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Old Mar 2nd 2009, 11:04 AM
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Of note: Germany is collapsing, a rouge Russian army is wreaking havoc in Austria and the allies have take complete control of the Western Med.
All of Russia's armies are technically "rouge", this particular one is as rogue!

And yes that little rogue army is paying bonus points now!
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I want nukes
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I want nukes
Luckily, we've just moved into Poland to set up our 'anti-nuke-missile missile shield system'!

And now that I think about it... aren't all all three 'nuclear powers' on my team and none of them on yours?
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Old Mar 4th 2009, 09:07 PM
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1905 Update:

Greek Game:


Allied:
England: 7 (+0)
France: 10 (+2)
Russia: 3 (+0)
Total: 20 (+2)

Central:
Germany: 0 (-1)
Austria: 5 (-1)
Turkey: 9 (+0)
Total: 14 (-2)

Of note: Well, Germany is gone. It looks like the end is near for the Central Powers.


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Roman Game:

Allied:
England: 6 (+0)
France: 6 (-1)
Russia: 0
Total: 12 (+1)

Central:
Germany: 5 (+0)
Austria: 8 (+0)
Turkey: 9 (+1)
Total: 22 (+1)

Of note: At the end of 1905, the Northern/German front looked to be locking up. The Germans still held Kiel, but had lost control of the Baltic and its unlikely that Kiel will fly a German flag for long in 1906. St. Petersburg may also be vulnerable to allied invasion/liberation. Except for those two provinces, however, I doubt there will be any movement on this front in the foreseeable future.
In the South, the Austrio-Turkish fleet has taken Spain and forced its way into the Atlantic. If the Centrals are to press on to victory, I expect it will be here where the game is decided.

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Of note: Well, Germany is gone. It looks like the end is near for the Central Powers.
The Allies are working a three-pronged advance - an eastern (Russia), central (Germany-Austria) and southern (Italy) theater of operations. We have no bias. We will move faster on whichever front gives way.

There does seem that a certain 'momentum' in this game can set up a domino effect of further victories as the defender keeps loosing additional units from the battlefield.

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Of note: At the end of 1905, the Northern/German front looked to be locking up. The Germans still held Kiel, but had lost control of the Baltic and its unlikely that Kiel will fly a German flag for long in 1906. St. Petersburg may also be vulnerable to allied invasion/liberation. Except for those two provinces, however, I doubt there will be any movement on this front in the foreseeable future.
In the South, the Austrio-Turkish fleet has taken Spain and forced its way into the Atlantic. If the Centrals are to press on to victory, I expect it will be here where the game is decided.
I'd be inclined to opine that if Turkish/Austrian fleets can break out of the Med and into the Atlantic, that spells serious trouble for England/France...

Btw, it sure does look like Germany is/was a major battlefield in both games...
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Btw, it sure does look like Germany is/was a major battlefield in both games...
There is no choice but to create a front there in the WWI scenario. With the 'keystone' provinces of Burgundy and Munich touching, it is inevitable that we bottle neck into that area of the map. I would love to play a seven-man match just to see how an active Italy would alter that dynamic.
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There is no choice but to create a front there in the WWI scenario. With the 'keystone' provinces of Burgundy and Munich touching, it is inevitable that we bottle neck into that area of the map. I would love to play a seven-man match just to see how an active Italy would alter that dynamic.
Yes, I think Munich is definitely a linchpin.

Kiel is interesting, though. It's a German homeland, but is situated such that it cannot be held merely by support from the South and East.
I think the things are shaping up in the Roman Game for an unbreakable trench-line in the Northern front running Munch-Berlin-Prussia-Livonia-Moscow and supported by units safely in the rear. If I'm reading the map right, 8 Central units can hold that line without any fears of the Allies breaking it (provided they don't have any crazed Russian armies running about behind them). But there's no way to bring Kiel into the Central side of the stalemate line - it just sticks out there waiting to be lopped off.
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Greek game update - 1906 - game over - Allies achieve 25 SC's.
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Final Update:

Greek Game:
Autumn 1906 - Allied Powers win with >24 SCs

Allied:
England: 8 (+1)
France: 12 (+2)
Russia: 5 (+2)
Total: 25 (+5)

Central:
Germany: 0 (-1)
Austria: 2 (-3)
Turkey: 7 (-2)
Total: 9 (-5)

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Roman Game: Autumn 1907 - Allied Powers concede the game

Allied:
England: 6 (+0)
France: 6 (+0)
Russia: 0
Total: 12 (+0)

Central:
Germany: 3 (-2)
Austria: 11 (+3)
Turkey: 8 (-1)
Total: 22 (+0)

It was pretty clear how the rest of this game was going to play out, with a stalemate in the North, Turkish fleets were going to slowly stream around the Iberian and eventually encircle France while the one Austrian fleet in the North harassed England until the end of the game.

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So that's it for the first set of WWI games.
How do people think playing this way compares to a standard game? I found I rather like the tactical side of things when I didn't have to sweat the diplomacy (with all its insidious betrayals and paranoia).


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It's more thoughtful than I expected. Also, getting triple teamed as Russia was devastating. France and England just couldn't get to that front fast enough. Plus, I bungled by diving for bonus SCs rather than playing defensively. Still, that was a wipe out I didn't expect so quickly.

I would like to play the WWI layout once more and then try experimenting with the layout...N vs S, E vs W. Actually, I would love to see some different maps.
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