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Finished: 04 AM Sun 11 May 14 UTC
Private 2014 Gunboat Tournament Game 15
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 47 D - Spring, 1920, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Wait for orders
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
27 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1906: (2ndWhiteLine): This game has been paused to accommodate a pre-arranged absence for a player. It will be unpaused upon their return on March 30.
29 Mar 14 UTC Autumn, 1906: (y2kjbk): The player has returned, I am unpausing the game.
13 Apr 14 UTC Autumn, 1911: (2ndWhiteLine): The game has been paused on request of one of the participants. Hopefully, the pause will only be for about a week. Email with any questions.
22 Apr 14 UTC Autumn, 1911: (2ndWhiteLine): The game is now unpaused.
09 May 14 UTC GG
09 May 14 UTC Thanks for playing, and too bad I was out of position in the end.
09 May 14 UTC All in all a rather frustrating game for me, as I couldn't do all that much with France pushing against me for nearly a decade. Quite glad it finally ended.
@Turkey: You neatly embeded your fleets in Pie/WMed - that was great. Your moves to eliminate Austria/Russia really weren't for the faint of heart. First you successfully pushed Austria to Venice (should have waited another season so I can build that army), then flabberghasted with the elimination of Russia in autumn 1915. And last but not least, I found it way too dangerous to eliminate the two of them these last two years - and it nearly would have ended in a disaster too. Lucky for us that England didn't decide to attack Marseilles and even moved out of Burgundy!
@France: took you awfully long to realize that England might be coming after you, didn't it? And why did you disband the unit in Portugal? You surely must have realized that Brest/Paris is a lost cause, no?
@Germany: I found delaying the disbandal of your last unit quite unsporting. A sad ending to some very nice and entertaining moves like grabbing both Moscow and Paris in the same turn.
@England: congratulation on your play - you came awfully close to a solo there too!
@Austria: I liked it a lot how you focused on keeping Russia out of Galicia in spring 1902, wheras most player just throw everything they have at Trieste. That's what kept you in the game for so long!
09 May 14 UTC Yes, as i said, i was out of position to profit off guaks attempt to throw the game. I regret that, but at that time i had resigned myself to a three way and was happy with it. My main objective was to end this game so we can get on with round two of the tournament and if possible not to have a five way. So Lando, thanks for killing those two. I really did my best to signal to you two that i wanted them out. Even gave you an extra unit to do it with paris.
09 May 14 UTC Maybe i should not even have drawn now, since there is a possibility, even at the moment of drawing, that i might have made 18 centers in the east. But hey... let's just go on to round two. :D
09 May 14 UTC Oh and i wanted to thank germany (even though delaying really sucks). Hardly ever saw any country break apart as you did. After your line broke you practically exploded into the faces of all my other enemies. Very nice indeed.
09 May 14 UTC I had entered the correct orders before you drew. Gg all that really was fun
09 May 14 UTC I recognize we got lucky. In the last spring I figured you, Italy would block tus and rom for a forced disband
09 May 14 UTC Yes, I afterwards realized that I should have done that.
Still, if England attacks Marseilles, we are doomed. That's why I wanted for England to let me into Portugal first, before starting to eliminate A & R.
10 May 14 UTC Hi all, congrats with the draw. You must know i never intentionally let the game wait, i just had to much games (15) going on at the same time, and i was a little busy in that period.
I have to say i was very, very surprised Austria was attacking Munich, i mean, the surest way for Austria to get eliminated is by weakening Germany. And because France and Russia also joint in with the English attack on me, i decided to go for the edges of the board and create some chaos, i mean, i could have try to defend my position, but that was a hopeless cause
When i found myself in Moscow and Paris, i tried to get behind some enemy lines and England started to dominate. Looking back, i tried to help Russia back in some kind of position, thinking we could be usefull to keep the stalemate line. In hindsight, i should have moved from sevastopol to Armenia and Smyrna to force Turkey to fight England in Russia, but i waited to long to do so.
11 May 14 UTC Good game all. To answer Italy's question I knew all along England was my worry, but I was doomed early once Germany fell apart. I had not intended to attack Germany, but once the collapse started I joined in to try and keep England from getting everything. I think the real issue was how the draw was going to split up. In gunboat it made it difficult to get anything with you to show you that only by working together could we prevent the Eng solo. As you continued the attacks there was nothing I could do but accept elimination.

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Partysane (10754 D (B))
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 16 D
16 supply-centers, 16 units
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 16 D
12 supply-centers, 12 units
Maettu (7933 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 16 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
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Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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jmo1121109 (3817 D Mod)France (Spring, 1901) with 3 centres.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))France (Spring, 1901) with 3 centres.
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