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Old Mar 6th 2009, 09:37 AM
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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).

Thoughts?
I really like the format - jugling three 'empires' as one makes for more strategic and tactical options/challenges.

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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 don't think there is anyway to defend Russia in that scenario - except using England to help defend St.Petes.

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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.
That's a cool idea. We can theoretically slice up the board into any 3 vs 3 countries we want.

Eng/France/Germany vs Russia/Austria/Turkey (west vs east)

Or perhaps France/Germany/Austria vs England/Russia/Turkey (inside vs outside)

Or maybe England/Germany/Russia vs France/Austria/Turkey (north sea vs mediterranean)



But right now, I'm looking forward to playing Dilettante in the 'final' on the WW1 setup. Since he won with Centrals and I won with Allies, we should play the final with reversed positions (just to keep it interesting).
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Old Mar 7th 2009, 02:35 AM
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Or maybe England/Germany/Russia vs France/Austria/Turkey (north sea vs mediterranean)
I was thinking England/Germany/Russia vs Turkey/Austria/Italy.

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But right now, I'm looking forward to playing Dilettante in the 'final' on the WW1 setup. Since he won with Centrals and I won with Allies, we should play the final with reversed positions (just to keep it interesting).
I don't look forward to playing Dilettante again in any match. My strategies may be good, but he seems to trump my every "grande play." It hurts my soul.
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Old Mar 7th 2009, 12:55 PM
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I was thinking England/Germany/Russia vs Turkey/Austria/Italy.

No France?


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I don't look forward to playing Dilettante again in any match. My strategies may be good, but he seems to trump my every "grande play." It hurts my soul.
I definitely got lucky a few times early on when I was trying to just "guess" which territory you'd be attacking/supporting on a given turn; sometimes it came down to a 50/50 shot and I just hoped for the best.
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No France?
Yeah, like in real life.




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I definitely got lucky a few times early on when I was trying to just "guess" which territory you'd be attacking/supporting on a given turn; sometimes it came down to a 50/50 shot and I just hoped for the best.
I made it too obvious by my troop placement, I felt. I was eager to move fast and I showed my hand early.
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No France?
While I'm open to choosing an alternative to Italy being 'out', I think France is fairly important part of the game territory.

Given the distribution of the territories, I think only Germany, Austria or Italy can be used as a neutral since they are in the 'middle' of the board. Having a neutral power tucked away at one end is a benefit to those who are close by and no good for those at the other end of the board.

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I definitely got lucky a few times early on when I was trying to just "guess" which territory you'd be attacking/supporting on a given turn; sometimes it came down to a 50/50 shot and I just hoped for the best.
Yes, these kinds of 50/50 choices do seem to come up a lot. If you guess correctly, you look brilliant. If you guess incorrectly, you get screwed.
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WWI Diplomacy Tournament Final:

Dilettante (England/France/Russia)
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Michael(Germany/Austria/Turkey)

The game is afoot!
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Old Mar 8th 2009, 04:03 PM
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We still have the six other usernames which could be used to set up another WWI game if people are interested.

It sounds like Dominick is through for a while, but if the Rat and the Drunk Guy (or anyone else) want to set something up that would give us more to report on and consider. I know I'm going to be reviewing the order histories of the last two games when it comes to deciding what to do in this one.
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I'm game for any type of match.
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I'm game for any type of match.
I'll play you a 3on3 game, as long as it is different than the WW1 setup. Suggest a combo you like...
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The game is afoot!
One of my fav expressions.

Right up there with "the door is ajar".
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