Finished: 02 AM Sun 14 May 17 UTC
FvA-490
5 minutes /phase
Pot: 10 D - Autumn, 1908, Finished
1 excused missed turn
Game won by CptMike (4384 D)
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1901: Darn, I am worst with Austria. Well, I hereby lay claim to all of Europe.
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1901: I try a new approach on my side. I never tried this opening. :-)
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1901: I personally like the Belgian waffle, statistics seems to indicate a higher level of win for that opening.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1901: I agree. But not because of statistics ;-). France really rules the game with that opening.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1901: I once had someone sneak into Tyrolia from that opening, completely destroying my position.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1901: With your current opening.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1901: I was distracted at that time and forgot to cover something the next year, and you had France roaming in Balkans.
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1902: My opening is not Belgian waffle... It is a new one. But agreed. If you leave Pie go to Tyr with my current opening, you are in the mess. On the other side, France "blocks" that army that becomes unproductive.
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1902: Too bad there isn't a tournament in GvI.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: By the way... I don't feel confident with this trial :-)
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: You are very strong at GvI... That's not my case. So I prefer AvF ? But if I had to bid on a final, I would bid Neal vs Xorxes... We will see.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: I am not use to have 24 h to think about my orders. I think this will help anyway!
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: Well. Of course... Now you have won ;-)
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: Slip....
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: You sure? You never know, it should be the goal of any player to try for even in the worst situation.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: I thought you might go for self stand off in Ruhr.
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1903: Don't worry. I always fight until the end !
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1903: But I have lost... That's not any more a "standard" AvF and you are very strong in "innovation".
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1903: ( logically I expected you to go to Kie in fact )
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: unexecpted...
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: I feared an attack on Tyrolia.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: Here you was not lucky but that's what is pleasand (or dangerous) with you, it is you moves are always unexpected...
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: Even so, I hope it is tactically sound.
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1904: I do enjoy using 1 army to do double task where possible, in GvI, I once used an army in Pie to bounce in A Mun > Tyr, A Mar > Pie.
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1904: well played.
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1904: Nice move in Russia.
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1904: Darn if neither of us has a stalemate, I am definitely behind.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1904: ...
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1905: Nice disband, I need some troops near my homeland anyways.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1905: You inspired me for the disband ;-)
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1905: I like how I kept Warsaw.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1905: Unless a great surprise, I fear it is over now.
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: Sneaky convoy to Tus, that's what I thought.
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: I think you have focused too much on Mar because that's the strategic area in GvI. But in AvF, the strategic ares are Stp / Mun-Ber / Tun. The whole game focuses on these 4 centres only. With you in Bur I was in the mess but your target had to be Hol/Ruh/Kie...
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: Well done ! Grrrr...
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: Not over yet.
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1906: Yeah, I do need some transitioning.
13 May 17 UTC Spring, 1907: Stalemate in the North; Med breakout.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: Why are you still attacking? I thought you had a Berlin, Munich stalemate against me with 18 centers on your side, but yeah, let's have more fun.
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: Just for fun...
13 May 17 UTC Autumn, 1907: Indeed.
13 May 17 UTC Now, let's this over with.
13 May 17 UTC Good game.
13 May 17 UTC Good game. :-)

An important advice: Austria always lose at long term. That's why a very agressive France is difficult for Austria to manage. In the mainstream strategy, Austria can only win if it takes the territories on its back before France rushes it... It is a difficult country to play against a good France. On the other side, France has to take some risks to prevent that rush and Austria has to see them coming and take benefit of this. Totally different game than GvI. Good luck for the turnament :-)
13 May 17 UTC I probably not going to be in the tournament since I am not that good at AvF. However, with all these high level players wanting to practices, I think there is no time like the present to start transitioning to the more balanced map. Thanks for the advice. I need a better strategy for gathering those Balkans goodies.
13 May 17 UTC I am perfected my process for the GvI map, but I need to devise one for AvF.
13 May 17 UTC Given you are among the top 8 Elo players, you will not have a top-8 player against you... So will have all the opportunity to train during that 1st turn... I think you should participate. Once you are familiar with the basic stuffs of AvF, your "inner" strategy for 1v1 will come back upfront !

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France
CptMike (4384 D)
Won. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
19 supply-centers, 16 units
Austria
superkeiko (239 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
14 supply-centers, 12 units
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