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Posted:Apr 29, 2009 at 10:59 am
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The highs and lows-

in brief the highs for me were it was great to play against an international cast, to spar with Joao in scandinavia, to find a new solid reliable ally in Doug. To have a top GM.

The lows- the lack of comms with all but 2 players. The game duration- it was all over a long time ago. The messed up moves by Italy that cost his allies me and France the game (or at least a stalemate).

Other stuff-
This game hammered home to me how vital committed reliable allies are, that and good communication.
My early and lasting alliance with Doug was a pleasure to be part of. Many thanks to Jorge for finishing off Joao's work so efficiently ..grrr!

thanks all


--- On Wed, 29/4/09, F Bielschowsky <bielschowsky.f(at)googlemail.com> wrote:

From: F Bielschowsky <bielschowsky.f(at)googlemail.com>
Subject: DC223 - Spring 1910 & End of Game
To: dc223(at)diplomaticcorp.com, "Doug Wooden (DC223 FRA)" <dougwooden(at)gmail.com>, "Jack McHugh - Flapjack (DC223 AH / DC201 Sverige)" <jwmchughjr(at)gmail.com>, "Jerry Todd (DC223 ITA)" <sgttodd(at)mainecav.org>, "Jorge Saralegui (DC223 RUS)" <jmsaralegui(at)gmail.com>, "Joshua Tag (DC223 TUR)" <sanjat312(at)yahoo.com>, "Max Victory (DC223 ENG)" <Maxatrest(at)yahoo.co.uk>, "Stefan Krekeler (DC223 GER)" <Stefan.Krekeler(at)web.de>
Cc: "Former Trout (DC190 South Africa / DC176 Austria / DC195 Argentina / DC201 France)" <former.trout(at)gmail.com>, "Steve Lytton (DC195 Columbia / DC201 Norge)" <stevelytton(at)hotmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, 29 April, 2009, 4:33 PM
"At the start of Spring 1910
the remaining Powers in Europe, having gone through months
of extensive diplomacy, decided to acknowledge a Russian
victory by accepting the proposed Russian Solo.
People throughout Europe rejoiced at the prospect of a
lasting peace. No more sons and daughters that would go to
faraway countries to never return. No more tax increases to
fund fighting in places that no one had heard of

Congratulations to Jorge Saralegui for taking Russia
to these heights. Jorge took over from Joao at the end of
1905 with a Russia that with 9 SCs was already 2 ahead of
the second-placed player. He never gave his lead away and
ended the game with 16 SCs but more importantly a SOLO

Also congratulations to everyone that managed to
survive this brutal war and the scheming of the nations'
rulers. Players that were in it from the start: Max, Doug,
Joshua and Stefan.
My hat-off to Max for consistently continued to play
even though he saw his English units reduced to 2 already
at the end of 1905 - after a brutal beating by the Russians
- and never seemed to have recovered from it.

Stefan, you were next on Russia's path of
destruction whne your units were halved by a major Russian
invasion in 1908 and further reduced to 1 in 1909.
Jerry, my special thanks for stepping in for Italy in
early 1907 so the distribution of power in the Mediterranean
wouldn't be upset. Not the easiest start with an Italy
that had just gone from 5 to 4 SCs.

Doug, being furthest removed from Russia, you played
it well with your neighbours and survived with 7 SCs incl.
Joshua, with the Russian aggressor as your neighbour
you must have extraordinary diplomacy skills to survive the
game with 7 SCs incl. two in Italy.
Attached is the map as it exists at the end of the
I enjoyed it a lot to master this game. It had some
interesting situations like the Russian Fleet in the English
Channel and later the Italian army in Berlin.
For those of you who copied me in on their comments or
sent me their often humorous remarks, thank you very much:
this makes the difference between just adjudicating the game
and living it.
The administration around the endgame and the scores
will be updated on the website soon.
Meanwhile I would welcome your feedback on this

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DC223 - End of Game statement england (pieandmash) Apr 29, 10:59 am

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