Finished: 04 AM Wed 27 Aug 14 UTC
Private July 2014 Gunboat GR Challenge Game 5
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 175 D - Spring, 1913, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
26 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1905: GameMaster: Draugnar was banned: multiple site violations, attacking the site. 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!
25 Aug 14 UTC gg all
25 Aug 14 UTC Good fight everyone! I don't think I've ever built this many fleets as any power, ever.

I thought maybe we might be able to take out Austria, but it seemed like a bit too much risk.
25 Aug 14 UTC Holy shit! It drew? I thought for sure Turkey was going to try to make a run for it. Germany...I guess I can look back at it and say, "What a lousy time to stab!" and it's a big learning for me...I hit you, but no one else really seemed to be in position to also lend a hand. And...I didn't think about the stab until you made a move to Ruhr, (maybe?) that caused me to try to cover, and that's when I thought, "I need to make this move sooner than later."

Again, good game! It was fun.
25 Aug 14 UTC I thought about it - but decided I had too many fleets to do it seriously (and yet, I still thought I needed to build another one this phase). There's maybe a bit more play left, but I think I'm happy with the draw.
25 Aug 14 UTC I think you would have pushed me out of the Med. I was hoping to get into Wes Med this turn, potentially with an eye toward moving on Austria. However, that was also balanced by the fact that I was walking a tightrope holding off Germany.
25 Aug 14 UTC Yea England, it's unfortunate we couldn't stick together for the duration of the game. I wasn't thinking about the implications of moving to Ruhr, and I only realized that it would've made you worry after I saw you support yourself back into Belgium in F04. I got a little too comfortable and it slipped my mind, just thinking that building no fleets would've been enough of a sign.

I also wonder if I made a mistake in moving on Austria, rather than completely turning on England. By the time England stabbed for real in F07, it was too late because I had been attacking Austria for quite some time. I thinking we could do something like E/G vs A/I, but then all of a sudden I was worried about being eliminated from the game because E/A/T were all attacking me.. I thought no way I could hold off 2 very spread out fronts.

Good learning experience for me as well!
25 Aug 14 UTC You held it off pretty well, but part of the key to that was that I was relatively weak in Scandinavia. I couldn't hold that, and I think that was my downfall. Bad planning. An ill-conceived stab. Things to look out for in future games!
25 Aug 14 UTC Thanks for the game all. First gunboat I've played that wasn't an absolute disaster, and as Austria, too! It was fun.
27 Aug 14 UTC good game everyone. I hate gunboats and, evidently, for good reason. Any advice on my game?
27 Aug 14 UTC Yonni, standard opening, but Belgium kind of sealed it for me. Kallen supported me in there, so that's the one with whom I was going to dance. I think as England, in GB, there's got to be that fast choice made of who to ally with. I actually liked the move to Munich, and as England, I was delighted that it happened. Spring 1903 seemed to begin your downfall. I'm not sure there was a way out from underneath it.
30 Aug 14 UTC Thanks. I just wasn't sure what else I could do to signal friendship with you. Gunboat is incredibly frustrating because I'm used to talking my way out of poor tactical decisions.
30 Aug 14 UTC At any rate, well played.

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Germany
Kallen (1169 D)
Drawn. Bet: 25 D, won: 44 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Turkey
A_Tin_Can (2244 D)
Drawn. Bet: 25 D, won: 44 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
England
Drawn. Bet: 25 D, won: 44 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
Austria
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
Drawn. Bet: 25 D, won: 44 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
France
Yonni (161 D (S))
Defeated. Bet: 25 D
Italy
Alpha@Omega (183 D)
Defeated. Bet: 25 D
Russia
Draugnar (0 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 25 D
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