Finished: 02 PM Thu 14 Jan 21 UTC
Thanksgiving Gunboat
1 day /phase
Pot: 105 D - Spring, 1924, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
13 Jan 21 UTC Really interesting match. Thanks for playing everybody. My second 2-way draw on webDip...once again, in a pickup gunboat game (of all things!).

I felt really good about my solo chances until England and Russia shocked me by forming a true stalemate line.

Great juggernaut Rancher. You played it very well, in my opinion.
13 Jan 21 UTC well played to the two of you, I guess it was not realistic of me to expect to be in a draw!
13 Jan 21 UTC Nice to play with you swordsman. I originally thought your opening was a misplay, but then I read your article. Perhaps if Germany and I had managed to cooperate I could’ve held out longer, instead of retreating to Portugal with my tail between my legs
13 Jan 21 UTC Congrats BrotherBored on your second 2-way draw! Thank you everyone else for this game and apologies to Russia for stabbing you at the end (although I believe BrotherBored owes you a bigger apology than me for his first, brutal stab).

For me, I started the game using BrotherBored’s recommended opening with the intent to attack France. I read on his website that everyone on this website piles onto France, (this is my first game here), so when in Rome ...

When I saw Germany try to get into North Sea, I decided to focus on Germany. It was a slog, but I broke through and was fortunate that Russia chose peace with me.

Turkey did very well to cut me off of getting into the Mediterranean and I made sure he couldn’t get a solo. It took some time to get him to agree to the 2-way but it finally went through.
14 Jan 21 UTC Great game for a 15 point bet. I was not disappointed! I’m glad my blog helped some of you out.
14 Jan 21 UTC I knew my goose was cooked when I had all 3 neighbors gunning for me lol...

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England
knilgau (198 D)
Drawn. Bet: 15 D, won: 53 D
17 supply-centers, 17 units
Turkey
swordsman3003 (13722 D (G))
Drawn. Bet: 15 D, won: 53 D
17 supply-centers, 17 units
France
worcej (1211 D)
Defeated. Bet: 15 D
Italy
wwar (340 D)
Defeated. Bet: 15 D
Germany
Lord Ness (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 15 D
Austria
Nurse Ratched (110 D)
Defeated. Bet: 15 D
Russia
Rancher (1544 D (S))
Defeated. Bet: 15 D
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