Re: --- Results 3v3 ---
Date: June 08, 2009 08:36AM
I am not one for documenting things for the sake of it, but this was an awesome game so has to go on here.
Map: Scotland (sixamplayer) Saxony (tic-tac) Muscovy (Xerxes)
Leon (acro) Sardinia (Hubert) Cyprus (LNO)
Sixam found the map and it started with Xerxes assuring us it would be a very quick game and a bit of a waste of time, but I, being acro, would not take no for an answer. So the brave players took their spots in south and the game began.
There would some odd starts: acro and LNO moved out fast, while the other four players all struggled with tough forts and rebellions. After not long, tic-tac looked to be dominating the map and quickly made contact with both Hubert and LNO, though cleverly kept a buffer between himself and acro. It wasn't looking good for Hubert: despite some help from LNO, he got lots of pressure from above, and Tripoli was extremely annoying with its rebellions. Meanwhile, acro was putting a lot of pressure on sixamplayer and developing very fast, but couldn't really help in the centre.
Towards mid-game it really could have gone either way. tic-tac still had a good hold on lots of europe, Xerxes was giving LNO a good battle. I was still much more developed in the west and did not stop farming throughout.
Hubert left and was replaced by Zox and it seemed as though south were making progress: acro got England/Holland a few times and both LNO and acro were helping out a little with tic-tac. Eventually acro stopped farming and made an attack on Saxony one year, taking the cap in summer. We decided to play on, though the next year it was over as acro stormed through to Scotland and LNO/Zox took Saxony once more, despite Xerxes' best efforts to help out a bit more in the dying stages. At this point it was clear south had definitely won.
Ended about turn 40, really awesome game.