Finished: 01 PM Sun 14 Feb 21 UTC
"Nvm gunboat" Gunboat said.
1 day /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1921, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Computer_Genius (222 D)
05 Jan 21 UTC Autumn, 1902: 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.
06 Jan 21 UTC Autumn, 1902: 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.
16 Jan 21 UTC Autumn, 1905: 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.
17 Jan 21 UTC Autumn, 1905: 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.
20 Jan 21 UTC Autumn, 1905: 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.
21 Jan 21 UTC Spring, 1906: 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.
13 Feb 21 UTC England and Turkey, you are both really bad at the game, that being the least offensive thing I can bring myself to say I am now going to disengage from this chat unless directly asked to reply.
13 Feb 21 UTC Congratulations Russia
13 Feb 21 UTC France why?
13 Feb 21 UTC The result was a bit surprising, to say the least.
13 Feb 21 UTC Like the question to France Why?
There was no reason for France to attack me
I thought a draw was at hand
13 Feb 21 UTC I was actually expecting to get stabbed by Turkey sometime around 1914, but after that I thought you guys had a solid chance at a 4-way draw.
13 Feb 21 UTC I only began to think I could solo when Turkey folded like a deck of cards 1916-1918.
13 Feb 21 UTC England - the fact that you think there was still a draw after the way you played is further evidence of your inability to read the board.

Russia, you were always going to get the Turkish dots, he never had position since he moved everything west to contest Tunis, after that point it was only a matter of time until you got everything up to Italy. England and France had to make you bleed in the north fast enough if the draw was to be accomplished. And England did all the wrong moves for this.

England, there were many errors in your play, but these are the most important:

S18, you needed to go to Skag, not Barents, Skag is the key to Scandinavia and would have made Russia lose dots much faster., Moving to assault Stp when Russia has strong control of the south and a fleet in Bothnia is a waste of time.

A18, I trust you see your own mistake here. There was no way you were ever going to take Stp. Either he was going to use Sweden to support Stp into Nwy, and nothing moves, or he does what he did, and you lose Nwy without getting anything. So you did a set of orders that was literally zero chance for gain and only chance for loss. Why?

A19 and S20, the absolute worst, I was praying to every god I've heard of, that you would only tap Denmark. The first time no tap, fine, but the second time you really couldn't have looked at the map and figured what was needed? Because Warsaw was going to get to Berlin in two turns, obviously, and after that, Kiel was going to be way fortified forever, and it would take us years to get it if possible at all, in which time he would have taken enough in Turkey and the Balkans to win. If you could not see that it was critical at this point to get Kiel, the last chance, we were never getting the draw, and so at this point the game became unwinnable.
13 Feb 21 UTC GG! Russia I'm interested to hear how I could have done better in 1916-1918. Stabbing you wasn't on my mind honestly - in retrospect it should have been.
13 Feb 21 UTC It was not winnable thereafter, Russia couldn't be stopped from taking everything in the south up through Trieste at least, and even if he could have been stopped from getting into Italy he would already have been past 18. Just a matter of time.
13 Feb 21 UTC England, I've responded to you only because you asked for my thoughts, this is how I viewed the game. I hope you get something out of it.
13 Feb 21 UTC I've mainly played press diplomacy before this, and France, you seem very experienced at gunboat. Can I ask you what you think of my play (I took over 1905)?
14 Feb 21 UTC Gg
15 Feb 21 UTC @ Russia I didn't see any obvious errors in your play. You have a pretty conservative playing style where others may have taken more risks but there's nothing wrong with that, it gets the job done.

A18 Hol fleet blown up was the biggest thing that should have seriously damaged your prospects, getting a unit in position where it can be force disbanded is usually not a good idea.

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Russia
Won. Bet: 0 D, won: 35 D
19 supply-centers, 15 units
France
jasnah (0 D X)
Survived. Bet: 0 D
7 supply-centers, 8 units
Turkey
TBroadley (178 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
England
Redesdale (1469 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
2 supply-centers, 3 units
Italy
Telboy203 (51 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Germany
RoganJosh (3336 D (S))
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Austria
BillDungeon (65 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Civil Disorders
amonkeyperson (100 D)France (Autumn, 1902) with 5 centres.
holauqetal01 (100 D)Russia (Autumn, 1905) with 5 centres.
bananegagnante (100 D)Russia (Autumn, 1905) with 4 centres.
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