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Finished: 01 AM Sat 30 Nov 19 UTC
First Bite 2
1 day /phase
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1906, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
13 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1903: Wait I'm not anti-German, some of my best friends are German.
14 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1903: I bet you are regretting stabbing me so earl Germany!
14 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1903: I too will be gone soon but I take solace in our mutual destruction.
14 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1903: Serbia remains the epicenter of liberty
14 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1903: Sardinia is always free actually. It’s the anarcho Communist Syndicate of the Med.
14 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1903: As well as Crete
14 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1903: True
14 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1903: Yup, I fucked us both over Russia.
14 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1903: Thanks for that btw
14 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1903: I would have been a good ally!
17 Nov 19 UTC Autumn, 1903: 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.
17 Nov 19 UTC Autumn, 1903: New Italy here, Greetings.
19 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1904: Why are we losing a day? 29 hours till next move?
19 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1904: <_< the site was down yesterday so they added time
19 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1904: ^
19 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1904: Ah, thanks. Didn't notice.
20 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 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.
20 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1904: Not again! Who is it this time?
I honestly think an option to declare civil disorder should be available. If there is one I've never found it.
20 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1904: Naht me
20 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1904: nor me
20 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1904: Thank you, Germany. I respect your intention to complete the war.
20 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1904: Just for the record it was not me!
21 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1904: Not me either.
22 Nov 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.
25 Nov 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: 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.
25 Nov 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: Another one bites the dust
25 Nov 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: Meanwhile Russia lives on!
25 Nov 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: And Germany LIVES!!
25 Nov 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: Your days are numbered
26 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1906: You know, friends, we could really declare a draw right here and call it a day. It’s certainly the most risk-averse play
26 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1906: I’ve had my draw vote in since the beginning haha...
27 Nov 19 UTC Spring, 1906: Only Turkey seems disinclined to offer a draw.
27 Nov 19 UTC Goodbye you clever war mongers you ;)
27 Nov 19 UTC Goodbye you clever war mongers you ;)
27 Nov 19 UTC So it seems. Good luck in future contests.
27 Nov 19 UTC F
28 Nov 19 UTC Good game everyone.
28 Nov 19 UTC Woot
29 Nov 19 UTC 3 civil disorders, crazy
29 Nov 19 UTC Okay so I'm relatively new to diplomacy, and only started really playing maybe a month ago. As such, this is one of my most successful games to date, and so I wanted to write an end game essay to decompress. I was fortunate this game to have an England who wanted to work with me, and wasn't looking for a solo win. The first couple of years, up to 1903 I would say, I fumbled about, trying to claim Belgium and the Iberian peninsula with some unexpected difficulty. This was due to the foreign troop in Piedmont, and not wanting to risk losing Marseilles, so I lost a build to guarantee keeping my home center. Since then I have learned of the self bounce, where you make sure you bounce by sending two of your separate units to the country you want to defend. Had I utilized this, I would have been able to prepare my offense much quicker. However, this unfortunate delay was made obsolete by my alliance with England, and the Barbarossa opening by Germany. I have no idea why Germany opened like that, but I can only imagine it was because I had offered a DMZ of burgundy, ruhr, and munich, and he agreed. I then broke this pact, but by then Germany had already moved to the east, making Russia an enemy and allowing England a free convoy into Holland. Maybe Germany was hoping for this, and thought England was on his side, but I'm not sure. England, what were your engagements with germany at the start? Anyways, the german blunder outweighed my own, and because England didn't backstab me I was gifted the time needed to recover from my blunders. Then I began to contribute when I took Munich. After a joint attack on kiel and munich, germany was forced to destroy two of his units, practically handing the depots to me and england. Here we made a deal, to draw three way with Turkey after I had taken Italy, and England had taken more of germany, and warsaw. It is here that I fail to see why England did not betray me. England, at the start of 1904, based off of our deal you only had 3 more depots to collect max, whereas I had 5. In addition to that, you had more depots than me, with your homeland filled with armies you could have easily convoyed to Brest. And yet, you stoped pushing forward, and just played some games with turkey while you waited for me to crush Italy. While I am obviously grateful, I must admit I am surprised to not see a stab. Was the NA ocean at the end the start of one? I am not sure, but either way, we ended up in a draw. This is perhaps the best game I have finished in diplomacy so far, but hopefully it will not be for long. Cheers all, and great game!
29 Nov 19 UTC Sorry for the brick, lol
29 Nov 19 UTC Yah I got so boned right off the bat but I survived somehow? It doesn’t make any sense and if I was england I would have sent those armies into France ages ago :)
29 Nov 19 UTC England must have felt bad for me I guess and I appreciate it
29 Nov 19 UTC GG all
29 Nov 19 UTC Got onto a burning ship and went up in flames. Glorious.
29 Nov 19 UTC England, I look forward to seeing your thoughts of the game in particular
29 Nov 19 UTC And Turkey I suppose
29 Nov 19 UTC Thanks for drawing before I was fully eliminated.
29 Nov 19 UTC No surprises in your commentary France.
The only deal I made with Germany at the start was that I would take Holland or Belgium which he offered because he was going headlong for Warsaw. I gave France Belgium to cement our alliance. I'd promised Russia survival so slid past Moscow to attack Turkey who seemed reluctant to draw.
I would never stab a (long term) ally without a pretext and a declaration of war. A friendly fire incident in Silesia could have led to that! The naval redeployment was defensive. France was about to expand rapidly and there was the chance France and Turkey might combine. So it was defensive. Not unnaturally I really enjoyed this game. Good spirit all round. Thanks, everyone.
29 Nov 19 UTC Thanks for responding England! I figured that it was something like you don't like betraying allies. I honestly have no idea what happened in sil lol, I guess when I put the order in I must have gotten it confused with Boh. Either way, ggod game to all!

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

England
Muscovy_Duck (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 28 D
12 supply-centers, 11 units
France
Wintogreen (539 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 28 D
12 supply-centers, 9 units
Turkey
Van Healsing (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 16 D
9 supply-centers, 7 units
Russia
hhgttg42 (334 D (B))
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 1 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
Italy
Drawn. Bet: 0 D, won: D
0 supply-centers, 2 units
Germany
GalahadIII (1939 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Austria
Flubberj (108 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Civil Disorders
BarrackObama (398 D)Italy (Autumn, 1903) with 5 centres.
BuzzFix (0 D X)Austria (Autumn, 1905) with 3 centres.
DabelDiBiBi (100 D)Germany (Autumn, 1904) with 2 centres.
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