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by DougJoe
Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

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: 335
Views: 2918

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: 335
Views: 2918

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: 335
Views: 2918

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...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

In Spring 1919, I got into Norway. Because of where Germany's units were (SKA and Swe) he could either go after Nwy or Den. I really didn't want him taking Denmark, so I got clever with it and used NTH to support Den, and Den to support Nwy to Swe. Germany went for SKA-Nwy S Swe, and Swe retreated ...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

Whole year recap - got Denmark, moved to BAR to defend StP. Germany loses two units, Italy builds one and France builds one, which will be fleet Bre. This one's gonna be close, gang. As long as Germany doesn't do anything stupid I can defend Mun/Ber/StP forever (I think?). We'll see what else happe...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=438067&turn=31&mapType=large Got Kiel. Now I have to figure out what to build. I was going to build a fleet in Mar, but I need now to be wary of Italy taking Munich as he's got two units on it now... he'll win if he gets it... he only needs two more and he'll...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=438067&turn=30&mapType=large Germany played all defense, Italy protected Munich (to save it for himself, I'm sure) and is going after the east again. Trying for Kiel again. https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=438067&turn=31&mapType=large Got Kiel. Now I h...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:22 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=438067&turn=29&mapType=large Dang it, I forgot I needed to move Bur-Mun and instead used it to support Bel-Ruh, which worked and Germany did indeed rebuild it as an army in Berlin. Berlin can only defend Kie or Mun, I have no idea which one it will be. So it'...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=438067 Ok, so Germany is only using two units to try to retake NTH. Italy seems to have stopped in the east. Based on Germany's moves, what's vulnerable? Ruhr was undefended last turn, but even if I get in I'm not sure what that gets me since he just rebuil...
by DougJoe
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

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: 335
Views: 2918

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: 335
Views: 2918

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: 335
Views: 2918

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: 335
Views: 2918

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: 335
Views: 2918

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: 213

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: 335
Views: 2918

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: 213

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: 335
Views: 2918

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...