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Finished: 11 PM Thu 15 Apr 21 UTC
99.9% Survival Rate Gunboat
22 hours /phase
Pot: 84 D - Autumn, 1911, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Lord Farquard (195 D)
30 Mar 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.
03 Apr 21 UTC Autumn, 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.
15 Apr 21 UTC Good game everyone! England, sorry that the new "normal" is an English Channel opening, which means that you were going to attack me. Russia, way to capitalize on the prediction that England opens to the Channel!

Germany, bad luck when you've got a strong France and strong Russia on either side.

Italy, thanks for enraging Russia enough that he threw the game to me!
15 Apr 21 UTC yes, thanks italy for making sure neither of us drew. good game France
15 Apr 21 UTC Good game France. England, I still didn't understand why in hell you keep attacked me while France was heading on you. I was not your enemy. Got no chances to slow France and Russia...
15 Apr 21 UTC Lol Russia, that was very weak. Just giving the game to France like that. Why even play if you don't even try to win? That just ruins the game for everyone.
Maybe you should go play antoher game then?

France, I would say congratz, but being given a victory like that just takes every value away from it.

A really sad ending to a very good game.
15 Apr 21 UTC Really? I thoroughly enjoyed the ending, it was almost as satisfying as a win. Thank you for that unique experience.

It's pretty obvious it will end in a draw when you get to 3 nations with nearly identical sc's. You should be more honest with yourself, you were just trying to pad your webdip points.
15 Apr 21 UTC Russia, I think the "take yourself hostage" strategy was the way to go, but it probably would have been better if you tried to keep a hold of Warsaw and Moscow and forced Italy to defend you there. You probably could have still been in the draw.

Italy, I think you were playing with fire to send a bunch of forces to my border while issuing support orders to Russia and then to backstab him after I've already committed to attacking him. If I don't think I can make it into a draw, I typically will throw to someone. While it's not a victory, it does feel like a victory.

When there are just three powers left, it becomes kinda interesting, haha.
15 Apr 21 UTC I agree that after my stab, Russias strategy to start throwing the game to France is reasonable to force me to support them. Which I started doing already the next turn as it basicly is in neither of our interests to let France solo. This was actually a good move on their part.
To then still throw the game to France anyway while you can be in the draw is a bit silly.
15 Apr 21 UTC Believe me, it was way more fun to deny Italy a draw then to be a part of a draw with 3-5 sc's. As I said before, Italy knew he couldn't solo, it was a cheap grab at some extra points
15 Apr 21 UTC And yes I could have just 3-way split it when I had the chance, but given the board I was convinced i could still take centers from both Russia(which I did, but given the situation only 1) and France(which I couldn't as France got 3 builds because Russia was giving everything away).
A more moderate reaction from Russia where they tried to make peace with France to together come after me to force a draw could have yielded me muliple centers extra with even a very small chance for a solo imo, if Russia and France didn't build trust to make peace immediately.
The retreat from Russia was smart (altough costly) to force me to stop attacking them. But just throwing the game really made no sense whatsoever.
15 Apr 21 UTC Well you being part of a draw with only 3 to 5 centers was your own choice as you were giving them away...

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France
Lord Farquard (195 D)
Won. Bet: 12 D, won: 84 D
19 supply-centers, 15 units
Italy
Kjells (1141 D)
Survived. Bet: 12 D
13 supply-centers, 13 units
Russia
roy hobbs (879 D)
Survived. Bet: 12 D
2 supply-centers, 3 units
England
BillDungeon (16 D)
Defeated. Bet: 12 D
Germany
Flex01 (171 D)
Defeated. Bet: 12 D
Austria
ColoBoy (120 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Turkey
Strauss (3613 D)
Defeated. Bet: 12 D
Civil Disorders
alamothe (3367 D (B))Austria (Autumn, 1906) with 2 centres.
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