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Doomsday, Build only 1 Type of Unit

Postby mrdgeography » 26 Nov 2011, 02:35

I started a game called Doomsday, password = doomsday. The point of the game is to see what happens if you can only build 1 type of unit the entire game. Obviously, you have a choice of fleets or armies, but once you decide on a type of unit that is all you can build. The deadlines are 12 hours and it would be nice to have some reliable, good players. Three people have joined already.
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Re: Doomsday, Build only 1 Type of Unit

Postby asudevil » 26 Nov 2011, 03:46

Hopefully this is an unranked game?
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Re: Doomsday, Build only 1 Type of Unit

Postby NSJ » 26 Nov 2011, 03:53

Yep, unranked.
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Re: Doomsday, Build only 1 Type of Unit

Postby tarheel86 » 26 Nov 2011, 04:48

I saw that this game is NOT set up as the "Winter 1900" variant, meaning that each player will at least start out with both types of units.

Still 2 more spots, btw.
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Re: Doomsday, Build only 1 Type of Unit

Postby Thyrfing » 26 Nov 2011, 04:59

tarheel86 wrote:I saw that this game is NOT set up as the "Winter 1900" variant, meaning that each player will at least start out with both types of units.

Still 2 more spots, btw.

It looks pretty stupid to start with Winter1900 though, since no single country' except for England and Turkey are able to build 3 fleets in the first turn. That means that choosing fleets would probably mean you need to forego some builds.
Anyway I'd say apart from England, which must of course choose fleets (otherwise he can't get out of his island), the other countries should all build armies, as building fleets would mean they can be so easily invaded by other countries. Maybe with the only exception of Italy.
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Re: Doomsday, Build only 1 Type of Unit

Postby sock » 26 Nov 2011, 05:17

A fleet Italy would not be able to defend itself from Austria, which could easily take Venice. No, I would say that Italy, too needs to be all armies, but who the heck is going to take Tunis? England? And how does anyone stop England if they can't build fleets?
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Re: Doomsday, Build only 1 Type of Unit

Postby sinnybee » 26 Nov 2011, 07:41

...as already stated, this is NOT a Winter 1900 variant, meaning any country could build only armies, with England having two fleets that can convoy and Italy having a fleet (two if it were fleet Rome) that can take or convoy to Tunis.
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Re: Doomsday, Build only 1 Type of Unit

Postby WokkaPater » 26 Nov 2011, 09:42

Can't find it.
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Re: Doomsday, Build only 1 Type of Unit

Postby mrdgeography » 26 Nov 2011, 14:39

Seven players joined and almost everyone has confirmed. This should be interesting to see what happens.
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Re: Doomsday, Build only 1 Type of Unit

Postby gordoncomstock » 26 Nov 2011, 15:51

Missed it by a whisker. :roll: Interesting idea! Having read the forum debate which I assume sparked this idea I will follow this game with interest.
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