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Finished: 08 AM Tue 01 May 12 UTC
Private ABIC-G1
2 days /phase
Pot: 41 D - Autumn, 1915, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Sargmacher (0 D X)
04 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: It's like... poetic injustice!!!
05 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: You know you could have just went for the Key Lepanto. Instead of blaming me for forcing you, maybe you should blame yourself for allowing it? Why didn't you order Tri-Ven in S1901?

Or you could have simply played along. In F1901 there was nothing wrong with your position. Your attack on me was suicide.
05 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: Hey guys, we're not quite to the end-of-game "recriminations phase" yet. Let's hold off a bit and enjoy that part later, shall we? ;-)
05 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: If I had played along, your arranged bounce with Turkey in Serbia would have left me with one build and an army in Trieste.
05 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: If Turkey and I had arranged the fall 1901 turn, we could have done much better, don't you think?

I'm talking about S1902. Trieste was supporting Serbia, and you cut your own support. That was a bullocks decision, and you shouldn't blame me for your elimination. Nor Russia, by the way. He only moved towards you when it was clear you were going to self-destruct.
05 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: Italy, you're right on that one. In hindsight, moving Bulgaria-Serbia did nothing for me and Bulgaria-Greece would have done nothing for me center-wise but a little bit more in terms of pressuring Austria.
05 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: OK, I'll concede- the A01 point, but then you built an army in Venice without even discussing it with me, and you had already shown that you had a fondness for moves into my centers, so I decided that I really couldn't trust you anymore.

When I'm in that position as Austria, I've found that the game never ends well for me. If a Key is going to work, it has to be coordinated from the get go as opposed to Austria telling Italy that he has to bounce Russia in Galicia and that Austria really needs two '01 builds quite a bit more than Italy does and thus really does not want to try the Key, and then Italy moving in anyway. When you did that, I was doomed, and all I could really do at that point is screw the guy who screwed me.
06 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: @Turkey: Yes, I was really surprised you didn't go for Greece there.

And Austria, what else should I have built? I didn't want to do F Rom because I wanted to keep friends with France. And A Rom is totally pointless. That's almost as bad as waiving the build.

You weren't doomed. You were in a bad spot, and I put you there. No argument about that. But we were going to have a long standoff between AI and RT. You could have negotiated with Russia to stab me and Turkey simultaneously. Or maybe Turkey would have liked to pull a stab on Russia. Or you could have tried taking Bul. You could have had it in '02 for example.

In any case, 1902 is way too early to give up and "screw the guy how screwed me".
06 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: I just looked through the press. You told me (or at least strongly implied) that you were going to move Tri-Alb two turns in a row, and you did it neither time. You wanted to work with me, but you weren't willing to compromise or concede anything, and instead just made demands and tried to bully me around. I don't like allying with people like that, and I really had no reason to trust you, so I tried to take my center back. I don't think I can be faulted for that, but if you disagree, so be it.
06 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: Tell you what, let's all of us take the next couple of days off from assigning blame, in recognition of Jesus, the Messiah, who gave everything to buy our freedom so that we can choose our own destiny.
07 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: That's not what he died for.
07 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: He died to pay the price for our sins, to ransom us back from the slavery we had sold ourselves into. Now we can choose to accept that gift or not.
07 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Jhn&c=11&v=1&t=NLT#
08 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: I know where you copied THAT link from :P
08 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1911: Bingo! :-)
13 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1912: I think the bad guys must have developed a silencing raygun, because I'm not hearing anything from ANYbody these days. *sigh*
13 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1912: Finally, someone talks to me: "Hey Russia, please could you ready up? We want to get this moving and have all agreed to ready up turns."
13 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1912: In response--I'm still diploming madly in an effort to get Germany to give up Berlin so that I can survive. ;-)
13 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1912: He'll deny everything, of course. *sigh*
13 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1912: Haha. Please :P
13 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1912: Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night By Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
13 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1912: Good game to you, Russia. You were very fun to have in this game and I'm glad we got to play another full press game together.
13 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1912: Another? I'll have to see who you are when the game is over. lol
14 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1912: GG Russia. It was nice playing with you, and I look forward to sharing EOGs.
14 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1912: Thanks, Italic co-conspirator. :-)
20 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1913: Radio silence....
21 Apr 12 UTC Spring, 1914: *Boring* radio silence....
21 Apr 12 UTC Spring, 1914: Really, come on, make this more interesting.

Looks like Italy's time has come.
21 Apr 12 UTC Spring, 1914: Yes Austria, please give us more advice.
22 Apr 12 UTC Spring, 1914: Ummm, don't be afraid to take a chance? ;-)
22 Apr 12 UTC Spring, 1914: Yeah, please win this Turkey.
22 Apr 12 UTC Spring, 1914: Sorry to disappoint you, Austria, but no one will win this game. It'll be a draw between three or four powers.
22 Apr 12 UTC Spring, 1914: I realize that, but I can dream, can't I?
22 Apr 12 UTC Spring, 1914: Do androids dream of electric sheep?
23 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: Pretty sure there was a Star Trek episode (TNG) entirely devoted to Data's dreams. I don't recall any sheep though.
23 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: It's the title of a novel I once owned but never got through--too confusing.
23 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: What was it about?
23 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: It was about androids that were all but indistinguishable from humans, in space, but some snuck back to Earth, where they were banned. Police hunted them down. Most animals were gone too, replaced by manufactured copies, so it was considered patriotic to save up money and buy a real animal in order to do one's part to save them from extinction. There was a twist in the book where the tables were turned. But I haven't looked at it in decades, and my memory is bad, so I might not have the whole story.
24 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: Italy, welcome to the after-Dip-life. Better luck next time! Congrats to the big three on their conquest(s).
24 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: Well, that's disappointing. But why are you letting turkey win in the process?
24 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: Sorry Italy. Good game.
24 Apr 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: Good game everyone. Fun to play with you all.
28 Apr 12 UTC Spring, 1915: Well, that's the end.

Good game all. Congratulations to Turkey. I'm curious to see who my opponents were. Will start writing EOG statements soon.
28 Apr 12 UTC Spring, 1915: Nice played France...
28 Apr 12 UTC Spring, 1915: And who your allies were, right? Right? ;-)
28 Apr 12 UTC Spring, 1915: Shit fell asleep before I put in my orders.
28 Apr 12 UTC Thanks everyone.
28 Apr 12 UTC Sorry Per Olander I fell like a fucking idiot.
28 Apr 12 UTC well, not much to do about it now... just frustrating to tell you for years that you needed to form the line, and you never listened to me...
28 Apr 12 UTC I was wrong about who Turkey was! Now I know that Sarge is a Turkey. lol

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Turkey
Sargmacher (0 D X)
Won. Bet: 5 D, won: 41 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
Germany
Per Olander (1651 D (B))
Survived. Bet: 5 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
France
qtlp (473 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
England
Spartan22 (344 D)
Defeated. Bet: 6 D
Italy
basvanopheusden (2176 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Austria
ghug (5068 D (B))
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
Mujus (1495 D (B))
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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