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Finished: 08 PM Fri 28 Feb 20 UTC
Private For G-Candles Only
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 175 D - Spring, 1915, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
4 excused missed turn
Game drawn
13 Dec 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.
22 Dec 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.
29 Dec 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.
31 Dec 19 UTC Spring, 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.
03 Jan 20 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.
04 Jan 20 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.
06 Jan 20 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.
14 Jan 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: 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.
18 Jan 20 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.
27 Jan 20 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.
04 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 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.
05 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 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.
08 Feb 20 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.
16 Feb 20 UTC Autumn, 1912: 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.
19 Feb 20 UTC Spring, 1913: 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.
21 Feb 20 UTC Autumn, 1913: 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.
27 Feb 20 UTC Well that was scary. I thought I was finished several times early on, and was worried about getting eliminated the same way France was up until the very end. I just get lucky enough to be able to hold onto the stalemate line right as Germany came close to the solo win.
27 Feb 20 UTC I always have a hard time communicating non-aggression in this game, I made a critical mistake early in assuming Italy would go aggressive on France early and went full aggro towards Turkey and Russia, I spent the rest of the game trying to recover/survive from that.
27 Feb 20 UTC gg
28 Feb 20 UTC GG
28 Feb 20 UTC Gg
28 Feb 20 UTC Gg
Anyone care to share their analysis or interested in mine?
28 Feb 20 UTC Very interested in how you saw the game.
29 Feb 20 UTC Show me what you got
29 Feb 20 UTC I don't like playing Italy because, unless France ignores you completely, you never feel secure to commit enough troops east to make a difference. Turkey can only be attacked if you are on good terms with Austria and Austria is hard to make headway against without just feeding the juggernaut of Russia/Turkey. It seems like a draw is the goal with Italy and that is a bit defeating, but I try to make the best of it, if only for the benefit of the other players.

Spring 1901 pretty standard, but Austria let Russia into Galicia, which seemed like a weak move and made me decide to
Autumn 1901 press an attack north while my troop movement seemed to be directed toward Turkey. The hope was that it would catch Austria off-guard.
Build 1901 but France built a fleet in Marseilles, which meant that the significant difficultly of holding Trieste would be taxed even more by the need to defend to the west. This played out until
Spring 1903, when I decided to cut my losses in Trieste and hunker down in a defensive position until an opportunity presented itself. France seemed satisfied with Tunis and my home centers were not threatened by Austria, who had other powers to deal with in the east.
Spring 1904 I hoped to convince Austria to leave me be while setting up a somewhat desperate and ill-fated attempt on Tunis, and was fortunate that Russia moved to Galicia, forcing Austria to leave aside its designs on Venice for the time being.
Spring 1905 saw me leave France's Tunis holding alone to try and convince it to go away and allow me to try and find a crevice in the east.
Autumn 1905, I set up a defensive position in Naples and a position in the Adriatic that could function either offensively or defensively, depending on how things played out.
Spring 1906 As it turned out, I was able to convoy the fleet into Albania, which I had hoped would allow me to take Greece in the case that Austria's war with Russia left it unable to defend and counterattack simultaneously. This bore fruit. Meanwhile, France had warmed to my idea and even aided me. This was likely to be rid of me, but my intent was always to go back for Tunis. France, like me earlier with Trieste, just couldn't afford multiple units to hold a center far away from other objectives.
Autumn 1906 shows the beauty of the convoy: I could use the fleet in the Adriatic to bounce the move from Trieste and the army in Albania to take Greece. At this point, I was back to attacking Austria, with French help this time. With Austria harassed by Russia and Turkey harassing Russia, I was not in danger of being quickly eliminated. What I needed, though, was a longer term strategy to make it into the eventual draw.
Spring 1907 Germany seemed to be getting bigger and France was no longer well-positioned to defend Tunis. Without a credible attack from Austria, I could begin chipping away at France and helping Germany become a solo threat at the same time. If Germany got big enough, the southern players would have to band together, with Italy at the western edge of the stalemate line. France could be eliminated, I thought, but even if it wasn't, it couldn't possibly retaliate against both a strong Germany and a now secure Italy (given only 1 fleet in the south).
Autumn 1907 Able to find some stability on the eastern front, and with Turkey focused on Russia, I could now begin moving west, something which would become important to ensure that Germany did not tip past the point of no return.
Spring 1908, then, was an attempt to accomplish that and to signal to the southern powers my intent to lay down arms until defeat by Germany was staved off.
Autumn 1908 I strongly considered trying to take Piedmont, but was convinced to play it safe and support hold Venice against a possible Austrian betrayal. It mattered little as
Spring 1908 proved just as effective.
Autumn 1909 I established the western stalemate line with Germany, knowing that France could be eliminated later if Germany saw fit to cooperate in doing so, and after the eastern side of the line had been fought for and either established or overcome.
Autumn 1912 It was clear from the German move from Marseilles to Burgundy that it was time to eliminate France.
Spring 1914 saw this accomplished without compromising the western stalemate line. I had thought that this would begin the process of whittling Austria out of the draw, and was a bit surprised that Germany chose to draw at that point, but it seems like the main issue was continued Turkish aggression and, thus, apparent unwillingness to back off for the purpose of removing Austria. I would have like to have given it a try, but c'est la vie!

