Finished: 09 PM Sat 10 Jan 15 UTC
Private Over the Top!
2 days /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1919, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
11 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1913: Russia speed up your hairy ass and enter Ready!
11 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1913: didn't know i had to do anything as i never had to disband a unit before.
(i guess your more than 5 disbands in the Med is why you know so much about that particular function ;-)
11 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1913: Just remember, he who laughs last will still be laughing when you get back!
11 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1913: Btw, its funny, but dearly depart commander made one incredibly small sequencing mistake about 2 years ago, and I lost Italy because of it! I love Diplomacy!!
11 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1913: yes - we will see who laughs last.
i cannot see how you think you can claim outright victory, you are looking at a draw at best and possible defeat if you stumble. anyway, i will play along as i love diplomacy as well. good luck to you!
btw - i bet that the turks consulted a good military advisor for their italian campaign ;-)
11 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1913: I'll just have to take the 2 units from someone else. I'm in it to win it!
11 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1913: Where did the King learn to count - at an English boarding school? :)
England needs 18 SCs to win and it is 5 short right now - and soon to be more.
Regarding Italy it does make a big difference who you pick as an ally - god knows! - but throwing the Emperor under the bus for poor tactical decisions by the English Genera Staff is just a little unfair my English Cousin.
My other Cousin the Tsar is correct - a draw is your best hope but defeat is more likely. I love a good Diplomacy game too! :)
BTW - I am the last to disband a unit so the King should be in nag mode soon. :)
Good luck to all!
11 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1913: How LONG does it take to shoot your loser soldiers???
11 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1913: I'm texting you a picture of my hairy ass. :-D
11 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1913: Btw, dearly departed commander was NOT my trusty ally Franz! He was the best ally in this war! I was referring to my own idiot commander, who we recently sent to live with his departed relatives.
11 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1913: I thought the British retirement system was better that that...not so...err...Final.
And I'm your Cousin the memory goes for those that sit in a throne too long. ;-)
19 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1915: Farewell, Kaiser Wilhelm. Come join me in exile in Sardinia. The weather and wine are fabulous, and the Brits and Turks are too busy fighting each other to disturb our retirement.
20 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1915: Ah good Emperor Franz Joseph! So reassuring to hear you again. Your invitation is enticing and glad to hear that exile is not all that terrible. :)
I'll let you know when the bags are packed but I have a few last tasks for my remaining unit before that happens. Save a bottle of vino for your fellow rulers in exile!
20 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1915: Don't go too far you two. i think we may not be far from a draw. I hate kissing my sister!
20 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1915: my dear king, a draw is inevitable as our russo-turkish inter-locking line of defense is impenetrable and neither one of us will stab each other because it would give you an (undeserved ;-) win. of course, we can (and will) beat you back into the atlantic and practically kick you off the continent, but after that, then what? alas, war is such hell!
21 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1915: as with most dynastic monarchs, it does not end with kissing. your family's penchant for inbreeding goes a long way towards explaining your madness in attempting european domination. go back to your sister's arms and be done with this war!
21 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1915: You dare call my sister names! These are fighting words!
21 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1915: Kaiser, as a going away present, would you mind destroying your fleet? Thx, and rest in peace old Man!
21 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1915: Germany accepts its fate and now leaves for Exile Acres to meet the emperor so he does not sit alone tippling his wing. The kaiser leaves proudly knowing I did all I could gain peace for Europe and leave this momentous task in the capable hands of my Allies the Tsar and the Sultan. As for kissing sisters I leave that unusual task in the hands of the English King and put this down to British eccentricities. :)
I see the sun beginning to set on the British empire and while Germany at one time was allied with the King sadly we had to switch sides as his erratic behavior and tirades on world domination did not coincide with Germany's peaceful intentions for Europe. Seriously a well done to all countries for a fascinating round of Diplomacy and good luck to the remaining countries. But I am rooting for the Russo-Turkish alliance and I am sure the emperor and I will debate the merits of one side or the other holding sway over our previous homelands. Honor and Glory to all!
21 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1915: And enjoy this holiday season with family and friends - however you choose to celebrate! :)
22 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1916: A Russian dagger has been plunged into the heart of the French territories while a scimitar stroke by the Turkish forces lays open the English fleets for slaughter.
The King scrambles his northern fleets to staunch the steady demise of his Mediterranean forces but it appears to be too little and too late.
Soon the Turks will again occupy Moorish outposts in Spain and Portugal and Russian caviar will be supped with French champagne.
Nothing like a good old fashioned Handgemenge in central Europe.
Well done tröpfes!
23 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1916: Ah, nothing like the turkish creep
23 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1916: slowly i turned, step by step, inch by inch....
here's a preview of the king getting his just desserts ;0
23 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1916: press done!
