Re: CT2009 - ROUND II
Date: August 08, 2009 08:33AM
... To continue the story of the LNO-acro match:
the game stayed in balance for a long time, with both parties developing at the same rate, taking neutral lands at about the same rate, etc.. At some point I counted the advanced lands, and acro had 23, while LNO had 25.
Then, at some point, acro was short of money in winter. This didn't hurt too much, it seemed, as he stood his ground. A few winter's later, both players were just short of money, but lost only a handful (<5) troops. Both players were running out of time, then, as we got over turn 60. Acro again was short of money, and this time LNO seemed to get the edge in the score, where he got to 5 lands more than acro, and also quite a bit more population (35 more, I think) and culture.
At this point LNO had to leave, and at the same time, the game started to get hickups, and LNO left.
LNO had a slight advantage, but acro was certainly not knocked out yet.
I may have to decide on this game, but the fairest thing considering the closeness of the match would be a re-match. So I first want to give the opportunity of a re-match to the players, and post here if you are prepared to do so. A reluctance to re-match will not affect my decision.
Attached is the situation after LNO left, and the game seemed kinda frozen for a while. So the lands with 0 armies may be caused by inability to move in the winter before.
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