Ultimately, I had a pretty nerve-wracking early game that became a very cautious mid game and a slightly more interesting end game that didn't progress as far as I would have liked. I was, ultimately, too wary of Austria after having attacked in the early game to trust it much more than I could defend without question, and this limited much of what I did in the mid and late game. I am thankful to Germany for backing off and letting us whittle down the draw, but I confess to an incredible curiosity as to why Turkey didn't acquiesce in the end and why Germany finally decided that this was as good as it was going to get.

Feel free to ask questions and my apologies for being somewhat long winded. Cheers!
29 Feb 20 UTC Well turkey was worried about Germany coming at us for the solo win as we worked to lesson the draw. It did but it didn’t work out. Until Austria took Boh old Russia was in jeopardy of being lost to Germany. My move at Tunis was thinking that you may block North Africa and would need help keeping France out. Being that we were the ends that kept Germany from wining so I risked you thinking I was attacking you cause why wouldn’t I just go at a different open center. Taking Austria out was on my mind but I messed up a support order early on in my push against Russia that put me behind Germany.
29 Feb 20 UTC Well turkey was worried about Germany coming at us for the solo win as we worked to lesson the draw. It did but it didn’t work out. Until Austria took Boh old Russia was in jeopardy of being lost to Germany. My move at Tunis was thinking that you may block North Africa and would need help keeping France out. Being that we were the ends that kept Germany from wining so I risked you thinking I was attacking you cause why wouldn’t I just go at a different open center. Taking Austria out was on my mind but I messed up a support order early on in my push against Russia that put me behind Germany.
29 Feb 20 UTC Damn double comments not sure why it happens.
29 Feb 20 UTC Kbchitown I’m always intrigued and awed by your in depth brake down of your games i would love to respond accordingly but for me I might as well try and catch every seed off a dandelion in a storm.
29 Feb 20 UTC I'm glad you mentioned that move to Tunis! I was actually thinking very hard about moving to NA and hoped you would move to Tunis to cover. Blake convinced me that it wasn't necessary, but I knew exactly what you were trying to do and that, if you had wanted to betray me, you would have moved to Greece or Naples. My fear was that you wouldn't know to make that move and I was impressed when you I sww that you had, indeed, covered.
29 Feb 20 UTC you I sww=I saw
29 Feb 20 UTC In case it wasn't clear, though, great job, Germany and thanks for letting us continue after it looked to be curtains for the game continuing. Besides winning, whittling the draw is the most exciting part of this game, and we couldn't have done it without your acquiescence.

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Germany
tennis (114 D)
Drawn. Bet: 25 D, won: 44 D
15 supply-centers, 14 units
Italy
kbchitown (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 25 D, won: 44 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
Turkey
CogZilla (218 D)
Drawn. Bet: 25 D, won: 44 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
Austria
Verseven (123 D)
Drawn. Bet: 25 D, won: 44 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
England
Bismarck1959 (107 D)
Defeated. Bet: 25 D
France
BunnyGo (202 D)
Defeated. Bet: 25 D
Russia
Dancing_Kirby (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 25 D
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