Finished: 02 PM Thu 02 Jul 20 UTC
GBHigh47
1 day /phase
Pot: 350 D - Spring, 1917, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
24 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1912: 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.
28 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1915: 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.
01 Jul 20 UTC Thanks for the game everyone. Personally I could not see it going anywhere, but would be interested what your views are. Paul (Germany)
01 Jul 20 UTC GGs! Indeed, thank you all for the game as well, I had tons of fun with you in the south, Germany :)

I agree that I don't think it was going anywhere, as next turn I was going to get into GoL and then SPA would have had two support holds on it, plus PIE support holding MAR, which I'm pretty sure is unbreakable.

Let's see, early game I got lucky that Austria did something besides the Balkan Gambit and then I basically cruised on that luck until the mid-game. Likewise, it was unlucky for Italy that their neighbor was initially uncooperative and that when they were starting to win the war against me...France came knocking.

It's too bad that original Italy NMR'd, we had a good understanding in the mid-game, and I kept building only armies since Germany was the solo threat.

A11 was embarrassing, I can't believe I didn't go for UKR...twice :'( would have changed the east a lot, possibly letting me break through :/

If you'll believe me...I was willing to keep original Italy in the draw. I had different moves planned for 1915, but then in S15 replacement Italy took MAR and didn't support hold me in BOH...so I just didn't trust them.

After stabbing them...maybe I should have held out and seen if a 2-way draw was possible. I had the advantage on taking MAR which might have led to taking SPA, POR goes to Germany, that's 17 each. But that risks France throwing (a reasonable response) which is why I voted draw.

@Germany, do you attack often attack Russia early as Germany in gunboat? Just wasn't something I had seen before.
01 Jul 20 UTC I have not played enough on site to have set plans, it just happened organically. I got the sense that France was a bit passive, and wanted to make sure of Sweden. When Russia sent the fleet over the top and occupied Edinburgh the opportunity was there.
As for the mid game I messed up around the British Isles on a couple of occasions, and it was that delay in my view that allowed you to flank your fleet's and develop the draw line.
All in all a fun game. France deserved a draw for being tenacious, but it does feel like a win that was lost as opposed to a draw that was won!
Were you at all tempted to go for the solo earlier?
01 Jul 20 UTC re: tempted to solo, no not really because imo attacking Italy and starting a solo attempt means that Italy would then take Tunis, weakening France and giving you the solo, while also Italy being alive prevents me from reaching the stalemate line to stop your solo. So soloing was off the table until I broke through the WAR/MOS line, which never happened.
01 Jul 20 UTC Gg all!
My fate was determined by the choice of the target of the attack between Germany and Italy in 1907. I chose Italy, but did not manage to capture something other than Tunis before Germany attacks.
I think, the result of the game is logical.

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Germany
BehindtheMule (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 50 D, won: 117 D
16 supply-centers, 14 units
Turkey
pyxxy (280 D)
Drawn. Bet: 50 D, won: 117 D
14 supply-centers, 14 units
France
Tutti (653 D)
Drawn. Bet: 50 D, won: 117 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
England
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
Italy
RonHardie (80 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Austria
adblanquez (140 D)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
Russia
D0ublesh0ts (494 D)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
Civil Disorders
peterwiggin (15279 D Mod (S))Italy (Spring, 1915) with 3 centres.
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