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Diplomacy Again Winter 1914 - Bass (France) wins!

Discussion in 'Circus Maximus' started by Earthworm, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Earthworm

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    [​IMG]

    A full player list will not be published until the conclusion of the game, and each player's identity will be revealed upon their elimination from the game.

    Communication between countries and order submission will always be through PMing me here on the Smogon forums or on IRC. Communication may not include any Smogon usernames unless they're actual words you need to use or something, and don't try to hint to who you are etc. You may either send a PM directly to a Country (i.e. address it when you PM me) or make a Global message (which I will post here in the thread).

    While you are still playing in the game (if you're playing, before you're eliminated) you may not discuss the game outside of this thread / outside of the PMs you send to me (addressed to others) using the communication system, and in this thread you may not identify yourself as any country. You can discuss the game with me if you want, though!

    Stuff that I copied directly from Bass' last game about Diplomacy (open)
    About The Game:

    Diplomacy is game about making alliances, breaking alliances, and reforming old alliances to better your number of supply centers in the game. Playing the deaf mute will only get you so far before another country decides you are not worth the spaces you comprise of and crushes you for your land. You have to negotiate with other nations if you want to win. You must tell the whole truth and nothing but it while lying through your teeth to succeed in this game. Feelings will be hurt and grudges will be formed. Friends can be enemies, and enemies can be friends. Make your stab and pray it doesn't backfire.

    A player is eliminated from the game when they no longer control any supply centers. Alternatively, a player can choose to forfeit (But that is lame and sissy and I will make sure you are made fun of for it!). This will leave his/her pieces on the board where they will hold or idle during every turn. Victory is achieved by a single player controlling 18 of the 34 supply centers OR if all of the remaining players agree to a tie. Diplomacy has 3 phases. Since this is online, you can talk to other nations any time you wish. The game begins in Spring of the year 1901 where you issue your first orders. After that turn is Fall 1901 and you issue your second round of orders. And finally the year ends in Winter 1901 where you either add or subtract to your total number of supply centers and in turn your army depending on how many you captured or lossed in Fall. Then the year begins anew with Spring 1902.

    Even though this is a game of Diplomacy, you are never required to honor any promises you made to any nation. You are always out for yourself.



    Rules
    (these are not all the rules, please check the rulebook for further reading):
    • All units have the same strength
    • No two units may occupy the same space at the same time
    • An Army can be ordered to move into an adjacent inland or coastal province
    • A Fleet can be ordered to move to an adjacent water province or coastal province
    • Winter is a very short phase where players may only build or disband
    • You can only build in your Home Supply Centers
    • You cannot pass through Switzerland.
    The following are not rules but are heavily discouraged



    Questions and Answers

    Q. Why the anonymous format?

    A. Since everyone on Smogon mostly knows each other well for how they play, I decided that it would be a good idea to find out what happens when the players don't know who each other are. Hopefully it works out!
  2. Earthworm

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    Ok, PMs have been sent out to everyone that was given a position.

    Spring 1901
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    Supply Centers
    Austria: 3
    England: 3
    France: 3
    Germany: 3
    Italy: 3
    Russia: 4
    Turkey: 3


    To make it fair on everyone, I will wait until I have received at least one message from each player (to be sent globally or to another player) before I begin to send your messages to each other. A player may elect not to send any messages, but you must PM me telling me this if you want to do this.

    Good luck everyone, and sorry to those who didn't get in -- you might still be needed to sub in, so don't let anyone know!
  3. Earthworm

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    From Italy: So I'm Italy, who wants to ally with me?

    From France: Hey guys. It's me, France.

    From Austria: I'm going to win

    All messages have been sent! PM me if you want to send more messages.

    I won't be setting a deadline yet, but if I don't have all orders in after a while I will set one.
  4. Earthworm

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    Spring 1901

    Orders
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    Austria: Army Budapest -> Serbia
    Austria: Fleet Trieste -> Albania
    Austria: Army Vienna -> Trieste


    England: Fleet Edinburgh -> North Sea
    England: Army Liverpool -> Yorkshire
    England: Fleet London -> English Channel


    France: Fleet Brest -> Mid-Atlantic Ocean
    France: Army Marseilles SUPPORT Army Paris -> Burgundy
    France: Army Paris -> Burgundy


    Germany: Army Berlin -> Kiel
    Germany: Fleet Kiel -> Holland
    Germany: Army Munich -> Burgundy (*bounce*)


    Italy: Fleet Naples -> Ionian Sea
    Italy: Army Rome -> Apulia
    Italy: Army Venice -> Tyrolia


