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The turn-by-turn report of the Final game of the 4th Friedrich World Championship is now online.

Short description of the game:
Prussia: Manfred Wichmann
Russia, Sweden: Björn Apelqvist
Austria, Imp. Army: Anton Telle (2007 Friedrich World Champion)
France: Josef Gundel (2006 Friedrich World Champion)

The game started quite fast with attacks from all sides. Austria made high pressure in Silesia right from the start, by neglecting Saxony. Prussia opted for a defense in spades, her strong suit. However, already in turn 3, Schwerin made a −3 retreat. And this should be the characteristics of this final game: Manfread opted repeatedly for retreats in Silesian spades without ever making real use of his strong suit!

Russia chased Lehwaldt right from the start with its 4 generals. Bjö manoeuvered very clever, and thus he was able to encircle Lehwaldt and wipe him out of East Prussia already in turn 4, and reach Kammin with Saltikow und Fermor at the same time! After the conquest of East Prussia, there was a first bloody battle in clubs. And Russia prevailed with a very long and strong hand of clubs. This shattered the Prussian defense considerably, and Dohna had to enter new positions in Gollnow (diamonds)

France had an easy time at the beginning, since Cumberland moved to Saxony chasing Hildburghausen around. However, the defense of Manfred was a clever and flexible zone-defense. He was able to establish the dreaded triangle. So, despite the early conquests, France would have to work hard for the final objective of Magdeburg.

Starting with turn 8, after the clubs disaster against Russia, the Prussian defense became more and more an improvising one. Fight after fight in Silesian spades occured, and against the Russians Gollnow simply had to hold. However, Russia even had enough clubs to attack the Prussians in diamonds and so Dohna had to leave Gollnow (turn 10).

After turn 9, France lost India, immediately followed by "Poems" and "Lord Bute" shortly thereafter (turn 12).

Things looked not bright for Prussia, when the final showdown in Silesia happened: The last Prussian defenders were defeated. However, Austria had to use massivle their diamonds against the Prussian spades in order to achieve this. It seemed like Prussia prepared for a strategic diamonds defense in Saxony.

But, it was not enough time give to Manfred to taste the fruits of this strategy. Björn encircled Dohna in Cammin and killed him. With the simultaneous victory against Seydlitz at Stettin, the last objective city of Stargard was conquered! A fast paced win of the Tsarina in turn 13!

For more details and deep analysis, go to:

http://www.histogame.de/e_FriedrichFinale2009.html


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Games with dragons, spaceships, and bears aren’t wargames. Call them conquest games or strategy games or crap but they aren’t wargames.
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Good! I don't have to check every day for it anymore.

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The next 4 turns of the turn-by-turn-report have been uploaded.

If necessary you have to empty the cache of your browser in order to see them.

Have fun!

 
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The last turns of the final have been uploaded. So, the report is completely online now!

Again, if necessary you have to empty the cache of your browser in order to view it.

 
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In the last week I had received comments of 2 players of the FWC-final (Björn Apelqvist and Anton Telle). These comments are now part of the turn-by-turn-report.

If you cannot see them it might be necessary to empty your cache.
 
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