Finished: 04 PM Sat 13 Feb 21 UTC
Private Nexus GBII Game 36
1 day /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1912, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Unranked, Hidden draw votes
2 excused missed turn
Game drawn
08 Jan 21 UTC Spring, 1901: Moderator: (captainmeme): Countries have been reassigned and you're good to go!

Please note - Please check your orders! If someone entered orders for your power they will have been reset to all holds. That's even the case if you didn't end up getting swapped here.
22 Jan 21 UTC Autumn, 1904: 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.
24 Jan 21 UTC Autumn, 1904: 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.
24 Jan 21 UTC Autumn, 1904: Moderator: (captainmeme): Pushing through this phase as the player who triggered the delay had no order option anyway.
12 Feb 21 UTC Good game, all! England, sorry for the grab there at the end. I felt threatened by your fleets unnecessarily (as it seemed to me) moving to ENG and NTH. I thought you were planning to stab at some of my centers, so I moved to Mos to counteract a move to, say, Den. You made me uneasy back in Winter 1905 with your army build. Were you contemplating stabbing me then? That build forced me to fall back, taking pressure off Italy.

Italy, well done!

Russia, sorry you got cut out at the end there. I would’ve been content to help you hold had you kept your units in War and Mos. You fought valiantly!
12 Feb 21 UTC Good game, all. I figured I needed to try to eliminate Russia to have a better shot at making it to the next round. Nothing against you as a player.
12 Feb 21 UTC Good game Italy.
Germany I build the fleet because you moved to Lvn. I could have taken Spain or Den, but Im ok with the score.
Actually Im more disappointed that you never tried to fight Italy.
12 Feb 21 UTC I was not aware of anti-French meta in nexus, my fault, partly because I almost never get France. I do not understand the game of England at all, never tried for top, but whatever, I guess it is my problem.
12 Feb 21 UTC congrats, Italy
12 Feb 21 UTC No hard feelings, Germany. I didn't really expect you to keep me around after I spent most of the early game trying to get someone to stop the EG, but France didn't take my early support to Munich when I was sat in Silesia, and Italy just didn't care - Which paid off for them because none of us in the East could ever quite succeed in getting onto the same page. So I figured my only way of making the final cut would be if I could outguess Italy for long enough in the South.

I can't say I really understood why England just sat around MAO and STP for so many years without trying to make any sort of breakthrough either to hold back Italy or to stab Germany and go for the top himself, but hey. It was quite weird that Italy was essentially permitted to make the slow grind through the East against me and Turkey without ever being threatened in the west as a result, and it really killed off any chance I had of actually making the draw. Typical Russian GB game really.
12 Feb 21 UTC Russia, I debated to go for Mun - better luck next time!
Agree completely with Russia about England - I was hoping he will make a move for board top mid/late game, but instead he simply game Spain to Germany and played for 3rd place. Probably he knew he did well in other game to qualify, however it was disappointing to say the least.
12 Feb 21 UTC England, I understand your uneasiness with the move to Liv. I moved there to be in position to support Mos. And I did move against Italy in 1905, but you built an army as soon as I moved against them, which seemed unnecessary unless you wanted to attack me. Had you built another fleet I would have continued to move against Italy. But with the army (which you convoyed into Pic, making me even more uneasy) threatening me, I decided my best play was to sit on the 9ish centers I had and dissuade you from stabbing me.

Ultimately, I was content with a decent score from a draw as I felt confident enough in my other matches (that have all ended) to just sit on what I had and not take any chances. If the stakes were different, I would’ve pushed more against Italy.

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Italy
tr1285 (183 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
15 supply-centers, 13 units
Germany
AleaIactaEst (964 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
12 supply-centers, 11 units
England
Tanjian (97 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
7 supply-centers, 8 units
France
MaxVax (5610 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Austria
CBro27 (119 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Turkey
Bam47 (893 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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