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by DougJoe
Thu Sep 01, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

Heh, no worries. At least the game isn't boring. ;) If Russia is going to go for Serbia, I would expect Tri & Rum S Bud->Ser. I can counter that by Bul S Ser, Ven-Tri, but it keeps Con from going west to make room for AEG-Con plus it locks Ven/Apu in place. I do still have a fleet to "give" in the ...
by DougJoe
Thu Sep 01, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

My tentative orders for Spring '04: : VIE support-hold TRI, SER support-hold GRE, and ADR-->ION supported by GRE. I don't particularly like moving out of the Adriatic. Italy could move in behind me with APU-->ADR. I guess I'd then be in the Ionian though. Another possibility is VIE support-hold TRI...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 31, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

I'm gonna "cross the streams here" so forgive me. I went ahead with the above moves in Spring '03. VIE S TRI, GRE-->ION supported by ADR, BUD-->SER. Russia support-held RUM and SEV, as I anticipated. Turkey attacked Russia, unsuccessfully. Here are the Spring '03 results on the large map: https://we...
by DougJoe
Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

I did not expect Russia to attack, and I still don't - the bots (especially Russia in a Juggernaut) seem to "stop" once they've gotten so far. But we'll see. I don't think the idea of going west to Iberia is a bad one - I've done it before - but I always like the mental exercise of "if I was to att...
by DougJoe
Tue Aug 30, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

Whew! You can breathe a sigh of relief. Bot-Russia didn't attack, and now you've got 3 builds. Nice. In terms of next steps, Russia sure has a lot of units lined up along your border. Is there an alternative path to 18 that doesn't have to go through that brick wall? Moving fleets out through the M...
by DougJoe
Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

Ok, I was sort of right about Italy - he moved Tun-TYS and Nap-Rom. I got into Venice. Russia tried to help with Trieste but it wasn't enough as ADR continued to support Tri. He (Russia) is in Bohemia now, too. England seems to want to die, France moved fleets back north and is tussling with Russia...
by DougJoe
Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

Well, I was wrong about Rome and didn't get any help from Russia (although I got TYS I got blocked out of ION.) I could have actually taken Venice, which surprises me. Germany didn't do much. France moved south from IRI to MAO, which worries me a little and he built fleet Bre. Russia built another ...
by DougJoe
Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

No issues with the convoy to Apulia or the army advances to Alb/Ser. Italy did go after ION (with only two units, though) rather than defending TYS. France went for London and is there, didn't attack Germany. Germany didn't do much other than move to NTH. Looks like he's trying to be friendly with ...
by DougJoe
Mon Aug 29, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

Fall/Winter results: I (Turkey) did get the Ionian and not Trieste, as expected. I was wrong about Italy, he didn't go for Vienna. He tried to reclaim Albania - and only failed because Austria tapped Trieste. Russia did take Bud just like I suspected, no shock there. Germany tried to move into Bur,...
by DougJoe
Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

The Autumn '02 moves processed in my Austria game. The highlight: Turkey pulled out of Serbia! Good call, Doug! He didn't go for Rumania, he went to Bulgaria with support from CON: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=433832&turn=3&mapType=large It's probably about an equally good result. Russia...
by DougJoe
Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

Post-Spring 03/Pre-Fall 03: Well, I took Alb and got the fleet into Gre, which leaves the Italian army nowhere to run. I now have three fleets on ION, which means I should be able to punch my way in during the fall turn. Italy, interestingly enough, did nothing with Alb/ION/ADR but support holds - ...
by DougJoe
Mon Aug 29, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

I forgot about Portugal, silly me. France did get a build and built F Bre. Germany built another army, England got rid of Norway and now Russia has life to come over the top. Italy did build army Venice, like I was hoping for (because I still have a fleet majority.) Time to get some shuteye, want t...
by DougJoe
Sun Aug 28, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

I just started another game as Turkey (it was random power selection). Either of you want me to do a running commentary here of that game too? I have also started another game. I very un-creatively named it T-0129. I drew Austria as it happens, and Italy attacked (VEN-->TYR, ROM-->VEN). It's now Au...
by DougJoe
Sat Aug 27, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

Here is my final report on T-0128. When I wrote my last post 8 game-years ago, after the Autumn 1914 retreats, I thought I had plenty of time to bring armies onto the continent and get them to the Munich-Berlin line before Turkey. But alas, each time I took a center from Germany, he removed an army...
by DougJoe
Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

Fall 02 results: Italy did surprise me, and convoyed Tunis to Albania, which I don't see often. He took Trieste because I hit Serbia, which was used to try to protect Trieste. Vienna just blocked Galicia again and Rumania held, which means Russia took it back. Germany got Belgium and France got Lvp...
by DougJoe
Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

Spring 02 results: Moved the armies around and the fleets into AEG and EMS with no issues. France looks like he's going for (and is going to get) Liverpool. Germany built armies and it looks like he wants to take on France. England moved into NTH but is in trouble, not sure what he thinks he's doin...
by DougJoe
Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

I was leaning that way already and played bul-gre, con-bul (sc), ank-con, all successful. France took Bel and Spa as expected, England played it cautious and covered London but took Norway with an army, suggesting he wants to attack Russia. Germany also played it safe and covered Munich and let Ruu...
by DougJoe
Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

It's a fantastic opening for Turkey. I'll trust you know what you're doing in the Black Sea, and Austria didn't manage to move a single unit from its starting position! I'd be inclined to take the 2 builds. You'll have your chance to crush Austria's dreams soon enough. I was leaning that way alread...
by DougJoe
Thu Aug 25, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

I just started another game as Turkey (it was random power selection). Either of you want me to do a running commentary here of that game too? That would be great! If you don't mind, I'll lob in some thoughts from the peanut gallery from time to time. Ok. Here's the game: https://webdiplomacy.net/b...
by DougJoe
Thu Aug 25, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 335
Views: 2918

Re: Austria vs Bots

I just started another game as Turkey (it was random power selection). Either of you want me to do a running commentary here of that game too?