we've now reached the end of the road. Turkey controls 15 SCs. Therefore, the Sultan is hailed as Master of Europe. Congratulations, Andew! Well done.
The game however isn't quite over. I hope everyone involved will send me an end-of-game-report. I shall then publish all jointly this coming Wednesday.
Guys, I'm afraid I misread a Danish order. As a result, Abo is conquered and Sweden effectively eliminated just as the game comes to a close.
SULTAN HAILED AS EUROPEAN HEGEMON
SWEDEN NO MORE
AUSTRIA: Garry Bledsoe
DENMARK-NORWAY: Ben Bratter
ENGLAND: Wladimir Mysonski
FRANCE: Felix Drouet
POLAND-LITHUANIA: Michael Penner
RUSSIA: Mark Utterback (eliminated in 1654)
SPAIN: George Oldenburg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SWEDEN: Jim Atkins
TURKEY: Andrew Tanner
A Dalmatia Supports F Trieste - Croatia
A Hungary - Transylvania (*Dislodged*)
A Papal States Supports A Venice
A Prague - Vienna (*Fails*)
A Rhineland-Westphalia Hold
A Slovakia Supports A Hungary - Transylvania (*Dislodged*)
F Trieste - Croatia
A Venice Supports A Papal States
A Vienna - Hungary (*Fails*)
F Gulf of Bothnia Convoys A Stockholm - Abo
F Helgoland Bight - German Sea
F Lapland Supports A Stockholm - Abo
A Lower Saxony Supports A United Provinces
F Skagerrak Supports F Helgoland Bight - German Sea
A Stockholm - Abo
A United Provinces Hold
F Atlantic Ocean Hold
F Christiania Hold
F German Sea Hold (*Dislodged*)
F London Hold
A Brest - Picardy
F Cantabrian Sea - Morocco (*Bounce*)
F English Channel - United Provinces (*Fails*)
A Flanders Supports F English Channel - United Provinces
A Leon - Seville (*Fails*)
A Marseilles - Aragon (*Fails*)
A Savoy - Marseilles (*Bounce*)
A Swabia - Hesse
A Tuscany Supports A Papal States
A Cracow Supports A Podolia - Slovakia
A Crimea - Moldavia
A Ducal Prussia - Royal Prussia
A Podolia - Slovakia
A Riga - Courland
A Vitebsk - Novgorod (*Bounce*)
A Volhynia Supports A Crimea - Moldavia
A Warsaw - Greater Poland
A Algiers - Morocco (*Bounce*)
F Aragon - Marseilles (*Bounce*)
F Seville Supports A Algiers - Morocco (*Cut*)
F Abo(wc) Hold (*Dislodged*)
A Belgrade - Hungary
F Croatia - Adriatic Sea
A Illyria - Croatia (*Fails*)
F Indian Ocean - Atlantic Ocean (*Fails*)
F Ionian Sea - Tyrrhenian Sea
A Moldavia - Podolia
A Moscow - Novgorod (*Bounce*)
F Naples Supports F Croatia - Adriatic Sea
A Transylvania Supports A Belgrade - Hungary
F Tunis - Algiers (*Fails*)
A Ukraine Supports A Voronezh - Crimea
A Voronezh - Crimea
A Wallachia Supports A Transylvania
RETREATS: (academic and need not be played out, I'd say)
F German Sea
F Abo (west coast)
SC OWNERSHIP (Winter 1654):
Austria: Bavaria, Papal States, Prague, Rhineland-Westphalia, Saxony, Switzerland, Trieste, Venice, Vienna.
Denmark-Norway: Brandenburg, Copenhagen, Holstein, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg, Stettin, Stockholm.
England: Christiania, Ireland, London, Scotland, United Provinces.
France: Brest, Bristol, Flanders, Lorraine, Madrid, Paris, Savoy, Swabia, Tuscany.
Poland-Lithuania: Courland, Cracow, Crimea, Ducal Prussia, Riga, Ukraine, Vilna, Warsaw.
Spain: Algiers, Marseilles, Morocco, Portugal, Seville.
Turkey: Belgrade, Candia, Constantinople, Damascus, Moldavia, Moscow, Naples, Novgorod, Persia, Transylvania, Tunis, Turkestan, Voronezh, Wallachia.
PROJECTED SCHEDULE (6 PM CET):
EoG Report Deadline: 24 September