Finished: 08 AM Mon 29 Jul 19 UTC
1v1 France/Austria-3
5 minutes /phase
Pot: 10 D - Autumn, 1907, Finished
Classic - France vs Austria, Anonymous players, Unranked
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Your Humble Narrator (1922 D)

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29 Jul 19 UTC Autumn, 1901: Good luck
29 Jul 19 UTC Spring, 1903: good luck to you too!
29 Jul 19 UTC Autumn, 1903: GameMaster: Game was extended due to at least 1 member failing to enter orders and having an excused missed turn available. This has un-readied all orders.
29 Jul 19 UTC Autumn, 1903: Sorry for that!
29 Jul 19 UTC Spring, 1904: No problem at all
29 Jul 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: There she goes...
29 Jul 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: gg :/
29 Jul 19 UTC Spring, 1906: gg
29 Jul 19 UTC Oh! We had played like two days ago, I'm still learning! ^-^
29 Jul 19 UTC I can tell you're making progress! I think after you play enough games you'll start to see the same patterns emerge over and over again. It was a very good game. Have a good night.
29 Jul 19 UTC Is the standoff in Munich a common occurrence?
29 Jul 19 UTC Yes, it is very common. In Diplomacy, there are "stalemate lines." Stalemate lines are lines on the map that cannot be crossed if there are enough units protecting them. For example: an army in Berlin and an army in Munich cannot be displaced by an eastern enemy's armies if there is a unit in Kiel support-holding Berlin, and armies in Ruhr and Burgundy support-holding Munich. In this way, 5 units total could hold back an infinite number of armies from the east (because of the bottleneck of Prussia-Silesia-Bohemia-Tyrolia).

Similarly, if a northern power takes control of St. Petersburg, he only needs to have one unit support-holding St. Petersburg to defend against any attack from the south (because there are only two territories adjacent to St.Petersburg --Livonia and Moscow).

There are also stalemate lines that can be created around Tunis.

Because of these stalemate lines, it makes sense to try to rush to claim supply centers where a stalemate line can be formed, because after you have a stalemate line created, your opponent can never take those supply centers away from you, no matter how many units he is able to build.