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Finished: 10 AM Sun 25 Sep 16 UTC
I'm new. Anybody want to play?
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 75 D - Autumn, 8, Finished
The Ancient Mediterranean, Public messaging only, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Naomi (0 D X)
04 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 2: Sorry I had to delay, I wouldn't have been able to do my next moves since I wasn't at home.
04 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 2: that's perfectly fine. Just wanted to make sure that there was no unnecessary delay. Quod non.
04 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 2: @Egypt It appears Carthage and I are entering a little dispute. Could you lend me some salt?
04 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 2: Sure, also happy to continue grain shipments.
05 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 3: Entering all holds, no attempt at diplomacy? Weak. You should have been able to stymie both advances that turn and work on turning us against each other.
05 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 3: Sometimes you have to face reality.
05 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 3: @Persia: reality shouldn't include: 'annoy Greece'. What did I ever do to you, Persia? ;-)

No hard feelings.
07 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 4: @Egypt: should we coordinate?
07 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 4: @Rome, I'll give you Saguntum if you convoy my army from Tarraco back to Carthage. What do you think?
07 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 4: @Greece, yes, I think it's needed. I like to draw the line along Crete/Cyprus and the 4 way sea. If you can support me to Cyprus in the Fall turn, it will be finished quickly. How about the other two?
07 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 4: Let me have a think *wanders off to bed*

I have a busy work day ahead in 6 hours from now. In 18 hours from now I certainly have a response, maybe earlier.
08 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 4: Hi Egypt, apologies for responding late. I am happy to support you into Cyprus if the other two centers go to me.
08 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 4: Or you must have a bigger plan than splitting 3 sc's between us
08 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 4: That's it for now, just looking to finish things in the east and make a stalemate line. Cyprus move will be in the fall. Feel free to move on your objectives this turn.
08 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 4: ok. Understood
08 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 4: and thanks :)
12 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 5: @Rome: I'd like to continue our Eastern Roman Empire alliance. Hence my retreat to Epirus and fleet builds.

I would feel at ease if your army in Vindobona pulls back a little as well.
12 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 5: Could you confirm?
12 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 5: @Rome...you seem to be getting the ass end of that deal. Perhaps it's time for a new one before he solos? Carthage I would recommend the same. I can't hold him alone and a solo is inevitable. I'll leave Leptis after one year if you can hold off and send fleet support. Otherwise we lose.
12 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 5: @Rome, I can send a fleet to Ion and support you back into Neapolis
12 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 5: @Egypt I accept this deal, will support to Libyan sea.
12 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 5: Negative, I have to cover my centers. next turn perhaps.
13 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 5: @Greece am retreating my army, too.
13 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 5: @Greece And ofcourse I would appreciate this help, Eastern Roman Empire.
13 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 5: great!
13 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 5: @Rome: Ion has arrived. I'll support Tyr - Neapolis next turn. Up to you if you want to order that.
13 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 5: @Greece: Alright.
13 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 5: :)
16 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 5: @Carthage...probably need to start moving one army out at least to defeat Rome. He wishes to help Greece solo apparently, so he'll have to go down.
16 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 5: @Egypt yeah pls give me leptis if possible, I can't hold the Num-Phaz complex anymore.
16 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 6: I should have advised you to move out last turn. Unfortunate.
19 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 6: Rome, my fleet in Ion is at your disposal. Unless you tell me something different, it will support Apu - Neapolis
19 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 6: Roma - Neapolis seema better, I'll support that
19 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 7: Egypt, I'm supporting Mamarica - cyrene
19 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 7: Rome, let's put our differences behind us and prevent a Greek solo
19 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 7: Yep, I can't hold him.
19 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 7: My friend Rome, the support order for Roma - Neapolis is in. Just tell me if you need more. Eastern Roman Empire!
20 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 7: It makes the Caesar glad that he's still got his Basileus buddy in the East. Let us show these carthaginian dogs who rules the known world.
20 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 7: I'll support Neapolis to hold. You can then send Apu to the Capital of the world (Roma).
20 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 7: Doh, I overlooked your tactical retreat to Roma. Anyways the support hold order for Neapolis is in.
21 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 8: @Rome: ausonian sea and Gulf of Tacape are at your disposal. I'll order Neapolis - Sicilia and Gulf of Tacape - Punic to break support. Please let me know if that should be different.
21 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 8: *support for Nea - Sic
22 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 8: Alright, sounds good.
23 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 8: @Greece, my army at Rome has just stockpiled on salt; I would be glad if you convoyed it to Carthage with your fleet at the Punic Sea wit my protection from Sicilia.
23 Sep 16 UTC Spring, 8: Rome, agreef
23 Sep 16 UTC The order is in. The Carthaginian retreat is something to consider though...
23 Sep 16 UTC Nevermind, those Carthaginians are getting more and more clever - all the more reason to dump an entire Mare Nostrum's worth of salt onto their little capital.
23 Sep 16 UTC Nivis Salis on their capital
23 Sep 16 UTC A victory for Greece is a victory for Rome. Sancta simplicitas.
23 Sep 16 UTC Thanks Rome! It has been a pleasure. Eastern Roman Empire!

Gg Egypt and Carthage. Too bad that the first Persia gave up.

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Greece
Naomi (0 D X)
Won. Bet: 15 D, won: 75 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
Rome
Lobisomen (15 D X)
Survived. Bet: 15 D
9 supply-centers, 7 units
Carthage
Mr_Nyet (140 D)
Survived. Bet: 15 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
Egypt
Lord Bolton (583 D)
Survived. Bet: 15 D
2 supply-centers, 4 units
Persia
Edvard2001 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Civil Disorders
Dispersio (100 D)Persia (Autumn, 4) with 1 centres.
Edvard2001 (100 D)Persia (Autumn, 5) with 0 centres.
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