23 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1916: LOL Oh have some splainin' to do! :)
26 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1917: happy holidays to all you maniacal monarchs, deposed despots, and shifty sultans ;-)
26 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1917: And to tsneaky Tsars! Happy new year to all! I see peace for Europe in 2015 under the Romanovs and the Caliphate.
For honor and glory!
28 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1917: I hope to be drinking tea on downing street before the year is out
28 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1917: We will fight in the valleys, we will fight at the beaches...we will never give up!
29 Dec 14 UTC Autumn, 1917: If only England had Winston Churchill to draw on - they would not be in the position they face today. :) And WC would never go for a Draw - he would be all in!
I am sure the Sultan and Tsar see this English Draw proposal for what it is - an attempt to distract them from the inevitable collapse of the British Empire.
Britannia rules the waves - but the rest of Europe is a different story.
Forge ahead former Allies - you will be rewarded!
31 Dec 14 UTC Spring, 1918: How were they your former allies? How delusional! The corruption of Berlin has decayed your brain!
31 Dec 14 UTC Spring, 1918: Come on, infidel, I know you want a draw but you shall not have it. Mark yourself ready so we can move this bloody battle forward!
01 Jan 15 UTC Autumn, 1918: has the mad king abdicated his thrown and fled to sardinia to join the ranks of the deposed despots or is he just playing possum?
01 Jan 15 UTC Autumn, 1918: What the heck are you talking about? I'm still sitting here waiting for you guys to make a decision!
02 Jan 15 UTC Autumn, 1918: new year bells are ringing in the liberation -- soldiers and citizens throughout europe all hail the heroic soldiers of STP for creating a diversion which allowed allied forces to overrun multiple english outposts in the med and central europe. the balance of power has been restored, ensuring a swift response to any remaining imperial ambitions of the mad monarch. happy new year to you all!
02 Jan 15 UTC Autumn, 1918: the words liberation have never been applied to either of you butchers!
02 Jan 15 UTC Autumn, 1918: Long live freedom!!! (unless your willing to draw...)
04 Jan 15 UTC Spring, 1919: is there a way for me to surrender?
04 Jan 15 UTC Spring, 1919: yes - you may declare surrender and we will give you safe passage to sardinia.
04 Jan 15 UTC Spring, 1919: yes - you may declare surrender and we will give you safe passage to sardinia.
06 Jan 15 UTC Spring, 1919: Okay, I hear Sardinia is beautiful this time of year!
06 Jan 15 UTC Sardinia is indeed beautiful this time of year. Come join us, former ally, as I do hope the next game does not land me once again In Austria Hungary.
06 Jan 15 UTC ok, terms for surrender: order your units to hold w/o support. when we move our forces into the area you can give the order to disband and issue a prompt READY order. once we are convinced that you have issued disband orders in good faith, we will give you safe passage to sardinia.
07 Jan 15 UTC where's Sardinia? This is a joke right? Good job on making me snatch defeat from the jaws pf victory! What's funny is I had turkey locked up, but then i made what looked like a minor error of retreating to Adriatic, instead of Apulia. You two played it perfectly, and the rest is history! See you guys at the next war!
07 Jan 15 UTC sardinia is where emperor franz and kaiser wilhelm are passing their days while we play on! yes, the turkish campaigned stalled prematurely but personally, i think your biggest mistake was issuing a non-corresponding support order while you tried to attack SPA, causing you to lose MID and thereby, losing your chance for a guaranteed draw. MAO+POR+EC make a perfect bottleneck. live and learn, hopefully ;-) see you in the next war :)
07 Jan 15 UTC I enjoyed it! Sucks being the last one in Sardinia, since the boozy Germans and Austrians rekindled old family relations! so no wine, and they stay up all night singing Bavarian fight songs!
08 Jan 15 UTC Good times, thanks for the valiant effort (and slip ups) ;)
09 Jan 15 UTC Is there no way to end this war? STOP THE SUFFERING!
10 Jan 15 UTC peace, brothers!
13 Jan 15 UTC And so peace reigns for now in Europe. Too bad the Russian-Turkish Alliance didn't fully reclaim the European continent from the grasping English. But no matter, the English have begun their slow steady decline and that was foretold when they turned on all their allies one by one.
And good King Rascal those are Bavarian DRINKING songs you hear - which explains the depletion of beer and wine. Unfortunately KR, Sardinia is vacant as the magnanimous Tsar and Sultan allowed the good Emperor FJ and your humble Kaiser to return to our homelands to assist in administering these populations.
As Napoléon once said "Victories are easy....Governing is difficult!" :)

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