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Finished: 05 PM Sun 24 May 20 UTC
Private VGB13
2 days /phase
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1914, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
22 May 20 UTC Gg
I thought about pushing harder but rl is just insane and I don’t have energy for it
Sorry to any specs but I just don’t have it
22 May 20 UTC Also lol I think this the first are where valis and chaqa were both eliminated
22 May 20 UTC I don't know WTF I was smoking when I simultaneously went for Sevastopol AND supported Russia into Rumania.
22 May 20 UTC I mean, supporting Russia into Rumania *from Sevastaqol* could be a 4D Chess move. Supporting the army from Ukraine however is a true head scratcher.
22 May 20 UTC Based on the fact I moved to Ankara, I think I was expecing Russia to do:
Sev s Ukr->Rum

And I wanted to show support if he did that, but take Sevastopol in case he did something else (like Sev->Rum or Sev->Black Sea)

In the end it just didn't work at all
22 May 20 UTC I expected you to push a little har mr. smith. I was a little bit afraid I blew it..
22 May 20 UTC You put yourself in position to get whittled
But I blew it up north
Should have had the balls to go to NWG prior fall
Or NTH prior spring
Or FORCE NTH this spring

but mainly it’s just that I’m completely exhausted and lots of work to whittle it a bit... meh
22 May 20 UTC Ah yeah, in fairness I think you mainly blew it, in particular I was kind of blown away that you lost Warsaw to Russia and couldn’t ever push through the north
22 May 20 UTC But such is the game sometimes *shrugs*
I was surprised you weren’t aggressive in moving the fleet to AEG earlier would have given me trouble
I was also surprised that you kept being paranoid over my stab instead of committing to Russia attack - if I stab you, then you can still fight back especially if you get builds

I should have stabbed you when TRI was open but I elected to move to pie instead. I was HOPING we could maybe get to a 2wd chop position but you didn’t have the appetite to risk it which is fair enough I guess
22 May 20 UTC Btw brainbomb, why did you push for Venice early on? We were in a great spot to set up a central triple, and I really don’t understand why ITALY of all people is who you want to attack there...
22 May 20 UTC Oh and Wusti, very good job in defense as Russia. I’d have loved to set up a 2wd with you potentially, but I couldn’t really figure out how to make it work :(
22 May 20 UTC I should have gone for Silesia in 08, and then I made up for it by ordering to Silesia in 09 when I shouldn't. After that there weren't any more gains for me to make in the north.
22 May 20 UTC Yeah I kinda felt like I was doing all the work in the alliance lol
I should have just stabbed you but I also should have risked CON way earlier to eliminate Russian fleet which would have completely sprung me to do more in the west
Oh well

REALLY happy w some tactical choices to kill multiple German fleets, but tactics aren’t enough, and I didn’t make the more aggressive choices last few turn that would have sprung me into NTH and beyond
Still an interesting game at least
23 May 20 UTC I'm not going to criticise Chaqa, but that opening gambit taking Sev wrecked both of us in this game, and I just compounded it by not covering War in S1903. Not disbanding my BlS fleet was both a blessing and a curse, but without BB holding strong with our alliance it was a certain solo for you mhs. So my kudos goes to BB!
23 May 20 UTC I should have moved into BLA when you were in Sev, I was just nervous about Austria because he’d been no help against Turkey so I figured he was gonna stab.
Upside was it kept him against you, downside was I needed to spend more time energy down south than I really wanted to.
In the end I didn’t guess well enough,and I was left in a spot where I’d probably get rolled back before TOO much longer. Interesting game at least though.
23 May 20 UTC I dont really recall what I was thinking. but I thought maybe if I messed with the center of the map no one could solo other than me if I pulled a mechahitler

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mhsmith0 (956 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 18 D
13 supply-centers, 13 units
brainbomb (325 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 18 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
RoganJosh (3358 D (S))
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 18 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
Wusti (1573 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 18 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
captainmeme (1584 D Mod)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Valis2501 (2759 D (G))
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Chaqa (4231 D (B))
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
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