Finished: 02 PM Sat 07 Jun 08 UTC
1 day /phase
Pot: 306 D - Autumn, 1911, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by splee (1086 D)
26 May 08 UTC Spring, 1901: Greetings all. Best of luck to all.
26 May 08 UTC Spring, 1901: I also wish good luck to all
03 Jun 08 UTC Spring, 1904: This is a message to Austria, Turkey, Russia and Italy:

England and France will not break their alliance no matter what so I suggest you look at the map and see that you will be next on the chopping block. This is the time to unite against these cheaters and beat them before they run away with the game. Stop fighting among yourselves and join in a fight against England and France. They are the true enemy in this game.
03 Jun 08 UTC Spring, 1904: Wow- spoken nicely lol
04 Jun 08 UTC Autumn, 1904: Really? I admit that England and I are allied, this is apparent. However, I think you, Germany are 'fearmongering,' if you will, exaggurating an alliance which is far from overpowering. Through several rounds of battle, you still stand with just as many supply centers as either of us.

What I object to is you refering to us as cheaters. This is clearly a false accusation with no basis and the intent to wrongly turn others against us. Diplomatic alliances lie at the heart of this game as an essential element. Look, neither England or I have more SCs than you or Italy, yet you feel we are overpowered because we have an alliance. With good diplomacy, you can get an alliance also. Allying with someone isn't cheating, it's playing the game to its upmost possibilities. If you don't like steadfast early alliances, go play a no press game. I haven't found a successful way of playing without steadfast early alliances.

Hey, Italy, Turkey, Austria, and Russia: rather than inappropriately turning your distant forces towards England and me, try forming your own steadfast alliance.
04 Jun 08 UTC Autumn, 1904: Do not be fooled by these kind of messages. As soon as someone has to defend themselves they have something to hide. I strongly urge everybody to join forces against England and France. They are going to run over the board very soon if they are not stoped.
04 Jun 08 UTC Autumn, 1904: What do you think we are hiding?
04 Jun 08 UTC Autumn, 1904: You are the ones hiding something, why dont you share with the rest of us?
24 Jun 08 UTC Spring, 1910: I like to run post mortom on the games I play once the game is descided.

Well first off I would like to say thanks to everybody for a great game.

England and France opened very friendly to each other and I knew I was in trouble when Russia (who is very new to Dip) didnt even more StPete. Getting bounced in Hol and only getting one build made me think I was done for.

Luckly England made a mistake and went after Russia thinking Germany was done. This allowed me to get another build but lost strategic advantage by losing Ruhr to France. Italy was of no help and Russia was very raw to offer any help. This was truely dark days for Germany.

In 1903 I made a gamble to risk losing Kie in order to try to destroy Ruhr army. It worked and that allowed me to take back Kiel and take Holland from England. This whole time I was trying to convince England that he will not get anything from Germany and that I will put up all my units against only him if he continued to fight me. Russia at least kept one of his fleets far from the action.

Slowly the numbers were catching up to me and in 1904 it looked like I was going to be broken in the north by sheer volume of the attack. Only bright light was that I managed to force my way into Burgundy and put French of a defensive at least for a while. I had to remove one of the units and I chose the fleet to show England that I wanted truce with him. He agreed but he didnt want to attack France instead he wanted to go after Russia. This was his big mistake. Not destroying Germany or France and going after far far away Russia made it very easy for me to stab him. France and me we locked in a epic strugle that neither one could or would win. Finally France saw that and saw how open England is and made his move. At this time I was trying to work with Austria on partitioning of Russia. His begging to allow him to take War instead of giving it to me was my single biggest mistake of the game. I thought if I allow an ally to take one SC he will return the favor next season. Well that never happened and I had a good feeling it wouldnt but I couldnt do a think about it. When your ally is delaying handing over any SC you should know what time it is.

Well now France and myself are locked in a stalemate and Austria will sweep rest of the board for a quick solo win.

I am tired of typing so I went through the middle and end part fairly quickly.
28 Jun 08 UTC I still remember the defeats and loss of trieste in 1903, and the totally defensive years of 1904 and 1905.... Austria's expansion did not start earlier than that..... And even in 1906 Austria seemed so weak, such that Turkey or Russia would have dominated the East....
It was mere luck that I could launch my attack against Russia, and succeeded.
Anyway, I enjoyed the whole game. Thank you everybody!

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