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Finished: 04 PM Thu 13 Mar 14 UTC
Private Man the Torpedoes!
7 days /phase
Pot: 70 D - Spring, 1911, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
01 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: From the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland:

1900: Following the assassination of Albert Edward, heir apparent of the British throne, and the death of his brother Alfred, Mary Stuart, Princess of England and Scotland, and her consort Ludwig of Bavaria, access the throne of Great Britain and Ireland.

1901: His and Her Majesty Louis I and Mary III of Great Britain recall British ambassadors throughout Europe, dissolve the standing parliament following refusal to grant Irish Home Rule, and assign new diplomats to the European powers. The Church of England and Kirk of Scotland become independent entities under the Edict of Kent, protecting religious liberty in throughout the British Empire.
01 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Glad you are enjoying the game, Prime Minister Borthwick. :)
01 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: До сих пор увлекательная игра. Я мог бы изменить свое мнение после нескольких поворотов. Царь Cannon :) (No not a computer problems here, yes I'm speaking Russian)
01 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Не забудьте #1 золотое правило, никогда начните войну за земли в Азии, или в моем случае Евразия
03 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Show off. :P
03 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: But only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line"!...too bad I'm not Sicilian.
03 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Слушай, Россия... Думаю, что мы должны говорить. Мы обо азиатские, и мы говорим на одном языке...
04 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Я согласен, пошлите мне электронную почту
04 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Я согласен, пошлите мне электронную почту
05 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: A question -- Spain and some other locations on the map, have the notations "(nc)" and "(sc)" -- what do these indicate?
05 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: A question -- Spain and some other locations on the map, have the notations "(nc)" and "(sc)" -- what do these indicate?
05 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: I believe when you build a ship on Spain you have to choose where the ship goes, North Coast of Spain or Southern Coast
06 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Thanks Russia -- you have the same in St Petersburg region, so that makes sense.
06 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: the NC and SC designation also matter when you are attacking using a fleet. You will need to indicate which coast you are attacking.
07 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Aha, thanks France.
07 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Just so. Also, (nc) and (sc) indicate that a region has two coasts, and in terms of a fleet's mobility, they count as separate spaces. Thus, a fleet in St. Petersburg (sc) cannot go from there to the Barents Sea, since that does not touch the (nc). To get to Barents, it would have to go through the Gulf of Bothnia, Baltic Sea, etc., and around Scandanavia.
07 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Constantinople is an excellent exception, because it is both a land AND sea space, but still can only have one unit at a time. So a Black Sea fleet can do more than skirt along it, but can actually pass through it, taking a turn in Constantinope to do so:

