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Finished: 11 AM Thu 08 Mar 12 UTC
Private Gaming with Noobs
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 420 D - Spring, 1908, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
26 Jan 12 UTC Spring, 1901: Go enjoy a Tooheys. The game will be here later.
27 Jan 12 UTC Spring, 1901: alright, i'm a little worse for wear and i think my girlfriend may break up with me, but i'm here :)
31 Jan 12 UTC Spring, 1902: I have a request for the board: I'm catering a full weekend party, Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon this weekend. I'm hoping we can pause the game until Sunday evening, because I just won't have time to send my usual amount of press.
31 Jan 12 UTC Spring, 1902: Let me make myself just a little bit clearer. I'm hoping we can pause the game on Friday until Sunday. I still want to play in the interim.
31 Jan 12 UTC Spring, 1902: Throwing an idea out there to you, but it depends upon Italy trusting you.

Step one: You don't move on Turkey this spring, and your diplomacy with them is that you're interested in taking down Russia. You let Italy force you from Ionian.

Step Two: You let Italy know that your retreat will be to Tyrrhenian, but as the point of a spear to get into Western Med or Gulf of Lyon a turn quicker than Italy could. Meanwhile, this retreat reassures Turkey that you are serious about working together.

Step three: Turkey hits Sevastopol from Armenia, with support from Black Sea, premised upon the idea that he can get a fleet build which will be enough to keep Italy off of him. Meanwhile, you hit Rumania from three places, guaranteeing its fall. I move at Warsaw, drawing a bounce with Ukraine and ensuring you get Rumania, and Italy gets a fleet into Aegean and Ionian. while you go to West Med or GoL and start troubling France, which has convoyed an army into Wales or London by this time and is pretty deeply involved in a war with England.

Step four: Russia loses at least net one if not two, Turkey gains a fleet build at Smyrna, but faces an Italian fleet in Aegean which can support the other fleet into East Med. You pick up one more build, and are positioned to dissect Turkey with Italy next autumn. Your fleet draws French attention southward as they're fighting with England, which allows me to do the knockout punch on them through the center, starting in about Spring '04.
31 Jan 12 UTC Spring, 1902: So, this is not cool.
31 Jan 12 UTC Spring, 1902: Anyway, I'm going to be catering this weekend, and I hope you all will pause.
31 Jan 12 UTC Spring, 1902: Here's the thing. I posted something I maybe should not have.
31 Jan 12 UTC Spring, 1902: But, on the bright side, this forces a grand startegic reassessment of things.
31 Jan 12 UTC Spring, 1902: Anyway, to this point, this has been a remarkably fun and interesting game. I just wonder if there's any chance to get a sitter for me, given the size of my posting.
31 Jan 12 UTC Spring, 1902: Things are definitely very interesting here.

I wish I didn't have to do this event this weekend. Ugh.
31 Jan 12 UTC Spring, 1902: This weekend, I'm going to be catering an event for about 150 or so people, which will involve seven meals: Dinner Friday, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert Saturday, and Breakfast and Lunch Sunday. So, I'm asking everyone for a pause from Friday until Sunday. Hopefully y'all will be merciful to me and grant it.
02 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1902: Paused.

Sorry I cannot finalise yet; I have many people to talk to.
02 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1902: Right then, pardon the delay, i simply havent been reading the public press. Now i have and had a good chuckle to myself :)
Germany, i dont think you should reassess your grand strategy at all. Just go with it my man, we'll play along :)
anyway, i dont mind pausing for a weekend. My busiest time of the week anyway.
02 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1902: Thanks everybody, I will make sure that it will be just the weekend.
02 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1902: Zimmerman Named Ambassador to Outer Mongolia
(AP) Berlin-Arthur Zimmerman, the chief Deputy Foreign Minister long considered to be the probable next Foreign Minister, was named Ambassador to Outer Mongolia Wednesday, in a move some observers call a reaction to his ill-advised release to the world press certain confidential strategy white papers. When asked for comment, a spokesman for Kaiser Wilhelm II stated, "It was absolutely Our intention to have certain internal deliberations released to every single newspaper in the world excepting perhaps a weekly coupon shopper or two published in Argentina. Our request that Mr. Zimmerman assume the post as Ambassador in the cold and isolated, backwards hellhole that is Outer Mongolia merely reflects our need for cautious, measured diplomacy when dealing with the Jurchen yak herders that are making Outer Mongolia a possible focal point of future world events. Unfortunately, we can neither confirm nor deny rumors of crow-sized mosquitoes and plague bearing rats infesting Outer Mongolia. However, we are confident that Ambassador Zimmerman will show the same skill and adroitness when dealing with the issues and climate of Outer Mongolia that he has throughout his diplomatic career."

