Re: --- Results 3v3 ---
Date: July 23, 2010 07:02PM
Ulster (JeePee) - Hanover (empError) - Lithuania (Gratis)
Castile (Malakira) - Roma (Oz) - Nicaea (ArtofBingo)
Oz had some trouble grabbing lands in the first year. I advanced Hanover earlier than usual, although a 30k developed and fortified Burgundy was of some interest, and I tried to get to it. Oz contested it with me, and he took a fort in Helvetica to threaten my supply lines through Luxembourg, and also a not-so-important fort in Bohemia. I often got first turns, so that soon Oz was pushed back to Rome and his backlands. Gratis was also doing well, and AoB seemed to be under quite some pressure from early on. Malakira was doing well, however, and he was exerting serious pressure on JeePee. I had to regard his large armies in the west, which gave Oz enough space to leave his cap and advance it. As his population was similar to mine, even when I held Venetia and Helvetica, I feared the worst. But Gratis was strong, and he attempted to get Nicaea in a winter, but failed for lack of a first move. A year later he amassed a much larger army in Byzantium, but Bingo defended with only 2 armies less. Pressure on JeePee was now intense, and I had to help out by confronting Malakira in France, even though Mala was obviously more advanced than us in the center. Next winter, Gratis decided to go for Napoli and Roma. Oz, on seeing the large force in Macedonia, asked Bingo to attack it with all his power, and this diminished the force so much that it couldn't even get Napoli. Malakira was now strong enough to threaten both JP and me, and in turn 45 or so, he moved from England to Holland, with a force large enough to take Hanover, which he took in summer. I had amassed an army in Venetica that was 20 larger than Oz's defenses in Rome, and I might take Hanover back in autumn, while Nicaea would probably fall if Oz lost his cap. But JeePee and Gratis called gg, and left the game, after which the others did too. I can only say that the next turn I did get Rome and Hanover, but of course, I would have needed first move on Rome if Oz were still there to defend.
In any case, north lost this, in turn 47.
JPempGra_MalOzAoB.JPG (140.7 KB)