Black Sea -> Const -> Aegean.
07 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: On the contrary, a F Spain (nc) must pass into the Mid-Atlantic Ocean or Portugal to arrive at Spain (sc).
07 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Oh, and Denmark, unless I am mistaken, functions like Constantinople. Armies can pass from Sweden -> Den -> Kiel; fleets can pass Baltic -> Den -> North Sea.
07 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1901: Also, a close examination of the map shows (what is made clearer on most editions of the board game) that Kiel is also a land/sea split - it has a canal, on the paper boards. That is, a fleet can pass Helgoland Bight -> Kiel -> Baltic Sea or even Berlin (remember, fleets and travel from coastal space to coastal space).
17 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1902: Quick question out of curiosity - the Bet/worth numbers: what do they mean and how do I change them?
18 Oct 13 UTC Spring, 1902: The help section explains it a little more clearly but essentially we all "bet" 10 points by participating in the game. When it is all over all surviving players with more SC's then they started with get a piece of the pot with whoever the winner is getting the most. If you fall under 100 points (which is what we all started with) you automatically go back to 100
19 Nov 13 UTC Autumn, 1903: Just for the record - I have a couple of people expressing concern because I haven't messaged them; I am swamped with school-work right now, so don't be concerned if I don't respond to you right away. I should be able to give fuller attention to the game this weekend.
19 Nov 13 UTC Autumn, 1903: Also, I'll be out of town with limited internet until 12/1. If you send me a message before then, there is likely to be a delay in my reply.
08 Dec 13 UTC Autumn, 1904: Sorry about the delay in my death. I thought it would be automatic. Not Italy's finest performance, but keep me in mind if you play again.
08 Dec 13 UTC Autumn, 1904: It was fun playing with you, thanks for sticking around.
17 Dec 13 UTC Autumn, 1904: GameMaster: ryanusrex was banned: multi/meta. The time until the next phase has been extended by one phase length to give an opportunity to replace the player.
Remember to finalize your orders if you don't want to wait, so the game isn't held up unnecessarily!
17 Dec 13 UTC Autumn, 1904: All I requested a pause because Ryan was banned for some unknown reason. Best to hold until the situation is delayed.
31 Jan 14 UTC Autumn, 1905: So what happens now? I feel like we've been sitting around for something like two months.
31 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1906: we just went through retreats and build which was a slow 2 weeks. You can post moves now...no?
03 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1907: It would appear that I am the last man standing, since Russia and Germany have withdrawn. While I am willing to stick it out, and have a plan for the next few moves, I also recognise the odds that are stacked against me and would be willing to accept defeat if the allies, at this point, wish to declare victory.
03 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1907: Thanks for sticking it out and being a sport despite the long odds and crappy hand dealt. Unfortunately this platform does not allow us to have an agreed victory so we have to play it out for now. I think the ideal is that now that Germany and Russia are out we can process moves fairly quickly though.
03 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1907: Sounds good. Who knows, maybe I can still give you all a run for your money, eh? :P
04 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1908: Stephen, I commend you on craftiness. You clearly get this game, now. A shame that your allies all bailed.
04 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Agree, you are doing pretty well holding us off. And to be honest I have said a few times if Germany didn't bail at the precise moment he did this game could have ended drastically different.
04 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Agree, you are doing pretty well holding us off. And to be honest I have said a few times if Germany didn't bail at the precise moment he did this game could have ended drastically different.
04 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Agree, you are doing pretty well holding us off. And to be honest I have said a few times if Germany didn't bail at the precise moment he did this game could have ended drastically different.
04 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Although, at this point, I have to say, it feels like one of those movies where the hero stands his ground and like 6 or 8 thugs slowly advance on him, first one, who falls back, then another, all the while, the crowd closing in, until at last, it rushes on him, and he is brought down.
04 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1909: I take issue with being labeled a thug...lol
05 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1909: Honestly, I should have anticipated Russia's move into Sweden and gone back to England rather than attempting to hit Denmark, I think. I had not anticipated Austria moving so swiftly across northern Germany, and left Wales open to attack.

Anyway, I think this is the point where I retire to my private chamber with my tantō and a second and compose my death poem.

O Architect’s son,
Heeding not thy father’s threat,
Soar thee to the sun.
Hear me now as I plummet
In ashes from clear blue sky.

Banzai.
05 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1909: Yeah, once Germany stopped playing, with me so massed against him... Well, hindsight.
05 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1909: Nice poem, btw. Not yours, sir?
05 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1909: No, it's mine. It is customary to write a jisei in tanka (5/7/5/7/7) at the ceremony for Seppuku. It's actually imperfect, since a refined jisei doesn't mention death at all, but rather seeks to say something profound.
05 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1909: I still like the imagery of "ashes from the clear blue sky", though.
05 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1910: I still like the imagery of "ashes from the clear blue sky", though.
05 Mar 14 UTC Spring, 1910: Nice poem, btw. Not yours, sir?

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France
dwbrew (113 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 23 D
12 supply-centers, 12 units
Turkey
sjmanguno (150 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 23 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Austria
ryanusrex (113 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 23 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
England
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Russia
DamCannon (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Germany
godslinky (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Italy
castong251 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
DamCannon (100 D)Russia (Autumn, 1906) with 1 centres.
godslinky (100 D)Germany (Spring, 1907) with 5 centres.
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