Finished: 07 PM Sun 16 Jun 13 UTC
1 day /phase
Pot: 707 D - Autumn, 1909, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
15 Jun 13 UTC good game. just out of curiousity, jpribe, did my final suicide charge at Turkey make a difference in your deciding to draw?
15 Jun 13 UTC Good game!
Honestly, after 1907, when England quickly made peace with France after I stabbed Russia and he suicided into me, I was almost certain we'd have a draw, as long as England didn't do anything dumb. At that point, I figured I'd play it out until Russia was gone, wait another season or two to see if an opening appeared, and then accept the draw.
Great job forming the line at the end though; you guys completely neutralized my front lines within a year or so. I'd be interested in seeing some sort of EOG, especially from all of us who survived.
15 Jun 13 UTC Good game guys. I'm not big on writing EOGs so you probably won't get much out of me. That was some foolish play on Russia's part, throwing everything across the stalemate line against me and leaving his back exposed to a delicious stab. Turkey, maybe if you waited with the stab for a while, you would have won the game. This fortunately gave me time to make peace with France and secure the rest of the line on my side. I think maybe Russia thought I would leave his centers alone while he fights you and try to eliminate France instead, but that was not a realistic goal at that point.
15 Jun 13 UTC I'm not an EOG writer either... as stalemates go, England and France had to be 100% aligned with no misunderstandings, so it really was a little iffy... I ran like crazy from the France/England line and took my draw down for a minute to (maybe) make Turkey a little nervous I was going to throw the game to England. Anyway, good play all around, I was a happy with this one.
15 Jun 13 UTC In retrospect my "throw the game" threat was a little empty, it wasn't practical to do and still hold the line in the med.
15 Jun 13 UTC Around 1904, I was actually worried that Russia would stab me since my armies were spread so thin in the Balkans, so I was shocked when he vacated the Black Sea and basically all of his land territories down there to face England. I chose to stab when I did because I felt like if I waited any longer, he'd get Munich and maybe Berlin, which would force him to build armies in Warsaw that could defend his territory and create a logjam in the East.
I also think Russia misplayed Spring 1907 with the self-bounce in Sev and not supporting Italy to Ven, which gave me a sliver of hope about winning. If I had taken Tunis when I had the chance, I may have played this out a bit longer too since that would give me 17 and I'd just need to sneak into Mun or Ber for the win.

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