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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Is it much like "Axis and Allies"? I have played that a few times.
    Sort of but not really and much much better. Hope that explains it. I've only played A&A a few times myself. From what I remember it is a bit like the old BB game Global Wars. I played Global Wars a bit and even wrote a terminal interface for the Amiga for that game some time in the late 80s early 90s.

    The main features of Dimplomacy is that there are no dice rolls. A player cannot win by weight of tactical ability alone, you need to negotiate and convince others to do your bidding to have any chance of success. (There is a tactics only version of Diplomacy called Gunboat but I wasn't thinking of that as in that game anonymity is essential.)



    So far we seem to have three interest parties...

    Rincewind
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    heaviestknight

    and nibbles from Howard and George. Unless we get a few more people signing up the game might be over before it begins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    and nibbles from Howard and George. Unless we get a few more people signing up the game might be over before it begins.
    In which case England would win on its merits

    Hey shall we have a thread on that - I promise it would be bigger than:
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    -- The entire works of AC and AO together

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    Sure, I'll try anything once.

    Except that, Howard. How many times are you going to ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Sure, I'll try anything once.
    Anything worth doing is worth doing twice. Just to prove that the first time wasn't a fluke.
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    Hi Guys,

    Ive been playing Dip for some time and enjoy it very much - if you need another player count me in - just let me know where/how we play the game on net or through snail mail. I ran into a guy a couple of years ago who ran something he called the Australian Diplomacy Forum and that worked ok except people kept dropping out of games.

    Regards to ALL
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    Hi Guys (again)

    You might think I have an unfair advantage in this game of cross and doublecross having been an ACF President but really I enjoy the game. One hint dont consume stuff you shouldnt consume then write orders - I love it when guys do that they either forget to write orders for pieces or completely forget whom they are stabbing in the back etc and they become the next victim to any reasonably organised coalition of the willing.

    Turkey is easy to play especially if Russia lets you have Black Sea. The most pleasing result apart from sometimes fluking a win was posting a Turkish Fleet in London.

    Regards
    George Howard

    PS I will be playing a seven player game with full diplomacy over the October long weekend. We allow 1/2 hour for diplomacy apart from the first year when its only 15 minutes. I usually these days only play once a year as it takes 6 - 8 hours or so to as someone said get to 18 supply centres although we usually put a time limit on it then spend about half an hour analysing who actually won then burying the hatchets in each others skulls - not really but it is an addictive game dont pass up a game of seven players with full diplomacy.
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    Current interested players...

    Rincewind
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    heaviestknight
    Boris
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    Quote Originally Posted by frog
    Turkey is easy to play especially if Russia lets you have Black Sea. The most pleasing result apart from sometimes fluking a win was posting a Turkish Fleet in London.
    Turkish Fleet to London is a good trick. I've been playing against some AI engines and soloing with Turkey usually happens before my fleets get out of the Mediterranean. By that stage usually already control Italy, Austria-Hungary and Russia. so pretty close to 18 SCs right there by the time you throw in some neutrals. But I guess I'm a pretty conservative player tactially. I work at maintaining a front and trying to ensure no enemy units get behind it.
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    Hi
    I didnt win the game when I got my Turkish fleet to London. I had two supply centres left stuff was happening elsewhere and my two fleets made it past Portugal then 1 made it to London and the next year I died. But I did get a Turkish fleet to London.

    George
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    Quote Originally Posted by frog
    Hi
    I didnt win the game when I got my Turkish fleet to London. I had two supply centres left stuff was happening elsewhere and my two fleets made it past Portugal then 1 made it to London and the next year I died. But I did get a Turkish fleet to London.
    Ah, I guess that happens. In one game I played a few nights ago, Russia ended up with 2 SCs, Kiel and Denmark and survived until the end of the game. Of course losing all your home SCs does limit your build options.
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    keep strategies secret!

    Froggyyyyyyyy, Rinceeeee!!!!
    Don't reveal the tricks of the opening!!! (particularly when Howie is lurking around)!
    Cheers and good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by heaviestknight
    Froggyyyyyyyy, Rinceeeee!!!!
    Don't reveal the tricks of the opening!!! (particularly when Howie is lurking around)!
    Cheers and good luck!
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    lol

    Post a Turkish fleet in London, and Howie will never get out of there! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by heaviestknight
    Post a Turkish fleet in London, and Howie will never get out of there! LOL
    Ok, just about to go play some AIs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stirring Basket
    Post a Turkish fleet in London, and Howie will never get out of there! LOL
    And you will have given me a raison d'etre!
    damn, where's that circumflex button?
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