Finished: 08 PM Wed 19 May 10 UTC
Private WW1 - set alliance (italy anounce by end of 1902)
1 day /phase
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1904, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Brave Italian King!
The slyness of the Central Powers has no limits!
They tried to sweet your sword with honeyed words, while they were trying to slip into the Ionian Sea, which notoriously belongs to Your Beloved Nation!
We are sure You shall not use any piety against them.
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: You would rather join a war-making alliance that lacks guile?
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: How do you dare addressing to the King of Italy, Emperor of Africa, without His proper title?! This offence shall be washed away with your red blood!
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Think of the glorious conquests your forces can so easily carve from the exposed underbelly of France. Soon a great Turkish Armada shall make its appearance in the Eastern Mediterranean, sweeping all before it. As we have swept across the hill of the Balkans and the steppes of Southern Russia, so shall we sweep across the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Those who stand against us shall feel our wrath. Join with us or you shall watch your ports ravaged. To you, the King of Italy, we can offer dominion over Iberia and ancient Gaul as befits Rome's new Caesar. Challenge us at your peril.
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Reports from the Front:
Russian cavalry units seen in the surrounding of the cities of Berlin and Munich, that were found by the famous Russian war-leader Attila the Hun.
Russian takeover of the Skandinavian peninsula continues! Public feasts and dances in Stockholm in honour of the Great Czar.
Russian tactical genius General Vladimir Dragomirov sinks the fleet of Sevastopol before leaving it in the hands of the Turkish. They will probably leave the fortress after the sharp winter.
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: I understand from the Kaiser that Paul von Hindenburg has been recalled from retirement and dispatched to Prussia to deal with the Russian army. I expect that a German army will be in Warsaw before a single Cossack waters his horse in the Linder.

Of what good is a conquered Empire to an Emperor who sacrifices his homeland? Let the Czar enjoy the cheering crowds of Stockholm as I shall sit in his Kremlin, master of all I survey. All of the Russian General Staff's tactical genius can not save them from the strategic incompetence which directs them. The German army shall not be put away so easily, and with every wasted moment, Turkish and Austrian soldiers march deeper into Russia. We shall be in Winter quarter by early Fall and ready to press our advantage in the Spring.
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: The son of the Tyrol do not fear the Russian Winter.....besides Moscow is warmer than Minnesota.
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: lol
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Skoal Vikings!
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: This is a difficult decision. I have been diplomatically wooed by each side very well. I was thinking of acting historically and coming in for the allies. Neither side has played perfectly. England failure to get an expeditionary force on the continent is particularly problematic.
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: So being another Naval power, I think I want to try to declare for the Central Powers. Therefore I will be joining Germany, Austria and Turkey and see what happens?
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Welcome.
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Goodbye, my Czar.
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Welcome duce (hmm, wrong war), welcome king of Italy to Central pact :)
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: It seemed more fair (and would make for a better game) to join the Allies since England missed a vital round, but so be it.
10 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: I disagree. France and England are naval power so it easy for them to lock med, Russia can fortify in Scandinavia and cant be eliminated, so it would be easy allies victory or stalemate. Now we have more even fight in front of us. If this game turn out to be interesting to all participants maybe we can have another one.
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: It is kind of funny to play a game where Russia is in the greatest danger, Austria is the most secure and Italy is the most important.
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Kaiser, I disagree. In this game, England is not a naval power. It is not even a power after missing it's first year move. Italy is simply taking the easier road and joining the stronger power.
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: A strong horse attracts bets.
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Exactly. Well said.
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Italy, you just got bitch-slapped out of Tyrolia by your new friends. Guess we all know who the women is in the Central Powers house.
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Nice try France. But I think soon Italy will park his fleets in your provinces :)
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: I think Austria is already parking his car in Italy's garage.
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: You forgot one thing, this is game with predefined alliances, so no change of sides are aloud, and no stabs of course. Italy joined Central pact, and as equal partner of that pact have unconditional support from all other members. I fully understand that you are using you diplomacy skills, but they cant succeed in this kind of tactical simulation. I would like to play with you in regular diplomacy game, as you seem like very skilled diplomat. Greetings.
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: allowed* :D
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: I am very sorry Hunter49r for my mistake. English is not my first language so I apologize for this and future errors.
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: :D I'm just being an ass, since there is no longer any need for me to be nice to any of you central powers.
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Wake up, Sultan....I know the harem's fun, but your generals need orders.
11 May 10 UTC Autumn, 1902: Hey, England, you do have a reason to be nice to Central powers...if you behave yourself like a proper English gentlemen we will kill you last ;)
18 May 10 UTC Spring, 1904: Central Power-ians,

I think we've won. It was fun and we have proven our superiority. Do we need to eliminate them one by one or can they just surrender, throw themselves upon our mercy and wail of our greatness? 70 points divided 4 ways doesn't mean much more to me than divided 7 ways. The only player who deserves to lose points in England. :P

And I'm willing to cut even him some slack. I'm hitting draw, and after the Entente Powers beg adequately and proclaim our greatness, I say we draw and call this a fun experiment.

