Finished: 11 AM Fri 16 Dec 11 UTC
H. Kissinger's Apprentices
1 days /phase
Pot: 350 D - Spring, 1918, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
10 Oct 11 UTC Spring, 1901: GL all.
11 Oct 11 UTC Autumn, 1901: First turn moves are why I love this game.
12 Oct 11 UTC Autumn, 1901: +1
24 Oct 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: This is the best played Austria I've ever seen.
27 Oct 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: Hmm... Some of its units seem disconnected from each other though.
12 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1909: Diplomacy is such a nerve racking game, I need to quit.
17 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1910: What fresh hell is this?
17 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1910: Fresh cream hell?
18 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1910: We deplore the crisis in Germany and hope the Kaiser can flee to Holland.
18 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1910: The Italian protectorate of Apulia wishes to continue its policy of strict neutrality amidst a world at war.
18 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1910: Quick, someone move into Apulia ;-)
18 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1910: Your wish is my command =)
18 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1910: German partisans in rhur will keep uP the fight
19 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1910: Long live the Reich!
22 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1911: My great error :(.
22 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1911: I love Turkey's one-liners you think you're there with him but you never really are.
22 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1911: Best line in this game
25 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1912: I forgot to move...
26 Nov 11 UTC Autumn, 1912: You don't say! ;)
01 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1914: English Channel to Mid-Atlantic, North Sea to English Channel, funnel French and English troops as far as Naples and soon Ionan-Greece-Syria. Game-set-match.
04 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1915: How about a draw? Turkey is out of here already
04 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1915: If I were you, France, I'd watch out for England.
04 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1915: Come now Germany, I acted against you only to maintain the balance of power and to protect France under an agreement I had formed before you ever contacted me to work against them. If you had abided by the peace we formed following the collapse of your attack against France I would not have done you any further harm.
04 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1915: Also, I don't have much choice. All players beside England and Russia have proved extremely untrustworthy, including you, Germany. This game is particular in many ways, we've had some NMRs (three countries if I remember, including Austria) and a CD (Turkey). Also, the choices in coalition by Germany, Austria and Turkey were - as far as I can tell - based to no degree on a solid analysis of the balance of power, but random guesses which countries to attack.
A draw between France and England is a fair result, that I believe reflects the imposition of an analysis-based strategy, efforts to form a stabile coalition performed by these two countries and the effort to continue playing even if the circumstances were not easy.
I believe England feels the same way. If I had troops to be vigilant, I would surely use them to that end ;-)
04 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1915: I'm not complaining. This was not one of my best games by far. I resent some of your comments, though. England's been untrustworthy, initiating stabs against both me and Russia. My choice to attack you was not a "random guess", but a decision based on the fact that in a war against England you were likely to gain the majority of the centers, taking into account the consideration that I had three armies against your two. And I would hardly call your precious E/G a "stable coalition" when England has six more centers than you and is poised to gain at least two more in the next year. In fact, England could win the game within one year. A convoy into Holland and Belgium, bounce you out of Kiel and Berlin, take Ankara with Armenia and Smyrna, take Rumania with Gal, Ukr, and Sev in the fall. Easy peasy.

But that's not what I'm here to say. All I'm suggesting is that I'm pretty sure this game will not end in a draw.

England, if you've managed to convince France that you're committed to a two-way draw, I applaud you. You are a much better diplomat than me.
05 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1915: Opportunity ≠ Intent

There is a world of difference to me between deceiving someone over the short-term and betraying someone after long-term cooperation.

Also: Please stop announcing my strategic plans to all and sundry ;)
05 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1915: Oh, and Russia didn't send me a single message, I was under no obligation not to attack him, especially since he was a potential threat if you two had had the chance to work together.
05 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: Was my stab any more long-term than yours? I attacked France after two years of promised cooperation. You did the same.
05 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: To me, I mean.
05 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: I wasn't really arguing the relative merit of our stabs. I was saying that there is a difference between attacking someone after two years of cooperation having planned to do so all along, and doing the same to someone after one and a half decades of cooperation without having planned to do so from the beginning.
05 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: Hey all,

I have a really important week at work. I was wondering if we could take a break. Friday morning everything goes back to unpause. Is this okay with you?

France
05 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: Ah, I see. Sorry England, I missed your point.
09 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: I'm back everyone!
10 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: Hello guys! I'm back, let's get this game going again!
10 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: I saw the first time. Austria needs to vote to unpause too; and all things considered, they may not want to.

There's no reason not to wait a while longer though, the player may be busy. The Mods can force-launch the game if Austria appears to have abandoned it.
10 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: Hello England,

Thank you, yes, of course I'd noticed that Austria is the player we are waiting for. I hope he comes back alive...

France
10 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: Wow, slow down there with the assumptions, I literally just saw your messages.
10 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: Of course you're right. Thanks for unpausing.
10 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: The big question is: will England decide to color Syria pink?
11 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1915: Hahahaha
11 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1916: I'm more interested in colouring Constantinople pink, salmon is just so last season ;)
11 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1916: :(
13 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1916: Syria is pink, I can die happy now.
13 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1916: Pleased to be of service :)
15 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1917: Good game everyone, will be writing an EoG at some point.

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England
TheUnforsaken (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 50 D, won: 175 D
17 supply-centers, 14 units
France
redhouse1938 (586 D)
Drawn. Bet: 50 D, won: 175 D
17 supply-centers, 9 units
Italy
michaelfs (411 D)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
Germany
TBroadley (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
Austria
Decks (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
Turkey
OldManInPark (113 D)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
Russia
Pankration (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
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