Finished: 02 AM Sun 12 Dec 10 UTC
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1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 175 D - Autumn, 1901, Finished
Classic, Public messaging only, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
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06 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: German Kommissar says hi.
06 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Hello from Turkey as well. Shall we reveal which country we've played in the previous game? It will make things a bit more interesting, and it's probably obvious from the posts as well.

To our replacement, it will interest you to read (at least partly) the chat archive of the previous game. You will get a clear idea as to what kind of players you're dealing with.
06 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: OK, I'm good with this. I'm the replacement.
06 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Are we revaling or just waiting to see what happens?
England I wish to kep the Channel free from any fleets no need to worry the fishes.
06 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: The teh new German officer, can we please agree to leave burgandy alone? I have no want to defend blue sections of the board as I am sure you would not want to worry about Munich.
06 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: OK, I'm fine with Burgundy being clear. But would appreciate you letting me know if you're going to enter it from now on, please.
06 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: I will not enter Burgandy now and if I am going there in the future I will let you know.
06 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Thanks, France.
06 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Greetings all from the Pope! That's right - my HQ is Rome. Peace to all, I suggest a DMZ in all spaces that currently don't have a unit.

(I guess we know who is who now).
06 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Greetings from the Imperial and Royal Foreign Ministry!

We deeply respect the efforts of His Holiness to avoid conflict. However, we believe that the peace of Europe will best be served if the Great Powers rapidly bring order to areas of potential conflict. Thus, I [propose that we come to a generally acceptable agreement about the disposition of neutral territory.
06 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: I call dibs on Warsaw and Vienna. Oh wait... you meant currently UNOCCUPIED centers?

My bad.
06 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Greetings to England, Germany, Russia and Turkey; well met.

France, please note that I do not see need for conflict between our peoples. While I will respond harshly to any invasion I am content to leave Piedmont non-militarized. If you are so inclined I'll extend that agreement to the Gulf, the West Med, and N. Africa as well.

Austria, conflict will not serve either of us well either. I am happy to sit in Venice and allow you to do the same (or not) in Trieste without any crossing of our boarders.
07 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: My fellow Europeans,

I hope the extraordinary length of my posts and my insistent use of the pluralis majestatis will soon reveal my true identity. Until then, the sultan greets you all.

We are happy to hear from the foreign minister of Austria, and we would like to start the division of centers right from the start. We claim the nation of Bulgaria for our own, and we will accept any claim you might hold on Serbia. Less obvious will be the future of Greece. Do you intend to go there with full force, or will you play it safe?

Your papal highness, buon giorno (*with Aldo Raine accent*), or shall I say, Bonjour? Is it a coincidence that your initial posts are only addressed to your immediate neighbours, or do we have to fear a Lepanto? Please be warned that this opening is not unknown to us, and neither is the strategy necessary to counter it. We are also surprised by your offer to France. In our experience, a French-Italian DMZ usually includes the Tyrrhenian sea as well. Are you planning to move there, or did you just forget?

Reichskanzler, ein guten Tag. We appreciate a good sense of humour, but we do wish to remind you that we cannot support you into Warsaw and Vienna at the same time, unless you let us have Munich, of course.

To the Tzar, we hope your opening will be less threatening than the last Russian opening we have witnessed. If we wish to remain the Black Sea empty, and use the fleet in Sevastopol for more active plans, that can be arranged. But know that for now we have saved a move Ankara-Black Sea, anticipating a bounce. On the long term, we do not think a very outspoken Russian-Turkish alliance will be very successful, as this will very probably create a Western Triple, and might even induce Italy to play a Lepanto after all. We can help each other from time to time, of course. Let's just keep our relations to a non-aggression agreement, okay?

To the rest of the players: We wish you an enjoyable game, and we look forward to seeing your first moves with your new countries. We have nothing to say yet, but this will surely change in the future.
07 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Honored Sultan: since His Holiness has guaranteed the security of our western border, we are willing to deploy our forces toward Greece. We believe that fear of God and man will ensure his honesty. Your offer of peace toward Russia, and your comment that an alliance will have to be subtle, has led His Majesty to order a buildup of our forces as a defensive measure.
07 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: My dear Sultan, please forgive me for my young son William III, for he had gained access somehow to our diplomatic dispatches and thought it would be humorous for him to try his hand at the discussions of state. It shall not happen again. Judging by his familiar and unformal tone, apparently his tutors are failing in their duties. As much as I am certain that the citizens of Warsaw and Vienna would appreciate the enlightened rule of the German Empire, I sincerely doubt that the Bavarian province would welcome being under the rule of anyone other than Germans. But I certainly do appreciate your offer, it appeared to be most sincere.

For the Tsar, again, forgive my insolent child for his insinuation concerning your rightful rule over Warsaw. It is not the policy goal of my rule to acquire Warsaw for the German Empire. I fully recognize your suzerainty over the Poles and the city of Warsaw. In furtherance of this allow me to display my intentions by declaring that the state of Prussia shall not be occupied by the German army. Perhaps we could share a note or two over the future disposition of Sweden, though, my Chancellor is most curious about this.

Dear Archduke, in an effort to repair the diplomatic damage brought on by some most improperly chosen suggestions by my son, allow me to offer you (and the Tsar as well) a declaration of a DMZ in Silesia. I know full well that neither of us wishes a repeat of the Seven Weeks War and I do hope that we can jointly forge a more lasting relationship between our two great Empires of Central Europe.
07 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Sultan - I have looked up 'Lepanto' and have to turn your offer down. The idea of extending my forces so far East does not fit my cautious military strategy. I will let you know if things change. However, I do like the idea of a Chatty alliance. I will join with the two most talkative countries - the most silent will draw my ire.
07 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Your Holiness, I find your caution appropriate. The Battle of Lepanto was a great victory for Papal and Austrian forces, but it was accomplished by divine intervention--something that can be appreciated but not planned for.
07 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Did I mention that I really like your hat?
07 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: Hello!
07 Dec 10 UTC Spring, 1901: The English claim Bel and Nor