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Finished: 11 PM Wed 02 Oct 19 UTC
1914-4
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 140 D - Autumn, 1912, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Theoneandonly (10992 D)
28 Aug 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.
28 Aug 19 UTC Spring, 1901: Well that's a good start.
28 Aug 19 UTC Spring, 1901: Good luck!
28 Aug 19 UTC Spring, 1901: Sorry about the delay; I forgot to check the game yesterday, since I thought it would be starting later...
29 Aug 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.
31 Aug 19 UTC Autumn, 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.
01 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 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.
01 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1901: Hey all. New Russia here. I’ll reach out
04 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 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.
04 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1901: I don't think I'll ever have as many delays in the first three turns ever again.
04 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1901: I agree... 5 delays before the third turn is even resolved seems a little outlandish, doesn't it?
04 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1901: Yes, hopefully, someone active takes over soon, or the original player comes back
04 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1901: Sorry about that!
05 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1902: In my haste to put in orders I forgot to specify army/fleet... lovely.
05 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1902: My newly published European Newsletter!
So, in the West, France seems to be in aggression with Germany, although to what extent who can know? The unprotected army in Ruhr could raise a lot of questions. Meanwhile, despite this, Germany has, for whatever reason, built a fleet in Berlin. Obviously repelling France isn't the only thing on Germany's mind right now. At the same time, England is meddling in these affairs with its army in Belgium, and possibly in the affairs of Russia as well.
Russia, however, doesn't seem concerned, as most of its forces are focused in the south. It seems as if Russia is combining forces with Austria to take down Turkey. Turkey's plans, meanwhile, seem frustrated by Austria's support of the Italian fleet into Greece, and it looks an awful lot like Turkey has only aggressive neighbors nearby, and likely it won't stand for long under the pressure.
Who will win this war for the European continent? Who knows? It's a battle of diplomacy and intrigue the whole way, and anything could happen. Stay tuned to find out!
05 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1902: Long live the Kaiserschlacht
06 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1902: I wish all my games could be like this
06 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1902: Endless delays and people constantly dropping?
06 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1902: Besides that
06 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1902: 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.
07 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1902: European Newsletter, Vol. 2
So, as we move to the Autumn of 1902, it looks as if France is taking a dangerous risk, sending troops down towards the semi-exposed Italy while allowing Germany to destroy its army in Ruhr, with nowhere to retreat. However, at the same time, a plot twist shows that England is invading Germany itself, while Germany does nothing to stop Russia from taking Sweden this turn, although it could have. Germany looks ill-equipped to fend off the invasion from 3 sides that will ensue if Russia takes the fleet in the Baltic as a sign of aggression.
Meanwhile, speaking of Russia, Russia continues to advance into Turkey, putting itself in position to take Ankara, or possibly even Smyrna, while most of Turkey's force is focused in the Northwest against Austria and, perhaps, Italy, although with France's invasion Italy may well not be able to do much in that regard except with its army in Greece. Either way, Turkey's army in Bulgaria has been destroyed with nowhere to retreat, and Turkey is going to have to do something quick if it doesn't want to be destroyed soon. We'll see how it plays out! Until next time, yours truly, the European Newsletter!
09 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: European Newsletter, Vol. 3
As it nears the year 1903, it looks like France is going all-out against Italy in the south, paying little attention to the interesting struggle in the north between England and Germany. And interesting it is, as Germany shows its alliance with Russia, allowing Russia to have the Swedish Peninsula! England is still making mincemeat of Germany, but that might change with Russia's inclusion here.
Meanwhile, down south, Austria is making an extremely daring maneuver! Either that bounce in Sevastopol was planned or it wasn't, but that acquisition of Greece was obviously intentional, and Austria takes the lead, at least in numbers. So it could well be that Austria is currently at war with 3 different countries! It's also impossible to tell whether the support from Black Sea was meant from Bulgaria to Constantinople or vice versa, but Russia may have allied itself with Turkey, having found out about Austria's plans from an outside source. Either way, Italy certainly isn't ready for a war from both of its fronts, and this is going to be an interesting game, no matter how it plays out!
Another newsletter from yours truly, the European Newsletter!
11 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1903: European Newsletter, Vol. 4
France is continuing to mount its assault against Italy. While its army in Tyrolia could be support against Venice, who knows? It could be aggression against Austria. Meanwhile, Germany and England trade Denmark and Kiel, though England will likely be able to take Denmark back this Autumn. England's fleets converge on the Sweden Peninsula, so Russia will have a tough time in the North as well.
Meanwhile, Russia and Austria are still making good work of Turkey, so Austria should be able to turn west soon. Its fleet in Ionian Sea seems already to have done that, and at the moment Italy seems hemmed in. However, it also seems that Austria has made up with both Italy and Russia for its aggression! Russia supports Austria from Bulgaria, and Austria is supporting Italy's Venice. One would never have expected aggression to be that easily forgiven, but that's what happened, although for Italy there wasn't much choice...
Yours truly, the European Newsletter!
12 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1903: European Newsletter, Vol. 5
So it seems that Turkey and Germany continue to be battered down. Both Turkey and Germany are likely to be finished by next fall.
After they fall, it seems like we will have a clear divide between the allies of the east and the allies of the west. What it seems like it will turn out is that ground will be England and France versus Italy, Austria, and Russia. While the latter have more combined supply centers and more nationalities, it seems that the former have better positioning, since both Austria and Russia have been occupied in the southwest against Turkey. It will turn out a desperate war, but who will land on top? Stay tuned to find out!
Yours truly, the European Newsletter!
12 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1904: Correction on European Newsletter, Vol. 5: Austria and Russia have be occupied in the southeast, not the southwest.
