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Finished: 12 PM Fri 08 Nov 13 UTC
Private Cherry Poppin' Gunboaters
1 day /phase
Pot: 350 D - Autumn, 1913, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Wait for orders
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Lando Calrissian (40 D (S))
07 Nov 13 UTC Congrats Lando. It ended as it should have, I suppose ... With the one good gunboater solving.

Sorry all that I didn't turn earlier. At 10 - 12 I thought I still had a shot ... But then it went to 14 - 10 in one turn and I knew I had to change course. Too little too late, and against one of the best gunboaters around ... Oh well.
07 Nov 13 UTC ARRRRGH THIS GAME WAS SO FRUSTRATING.
07 Nov 13 UTC I was practically crying for help the entire game and not a single person helped me out. Nobody offered me support or anything.

I started off by offering an alliance with Germany - so he stabs me. I spend years waiting for England to tap Holland and break my deadlock with Germany, but it never happened. I go to help Italy against Russia and push him back in the Med - he thinks I'm stabbing him and turtles. I try to make peace with Germany to get him to realize that Russia is the real threat - he pushes his advantage and tosses Russia the solo.

We could have extended this game had you moved Baltic to Gulf of Bothnia, Germany. That's all you had to do.
07 Nov 13 UTC /end rant.

Good game Lando, you deserved the win.
07 Nov 13 UTC And just when I get wrangled into playing a gunboat game with non-gunboaters, I get beaten by a gunboater. Never again
07 Nov 13 UTC Yeah, I kinda blew it at the end.

GF, I'm not sure if it was so much a reaction to thinking you're attacking me so much as just poor tactical decisions (and trying to ensure I'm in a essential spot).

Got GB is frustrating. Congrats Lando for beating up on us poor plebs.
08 Nov 13 UTC Thanks, all of you, for giving me a fix of Diplomacy, even though it wasn't real Diplomacy. I thought it was very appropriate that I went out first.

Lando, I was hoping you was Russia, and you'd remember the first game we played, where we did the Black Sea exchange. I gave you CON, but you never gave me SEV, so it didn't quite work out. The whole time I kept thinking, "wow, this would be so much easier if I could talk to people."
08 Nov 13 UTC Ahh, just saw the thread. For posterity… threadID=1068362

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Russia
Won. Bet: 50 D, won: 350 D
18 supply-centers, 17 units
Germany
philcore (317 D (S))
Survived. Bet: 50 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
France
goldfinger0303 (3155 D Mod)
Survived. Bet: 50 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
England
MadMarx (36290 D (G))
Survived. Bet: 50 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Italy
Yonni (191 D (S))
Survived. Bet: 50 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
Austria
thehamster (3263 D)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
Turkey
MKECharlie (1926 D (G))
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
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