    Russia: Army Moscow -> Ukraine
    Russia: Fleet Sevastopol -> Black Sea
    Russia: Fleet St Petersburg (south coast) -> Gulf of Bothnia
    Russia: Army Warsaw -> Galicia


    Turkey: Fleet Ankara -> Constantinople
    Turkey: Army Constantinople -> Bulgaria
    Turkey: Army Smyrna -> Ankara


    Result
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    Supply Centers
    Austria: 3
    England: 3
    France: 3
    Germany: 3
    Italy: 3
    Russia: 4
    Turkey: 3


    From Germany: Greetings foolish earthlings. Any of you mind helping me out?
    [​IMG]
    End transmission.

    From Turkey: Istanbul was Constantinople
    Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
    Been a long time gone, Constantinople
    Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night

    Every gal in Constantinople
    Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
    So if you've a date in Constantinople
    She'll be waiting in Istanbul

    It is now Fall 1901. Fall 1901 ends in 48 hours.
  5. Outlaw

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    Oh hey, I can post in here now!

    Turkey, France you guys are either very sure of your neighbors or very dumb D:

    Italy, going to Tyr? Honestly? Now you're moves are practically forced.

    Germany, I guess you and Russia must be buddies because you can't bargain Sweden with him.

    It looks like Russia and Austria are doing very normal moves though.
  6. moot

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    what the fuck is france doing ahahaha
  7. Bass

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    I have a feeling I have figured out who everyone is already...
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    Halp i dont know how to play
  9. Bass

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    And also, I don't think there was anything really unusual about the French and Italian openings. They are obviously just trying to attack their enemies right off the bat.

    While Austria's moves were the most "normal", he's arguably in a much worse position right now than the four countries you mentioned, Outlaw.
  10. Outlaw

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    Really? Because unless France trusts England quite a bit, then he has to block him at Brest or risk losing it and not getting a second build. Italy has to forgo moving the Army to Tunis to protect Venice. No Turk is truly safe with a Russian fleet in the Black Sea. And Germany can't boss Russia around with the carrot that is Sweden.

    Though I can see what you mean with Austria. The only true winners of this turn are Russia and England.
  11. askaninjask

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    Russia was the only real 'winner' of the first turn. Yes, England did well, but a weak Germany and a very strong Russia means that England will be hard pressed to get more supply centers.
  12. Outlaw

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    You forget that France is weak too. It all depends on where England wants to go.
  13. Earthworm

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    Ok, I won't be sending any more messages between players for this season.

    Everyone has 24 hours to submit Fall 1901 orders.
  14. Earthworm

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    Fall 1901

    Orders
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    Austria: Fleet Albania -> Greece
    Austria: Army Serbia -> Budapest
    Austria: Army Trieste HOLD


    England: Fleet English Channel SUPPORT French Army Burgundy -> Belgium
    England: Fleet North Sea CONVOY Army Yorkshire -> Norway
    England: Army Yorkshire -> Norway via convoy


    France: Army Burgundy -> Belgium
    France: Army Marseilles -> Spain
    France: Fleet Mid-Atlantic Ocean -> Portugal


    Germany: Fleet Holland SUPPORT French Army Burgundy -> Belgium
    Germany: Army Kiel -> Denmark
    Germany: Army Munich -> Ruhr


    Italy: Army Apulia -> Venice
    Italy: Fleet Ionian Sea -> Tunis
    Italy: Army Tyrolia -> Vienna


    Russia: Fleet Black Sea SUPPORT Army Ukraine -> Rumania
    Russia: Army Galicia SUPPORT Italian Army Tyrolia -> Vienna
    Russia: Fleet Gulf of Bothnia -> Sweden
    Russia: Army Ukraine -> Rumania


    Turkey: Army Ankara HOLD
    Turkey: Army Bulgaria -> Serbia
    Turkey: Fleet Constantinople -> Bulgaria (south coast)


    Result
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    Builds
    England: Builds 1 unit
    France: Builds 3 units
    Germany: Builds 2 units
    Italy: Builds 2 units
    Russia: Builds 2 units
    Turkey: Builds 2 units

    Supply Centers
    Austria: 3
    England: 4
    France: 6
    Germany: 5
    Italy: 5
    Russia: 6
    Turkey: 5


    From Italy: Let's-a go!

    From France: Shut up, haters. My opening was obviously beautiful beyond compare!

    [​IMG]

    From Germany: Foolish Earthlings will never suspect a thing, we've hidden in plain sight.
    End Transmission.