Perhaps England and Turkey should each skip the first Spring, with Russia barred from seizing the Black Sea in the Spring?
18 May 10 UTC Spring, 1904: Gopher the 27th,
Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary and Beatified Liberator of Poland
18 May 10 UTC Spring, 1904: Oh and avenger of Maria Theresa's Honor
(see Hapsburg troops back in Silesia)
18 May 10 UTC Spring, 1904: Wow and the Saxe-Coburg-Gothas have reclaimed Hanover, too.
Take that Hohenzollern
18 May 10 UTC Spring, 1904: I agree it was a fun experiment. Italy probably should be set up to join the allies in 1902. (Not allowed to attack until then, but afterwards fully on the allies side). I think I would try this again with that setup some time in the future.
18 May 10 UTC Spring, 1904: I'm not so sure.....the Italians were mercenary in reality. If they had thought the Central Powers had had a greater probability to have been able to have given them Nice than the Allies, Trieste, then they would have come in on the other side. I'd like to see a one turn delay on Turkey and Britain.
18 May 10 UTC I tried to tell you it would have been a more interesting game with Italy on the Allied side......But good game anyway Central Powers.
18 May 10 UTC I kinda wish Italy had joined the Allies. Joining the Central Powers killed the game.
18 May 10 UTC Thanks to all who participated, it was valuable experience.
18 May 10 UTC We shall never surrender Our weapons to an unfaithful so-called emperor, who brought pain and destruction all over the Europe.
But, since Our population is truly proven by this non-sense war, We could accept a fair peace offer, provided from an emperor to another emperor.
And We need Our holy Capital City back. Let Our army to come back to Moscow, or come and get Us, We shall neveer surrender.
18 May 10 UTC As a sign of good faith, the takeover of Moscow shall be Our only offensive order this turn.
18 May 10 UTC Russian Tzar must have taken more Vodka than he should. Capital city or Russian Empire was Sankt Petersburg. Moscow became capital in USSR time :)
18 May 10 UTC aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
I'm a real real real real real dumb
what a shame!

We the Czar of All the Russias are willing to accept a honorable peace, once it shall be presented as such.
18 May 10 UTC Czars were still crowned in Moscow.

The Sultan will dictate terms to you, Emperor, in Stockholm then.

As for Italy, the game for Turkey and Austria is kind of over once Italy enters. If Turkey had not NMRed and had built fleets as I asked, we would have been able to deal with Italy fairly quickly, I think. I think we would have knocked out Italy before Germany was knocked out. My genuine fear was that Germany was going to get knocked out and then England would close the Mediterranean and we wouldn't be able to finish anyone off without fleets in the North.
18 May 10 UTC We lost the game in autumn 1902, when We Czar guessed wrong about Berlin and Warsaw: should We have occupied Berlin, things would have changed: but of course hystory is not made by ifs, and We agree We have been defeated on the field.

We wait a formal message from the sultan too before closing this enjoyining adventure.
18 May 10 UTC What do we need? We are pleased with a draw, as absences have not made this a fair war. We feel obliged to remind the Austrian people that We have been completely sure of everything we were doing, and that We had the entire game in Our hands, hence Papal Italy never worried Us. Us religiously run countries may disagree, but we share the bond of belief, which makes us not so dissimilar.

Good game all, I have no problem drawing with everyone because the game became immensely unfair, so everyone will receive the same share. Maybe we should start a private game between the seven of us again some time. You are all honorable and worthy foes. Luckily this game is ending, or I would have been absent for two months coming up here soon. I would love to plan on a game just like this in three months time.

Last thing, If this draw does not occur by the end of this turn Turkish troops will be dining in Eastern Europe in 1905. No hard feelings, but why not try? :P
18 May 10 UTC Since we all get an equal share, all is good haha
18 May 10 UTC Thank You to all of You.
18 May 10 UTC Thank you all who participated. As Germany I was walking on the edge of defeat through the entire game, in one turn I though I will lose 3 centers...but in the end luck was on my side and that black turn didnt come true. I would like to participate in game that Turkey suggested. Greetings.
18 May 10 UTC Count me in the next time you guys want to set up a WWI game.

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