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by DougJoe
Thu Aug 25, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

The Autumn 1910 results in T-0128: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=429773&turn=19&mapType=large Things went relatively well. Not perfect, but good. Germany didn't defend Paris. He did take Norway. So I'm +1. Germany is +2. France is dead. Turkey and Italy are each at 7 units and no builds o...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

...fall turn is done and nothing much changed, other than the Turk stopped trying for Bohemia. I get one more unit, not sure that it matters what it is... Built an army. 1912 summary: got into Livonia. 1913 plan - defend Livonia with St.P and BAL, move Den-Swe-GoB. I was going to move Swe-GoB in th...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

...fall turn is done and nothing much changed, other than the Turk stopped trying for Bohemia. I get one more unit, not sure that it matters what it is... Built an army. 1912 summary: got into Livonia. 1913 plan - defend Livonia with St.P and BAL, move Den-Swe-GoB. I was going to move Swe-GoB in th...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

DougJoe wrote:
Wed Aug 24, 2022 8:53 pm

...fall turn is done and nothing much changed, other than the Turk stopped trying for Bohemia. I get one more unit, not sure that it matters what it is...
Built an army. 1912 summary: got into Livonia.

1913 plan - defend Livonia with St.P and BAL, move Den-Swe-GoB.
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 24, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

I was worried about Hol->Kie being bounced by Berlin, but it was not. Built the two armies, did the two convoys, got Munich and got into Kiel. Now just positioning in the fall: Kie/Ruh/Bur S Mun, NTH-Den and ENC-NTH ...fall turn is done and nothing much changed, other than the Turk stopped trying f...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 24, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

I think for now, I am going to stay defensive in the south, and in the North go for both Kiel and Holland. I'm hoping that the empty spaces that will (likely) result in Boh/Sil will give me a chance to get into Munich and then Berlin, but we'll see. Got Hol and Kie. Germany lost Silesia to Russia, ...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 24, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

The Autumn 1910 results in T-0128: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=429773&turn=19&mapType=large Things went relatively well. Not perfect, but good. Germany didn't defend Paris. He did take Norway. So I'm +1. Germany is +2. France is dead. Turkey and Italy are each at 7 units and no builds o...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

I think for now, I am going to stay defensive in the south, and in the North go for both Kiel and Holland. I'm hoping that the empty spaces that will (likely) result in Boh/Sil will give me a chance to get into Munich and then Berlin, but we'll see. Got Hol and Kie. Germany lost Silesia to Russia, ...
by DougJoe
Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

^^^^^ Very helpful. I considered this briefly, but didn't really take it seriously. I think you might be right. The bot brain works in strange ways sometimes. This also suggests I shouldn't directly attack Germany, until I know Germany is actually hostile. So Paris it is. Should I even consider "le...
by DougJoe
Tue Aug 23, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Meanwhile, over in my England game, I decided to do the following in S1910: The south: Based on Turkey's moves, I very much debated the idea of convoying Mar-Tus with support from TYS and then using Spain to backfill Mar. Would have blown up the fleet in Tus (which is good for me) but not sure whet...
by DougJoe
Tue Aug 23, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

An update on T-0128. Sorry for the delay, it's been a busy weekend. Here is the latest frame: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=429773&turn=18&mapType=large Yes, my friends, I'm afraid your English correspondent flew a bit too close to the sun, and got burned. In hindsight, it's quite obvious...
by DougJoe
Tue Aug 23, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

An update on T-0128. Sorry for the delay, it's been a busy weekend. Here is the latest frame: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=429773&turn=18&mapType=large Yes, my friends, I'm afraid your English correspondent flew a bit too close to the sun, and got burned. In hindsight, it's quite obvious...
by DougJoe
Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Doug writes It's a totally unnecessary convoy, as MAO could just hold with Spa->Por, Gas->Spa... but it does give (a rather flimsy) excuse for that fleet setting on MAO. Plus I just like convoys. :-) Not necessarily. If you move to MAO, GAS and BUR you won't have a unit in Spain. It is small differ...
by DougJoe
Mon Aug 22, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Meanwhile, over in my England game, I decided to do the following in S1910: The south: Based on Turkey's moves, I very much debated the idea of convoying Mar-Tus with support from TYS and then using Spain to backfill Mar. Would have blown up the fleet in Tus (which is good for me) but not sure wheth...
by DougJoe
Mon Aug 22, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Doug writes I don't think this is a bad opening, I've played it the second most. It definitely has its merits. Again, I'll have to see how it compares to the other ones in terms of results. I don't play the Maginot (Mar S Par->Bur) often only because it seems so... boring. It's definitely strong as...
by DougJoe
Mon Aug 22, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Trig writes: George, I think your idea to open strong to Serbia and Albania is a good one. I'm not sure I have the full data to agree or not that it is the best approach. I am curious what Doug thinks about it. I have also experimented with this alternative opening for Austria: F Tri->Alb, A Vie->G...
by DougJoe
Mon Aug 22, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Doug writes: France: F Bre->MAO. A Par->Gas. A Marseilles->Spain. : 27 F Bre->MAO. A Par->Gas. A Marseilles H. : 5 F Bre->MAO. A Par->Gas. A Marseilles->Bur. : 15 F Bre->MAO. A Par->Bur. A Marseilles S->Bur from Par. : 4 This is pretty interesting. Can you discuss more about your moves? See above. ...
by DougJoe
Sat Aug 20, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

..and here are the openings I have played for each power (not including my current England game) Austria: F Tri->Ven. A Vie->Gal. A Bud->Ser. : 2 F Tri->Albania. A Vie->Gal. A Bud->Ser. : 22 F Tri->Albania. A Vie->Tyo. A Bud->Ser. : 13 F Tri->Albania. A Vie->Tri. A Bud->Ser. : 12 F Tri->Albania. A V...
by DougJoe
Sat Aug 20, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Here are the stats for all the powers for the bots in my games: Austria: F Tri->Albania. A Vie->Bud. A Bud->Ser. : 33 F Tri->Albania. A Vie->Tri. A Bud->Ser. : 91 F Tri->Albania. A Vie->Gal. A Bud->Ser. : 119 F Tri->Ven. A Vie->Gal. A Bud->Ser. : 17 F Tri->Albania. A Vie->Tyo. A Bud->Gal. : 10 F Tri...
by DougJoe
Sat Aug 20, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 336
Views: 2929

Re: Austria vs Bots

Here are my tentative Spring 1909 orders: EDI-->NTH LON-->BRE by convoy POR-->SPA (sc) supported by MAO MAR support-hold GoL StP-->MOS supported by LVN These orders imply simultaneous conflicts with Italy and Turkey. I'd prefer not to have to do that, although it seems manageable as long as Germany...