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Finished: 09 AM Tue 30 Jul 19 UTC
Live in the Fast Lane
5 minutes /phase
Pot: 175 D - Spring, 1913, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
30 Jul 19 UTC Spring, 1901: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
30 Jul 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
30 Jul 19 UTC Autumn, 1907: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
30 Jul 19 UTC Autumn, 1908: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
30 Jul 19 UTC Well played guys. If only original England hadn't CD'd!
30 Jul 19 UTC GG's, fun one
30 Jul 19 UTC I thought that was you chaqa.
30 Jul 19 UTC I mean, original England had a very weird opening.

Austria taking Trieste was... something.
30 Jul 19 UTC Haha I mean typically the one doing insane things like never taking back Venice is me.
30 Jul 19 UTC I seem to recall a certain someone cussing me out for reducing him from the draw when I couldn't solo... ;)
30 Jul 19 UTC I'd never seen Austria do that before. Didn't seem to work too well.
30 Jul 19 UTC Yeah there were a bunch of unorthodox openings. I couldn't believe how little pressure I was under until all of 1906 because of them.
30 Jul 19 UTC I wasn't going to eliminate you until Germany got the channel really.

And I had every intention of solo-ing, but Turkey's posturing and my situation in the west meant it wasn't likely. NEFS needed to keep pushing and he wasn't.
30 Jul 19 UTC I especially liked og england's 2nd army build, and how they then lovingly support held each other for a while on the island.
30 Jul 19 UTC I figured Italy might be you with the Lepanto Opening and not trying to take Ven back, and I wasn't about give you a shot to solo just so I could waltz in Viennia. WP to all of you!
30 Jul 19 UTC Going for Marseilles in 1901 was bold, but I knew it would succeed and figured, why not go west this time around?
30 Jul 19 UTC It's odd that you and I never really fought besides some skirmishes in Ionian.
30 Jul 19 UTC Germany's insane expansion meant that if we did, we were done. I was really glad that we both picked up on that quickly.
30 Jul 19 UTC I think you and I both have a very keen sense for overall map balance and is why we tend to get into these positions often. We have a good idea knowing when someone is needed to keep a solo at bay;
30 Jul 19 UTC In retrospect I probably should have gone for England's throat in F04 and let you guys squabble longer. I wonder if my gambit would have worked if original England had stayed in the game, though.
30 Jul 19 UTC You're too kind, Chaqa. After I kicked Italy out of Greece, I had no desire to fight him- I just went to the Ionian as a bit of an f u but then supported his movements until I was sure he was going to let me be. The only way I would have fought him is if England somehow started beating you up North.
30 Jul 19 UTC Well, that went gloriously for all of 1901 before falling apart.
30 Jul 19 UTC I’d recommend NOT doing the opening you did in gunboat :)
30 Jul 19 UTC Yeah, I don't normally open like that. But I also don't normally play gunboat.

I was originally going to move Trieste to Albania, as is my typical opening for Austria. But I started getting really paranoid wondering if you might go from Venice to Trieste, and decided to go Trieste to Venice, to either block you or beat you to it.

At first, getting Serbia and Venice and initially defending myself from a Russian attack, I thought I was doing well. But when Turkey got Greece everything started to collapse. I also wasn't sure who I could support/count on to support me.

For example, I supported you to Greece, only for Turkey to kick you out a turn or two later. After I took Venice, I wasn't sure whether I could reopen the gates to a friendly partnership.

Anyway, in 1906 I realized I had no chance and was concerned about a possible German solo. I threw the game at that point and tried to support Rome to Venice, which didn't work (though you apparently regained it later).

Gg, though. Fun game.
30 Jul 19 UTC I think you should have used the fleet instead of it sitting there. I may have tried to take it back, but there was a lot of resentment about to.
30 Jul 19 UTC Good game. I suppose I focused too much on the south and slightly help Germany grow a lot, but c’est la vie
30 Jul 19 UTC But I’m starting to really like gunboats
30 Jul 19 UTC I did try to move to the Ionian, but that didn't quite work. I didn't want to move west and create further hostility, so it mostly bounced Turkey out of Trieste for a little bit.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Germany
diplomat554 (2104 D)
Drawn. Bet: 25 D, won: 58 D
13 supply-centers, 13 units
Italy
Chaqa (4027 D (B))
Drawn. Bet: 25 D, won: 58 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Turkey
Drawn. Bet: 25 D, won: 58 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
England
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
France
quentin054 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 25 D
Austria
TDOS (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 25 D
Russia
WolfsBane626 (245 D)
Defeated. Bet: 25 D
Civil Disorders
Kylo (478 D)England (Autumn, 1908) with 4 centres.
FBinelli (0 D X)England (Autumn, 1907) with 5 centres.
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