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by DougJoe
Mon Aug 22, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

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: 498
Views: 5855

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: 498
Views: 5855

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: 498
Views: 5855

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: 498
Views: 5855

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: 498
Views: 5855

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: 498
Views: 5855

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...
by DougJoe
Fri Aug 19, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

Very interesting. Italy-bot moved Venice-->Trieste or Venice-->Tyrolia almost 60% of the time (177/304). And it combined one of those with Rome-->Venice almost 50% of the time (149/304). Yeah, very interesting. Here's an (automated) reformatting of the program's output, not sorted by counts (althou...
by DougJoe
Fri Aug 19, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

T-0128 has progressed another year. Here is the position for Spring 1908 diplomacy: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=429773&turn=13&mapType=large As you can see, I'm making slow but steady progress against France. I took another SC from him in 1907. Italy and Turkey are still at war. Turkey ...
by DougJoe
Fri Aug 19, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

I will try to write the "grouping" logic later today, but no guarantees. I made some progress, but not quite there yet. ...okay I was closer than I thought, apologies for the lack of formatting. The army at Venice move to Tyrolia.The army at Rome move to Venice.The fleet at Naples move to Ionian Se...
by DougJoe
Fri Aug 19, 2022 2:59 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

I will try to write the "grouping" logic later today, but no guarantees. I made some progress, but not quite there yet. In other news, in my game I did end up convoying to Denmark and retained control of Belgium. Turkey is trying to put 5 fleets from Pie to ION, but hasn't gotten there yet. Germany...
by DougJoe
Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

Pretty cool. Bot-Italy opened Rome-->Venice 180 times. I think we can safely assume it didn't open Rome-->Venice and Venice hold, or Rome-->Venice and Venice support-hold Trieste. That leaves three openings for Venice that could go with the 180 Rome-->Venice openings: Trieste, Tyrolia, and Piedmont...
by DougJoe
Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

Here's the number of times bot Italy entered a certain order for each of his three units in 304 of the games I played (one game where I was not included due to a game Id error in the base spreadsheet data). I don't have these yet as "sets" of orders, but I will get there. The army at Venice move to ...
by DougJoe
Thu Aug 18, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

I don't think I/T necessarily have an alliance going, Italy took Bud and then Turkey tried to take it back... I also don't think Italy was necessarily *wanting* to go west, I think he was responding to your unit in WMS... but that doesn't mean he isn't going to try to kick you out of there this tur...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

Some final remarks about my Austria game. First, I think you can see it was a pretty easy win. At all times I counted on Italy to have my back. Italy in turn was extremely helpful and docile. I was able very quickly to take all of Turkey except Smyrna, which went to Italy. My program of rapid shipb...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

I've been putting it off, but I must provide the next update on T-0128. The current board position: https://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=429773&turn=9&mapType=large Basically, the France-bot has outwitted me three consecutive turns, and France still has 6 SCs at the end of 1905. Meanwhile, I/T h...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

Eh, Livonia, unfortunately. *sigh*. But that's OK. This is where Pie has to fall back to cover Mar, although I honestly don't think G will attack it. I also need to cover it for the retreat of Bur, since I will play Par->Bur S Gas (why move Paris? So that Gascony can cover Mar in the fall if Bur->M...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

I realized I could use GoL to support Pie instead of TYS, which was good because it snuffed all of Turkey's moves... and Turkey tried to support the unit from Bohemia into Vienna, against Russia, which is very surprising... I don't know why Turkey would do that, he made no other obviously hostile m...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

So Turkey did move to Tyo, which makes me nervous because Germany has to be smart enough to defend Munich and I'm not sure he will do that. Turkey gaining Munich would setup a whole host of problems... Germany self bounced in Bur - not sure if that was intentional or a bot bug. Nothing much else of...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 498
Views: 5855

Re: Austria vs Bots

I don't think that R/T will stab each other anytime soon. I suspect that I will have to acquire all the German centers to solo. Whether or not I will remains to be seen. The attack needs to be just right and it will hinge on Germany reacting to the stab in the way that I want. There are lots of cen...