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Re: WDC Top Board Streamed Live!

Postby Pootleflump » 07 Oct 2018, 19:49

JACK!!!!! TAM, that's all I am saying. Impatient! :mrgreen:
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Re: WDC Top Board Streamed Live!

Postby Fatmo » 07 Oct 2018, 19:59

Pootleflump wrote:EXPELLIARMUS!!!!!!!!!

Looks like a ERI ending.....

Looks like Potter, plays like Voldemort


What makes you think France is going to get cut out?

Also, how is it determined who wins the final board? Why would any of the leading powers accept a draw if they are not the one leading in centers?
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Re: WDC Top Board Streamed Live!

Postby Jack007 » 07 Oct 2018, 20:01

Later, first we have to mourn Conq.

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Re: WDC Top Board Streamed Live!

Postby Fatmo » 07 Oct 2018, 20:07

If someone has to be the center leader or just solo, then I think there's a lot of play left in the game. Those army builds from England could signal that they are going to keep trying to grind away at the east and try to break through. Those armies can go through Scandinavia and try to pressure Russia from the North. Though yea, they could also be used to stab France. Conq only has one unit but it's near the stalemate line and between the two obvious big alliances. He still has a bit of leverage, but not much.

I think Russia and Italy trust each other slightly less than England and France do, but they have less of a choice and less flexibility. E/F can break through if they stay united and R/I do anything stupid or too cute with each other.

Will be cool to hear from Conq about how this game went down.
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Re: WDC Top Board Streamed Live!

Postby Jack007 » 07 Oct 2018, 20:09

Yeah. You're right.

But France is a bit weak with armies. I expect England to invade the continent soon.
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Re: WDC Top Board Streamed Live!

Postby Fatmo » 07 Oct 2018, 20:15

Ahh, see that? Russia definitely gets it now, but perhaps too late. He was still attacking Conq last year but just supported Berlin to hold this last Spring turn. But now, because England moved Stp to Livonia, Livonia can tap Prussia and they can force Berlin. Yorkshire will probably also be convoyed to Scandinavia.

England does have an interesting stab chance this year, but I don't see him taking it. France had a good chance last year and also didn't take it.

Who has a better idea than me how the scoring for the final board works?
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Re: WDC Top Board Streamed Live!

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 07 Oct 2018, 20:25

Fatmo wrote:Who has a better idea than me how the scoring for the final board works?


Scoring on all boards is sum-of-squares, but for the tournament win, the scoring itself is less meaningful. The winner will be whoever tops that board. If there’s a tie, there’s a whole chain of tiebreakers to resolve that.
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Re: WDC Top Board Streamed Live!

Postby Aurelin » 07 Oct 2018, 20:29

Another misorder in Spring 07 from Russia, Fall 07 from Germany (Berlin should have supported Munich, not the other way around). Not that it would have mattered.

England and France had a very interesting relationship. They wrote support orders for each other in Germany while at the same time fighting back at home.

In spring 08, why in the world did France write Channel convoy Yorkshire to Belgium, of all things?
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Re: WDC Top Board Streamed Live!

Postby Jack007 » 07 Oct 2018, 20:30

Russia is too far away for England, he would need at least 2 armies through StP to be effective, and the gain is too small. No, he goes to France directly, the more that France is annoyed by Italy.

But Italy now marches against Russia, don't know if that's clever. Maybe he wants only some builds to direct them west.
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Re: WDC Top Board Streamed Live!

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 07 Oct 2018, 20:31

Highest single-game score is the first tiebreaking stat. Unless France (Doug) makes a comeback, England (Goff) should win if it ties for top.
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