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Finished: 09 AM Fri 06 Jan 12 UTC
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1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 2450 D - Autumn, 1908, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Babak (26982 D (B))
11 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: France: Are you going to stand by and watch England score 3 S.C.'s this year, whilst you get none and are getting yourself caught down a dead-end alley....?
Let's turn things around now, before it is too late and kick him back out from the Continent....?! :-)). (This message was put on the Global Board deliberately!)
For starters, Munich & Kiel can support Burgundy into Ruhr......?!
13 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: Diplomat of the Year: Austria, for conquering all of Mother Russia almost single-handedly. Don't think I've ever seen anything like it! Heartiest congratulations! :-))
13 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: Single-handedly? really now? =P
13 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: "almost"....... :-))
13 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: Yeah. Me neither!! lol *sigh*
13 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: Thanks for the compliment, Germany :)
13 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: It was and is an amazing come-back though.
13 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1904: What he says is just the truth. I was careless, then I guessed wrong, and Austria made the right decisions to exploit my weaknesses. I agree with Turkey. :-)
15 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1905: Good thing this game isn't a high pointer... oh wait... *derp*!
15 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1905: I know it is getting late I the phase and I had not put in moves yet. Just so you all know - I will not nmr.
15 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1905: He's probably pulling petals off daisies: "I love him, I love him not; I love him, I love him not; I love him.... Start over...." lol
15 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1905: He's trying to decide how to finish me off--As a main course, or as a Nachtisch (dessert). *sigh*
19 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: 'bout time something interesting happened in this game
19 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: lol
19 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1905: lol *ack*
20 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1906: omfg...fu rl
22 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1906: Stupid holidays... I should have asked for a pause. Sorry everyone :(
22 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1906: Do you want a pause??
24 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1906: Wishing you all a blessed Christmas as Christians everywhere celebrate the birth of Jesus.
24 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1906: I am sure you mean well with your wish, but I would prefer it if everyone would keep their religious and/or spiritual beliefs to themselves...... :-))
p.s.: That Middle Eastern prophet you refer to was actually born nowhere near this time of year. The Nycea Congress held in the 4th Century actually decreed it to be so, in order to link into pre-Christian long existing mid-winter rituals. Savvy marketing (plus truth-bending) skills, those Christians............... :-))
24 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1906: Oh no, Draugnar?? The reason some of our ancestors came to this country was so that they could freely express their religious views without fear of persecution. Are you trying to turn the clock back? And the Son of God, Jesus, Hebrew Yeshua, meaning God saves, came into the world to die for your sins. We know he wasn't born in December, because the shepherds were with their flocks in the fields, meaning Spring. But tomorrow is special because it's the day we celebrate the most amazing thing, the most amazing love, of the real, true God.
25 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1906: Can we pause for Christmas? Regardless of religious views I have family obligations tonight and tomorrow. I could unpause and continue on the 26th.
25 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1906: I paused.
26 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1906: Now I unpaused. :-)
26 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1906: Didja all notice that Turkey has taken his thumb off of the "Draw" button? *sigh*
27 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1906: Yes. Turkey will win.
27 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1907: Y'all are so nice to give me such a vote of confidence. So kind.
28 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1907: If there is one thing this Game can teach you, it is to value pets much higher than people, especially the bottom-feeding kind (no, not the pets: the people......:-))......)
28 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1907: hehehe. :-)
30 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1907: Seven little, six little, five little Indians....
04 Jan 12 UTC I saved orders for this turn... Stupid phone.
04 Jan 12 UTC Can't believe turkey is going to solo. Makes me want to vomit. There was no reason for it to happen. I guess I can't complain about it too much since my own NMR's have played a huge part.
04 Jan 12 UTC England you better at least move to Norway so you can support stp. The Russian will have the satisfaction of being in a draw before I will if turkey's lies and disloyalty are any indication.
04 Jan 12 UTC Yes, England, please come to Norway. Forget all those mean things I said and let's make up. :-)
04 Jan 12 UTC the only reason turkey is going to solo is that you gave him all of your centres while you walked into mine

well played austria
04 Jan 12 UTC and because you sold everyone out for the survive.
04 Jan 12 UTC Guys, I only see 17 centers that Turkey can be sure of, IF England and France stop bumping chests long enough to defend Spain AND Marseilles. And that's NOT a solo.
04 Jan 12 UTC Italy, Austria, I fear you are both going the way of the dodo. It's been an interesting game, and I know that Turkey gained an upper hand faster due in part to my own mistakes against Austria. *sigh*
04 Jan 12 UTC To his credit, AH was looking besieged but managed to come out of it by moving north.
04 Jan 12 UTC Have you ever seen a 2-unit power stab another 2-unit power, like Austria did to Germany? What possibly could his agenda have been, other than to help England and/or Turkey....? And having the unmitigated gall to now complain about his destiny....? Daaaaahhhhhh......!!! :-((
04 Jan 12 UTC funny thing is, his decision to stab you that turn had a lot of effect on my attitudes towards him ;)

but guys... I think the conclusion of this game should be pretty clear to all, and a solo is not all that clear friends.
04 Jan 12 UTC Please don't be angry wih me Germany. I was pu in a very tough spot by turkey's deep and devious betrayal. I needed England to pose a realistic threat to turkey. I truly am sorry that it was done at your expense. Please understand though that none of this would have happened if turkey had stayed with the alliance that was originally formed precisely to help you!
04 Jan 12 UTC It's recriminations all around, but it is what it is. Let's just work together to make sure no one runs away with ALL the points, shall we?
05 Jan 12 UTC Marseilles, really??
05 Jan 12 UTC What's with this move: <<The army at Gascony support move to Marseilles from Piedmont.>>??
05 Jan 12 UTC I guess Babak talked France into settling for a survive instead of being eliminated. Yaxay, got anything to say about why you didn't stop attacking France earlier???
05 Jan 12 UTC Babak, nice job, ya rat. ;p-)
05 Jan 12 UTC Well, gg everyone. A disappointing end result, but one I can live with I guess. At least I had some good moments in this game..
05 Jan 12 UTC gg everyone.l have to say its probably one of the best ive been involved in. the reason i didnt stop attacking france earlier is bc i thought italy and austria would do a better job of holding off turkey. unfortunately, turkey's dip skills were better than mine - although i am not sure why france and italy would opt to let turkey win instead of forcing the draw as was clearly possible two years ago (when i offered). hats off to babak.
05 Jan 12 UTC good game all. It was an adventurous and quite exciting game from the start.

I enjoyed diploming with every one of you, though I too was surprised that Italy gave up early. i think I simply benefited from others being upset at one another. Thank you all for a fun game... and a hearty apology to Jacob for being so stabby... I guess my only defense is that all is fair in dip and war!

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Babak (26982 D (B))
Won. Bet: 350 D, won: 2450 D
18 supply-centers, 14 units
yaxay (1484 D)
Survived. Bet: 350 D
12 supply-centers, 12 units
Jefe (85 D (S))
Survived. Bet: 350 D
3 supply-centers, 4 units
Mujus (1495 D (B))
Survived. Bet: 350 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
Macchiavelli (2360 D)
Survived. Bet: 350 D
0 supply-centers, 1 units
Jacob (2562 D)
Survived. Bet: 350 D
0 supply-centers, 2 units
Pantalone (97 D (S))
Defeated. Bet: 350 D
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