Ankara Crescent

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TBroadley
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Ankara Crescent

#1 Post by TBroadley » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:39 am

Who's up for a game?

I propose we follow the 2000 Summer Olympics rulebook - it lends some dynamism to the endgame in my experience.

I'll start with Sevastopol. Is that still common or has the metagame moved on?
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#2 Post by TheFlyingBoat » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:02 am

TBroadley wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:39 am
Who's up for a game?

I propose we follow the 2000 Summer Olympics rulebook - it lends some dynamism to the endgame in my experience.

I'll start with Sevastopol. Is that still common or has the metagame moved on?
As an expert player myself back in the day, albeit with 2008 WDC rules, I must say the meta has left you long behind. I'll start with Brest, the clear superior opening, even with your silly 2000 Olympics rules.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#3 Post by A_Tin_Can » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:49 am

Oh, I love this game!

I'll open with Army London supports London.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#4 Post by TBroadley » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:14 pm

TheFlyingBoat wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:02 am
TBroadley wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:39 am
Who's up for a game?

I propose we follow the 2000 Summer Olympics rulebook - it lends some dynamism to the endgame in my experience.

I'll start with Sevastopol. Is that still common or has the metagame moved on?
As an expert player myself back in the day, albeit with 2008 WDC rules, I must say the meta has left you long behind. I'll start with Brest, the clear superior opening, even with your silly 2000 Olympics rules.
Shucks! Knew I should have read up before putting my foot in it.

I've only ever played with the 2008 WWDC rules. That's led to some memorable confusion, including one time where a player tried to drive a Formula 1 car through a convention centre.

I'll bounce A Lon and F Bre in ENG.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#5 Post by A_Tin_Can » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:26 pm

Ah, good response. Forgive my mistake, I'm rusty.

I've got my next orders ready to go, but I don't think it's my turn yet, is it?
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#6 Post by captainmeme » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:54 pm

Overlay Sevastopol

I'm pretty sure this counter was popularised like a month after the 2000 SO rules came out. Surprised you hadn't heard of it!

2000 SO rules have pretty cool endgames though, agreed on that. Almost worth the ludicrously unbalanced earlygame.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#7 Post by jasnah » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:48 pm

This one's for David!

Fleet Irish Sea (convoys A Constantinople - Moscow)
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#8 Post by Chaqa » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:55 pm

I've always been a fan of the 2015 Philadelphia Variant rules.

As such, I will say F Portugal
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#9 Post by TheFlyingBoat » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:13 pm

A_Tin_Can wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:26 pm
Ah, good response. Forgive my mistake, I'm rusty.

I've got my next orders ready to go, but I don't think it's my turn yet, is it?
No, unfortunately you are in Nidd, which means you must order three successive holds before you can make your next order.

The Overlay Sevastopol move is normally a devastating counter to my Brest opening. Well done, Captainmeme. That being said, you should have foreseen Chaqa playing F Portugal, which as you know lets me free sail to the Irish Sea under the 2000 SO rules. However, what you may not be aware of is that Appendix D of the 2000 SO rules let me ride a convoy to any adjacent square of the final destination of the convoy following a free sail that lands in the territory of a convoying ship. I therefore ride jasnah's convoy to Sevastopol, displacing you to Rumania and leaving you stunned for a turn.

Be happy that this isn't the 2008 WDC rules I play under normally or this would have left you in secondary Nidd, which would have forced you to hold for 2 turns before making further progress.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#10 Post by Yonni » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:17 pm

I thought the mods agreed to hide offensive forum games like this.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#11 Post by TheFlyingBoat » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:19 pm

Yonni wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:17 pm
I thought the mods agreed to hide offensive forum games like this.
Who plays Ankara Crescent for the offense? Everyone knows a sound defense is key.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#12 Post by stefanodangello » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:37 am

I have watched the game more than played, and, given the uncertainty regarding the rulebook to be used, I'll dare start with F Moscow and see what happens.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#13 Post by A_Tin_Can » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:20 am

Not a bad start, stefanodangello! Looking forward to seeing your next move.

London holds. Take THAT, TBroadley.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#14 Post by TheFlyingBoat » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:01 am

Given my presence in Sevastopol, I shall make the move to Armenia, leaving me a numberwang away from the golden goose.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#15 Post by A_Tin_Can » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:11 am

-1 point for playing out of turn, otherwise a solid move.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#16 Post by TheFlyingBoat » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:17 am

A_Tin_Can wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:11 am
-1 point for playing out of turn, otherwise a solid move.
Oh shoot quite right. I am used to WDC rules as mentioned before which give me the option to make the simple slide I did following any hold. What a stupid mistake to make. My apologies.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#17 Post by TBroadley » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:21 am

A_Tin_Can wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:20 am
London holds. Take THAT, TBroadley.
A strong counter... under normal circumstances. But in this case you've just given me the opportunity to play F NTH! Six SCs are within my grasp.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#18 Post by captainmeme » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:25 pm

Ack. FlyingBoat's move was literally the only counter to Overlay Sevastopol there and everything had to fall perfectly in place for it.

Hijack Stefano's F Moscow
Retreat Caspian Sea
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#19 Post by dargorygel » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:31 pm

I'm sure you remember this maneuver from the 2011 Independent Invitational... but A Ceylon convoys to Wales.
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Re: Ankara Crescent

#20 Post by TheFlyingBoat » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:34 am

I now am allowed to move in turn to Armenia and I do so with pleasure.
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