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by DougJoe
Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

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: 213

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: 336
Views: 2929

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: 336
Views: 2929

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: 336
Views: 2929

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: 336
Views: 2929

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: 336
Views: 2929

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: 336
Views: 2929

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: 336
Views: 2929

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: 336
Views: 2929

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...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Well, I got into Rum no problem. Russia got into both Edi and Lon, and at best (worst?) he can only hold one of the two. France moved farther north, which is great. I don't think there's a set of moves that forces Budapest (as Ukr can cut any support from Rum and Tyo can cut any support from Tri) s...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Well, again everything was fine - I could have taken Rum but no worries. Also, France moved north and out of WMS... I don't want to count my chickens, so to speak, but I'm getting pretty confident I can solo here. Builds were F Smy and A Ank. I have a couple of different options here... I can head ...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

That went off without a hitch... except for France moving his fleets south into ENC and MAO. I need to start getting my fleets west - but I also don't want to get in the way of the two builds I should get. BLA->Con is easy enough. Arm-BLA. Since Russia's two units both got destroyed, I don't want t...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Got Serbia. Build an army in Constantinople. France appeared to pull back from England and Russia pushed into NTH which is good because it should keep France's fleets busy up there instead of moving to the south. This turn, I'm going to convoy Con->Sev, supported by Arm. Bul will tap Rum which shou...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Ended up going with those moves. Got into BLA and TYS as expected, nothing else. Russia did use Tri to support Boh-Tyo and everthing else was support holds. France held WMS, nothing much happened else where. Germany's still dormant. So, for the Autumn of 1908, what do I want to go for, and how do I...
by DougJoe
Tue Sep 06, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Yeah, for the Spring I'll force Con->BLA with Ank... then the rest is trickier. I'd really like to move ION to ADR, but I think I'm going to ION-TYS S Tun (Tun-TYS, ION-TYS is also an option I'm considering) because I don't want France to sneak into either Tun or TYS. Dang, that fleet in WMS is ann...
by DougJoe
Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Notes from my game: In the Spring, I tried for Tri and Russia put 3 on Tri and 2 on Ser. In the Fall, I tried for Ser and Russia put 2 on Tri and 3 on Ser and moved to Boh. *sigh*. France put a fleet in WMS. I got Tunis, so I get a build, which will probably be F Ank. Yeah, that's bad luck. At leas...
by DougJoe
Mon Sep 05, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Notes from my game:

In the Spring, I tried for Tri and Russia put 3 on Tri and 2 on Ser.

In the Fall, I tried for Ser and Russia put 2 on Tri and 3 on Ser and moved to Boh. *sigh*. France put a fleet in WMS. I got Tunis, so I get a build, which will probably be F Ank.
by DougJoe
Sun Sep 04, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Again, not too much to think about for Spring '06. Italy still has 3 on TRI, so VIE support-hold TRI and SER support-hold TRI are required. The only question is, what to do with F ALB? I considered ALB-->ADR, to cut support for Italy's NAP-->ION, but its value is too speculative to make it worth cr...
by DougJoe
Sat Sep 03, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Well, I decided in the end that I wanted better position for my units and did not defend Serbia, and Russia took it exactly like I thought he would. BUT, for some weird odd reason, he did *not* move to the Black Sea, so Sev was not open for a build. He built a fleet in the north and another army in...