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by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=438067&turn=27&mapType=large I was wrong about Germany (well, he did remove Ukr) and correct on Italy. Germany did go for Norway, but he moved from Sweden instead of SKA like I was expecting... moving from Swe was better for him since it puts 3 fleets on NTH,...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

Too much to quote. https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=438067&turn=27&mapType=large I was wrong about Germany (well, he did remove Ukr) and correct on Italy. Germany did go for Norway, but he moved from Sweden instead of SKA like I was expecting... moving from Swe was better for him since it put...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

So for the south, I take a pot shot at Tunis (I won't get it, but I think it makes Italy wonder if I try) and bounce again in Mar. In the north, I think I keep the defense of Holland the same (Bel S Hol, Bur-Ruh). The question now is whether to try for Norway or Denmark? Denmark is more tactically ...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

This turn, in the Med it's Gas-Pie, GoL S WMS, WMS S MAO-Naf. Build up as much of a line as I can, although I may eventually be forced to fall back to MAO/Spa. The north is a little trickier, as I have basically two options (given that I will defend Holland the same way as last turn): I can either ...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

I didn't get Ruhr, but I didn't lose Holland, either, Germany tried to take Holland from Kiel and I cut both supports. I'm not sure that moving to WMS and GoL was a good thing, as Italy ended up +3 for the year... and built two fleets. Gotta figure out how to deal with *that*. I really may be force...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

Here are the Autumn '04 results. I'll comment on them later: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=7&mapType=large I'm happy with the results. Italy did try for Greece, and I thwarted him with my support-hold from Bulgaria. My other 3 units all succeeded in their moves. My position ha...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Is Turkey too powerful?
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Is Turkey too powerful?

Do well with Turkey in the first three years: Wow! Turkey is so powerful! Do poorly with Turkey in the first three years: Dammit! Turkey is so underpowered! I'm just hemmed into this corner, there is nothing I can do!! To expand on this in a way that I hope is actually useful: Turkey is one of thos...
by DougJoe
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

That worked out quite well. My AEG-->EAS order blocked two Italian fleets from advancing. Had I stayed with the original orders, all of my moves would have failed and Italy would be in ION and EAS. I'm glad I changed those up. (I may be stubborn, but eventually, I do learn the lesson ... ;) ) There...
by DougJoe
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Is Turkey too powerful?
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Is Turkey too powerful?

Thank you so much for the advice! I also am enjoying starting to read your summary of the Biggest Game of All Time. As a emerging player on the site, who can now win against bots decently enough, and who's best classic game was a two-way draw, I love any advice I can get! I'm *NOT* BrotherBored, hi...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

In my game, I hadn't even realized the guaranteed attack on Holland from Heligo. In any case, I actually would like to "lock up" the north, if possible, because I want to free up ENC to go south... and I think to do that I need armies in Ruhr and Burgundy. Germany has been trying to bust into the N...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

That's tough. Italy's build of a fleet is unsettling. What are you thinking at this point? I've tentatively entered BUL-->GRE supported by AEG, CON-->BUL, and BLA-->CON. I'm thinking there's a decent chance Austria uses Serbia against Russia and Italy moves ION-->EAS. Those together would open up G...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Is Turkey too powerful?
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Is Turkey too powerful?

I just finished a game as Turkey against bots, my second victory with them, and this one came almost too easily. https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=439901 Is Turkey just that strong? All their home centers can build fleets or armies, and Turkey can usually destroy Austria or Russia, and then...
by DougJoe
Mon Sep 12, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

You're right about Italy. I totally missed that. It's an excellent sign. It also makes my decision on Spring '03 orders very straightforward: Try both of the supported moves. If either Italy or Russia repeats the support, that will be great. If both do, I'm in fat city. So, AEG-->GRE, BUL-->SER, CO...
by DougJoe
Sun Sep 11, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

The Fall '02 results: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=439208&turn=3&mapType=large Well, I didn't get Greece. The good news: Russia got Budapest, and supported me into Serbia. If I had gone to Serbia, I would have gotten it. Also, Italy didn't get Trieste, which is good, but now he's got 3 o...
by DougJoe
Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

Wow, you're already in 1912! I agree, you're in the toughest spot of the three leaders. Bot-Germany and bot-Italy seem to have ironed out any differences. Italy has so many units already deployed in Turkey, it's hard to see what another fleet could possibly do there. You should expect the Naples fl...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

Sure, that sounds good. I'll take a random country? Before we begin, a couple of closing comments on my Austria game. I wonder if it wasn't a mistake to hit back at Italy when Italy attacked in Spring '01. I managed to get 2 builds in 1901. Maybe the better course would have been to defend against ...
by DougJoe
Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

A closing observation on Doug's games. In both his England game and his Turkey game, he was willing to temporarily sacrifice supply-center gains to solidify his position. And it paid off in both games. It's a good reminder. I think in those situations I might have been more aggressive/impatient. Me...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

No issues, kept all three. France did move to MAO so I can't sneak into Por this turn, but I should be able to punch up to War or Mos without any trouble. Germany *finally* moved out of his homeland. Should be academic at this point. Not sure my builds matter, but probably another fleet Smy and two...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

Got Mar, Spa, and Bud. Will get Vie, can't also get Por this turn. Sev will try for Moscow but will probably get bounced. Will push into Tyo as well. No issues, kept all three. France did move to MAO so I can't sneak into Por this turn, but I should be able to punch up to War or Mos without any tro...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 351
Views: 3176

Re: Austria vs Bots

Could have taken Bud because Russia covered Mos, but again, no worries. France took Edi back but lost London - he had to remove a unit and got rid of Mar, which leaves my path to it and Iberia looking good - if I get those three, I only need Bud and Vie for 18. I built army Con. Gal, Tri, and Ser S...