    It is now Winter 1901. Winter 1901 will end in 48 hours.
  15. Earthworm

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    From Russia: I propose a draw, so that everyone can be happy!
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    Austria - always the first on the chopping block...
  17. Outlaw

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    England: Fleet English Channel SUPPORT French Army Burgundy -> Belgium
    Germany: Fleet Holland SUPPORT French Army Burgundy -> Belgium

    Oh my, France you cheeky bastard.
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    nice, let's just tear the map, and declare a draw like russia wants
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    Earthworm, add me in as Switzerland, I'm positive I can make it over the Swiss Alps before the game ends
  20. Earthworm

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    Winter 1901

    Builds
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    England: BUILD Fleet Edinburgh

    France: BUILD Fleet Brest
    France: BUILD Army Marseilles
    France: BUILD Army Paris


    Germany: BUILD Fleet Kiel
    Germany: BUILD Army Munich


    Italy: BUILD Fleet Naples
    Italy: BUILD Fleet Rome


    Russia: BUILD Army Moscow
    Russia: BUILD Fleet St Petersburg (north coast)


    Turkey: BUILD Fleet Constantinople
    Turkey: BUILD Fleet Smyrna


    Supply Centers
    Austria: 3
    England: 4
    France: 6
    Germany: 5
    Italy: 5
    Russia: 6
    Turkey: 5

    It is now Spring 1902. Spring 1902 will end in 48 hours.
  21. Earthworm

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    I'm missing some orders, so I'm extending the Spring 1902 deadline by 24 hours. I will be updating regardless of what I'm missing if I don't have all orders by then.
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    Spring 1902

    Orders
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    Austria: Army Budapest -> Serbia (*bounce, destroyed*)
    Austria: Fleet Greece HOLD
    Austria: Army Trieste SUPPORT Army Budapest -> Serbia (*cut, dislodged*)


    England: Fleet Edinburgh -> North Sea (*bounce*)
    England: Fleet English Channel HOLD
    England: Fleet North Sea -> Helgoland Bight (*bounce*)
    England: Army Norway HOLD (*dislodged*)


    France: Army Belgium HOLD
    France: Fleet Brest SUPPORT Fleet Portugal -> Mid-Atlantic Ocean
    France: Army Marseilles HOLD
    France: Army Paris -> Picardy
    France: Fleet Portugal -> Mid-Atlantic Ocean
    France: Army Spain -> Gascony


    Germany: Army Denmark HOLD
    Germany: Fleet Holland -> North Sea (*bounce*)
    Germany: Fleet Kiel -> Helgoland Bight (*bounce*)
    Germany: Army Munich -> Tyrolia
    Germany: Army Ruhr -> Belgium (*bounce*)


    Italy: Fleet Naples -> Ionian Sea
    Italy: Fleet Rome -> Naples
    Italy: Fleet Tunis SUPPORT Fleet Naples -> Ionian Sea
    Italy: Army Venice -> Trieste
    Italy: Army Vienna SUPPORT Army Venice -> Trieste


    Russia: Fleet Black Sea HOLD
    Russia: Army Galicia -> Budapest
    Russia: Army Moscow -> St Petersburg
    Russia: Army Rumania SUPPORT Army Galicia -> Budapest
    Russia: Fleet St Petersburg (north coast) -> Norway
    Russia: Fleet Sweden SUPPORT Fleet St Petersburg (north coast) -> Norway


    Turkey: Army Ankara -> Constantinople
    Turkey: Fleet Bulgaria (south coast) -> Greece (*bounce*)
    Turkey: Fleet Constantinople -> Aegean Sea
    Turkey: Army Serbia SUPPORT Fleet Bulgaria (south coast) -> Greece (*cut*)
    Turkey: Fleet Smyrna -> Eastern Mediterranean


    Result
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    Retreats

    England: Army Norway can retreat to Finland
    Austria: Army Trieste can retreat to Albania

    I need a substitute. Please PM me if you would like to sub in. Preference will be given to those who PMed me wanting to sign up originally but didn't get in.

    Retreats should be in within 24 hours.
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    Italy is a moron to think that he is going to be anything but a pawn for the obvious Juggernaut that is happening here.

    Austria forfiets.
  24. Bass

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    I am in agreement with LonelyNess in regards to Italy.

    Hell, it's not just him. It looks like everyone seems to be content with handing Russia this game on a silver platter. Way to go, guys!
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    Early game often makes it seem as though Russia is overpowered, it can easily get up to 9 or 10 centers quickly. However, getting bigger than that is always a hassle.

    What confuses me most is why England and Germany are attacking each other over France :/

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