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Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2010-02-26 08:23:12

Not So Super

So this was the comic strip I'd intended for last week, when the website domain got FUBARed. As much as I despise continuity for this webcomic, I suspect there may be followups.

I didn't get a chance to hit up the comic book store today, so no comments on my pull list. Sorry.

I thought I'd be back to playing other games once I reached max prestige/level in Modern Warfare 2, but now that everything I unlock STAYS unlocked, I've been remotivated to churn through challenges. Game reviews are thus still on hiatus. Sorry.

Now Playing - Modern Warfare 2 (360); level 70, 10th prestige, 2.14 kill/death ratio
Xbox Live/PSN Gamertag - Vawce

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2010-02-25 08:33:16

Diplomacy V - Fall 1901

Austria made the most of a poor situation, guaranteeing a net gain despite losing a crucial home center (which could not have been prevented in any case). A diplomatic solution still needs to be found, but Austria lives to fight on.

England landed her first army on the Continent. Its destination was changed, however, from the gamble to Brest (a French home center) to the more conservative destination of Picardy. With Brest undefended, an opportunity to cripple France was passed up. Nonetheless, this change of mind cannot be legitimately criticized. Ahh, but what could have been... However, the good news is soured by the presence of a new Russian fleet in the northern seas.

France lucked out. By gambling, he gained a supply center without losing any. Still, the political situation has not visibly improved much. He also built an army in Brest, instead of a fleet. This digs him in for the siege, but also negates the possibility of exerting a freewheeling guerrilla offensive.

Germany is now a primetime player. With two builds, plus a solid claim on yet another, and a seeming alliance with England, this game is going as well as could be reasonably expected for Germany.

Italy gained two builds and is now the naval power in the Mediterranean. An army also inserted itself in the vital Tyrolian corridor, so possibilities abound. Italy now dictates the pace of the southern front with multiple options.

Russia has been left to their own devices and is rapidly growing into the proverbial 800lb gorilla. I played Russia last game, and I wish I had had the luxuries Yino has available to him. I'm eager to see if the newbie player can leverage his power into further successful gains.

Turkey has been sort of mucking about with no discernible strategy. I would say, Mike, that you're violating the maxim, "He who defends everything defends nothing." However, it does appear that an armistice over the Black Sea has been achieved - a "Juggernaut" alliance with Russia could be just the thing Turkey needs.

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