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La Germana rolanto ne parolis esperanton, do li verkis sian resumo anglalingve. Se vi bezonus tradukon, bonvole skribu al mi je la suba adreso.
End of game report of Germany:
This was my first E-Mail game of Diplomacy and probably my first Diplomacy game in nine years. I found it suspenseful, exhilerating and at times aggravating, but always very interesting. Thank you all.
My biggest hamsting in this game was that I did not understand esperanto. Although Austria and France went to great lengths to help, there were some messages I didn't understand completely. Especally in the case of Italy. This would prove a factor in the game.
At the start I proposed a neutral zone between myself and the Czar. I pulled out of Silesia and sent my armies closer to France. At that point the EEG gave me an option, I could help him attack Russia this turn or he could abandon all his centers to me.
France was already moving towards the Med, which I believed would keep him busy for a couple of years. Austrai was finishing of Turkey, and I believed that he would be going after Russia soon.England was in good position in Finland and I felt that I might not get the chance to have that good of position again. So I made my biggest blunder of the game. I attacked Russia without conquering England or France.
Initially it went poorly as England was very slow on concentrating on Scandanavia. I started to believe he was planning to ally with Russia, while he seemed to feel that I would attack him at any time. This gave Russia time to replace his units with gifts in the south as Russia and Austria devoured Turkey.
Then Austria asked if he should build in Budapest or Vienna. I asked that he build in Budapest to pressure Russia into putting units the south. At that time he build in Vienna and crossed into the neutral zone we had proclaimed between our countries. Austria then asked if he could enter Munich to attack France.
At the time France had a unit in belgium that would have easily bounced Austria back into Munich. This would mean the loss of one of my home centers. I also remembered that once some got into your country it is very hard to get them out again. So next came what response I should give. I couldn't say yes, but if I said no, judging from Austria's past conduct, he would go in anyway. So I decided not to answer at all and bounce him. That would keep him from supporting his attack and let me pull back to defend. This forced me to pull units out of Prussia and silesia and meant a very long war against Russia, Austria's ally.
I tried to open a dialog with Russia at this time, hoping to end the war and turn westward. Russia refused to answer any messages, for which I can't really blame him. I knew I just had to wait for Austria to attack him and he would be willing to talk. Which is finally what happened.
After Austria attacked Russia, he asked for a cease fire which I gladly gave him, and then I did what I should have done earlier, finish England. The plan was OK, but I accompanied it with a blunder compatable to the three cigars in the Sharpsburg campaign. I detailed my attack on England in a message to France, then sent it to England by mistake.
I had to alter the plan, which would slow down the attack and mean giving away Holland. I did this, and whether England got the message and wrote it off, or never got it, I don't know. But he did not defend against the attack and it went well.
France and myself were in the process of finishing England, an alliance was forming against Austria, who was the largest power at the time. Italy had invited Austria to come in and take over his country, as I had refused to do a few years earlier. This had stalemated France in the Med. Russia was beginning to attack Austria, and I was supporting both of them as much as I could until England was gone.
Then something truly amazing happened. Russia stopped his attack on Austria, and attacked me. Luckily this happened on the same turn that France had agreed to give back Holland, so it had no effect, except to leave Russia in a very vulnerable position. This began the great land swap phase.
Essentally for the rest of the game, I took land from Russia and gave my lands to France to keep him from attacking me. I knew Austria was going to inherit what ever I couldn't get from Russia and I was hoping along with France that it wouldn't be enough to make the game a stalemate.
I knew that attacking France would only invite Austrian aid, which usually meant Austria taking over your country. So this 3was not an option. Once Russia was gone and the stalemate line was formed I was uncomfortably in between. I could either give my country to France, give my country to Austria or settle for the draw. A draw sounded like the best option.
Josef, German Chancellor.
Iru al Idaho Diplomacy, Hejmpagxo, La Esperanto-lingva Diplomatio Loko, Sofia Cxefpagxo, malfundo, trovilo.
Rimedojn por tiu cxi loko donas Thaddeus Black (firstname.lastname@example.org), al kiu ni sincere dankas.
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