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Rod Spade
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Commentary on Fall 1904 move of BGG05-2:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekjournal.php3?action=viewcom...
http://www.floc.net/observer.py?judge=DEDO&game=bgg052&page=...

NMR always hurts! Well, except when you double your number of supply centers anyway....

Austria must retreat to Tri and remove Ukr. Turkey can retreat to Adr for an advanced position or to Eas to cover his butt.

England's move was good. Letting a foreign fleet into Nth is usually distastrous, but with 2 builds (and none for Germany), I think he'll be OK. In retrospect, a supported attack on Mar would have been better for Germany. Fortunately, he can force both Den and Swe next season.
 
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On Mar? Why would I attack Mar?
 
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Quote:
On Mar? Why would I attack Mar?


I said "in retrospect", meaning that if you had foreseen everyone else's moves, you have had a build from Mar and let England move Eng into Bre. Of course, you didn't know what was going to happen. I think you made a very good move given the information available to you.
 
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But England isn't in Mar Italy is!
 
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Translated into English :p
Why would Germany hurt his triple central alliance?


Although not entirely unhappy with my moves, I would have killed for the information that Austria would have had a NMR upfront! arrrh

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Why would Germany hurt his triple central alliance?


OK, I guess taking Mar would not be a good idea strategically. I'm doing my commentary off-the-cuff without looking at the history of the game or the diplomacy underlying everything, so I tend to mention short-term tactical things.

The players have an inside view and can judge the diplomatic situation far better than I. But when you're heavily invested in a game, you often overlook the objective analysis of the raw position on the board. Hopefully I provide a viewpoint that helps you evaluate the game dispassionately.

Please do not ever think that what I recommend is the best move. Sometimes a move that is strong tactically is inferior when considering the diplomatic relationships between the players.
 
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