Ambassador Zimmerman declined to comment, a decision that some foreign policy wonks viewed as a sign of an overdue lesson finally learned.
02 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: Where did you find that?
03 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: AP Newswire.
03 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: Great stuff.
06 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: Thanks, everybody.
06 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1902: Italy?
10 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1903: It would be nice if I got a pause starting Sunday, ending Monday.
I am travelling.
10 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1903: ? it's a 36hr phase.
10 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1903: Just in case.
10 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1903: i dont mind
12 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: Russia I am at the airport now, can you pause now please?
12 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: sorry lads. i've been trying to deal with some personal issues. we're paused now, i think. was i too late?
12 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1903: No, it wasn't too late. We can unpause now.
23 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1905: wow, i just totally imploded. germany and especially italy: if i were you, i'd be getting my defences ready now. Well played there austria. Good luck to all :)
23 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1905: Thanks Russia! Sorry how the game worked out!
23 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1905: Thanks, Russia. You played well, too. Good game.
23 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1905: Russia, all you need to do is build another Branch of the Trans-Siberian railroad and take the train into Venice :)
24 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1905: lol, but there's not much chance of getting my soldiers to build anything atm. They've broken into the vodka stores and are causing havoc in red square. "We who are about to die, shall fall over and vomit all over you"
24 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1905: The army will protect the Queen to the last.
I wonder if I can airlift her to Moscow?
24 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1905: I'll give you asylum in Finland, if you'd like.
24 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1905: convoy me there :)
24 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1905: I hear Finland is beautiful this time of year.
27 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1905: well thanks for the game lads, thats me out :)
27 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1905: Good Game, Russia and England.
27 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1905: Yes, Good game Russia and England. Nice playing with you guys.
27 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1905: Looks like a four way draw wasn't good enough for you, Germany. Oh well, these things can be remedied. Austria, I'd start moving north if I were you. Germany will attempt to move south as soon as he can't push further west.
27 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1905: Do you see my draw vote, France? I more just wanted to see if I could pull off a big stab on you for art's sake than anything else. It's why I didn't try and stab you last turn; it was too obvious. Good job not trusting me on the support to London, BTW. Anyway, yeah, I still see no difference between a three and a four way draw, but I had to take at least one crack at it, no?
27 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1905: Haha oh I completely agree, it was a good effort. And yes, I do see your draw vote. I was simply trying to inflame everyone else against you in case you attempted to continue your shot at a solo. Fear tactics are good occasionally. I am in no way offended by your move. It was the right decision on your part.
02 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1906: I have put up my support for the draw.
05 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: Guys, we still have time for a draw.
06 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: Tell you what, I'll vote draw turkey.
06 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: Good game everybody. France, nice job, it was fun working with you, and against you ;). Austria, I really enjoyed how well our notions on board strategy meshed.
06 Mar 12 UTC Yes, it's been a good game. I would not necessarily mind doing it again.
06 Mar 12 UTC I really enjoyed it as well. Pretty well played by all.
06 Mar 12 UTC Good game everybody. Germany, echo what you said. Italy, glad we got to try something different, and even happier that it worked out.

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Germany
Bob Genghiskhan (1318 D)
Drawn. Bet: 60 D, won: 105 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Austria
BosephJennett (866 D)
Drawn. Bet: 60 D, won: 105 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
France
Zachattack413 (1198 D)
Drawn. Bet: 60 D, won: 105 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
Italy
semck83 (229 D (B))
Drawn. Bet: 60 D, won: 105 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
England
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
Defeated. Bet: 60 D
Turkey
acmac10 (120 D (B))
Defeated. Bet: 60 D
Russia
Defeated. Bet: 60 D
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