Re: --- Results 3v3 ---
Date: May 08, 2009 05:25PM
And let me add an oldie, from the times of the money-bug:
This was an east vs west game, one of the first times I met DirtyHarry.
Norway (DirtyHarry) vs Muscovy (hst, I think it was)
Flanders (empError) vs Transylvania (tinky_winky, or tiny-dancer)
Tangiers (Paars) vs Palestine (Master)
Throughout most of the game, Paars and Master had their private war down south, through Africa and Napoli. Hst and Harry were basically clashing in Scandinavia, while me and tin.. had a bit of free play. I had the better of the game in the center, but harry could not hold out against the rising pressure from hst, and it became apparent that it would be a race who would knock down his opponent first, hst or me. After one or two missed cap-chances, I was thrown back, and not much later Norway fell. hst pushed further into UK, where I could protect Harry, without his cap, for many turns. I was also pushed back however. Down south, Paars had gotten the better of the game, and he supported through Venice and Helv/Austria, allowing me to develop a bit. A bit later, pressure from hst and tin.. became pressing, and I decided to switch all development to troops. I think that by that time Harry had gotten his cap back. I became surprisingly strong, and could not only defend, but also push back tin.., and even got his cap, ending the game.
A stunning game it was, but in hindsight, I had inadvertently made use of the money-bug, of which I had heard, but of which I didn't know it's nature. By switching development to troops and buying as many troops as I could, I probably got loads of money refunded the next turn.