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Finished: 01 AM Tue 08 Sep 20 UTC
Private Rusty Gunboat-2
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 210 D - Autumn, 1911, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn

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06 Sep 20 UTC GG’s. Apologies for holding out when the line is set up, but I figured I might as well hold out and see if Turkey dot grabbed again.
06 Sep 20 UTC GG Yes sorry about that, don't know what I was thinking..!
06 Sep 20 UTC GG. We toooootally could have played for a G/I/T three way draw, but it got the impression neither Turkey nor Germany wanted to make the effort (or that Turkey was hostile to that?). Ah well.

I think Germany and I could have each gotten closer to a solo win if Germany didn't attack me so hard while France and Turkey were still viable. Not saying what Germany did is the wrong move, just that I think there was a different route this game could have taken.

Well-played defense Turkey.

In case anybody is wondering, I went for an opening strategy that I specifically recommend against for Italy because I wanted to discourage anybody from thinking I was Italy. I don't think this is a good strategy but I have recently been understood as "BrotherBored" from my openings and shut down by other players as a result.

I think that opening was just as bad as ever for reasons that exactly came true in this game. (By committing everything to the Balkans, Italy gives up the ability to influence events all over the board, and Turkey is too difficult to dig out later)
06 Sep 20 UTC I didn't want to move against you when I did, but my fear was that you were progressing against Turkey far faster than I was against E/F, and if I didn't do something to stop it you'd end up soloing.
06 Sep 20 UTC Yeah I think that's a reasonable fear; I have no criticism of your choice.

I think if I were in your shoes, I would have let the fighting go on a while longer to see if I could get a solo, since draws are worth so little in ghostrating compared to a solo (that was my thinking from my own position, and why I didn't bother you; I thought it was worth risking your solo to keep alive my hope of a solo).
06 Sep 20 UTC Mr. Boat got me right in the Brest...

@BoredBrother: I suspected you might try and cut me out. I bailed hard to Iberia to try and entice Germany down more quickly, and kept MAO German.

Good game everyone. Certainly knocked some of the rust off :)
06 Sep 20 UTC @Matticus your clever plays probably saved you; we could afford losing one of those 3 centers to Germany so I probably would have risked that to take you out. Well played