Well well well.....first of immense thanks to Sims for running
a great smooth and very fun game, it was rather adrenaline flushed
for the first hour or so, actually the first 30 mins was basically so
by im's that my computer freaked out a couple of times.....but the
game was off to a start
after about 30 mins trying to find a player we decided to go ahead
and play the
game with italy as a neutral....little did i know the 'neutrality'
was voted into submitting moves
that would be RANDOMLY chosen....well thats just a nightmare....well
i was hoping to keep italy
neutral as long as possible and so submitted moves for the
such....but when i heard that other
players were convincing others to move italy against me i was a bit
distraught....no doubt trout's
fishy ideas.....so i decided that the best way to make italy as
'neutral as possible' was to make the
most random moves for it
and so in fall 1901 i was chosen, and my randomness was quite
well that just sent everyone into a tizzy and that was probably the
of the end for germany, i really wanted to work with germany against
england but the blow of munich really pushed me into the arms of
manuel and it proved to be a good decision.
elsewhere on the board.....italy was quickly falling to bits and I
knew that the med
area would be a key to success or failure and so i set my sights to
allowing manuel to dictate the events in germany.
i knew that manuel will not try to stab me until i break into turkey
and or when
turkey/austria fought each other, and that never happenned or at
least to our knowledge.
so we began to move our units in tandem to take the south and manuel
worked with russia to polish off
germany....at the same time mikael aka turkey was moving to take out
russia with austria and secure the med,
and austria takes on all of italy....
soon, trout build the southern german line, most SUPERBLY AND WITH A
PINZER LIGHTENING TIME!!
Before I even knew it, the line was down and out and secured.
And I knew it was going to be a doozy.
so manuel and i were trying to develop suttle trickeries to get them
off balance, and they were
doing the same to us....
somewhere in 05, manuel managed to get it timed so that mikael would
as manuel stabbed me....and doth did protest a bit too much, when
manuel convoyed to brest
that was imho a key little move, for in the following turn trout and
mikael SEEMED to be engaged....
then came the Lytton-convoy.....any english unit to naf!!!.....
that basically went back to the EFR VS TR alliance.....
and so we enter the end game
at this point it was like 6 hours into the game
mikael was at 4.30 am
and i had a dinner meeting
and so we proxied ourselves to our allies
mikael to trout, i to manuel....
after an hour, meeting called off, i came back and realized.......
MANUEL WAS SYSTEMATICALLY TAKEN MY CENTERS FOR A SOLO!!!!
I WAS LIVID!!! LIVID!!!!
So i tried my best to convince him to honor our 7 hours of alliance
to call for the draw!
to stop the madness.....
and i believe he capitulated....actually if the dias would not have
i would have...um..eh eh.....king...you know....trout.....to punish
but luckily the game ended!!!
thanks to all
and next time lets see 7 players
On Oct 20, 2007, at 10:08 PM, Michael Sims wrote:
Well it has come to an end, after a marathon of nearly 8 hours, the
troops finally called it a 5-way draw.
Attached is the random string of who controlled (and was going to
control) Italy in each round. Simple list, numbers 1-6 represent
A few changes for next time:
- Make absolutely sure we have 7 confirmed. This time we have 5
confirmed and a slew of maybes... well the 5 arrived ready for battle
and most of the maybe's didn't.
- Make the first 2 rounds (at least all of 01, maybe 02 too) 20 min
turns. There is just too much going on at that early stage, and it
really hectic. More time would have let the game settle nicely.
Other than that, I was happy w the time controls of 15 min per turn,
with 5 min for builds & retreats. Also was pleased w the mechanism of
posting a map for all to refresh.
Any suggestions for next time are definitely welcome, we can put a
up on the list? What do you think -- late November? Mid-December?
Attached is the RP file for any who want to play it back, as well the
final map image and random selector for Italy.
Austria: 8 Draw
England: 10 Draw
France: 5 Draw
Russia: 4 Draw
Turkey: 7 Draw
Germany: 0 Eliminated, fall '04.
Thanks to all who played, the new and the old alike, it made for a
EOG's are welcome,