14 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: European Newsletter, Vol. 6
So, in the west, France takes Belgium from England; not sure if that was allowed by England, but I suppose we'll find out. Meanwhile, France and England try, once again unsuccessfully, to take Berlin from Germany, so Germany still hangs on. Also, England manages to take Norway and Sweden from Russia, while Russia just takes Ankara from Turkey, so Russia is down one supply center.
Meanwhile, Austria manages to successfully confiscate 3 supply centers from Italy, still keeping France out of Tyrolia, and at the same time craftily supports Russia's fleet OUT of the Black Sea, giving Austria, at least temporarily, less to worry about from the southeast in case Russia launches a surprise attack for some reason. Also, Austria's move to Serbia conveniently guards against an attack on Greece from France.
Yours truly, the European Newsletter.
15 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: This newsletter seems to have a severe pro-Austria bias
15 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1905: I'm only stating the facts; besides, I'm the one making the newspaper, and I'm also the one leading this game numerically; I can't help it.
15 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: He's got a point
15 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: Russian Newsletter, Vol 1.

The honored and beneficent Tsar has, through his great wisdom, supported his great fleet into Norway while at the same time thwarting a dastardly Austrian assault on the greatest Russia holding, the Crimean peninsula. Our handsome leader will no doubt defend our great homeland from further attack, and look good while doing it.
16 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: European Newsletter, Ch. 2! Vol. 1
We will begin the second chapter of the European Newsletter with a completely different battlefield than the beginning of this war, as 3 great powers of the European Continent have been effectively eliminated: Turkey, first of all, as well as Germany, and now Italy. Now, England and Russia fight in the north in the Sweden Peninsula, while France and Austria fight in the south in the Italian Peninsula, and Austria has also initiated aggressions, it seems, against Russia in the southeast.
Indeed, Russia has anticipated Austria's movements, keeping hold of both Sevastopol and Smyrna, where Austria had been attacking. Meanwhile, Austria and France are still in a standoff in Tyrolia. We're not entirely sure how England expected to take Berlin with its movement there, but England loses Norway to Russia in the process. However, England now holds a vital position against Russia in the Barents Sea, and this may turn in England's favor here. England does have the most supply centers behind Austria's 11. Anyhow, we will see how this game plays out! Yours truly, the European Newsletter!
17 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1906: European Newsletter, Ch. 2 Vol. 2
This is starting to seem like a one-sided contest. Up north, England now holds not only the Sweden Peninsula but St. Petersburg as well, and Berlin! Russia seems to be collapsing under the pressure. Meanwhile, in the south, a masterful move on the part of France guarantees Naples, and France also has armies in Piedmont and Tuscany, and another fleet in Tyrrhenian Sea, giving it quite possibly the positional advantage.
It doesn't help either Austria or Russia that they are clashing on the Eastern front, and if they don't bring that to a close quickly, England and France will easily take over. We'll see how it plays out, though, so stay tuned! Yours, truly, the European Newsletter!
19 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1906: European Newsletter, Ch. 2 Vol. 3
France continues to batter down Austria on the southern front, forcing Austria back even more, and France might well force Austria off of the Italian Peninsula soon. Meanwhile, Russia continues to force its upper hand on Russia. Austria and Russia have stopped fighting, but still, it's only a matter of time before the Austria-Russia pair are immobilized.
Then again, anything can happen! We shall see, from yours truly, the European Newsletter!
19 Sep 19 UTC Spring, 1907: European Newsletter, Ch. 2 Vol. 4
France seems to have come to a standstill with Austria for the moment, although France advanced to Bohemia in the north. Another bonus for France is that Austria has a lot more supply centers on the line right now on that front than does France; France's front consists of 4 neutral territories and one supply center, whereas Austria's front consists of 2 neutral territories and 4 supply centers.
Meanwhile, England continues to overpower Russia in the north, and Russia is back in aggression with Austria in the southeast. Once Russia is taken care of by England, Austria should be an easy enough target for England and France to overpower, unless France decides not to let England have the single-handed win and either draws the game or attacks England with Austria. Who knows what will happen then, though? I certainly don't. Yours truly, the European Newsletter!
23 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1908: Okay... who keeps somehow changing my orders? That's 2 turns in a row that I must have mis-clicked so it didn't do what I wanted it to.
23 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1908: As if we didn't have enough delays this game yet. Now the turn processing grinds to a halt.
23 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1908: Why isn't the game processed yet?
26 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1909: Well, looks like solo-win time for England. Couldn't resist playing with fire even though I knew better deep down.
28 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1910: You guys could always vote draw
29 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1910: 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.
29 Sep 19 UTC Autumn, 1910: You could vote draw now England- let some newer players have some dip bucks
01 Oct 19 UTC Congrats England.
01 Oct 19 UTC GG
01 Oct 19 UTC Gg
01 Oct 19 UTC gg
02 Oct 19 UTC Good game
02 Oct 19 UTC Good game

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England
Theoneandonly (10992 D)
Won. Bet: 0 D, won: 140 D
19 supply-centers, 17 units
Austria
GalahadIII (1939 D)
Survived. Bet: 0 D
9 supply-centers, 8 units
France
Survived. Bet: 20 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
Russia
VonEconomo (182 D)
Survived. Bet: 0 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
Turkey
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Italy
Roger Mexico (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Germany
TheHuns (0 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Civil Disorders
Peanut Buddha (0 D X)England (Spring, 1902) with 5 centres.
Halahath (100 D)Austria (Autumn, 1910) with 8 centres.
Tvdybgggh (110 D)Italy (Autumn, 1901) with 3 centres.
Kagotzu (100 D)Russia (Autumn, 1901) with 4 centres.
PumpkinSmashMe (100 D)Germany (Spring, 1901) with 3 centres.
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