Re: --- Results 3v3 ---
Date: May 13, 2010 04:07PM
Norway (myopia) - Aragon (Williams) - Nicaea (master)
Flanders (MrScientist) - Tunis (Zenn-Lavian) - Ukraine (empError)
myopia moved into UK, while Williams moved up in France. Together, they were squeezing MrScientist. After being pushed back to only Flanders, Holland, and Lux or so, Scientist managed to release himself from the heaviest pressure. Zenn-Lavian had moved west to confront Williams at Grenada, and he also took Italy, for another confrontation around Provence. Meanwhile, I confronted master, helped by a developed+2 Crimea that I soon advanced. Master played a cunning trick on me, however, that I'd like to elaborate on here:
The situation is this: It is winter. I have 11 armies in Moldavia, and 6 in Crimea. Master has 6 in Byz, another 6 in Bulgaria, and 2 in Wallachia. I consider taking Bulgaria first move, but I see the danger of a counter after reinforcing from Byz. So I reinforce Mold with the 6 from Crimea, so that I can move 10 to Bulg in safety, and use the remaining army (out of the 11) to attack Wallachia, which I hope to be empty in the last move. Now what do you think master does? He attacks Moldavia with his 6 armies in the first move. I reinforce with 6, and attack empty Bulgaria with 10. I have one army left in Moldavia now, which master takes with Wallachia. Hereby he manoeuvres himself next to my cap, which had just started advancing, and he made me pay for 10 armies in 10k Bulgaria, which are now at 5 steps from my cap, instead of 2. He took my cap. I could recover, thanks to Crimea and my other lands, but this was a really unexpected event to me, in a situation where I felt completely secure.
To continue the story of the game:
Zenn-Lavian moved into Macedonia, to confront master too. I confronted myopia at Finland. Williams advanced his cap, but at the cost of losing many of his lands, mostly to Zenn-Lavian. A little later, Zenn-Lavian took Aragon, and team Norway-Aragon-Nicaea conceded.
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