Congratulations to TheFlyingBoat for finishing second at Tempest!

Finished: 10 PM Sun 27 Mar 16 UTC
Live Gunboat-453
5 minutes /phase
Pot: 245 D - Autumn, 1918, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Fortress Door (1807 D)
27 Mar 16 UTC I’m sorry, Turkey. I played that absolutely terribly. Got nervous when you went to Galicia and ruined the good thing we had going. I have no excuse, just terrible playing on my part. Good game, England. Well played.
27 Mar 16 UTC gg wp
27 Mar 16 UTC GG England, WP
27 Mar 16 UTC @Itally, at least I survived!
@Russia, Great comeback!
@all good game
27 Mar 16 UTC I'm surprised I survived as long as I did.
Good game.
27 Mar 16 UTC I am surprised that I came back after being pushed into 3 SC's! If only France had held on a little longer though and not kamikazed into Budapest, I may have put enough pressure on Munich to get a draw. Really good game though Fortress Door always a pleasure to play with you.
27 Mar 16 UTC first for all:
good game all! very early on i realized i was playing 6 extremely competent players.
one of the best played gunboats ive been a part of.
well deserved england!
russia: yeah! the kamikaze was me trying to reach your side of the stalemate and support your hold.. didnt go my way, but i was trying to help at the end.
27 Mar 16 UTC i was outplayed by all my neighbours.
cant believe i lasted this long
27 Mar 16 UTC The issue was that Italy was not kept viable enough to defend Tunis. There were not enough fleets to prevent me from grabbing it for the 18th
27 Mar 16 UTC Ya, I realized in 1915 that it would be suicide to keep taking Italy so I stopped for a bit and bounced myself in his SC's but it was already too late.
27 Mar 16 UTC Oh France, as a word of advice, your convoy to Whales was a very bad move. You weren't going to be getting any builds for yourself, and I was going to get one to counter the attack. It did set me back for a while (I am not sure how I managed to comeback after my ridiculously slow start), but it just ensured it would be a long conflict.

When you stab, be sure that the stabee can't just easily counter it.
27 Mar 16 UTC *1917
27 Mar 16 UTC too much infighting till the last moment
27 Mar 16 UTC england:
youre absolutely right.
i stabbed under the assumption (i was wrong)
that it was spring.
miscalculated seasons in my head and didnt pay attention.
the second i realized it was automn and you could just build in liverpool i realized it was a mistake.
27 Mar 16 UTC and in all honesty i was playing while listening to an audiobook version of art of war.
might have been a bit over enthusiastic :)
27 Mar 16 UTC I tried my best to divert focus away from germany so I could try to rebuild. But spacecadet was pretty determined to bring me into the fold.
Didn't help that I joined after somebody had left.
27 Mar 16 UTC i was under the delusion that if one more player is gone, maybe people will be more likely to draw, so i tried to eliminate you asap, didnt work out for me
27 Mar 16 UTC Hey, I did vote for a draw though. lol I wasn't expecting to win but I figured I could snag some points.
27 Mar 16 UTC of course you did :)
as did i.
i am actually very surprised that there was no moment where italy voted draw before england cancelled his draw vote.
england came from nowhere for this win, it feels like we should have drawn ages ago
27 Mar 16 UTC My draw vote was up for a long while. Around until I overtook him in centers. I honestly have no idea how I got this solo.
27 Mar 16 UTC I thought that when France and Italy were the most powerful that a draw was right around the corner.
27 Mar 16 UTC I made the crucial mistake of overextending myself and stabbing at the same time setting myself up for a 2 front war that really should have been avoidable. It's pretty pathetic when I let England into the Mediterranean. It's the easiest spot on the board to defend and I totally looked past it. Really don't know what I was thinking. But England saw it and exploited it perfectly. I made some mistakes in 1901 and 1902 and got away with them. The same thing won't happen again in a game if you're playing with good players. Got overconfident when I was still vulnerable
27 Mar 16 UTC i would get over confident in your shoes as well,
you were whooping ass against me and turkey and were already positioned for a solo.
but you should have taken the draw after you started losing
27 Mar 16 UTC I clicked draw a long time ago. Someone else must have been holding out.
27 Mar 16 UTC Didn't England say he unclicked draw once he started winning?
27 Mar 16 UTC there is always that twilight time.
when one power realizes he wont solo, and another power has yet to realize he might.
around automn 11 when england was sneaking into the south i was already refreshing and waiting for a draw that never came.
this game made me realize the beauty of playing hidden draws. pretty sure it would have ended in a draw otherwise
27 Mar 16 UTC I cancelled my draw around Fall 1911, as soon as it was clear Turkey would be able to prevent Italy from his solo attempts, and that Iberia wouldn't be hard to take.

I normally don't like hidden draw votes, but without them, the game likely would have ended in a four way draw, and I think there would have been a more concentrated effort to stop me.
27 Mar 16 UTC True, if we had seen that everyone but you England had a draw vote up we probably would have formed a much more coordinated resistance.

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England
Fortress Door (1807 D)
Won. Bet: 35 D, won: 245 D
18 supply-centers, 17 units
Russia
Tyranid441 (10 D X)
Survived. Bet: 35 D
14 supply-centers, 11 units
Italy
Newmanium23 (146 D)
Survived. Bet: 35 D
1 supply-centers, 3 units
Turkey
EmperorJC (436 D)
Survived. Bet: 35 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
France
spacecadet (329 D)
Defeated. Bet: 35 D
Germany
Fireplay5 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Austria
The Czech (42280 D (S))
Defeated. Bet: 35 D
Civil Disorders
lambda (2445 D)Germany (Spring, 1904) with 5 centres.
Fireplay5 (100 D)Germany (Autumn, 1912) with 0 centres.
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