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Finished: 07 PM Wed 03 Jan 18 UTC
Medium Pot Gunboat Classic
1 day /phase
Pot: 280 D - Autumn, 1913, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game won by StevenC. (1047 D (B))
21 Nov 17 UTC Spring, 1901: Moderator: (bo_sox48): A player asked to be subbed out as anonymity was accidentally broken. I paused the game until a replacement has joined, and then I will unpause it.
23 Dec 17 UTC Spring, 1912: Moderator: (Claesar): Game paused at the request of a player, until the 26th. You may also vote to unpause yourselves.
23 Dec 17 UTC Spring, 1912: Moderator: (Claesar): If you'd like to object to this pause, please contact us at webdipmod@gmail.com
28 Dec 17 UTC Spring, 1912: Moderator: (Claesar): Game unpaused. Have fun all!
03 Jan 18 UTC Well well well
03 Jan 18 UTC GG all
03 Jan 18 UTC ggs.
We had a good game going until Italy ruined everything
03 Jan 18 UTC Would probably have gone very different if the previous Italy had stayed.

Credit to Russia and Austria for their tenacity. I made a mistake attacking Austria so soon lol
03 Jan 18 UTC I was more confused by Turkey tho.
03 Jan 18 UTC peter doesn't even surprise me anymore with what he's capable of doing, but coming back from that spot in 1905-06 was really impressive. Props bud.

You played well France, well-deserved solo.

I'm a bit disappointed with how this game went, because I think I had a very advantageous spot in the early game. Picking a fight with you and England simultaneously was risky and getting punished for that is a reasonable outcome - just obnoxious that it came the way it did.
03 Jan 18 UTC This game was bland up until 1905/06.

I didn't learn much other than how to fricken never give up from Austria. Although I just NMRed because the outcome was inevitable, seeing as Russia never made a move into England (spoils for France)
03 Jan 18 UTC The outcome was far from inevitable when you started nmring...
03 Jan 18 UTC ^Have to agree with this.
03 Jan 18 UTC Sorry about the NMRs, I slipped up a couple times and limited internet didn't help.
I was very confused Germany didn't respond favourably to my avances and it kind of spiraled from there. For some reason I refused to use convoys for most of the game which messed things up as well.
04 Jan 18 UTC I'm not sure what advances you mean, England.

I had made up my mind in A1901 that a two-front war against you and France was feasible and, though risky, gave me a great chance to seize a commanding position early. Italy was occupied with Austria (ha ha...), Russia reciprocated my support to Sweden with a build in St. Petersburg, and you had forced France's hand by opening to the English Channel. I legitimately think I would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids and your stinking XXX_PSSYSLAYER_XXX.

If you are confused as to why I made that decision, it's mainly because you didn't send your army to Wales alongside the move to the Channel. I know it sounds very minor, but it makes a big difference on my side of the table. Your opening made the follow-up F ECH - Bel, A Yrk - Nwy (or in this case F NTH - Nwy) very likely. A fleet in Belgium doesn't do very much to help me against France -- if anything, it actually gets in the way, since it can't project force into Burgundy, while my armies could, if they were able to get into Belgium. And I'm not actually especially enthused about the prospect of England's opening army going to Scandinavia, since a "natural" progression of E/G in gunboat typically involves Germany getting most of Russia, and England getting most of France -- but you signaling that you were putting your army in Scandinavia makes our job in France harder and commits more resources to the relatively meager gains that Russia can give us.
Basically, opening to the Channel antagonizes France and don't get me wrong, that signal was clearly received; but the army going to Yorkshire, when you still need to pick up France, means that whatever your intentions were, you weren't actually projecting force in the right areas for us to make quick work of France.
05 Jan 18 UTC I guess I should post my own thoughts about this game in detail as well.

This was a great and at times tense and suspensful game for me. Had to pull out nearly every trick in the book to get the results I needed after every turn. Honestly was a really fun game aside from the constant NMR's. Also sorry about the pause. I wasn't going to be able to be on much during the holidays and my girlfriend and her family made sure of that.

Now, to each of you:

Russia: No complaints here. You played very well and made me sweat a little when you briefly took the North Sea.

Germany: You also played very well and were it not for "best-ally-I-could-ever-ask-for" Italy, I may have been the one on the short end and not you.

England: Good game, man. Our strange-but-fun dance-off is not something I see everyday. I think you needed to be a little more decisive with who you were going after, though. You took the English Channel but didn't capitalize on it in the end. Ultimately, I think that cost you valuable builds and time to consolidate yourself. GG nonetheless.

Italy: You were certainly very creative and ambitious in your moves but overstretched too thin to the point where Austria was able to take two of your home centers whilst being pre-occupied with Russia. Great move into Munich, though. I couldn't have asked for a better moment to save me and screw Germany over hard.

Austria: Nothing to say here except that you played like a champ and knew what needed to be done when it became clear I was going for the solo. It's a shame Turkey didn't help you much. I would have gone a long way to establishing a possible stalemate or breakthrough. good game

Turkey: You started off very well but I think once the oppurtunity to solo faded, you just kinda gave up kind of easily. You could have stopped my solo when Austria turned on me and if anything may have broken through in the Med. GG but still too many nmr's.

tl;dr This was a very strange but good game nonetheless. Hope to do it again sometime.
13 Feb 18 UTC Moderator: (Claesar): I was the original Italy, by the way. Had to be subbed out because my student also joined the game.

To be honest we quickly moved on to dicuss other games, but I see he fought like a lion! Well done.
13 Feb 18 UTC Is your student xxX pssyslayer Xxx?
16 Feb 18 UTC He needs to work on his reliability rating.
19 Feb 18 UTC Moderator: (Claesar): Okay, Sherlock, let's analyse this. These are the facts provided:
"I was original Italy"
"I had to be subbed out because my student also joined the game"

So, of the 6 other players (yourself not incuded), who for sure cannot be my student? The player that came in as a replacement for my position.
19 Feb 18 UTC I didn't do well in geometry. My downfall was conditional statements.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

StevenC. (1047 D (B))
Won. Bet: 40 D, won: 280 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
WyattS14 (100 D (B))
Survived. Bet: 40 D
7 supply-centers, 6 units
peterwiggin (15279 D Mod (S))
Survived. Bet: 40 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
LordDoctor (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 40 D
4 supply-centers, 5 units
Survived. Bet: 40 D
1 supply-centers, 2 units
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
President Eden (2721 D)
Defeated. Bet: 40 D
Civil Disorders
Claesar (4656 D Mod)Italy (Spring, 1901) with 3 centres.
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