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Posted:May 25, 2011 at 11:10 am
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I am thinking that Matt's armies may want an inspirational speech (delivered by Caesar to his soldiers, albeit in third-person -- Volume 3 of Caesar's "Civil Wars"Wink:
"if all their attempts were not crowned with success, the defects of Fortune must be supplied by industry; and whatever loss had been sustained, ought to be attributed rather to her caprices than to any faults in [Caesar]... but whether their own terror or some mistake, or whether Fortune herself had interrupted a victory almost secured and certain, they ought all now to use their utmost efforts to repair by their valor the loss which had been incurred; if they did so, their misfortunes would turn to their advantage, as it happened at Gergovia, and those who feared to face the enemy would be the first to offer themselves to battle.
Once again, all of the activity is on the flanks. More precisely, all of the significantly failed action is on the flanks. [Germany is the king of failed actions: void, cut, cut, bounce, bounce]. Only five units actually move anywhere, and most of those are behind-the-lines mobilizations:
French F Mid-Atlantic Ocean -> North Africa
Austrian A Rumania -> Galicia
Russian A Ukraine -> Moscow
Russian A Moscow -> Warsaw
English A Yorkshire -> Denmark
Ah, yes. Yorkshire. Denmark. Maybe it's part of a bold E-G plan to advance an English army quickly toward Russia. And maybe it's a stab. Actually, I'm going to venture a guess (with my usual no promises and no refunds guarantee) that it is a stab. Fortune has interrupted German victory. But Matt, remember Gergovia! And now industry and valor must repair your losses and turn misfortune to advantage.
But lest we forget... chief among the aforementioned failed actions: F Naples -> Tyrrhenian Sea (*Fails*). Don't think that went unnoticed. Austria builds and Italy disbands.
There are no retreats, so Winter 1905 orders will be due from all survivors except France and Russia tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. CST. Turkey is officially eliminated. But Russia is unable to use the build, as all his home centers are occupied (doh!). Also, as mentioned above, England wrests a build from Germany, and Austria takes a unit from Italy.
Austria: Supp 8 Unit 7 Build 1
England: Supp 7 Unit 6 Build 1
France: Supp 6 Unit 6 Build 0
Germany: Supp 5 Unit 6 Remove 1
Italy: Supp 3 Unit 4 Remove 1
Russia: Supp 5 Unit 4 Build 0

Fall 1905 Adjudication:
f nap-tys (*Fails*)
a gre h
a vie-tyr (*Fails*)
a tyr-mun (*Fails*)
a boh s a tyr-mun
a rum-gal
a sil-ber (*Fails*)
F Bar - StP (*Fails*)
F Fin - Swe (*Bounce*)
F Hel H
F NTH C Yor - Den
A StP - LVN (*Bounce*)
A Yor - Den
Fleet Western Med Support Tunis
Army Tunis HOLD
Fleet Gulf of Lyon Support Army Marseilles Move To Piedmont
Army Marseilles Move To Piedmont (*Fails*)
Army Mid Atlantic Ocean Move To North Africa
Army Burgundy Move To Munich (*Fails*)
F Bal S English F Fin-GoB (*Void*)
A Ber S Mun (*Cut*)
A Mun S Ber (*Cut*)
F Pru - LVN (*Bounce*)
A Ruh S Mun
F Ska - Swe (*Bounce*)
F Tyn-Tun (*Fails*)
F Ion Support F Tyn-Tun
A Pie Hold
A Tus Support A Pie
Mos to War
Ukr to Mos
Sev Holds
Bot to Swe (*Bounce*)

This message is in reply to post 20711:

???O mighty Caesar! dost thou lie so low?
Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils,
Shrunk to this little measure????
- Act III, Scene i, lines 148-150

Turkey is a nation without a unit! Like great Caesar???s ghost, he remains a figment of our memories (as exhibited by the yellow markings in Sevastopol) even after his corporeal existence has ceased.

Elsewhere, the narrative of this game continues with motion on the flanks but silence in the middle. In the south, France misses an opportunity to seize TyS (not an easy guess to make). Italy must now ask the question: is Austria???s fleet in Naples friend or foe?

In the North, the relations between England and Germany are definitely a puzzle. England???s western units act as though ready to launch against the Kaiser. His eastern units vacate Scandinavia as though they have complete trust in Germany. Dirk, if this were a Constantine-themed game, I???d say, ???Sure, go ahead! Divide thine empire east and west!??? But this is a Julius Caesar-themed game, and you appear to be more like unto ???poor Brutus, with himself at war???.

There are no retreats. The only dislodged unit (Turkish A Sevastopol) has nowhere to go. Jack, I fear your active role in this game is done, though your elimination will not be final until the Winter.

So, we advance to Fall 1905, due next Wednesday, May 25th, at 10:00 a.m. CST.

S1905 Adjudication

a vie-tyr (*Fails*)
a tyr-mun (*Fails*)
a boh s a tyr-mun
f ion-nap
a rum s RUSSIAN f arm-sev
a sil-ber (*Fails*)
a alb-gre

F Bar S StP
A Edi - Yor
F NTH - Hel
A StP S Swe - Fin
F Swe ??? Fin

Fleet Western Med Support Army Tunis
Army Tunis Holds while partying at the local pub
Fleet Gulf Of Lyon Support Army Marseilles Move To Piedmont
Fleet Brest Move To Mid Atlantic Ocean
Army Burgundy Support German Army Munich
Army Marseilles Move To Piedmont (*Fails*)

F Denmark-Skag
F Baltic Sea S F Prussia
F Prussia S A Berlin
A Berlin S A Munich (*Cut*)
A Munich S A Berlin (*Cut*)
A Ruhr S A Munich

F Aeg-Ion
A Support Pie from Tus
All others hold

Fin to Bot
Mos Supports Arm to Sev
War to Ukr
Arm to Sev

Army, Hold (*Disbanded*)

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