I think we're gonna be on a roll now, w this turn only being a day late. The unfortunate near-replacement from last round did turn into a replacement. BUT. You know my stance on things... as of this point all of you have been turning in moves timely so suffice to say from *here* (points to x on the ground) on, we're just moving forward... no replacements, delays, waiting for orders. You all pretty much know my style of GM'ing. I'll replace if anyone NMR's in the first 2 turns, but not after that - and now we're past *my* first two turns as GM. Also, keying the orders is getting a bit easier as I learn some of these spaces.
NEXT: Autumn and Winter 952 are due (together) Friday 10/21, 3pm Central! I don't think any of the retreats can affect any of the builds, but if I missed something be sure to review for yourself. Also note removing a retreat instead amounts to one fewer removal or one extra build if you want to go that route.
Arabic A Antakya can retreat to Palestine or Palmyra.
Arabic F Tunis can retreat to Barca or Serkland or Berber Coast.
Burgundian F Ligurian Sea can retreat to Marseilles or Genova or Pisa or Roma or Gulf of Lyons.
Swedish A Memel can retreat to Ingermannland.
Slavic A Rostov can retreat to Mordvin or Viatka or Karelia.
ArabCaliphates: Remove 2
Burgundy: Build 1
Danmark: Remove 1
EasternRomanEmpire: Build 1
SlavicNations: Build 2
Norge: Build 2
Sverige: Build 1
to Slavs: We seem to have gotten off on the wrong foot. Many apologies. My predecessor has been flogged and sentenced to live life up in the cold northern reaches of Arkengelsk, since he was so eager to control that area. I would like to pursue a path less threatening to each other. I have left Mem for you to recapture as a show of good faith. I will ask for a return of Ard. My army in Vla might be lost, but if could see it in yourself to shift Ros for Vla, we'll have a nice tight border and can focus on other areas.
to Norges: As you can see, I accepted your request to vacate Tui, at the expense of Gut. Now we have Danes in the walls of our borders. They make tons of noise and cause damage to structures, so how about we work together to clean house?
to Danes: Nothing personal, but why are you sitting in my country?
to France: I am not able to take the centres in Ham or Fra yet, but thanks for the offers. I will try to get out of Rou, but if I don't and you have dislodged that army I'm okay with that. I'll disband it.
to Eastern Roman Empire: Hopefully we can manoeuvre around each other in the Med. I really need Tyrrhenian so if I'm not there yet I could use your assistance? I will leave it empty as soon as I can.
Eastern Roman Empire...
to Burgundy... Let's DMZ southern Italy and the Tyrrhenian. You go west, I go east.
to France... We were not attempting to take Graz. Please defend yourself from the Slavic slobs.
To Norway, We accept your presense in Iri. A Move to Mao would be seen as most hostile. We'd like to ask for a favor though; keeping one fleet adjectant to Mao is fine. Having 2 bordering MaO for longer than necessary would be a strain on our good relations. We believe there are better prospects for your forces elsewhere. If you could do a little 'cutting', rewards would follow shorthly after that.
To Burgundy,I've again submitted support for you to take Ham. I don't think it will work, but at least it will show my intentions. Also, do pardon the move to Rou, it's based purely on the solo notion that I might get it now rather than later. I didn't use support, since I can see a use for you building as well. In what direction should I take my central forces?
To Eastern Roman Empire, I'd advise you to leave Tirol. You have trouble elsewhere, no need to come looking for more.
To Slavic Nations, Can we draw a line at Pah/Bra?
To Sweden, Kill the Danes!
Regards, King of France
A new Dawn arises over the colorful land. Red and yellow streak across the blue sky, while down below, Black and Purple and White stain the land. Exterior powers run around with no direction. If they aren't careful, they'll find themselves black-n-blue, and the whole board Black/White/Purple.
COME ON DOWN to Ali-ba-ba's Used Provinces !!
Just look at this fine 951 VLAdimier. A fine industrial SC overlooking the Volga Route. All on a fine corner lot.
I tell you the owner of this province will be a lucky / happy player.
OH, and AVIgnons have we got a selection of AVIgnons… Hell, were giving 'em away!!
Bad credit history? Come on in we'll build you a new record!
You say your position Is fine? Well, my friend, WHO is most vulnerable to a mechanical or diplomatic breakdown? Yes, of course those who surround and are surrounded by those monkeys with wrenches.
Yes, COME ON DOWN to Ali-Ba-Ba's I'll set you up with holdings I'd let my mother govern.
