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by DougJoe
Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Nice outcome. Destroying the Rumania army is a big win. I thought Italy might just hold in Ionian. The tap on Greece is more or less the same thing. Italy knew he wasn't getting a build, so moving to Aegean would have left Ionian exposed to the Turkish F GRE. I like the idea of removing Budapest. I...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Wow, still a massive jumble. In addition to the tactical side of it, part of the Warsaw vs. Rumania question is whether strategically you want to emphasize strength in the North/Russia or in the South/Balkans. Not sure what the right answer is there. I agree, Russia is unlikely to move the Warsaw a...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions- Round 57
Replies: 25
Views: 100

Re: 20 Questions- Round 57

Scientist?
by DougJoe
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Meanwhile, in my game, I'm nearing the end of the phase, and I'm a little at a loss as to what to do. I don't like the Italian builds, but I don't feel I have any choice really but to keep hoping that he doesn't attack... and even if I move Tri-Alb, there's no guarantee that I'll be able to get Gre...
by DougJoe
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Agreed. It is done. https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=13&mapType=large Germany built 2 armies, now has 7 to bring to bear on Central/Eastern Europe. England built another fleet. For Spr '08, some of the moves are clear: ANK-->ARM CON-->BUL SMY-->AEG EMS-->ION Tunis either supports...
by DougJoe
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Ank and Smy both make sense... I think you need an army in Con to push to Bul in the spring so it can help with Rum in the fall. I could see something like arm & BLA S rum-sev, ser s bul-rum.
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

This is a pretty good synopsis of what's going on. I've seen bot Russia move F Sev->Rum to cover it when the need is dire, I'm not sure he's at that point yet, especially with Turkey hanging out in BLA. Given that, I think it's just a guessing game between Bud/Vie. I *think*(??) I would rather lose...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Wow, this is one of the more complicated positions I've seen in 1903. I won't try to fully analyze, but I'll share a few ideas and leave you the hard work of sorting them out ;) If you think Turkey will want to cover Smyrna, then he has to choose between forcing BUL and taking a shot at Greece. Als...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Alright, I'm ready to roll with BUL-->SER, CON-->BUL, EAS support-hold ION, AEG-->CON for Spr '07. Here goes. Commentary later: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=12&mapType=large An interesting result! Italy moved away from Russia and you, looks like he wants to try to get involve...
by DougJoe
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

In my game, I went for Warsaw, and, instead of bouncing in AEG (maybe Italy moves EMS to Smy), I went for Bul as well: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=441198&turn=4&mapType=large So, I got into Warsaw, but Russia moved to Gal, and I (unexpectedly) got into Bul, even though Italy supported me...
by DougJoe
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Great questions. I'm thinking the next build would have to be an army. As far as stopping Germany, my focus would be on keeping him out of SEV-RUM, either by supporting Russian forces there or (even better) by capturing them myself and holding them. A Black Sea fleet would be very helpful in either...
by DougJoe
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Strategically, I'd like to avoid a scenario where R/T try to grind Italy and Italy resists with its usual stubborn defense, while in the meantime E/G finish off France and can then direct all 18 of their combined units eastward. This leads me to believe I perhaps ought to start moving now to confro...
by DougJoe
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Yeah, you're stretched a bit thin. You need a breakthrough somewhere. Warsaw seems the most likely spot. Something tells me bot-Russia keeps defending Rumania. Yeah, that's sort of the read I was getting, but I might just be feeling that way because I *want* it to be true, not because it is. :-D I ...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Yeah, I got into Galicia, but I'm not sure now what to do with it, as the move to Ukr keeps Rumania safe with Ukr & Sev S Rum. I would not expect to be able to punch into Bul, either. My thought right now is to play Gal to Sil (hopefully German-bot understands what that's about) move Vie to Gal (su...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

My guess for the spring is that R/T won't coordinate over Serbia. Also, I'm guessing that Russia will play Sev S Rum and Rum S War->Gal. So I will use Serbia to tap Rum, and play Vie S Bud->Gal, Gre-AEG, Ser-Rum. These moves seem solid. If it were me, that's what I'd do (even if I hadn't checked in...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Russia took Serbia for himself. Not too surprising. Germany dislodged the newly built Russian army in Moscow. The army retreated to SEV. Russia now has a 5-unit presence in the South, and only 2 units in the North, one of which he's about to lose to Germany (Denmark). Germany left Munich wide open,...
by DougJoe
Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

In my game, I had the choice between defending Trieste and Galicia. I decided to defend Gal and was rewarded... Italy went for Mar and got in because France didn't bounce him out from Spain. So I get two builds, probably two armies although I think I was considering F Tri to push towards Turkey. Ot...
by DougJoe
Mon Sep 19, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

For the Spr '06 moves, I'm leaning strongly toward BUL-->SER, CON-->BUL, AEG support-hold GRE, and SMY-->EAS. There's some chance Russia will order BUD support-hold VIE. In that case I'd like to get Russia thinking I'll capture Serbia if he supports me. Maybe he'll support me in Autumn. Probably no...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

Well done! You almost lost there in 1920 ... both seasons you correctly guessed to support Germany moving NWY-->StP, otherwise StP was Italy's 18th center. Definitely from 1912 onward, you relied heavily on your opponents' being the bots, and knowing their tendencies. A human Italy surely would hav...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 331
Views: 2899

Re: Austria vs Bots

https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=438067&turn=41&mapType=large All is not lost! Germany *did* move to StP and I helped him block Italy. The idiot human, however, somehow forgot to order Sweden-Finland in the spring and so had to hope bot Germany did it correctly a second time, which he did. I...