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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2009-01-19 07:31:55
No Post Today
Taking the day to sleep and hang with my family...
But here's a reminder as to who Millennials are.
Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2009-01-18 04:57:46
Diplomacy - Spring 1906
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England faces almost certain elimination. The question is whether Germany can conquer the whole of the island within the next two fall turns, or three. At best, England's farthest fleet could seize a new home to survive in exile.
France continues to linger on in Iberia, their entire existence apparently dedicated to the annoyance of Italy.
Italy should once again control the entirety of their peninsula, although their control of Marseilles is in question. If Germany attacks, only French intervention could save it from conquest. This is a drastic difference between a defensive four unit mindset, and a five unit offensive with options.
Austria benefited yet again from Turkish breakdowns, and pushed into Ukraine and Rumania, completely destroying a Turkish army in the process. An Austrian oversight prevented the annihilation of another, which amusingly managed to retreat into Galacia, clear to the other side of the battle lines. For the first time, Austria now faces the issues of a large military with multiple angles to hold or push. These are the best problems Austria has had all game.
Oh, man. The last three turns have been a series of debacles for Turkey. They were apparently counting on a cooperative convoy action from the Italians to ship that army to Greece, but it never came. Instead, the Austrians sailed unopposed into Greece. The timing of the seasons actually prevents this from hurting, as Turkey can take Greece by the fall harvest, but it's still funny. Despite all the hurting, Turkey is in position to hold defensively for the time being. The lost opportunity of massive expansion must sting, however.
How is Russia still around? This game has taken some ridiculous turns. Moral of the story? NEVER GIVE UP SEVASTOPOL.
Germany will most likely continue its growth, cementing its position as the 800 lb gorilla. Their greatest current foe is actually geography, as only natural barriers stymie their massive war machine.