Radio Norgevik, National News with Vicky Norman
Army of Norge is moving into GOT. The army is preparing to support Birka to Kalmar.
Scientists discover mobile phone in ruins of Kvenland. They set up a lab at Nokia, and it seems they will stay there for a long time.
Scientists continue to navigate to MAO for reseach on Global Warming. Obeying instruciton of King Norge, the scientists invited the French to do experiments at Iberia.
King Norge will support the scientists to stay at MAO with all costs, but reminding the scientist that not to land on Continental Europe.
Radio Norgevik, we report you believe!
The Grand Viking Addresses One and All: Hi ho! Hi ho! It's off to conquer I go! Come on men, let's see some more fight! Almost half of us are quickly plummeting. We need to help each other and work together! Two weak powers will crush a bigger power. Support each other! Get creative! Punch the leaders in the mouth!
A Antakya - Tarsus (*Dislodged*)
A Burgos Supports A Catalonia
F Cagliari Supports F Tyrrhenian Sea - Ligurian Sea
A Catalonia Supports A Toulouse - Avignon (*Void*)
F Cypriot Sea - Smyrna (*Fails*)
A Khazar Empire Supports A Rostov - Vladimir (*Void*)
F Tunis Hold (*Dislodged*)
F Tyrrhenian Sea - Ligurian Sea
A Ancona Hold
A Avignon - Catalonia (*Fails*)
F Berber Coast - Western Mediterranean Sea
A Flanders - Dorestad (*Fails*)
A Groningen Supports A Flanders - Dorestad (*Cut*)
A Koln Supports A Groningen
F Ligurian Sea Supports F Roma - Tyrrhenian Sea (*Dislodged*)
F Roma - Tyrrhenian Sea
A Rouen - Bruges (*Fails*)
A Savoie - Verdun
F Bornholmer Sea Supports F Mecklenburg - Jomsborg
A Bruges Supports F Dorestad (*Cut*)
F Dorestad Supports A Bruges (*Cut*)
F Gulf of Finland - Gulf of Bothnia
A Hamburg - Groningen (*Fails*)
A Jorvik - Skegness
F Kalmar - Goteborg (*Bounce*)
F Mecklenburg - Jomsborg
F Sea of England - Hastings
F Ionian Sea - Napoli
F Libyan Sea Supports F Strait of Sicily - Tunis
A Macedonia - Beograd (*Bounce*)
A Paristria Supports A Macedonia - Beograd
F Smyrna - Cypriot Sea (*Fails*)
F South Black Sea - North Black Sea
F Strait of Sicily - Tunis
A Taron - Antakya
F Tarsus Supports A Taron - Antakya
A Tirol - Venezia
A Trebizond Hold
A Bavaria - Graz
F Bay of Biscay Convoys A Noirmoutier - Asturias
A Hessen Supports A Groningen - Hamburg (*Void*)
A Maine - Noirmoutier
F Nantes Supports A Toulouse
A Noirmoutier - Asturias
A Paris - Rouen (*Fails*)
A St. Gallen - Tirol
A Toulouse Supports A Avignon - Catalonia
A Zurich - Mainz
A Alexandria Supports A Jorsal
A Buda Supports A Pest
A Jorsal Supports A Alexandria
A London Hold
A Pest Supports A Buda
A Aldeigjuborg Hold
A Brandenburg Supports A Hessen - Hamburg (*Void*)
A Gardarike - Holmgard
F Kaffa - Khazar Empire (*Fails*)
F Kjonugard - Cumaniya
A Praha Supports A Brandenburg
A Prussia - Gdansk (*Fails*)
A Przemysl - Memel
A Ragusa Supports A Spalato - Beograd
A Rostov Supports A Khazar Empire - Vladimir (*Dislodged*)
A Spalato - Beograd (*Bounce*)
A Vitebsk Supports A Przemysl - Memel
A Bjarmaland - Kvenland
F Dyvlin - Mid Atlantic Ocean
F Irish Sea Supports F Dyvlin - Mid Atlantic Ocean
A Kirkby - Lindisfarne
A Lindisfarne - Jorvik
F North Sea - Sea of England
A Ranrike - Goteborg
F Skagerrak Supports A Ranrike - Goteborg
A Westmorland Supports A Lindisfarne - Jorvik
F Baltic Sea Convoys A Reval - Jomsborg
A Birka - Goteborg (*Fails*)
F Gdansk Supports F Baltic Sea (*Cut*)
A Memel - Reval (*Dislodged*)
A Muscovy Supports A Vladimir - Rostov
A Reval - Jomsborg (*Fails*)
A Vladimir - Rostov