has a blatently political statement emblazoned across its header.

I find it particularly strange that only state-sactioned violence and racism are condemned. So presumably individuals can carry on with their arbitrary violence and racism with impunity!
by Muscovy_Duck
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Petition: Save the eternal stalemate!
Replies: 33
Views: 6472

Re: Petition: Save the eternal stalemate!

The game should have been cancelled a very long time ago.

Diplomacy, and this site as a resource, is not intended to be a 7-player co-op game.

If that's what you want, go and play 'Zombie Apocalypse' or something!
by Muscovy_Duck
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Misnamed territory
Replies: 10
Views: 8269

Re: Misnamed territory

Bulgaria got a bit of Aegian coast in about 1912, but this is an example of pragmatic redrawing for the map and gameplay on land; coast or not on land Bulgaria does effectively block Consntinople from direct access to Greece.

You can call it the Thracian coast if you like.
by Muscovy_Duck
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Retreat Question
Replies: 9
Views: 4881

Re: Retreat Question

Thought so.

Should have smelt a rat at the time!
by Muscovy_Duck
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Retreat Question
Replies: 9
Views: 4881

Re: Retreat Question

Thanks for the advice on this. Yes, I was asking about disbandment DURING THE ORDERS PHASE of the SPRING TURN. But it would be equally valid if applied to non-displaced units after the Spring moves. It must have been a House Rule in my first ever face-to-face game. Should have insisted on reading th...
by Muscovy_Duck
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Misnamed territory
Replies: 10
Views: 8269

Re: Misnamed territory

How about 'England' which should be Great Britain, or 'Turkey' which should be Ottoman Empire.

And we all know that 'Wales' doesn't really include Cornwall.
by Muscovy_Duck
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Does displacement of a unit supporting against oneself cut that support?
Replies: 4
Views: 3098

Re: Does displacement of a unit supporting against oneself cut that support?

Thanks to all respondents.

It's good to know I've not being entirely wrong about this topic since day 1!
by Muscovy_Duck
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Does displacement of a unit supporting against oneself cut that support?
Replies: 4
Views: 3098

Does displacement of a unit supporting against oneself cut that support?

As per title but I'll clarify:- Usually a unit cannot cut support against itself, e.g. Munich attacks (with no support) an enemy army in Berlin, but Berlin supports an enemy army Kiel into Munich. Kiel takes Munich! Berlin is displaced. But if Silesia supports Munich to (unsupported) Berlin, and the...
by Muscovy_Duck
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Retreat Question
Replies: 9
Views: 4881

Re: Retreat Question

I could well be mistaken but I always thought that the original rules permitted voluntary disbandment in the Spring turn regardless of whether or not a unit was caused to retreat. If the owner retained sufficient supply centres the unit could be replaced by either a fleet or army in the Autumn build...
by Muscovy_Duck
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: AAR/EOG - Newbie Grind
Replies: 10
Views: 4935

Re: AAR/EOG - Newbie Grind

Hi, France (2nd) here. Yes, good game. I enjoyed the uphill struggle throughout. First, a clarification to England's post above. I took over AFTER the Sp01 moves had been made, so it seems the original France player did submit orders. I joined the site only a month ago and was having difficulty gett...
by Muscovy_Duck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Alternative Counter Set / Sprites
Replies: 6
Views: 7007

Re: Alternative Counter Set / Sprites

Yes, diplomat61

On our diplomacy wallmap we used squares and triangles. Very clear. And of course the realworld board does not change colour when a foreign unit enters it!
by Muscovy_Duck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Can last turn's moves be turned off on the map?
Replies: 2
Views: 3455

Re: Can last turn's moves be turned off on the map?

Thanks.

Glaringly obvious, of course !!!!
by Muscovy_Duck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: The old A to B, B to C, and C to A conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 4145

Re: The old A to B, B to C, and C to A conundrum

Thanks again, Cleasar Certainly looks interesting. Would it be possible to build variants with that resource? One variant we used to play when we couldn't get the required 7, or when someone (or two or three) reneged at the last minute was to distribute the countries by lottery, leaving the surplus ...
by Muscovy_Duck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Can last turn's moves be turned off on the map?
Replies: 2
Views: 3455

Can last turn's moves be turned off on the map?

As per title.

I just find the map a bit cluttered with the orders displayed graphically especially on my phone.
by Muscovy_Duck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: The old A to B, B to C, and C to A conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 4145

Re: The old A to B, B to C, and C to A conundrum

Back stabber sandbox !! ??
by Muscovy_Duck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Alternative Counter Set / Sprites
Replies: 6
Views: 7007

Alternative Counter Set / Sprites

Would it be possible to have alternative sprites particularly for armies? I find it a bit odd to have a modern battle tank symbol when an infantry soldier would seem more appropriate. Or perhaps we could have a cannon or the original shell? In a similar vein, would it be possible to have coloured pi...
by Muscovy_Duck
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Classic Diplomacy - New Game Recruiting - 'First Bite'
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: Classic Diplomacy - New Game Recruiting - 'First Bite'

Six players registered.

Just 1 more needed!
by Muscovy_Duck
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: The old A to B, B to C, and C to A conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 4145

Re: The old A to B, B to C, and C to A conundrum

Indeed. Support is unconditional unless the supporting unit is attacked.

That, though, is the beauty of diplomacy; it mimics both the military and diplomatic principles (and everything else that occurs) not only by communication but also by onboard .movement.