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Dragons vs. Guy Mannington: 4/26/2011 18:19:00

Dragons 
Level 56
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This was a very fun, challenging game. Due to the location of the wastelands, there were basically two sides to the map. We each ended up on our own side. This allowed us both time to grow and time (to try) to pick out our intended clash point.

We both picked different areas of the map to ambush each other, but we met in both spots on the very same turn (turn 9). This resulted in a multi-front battle that continued for an additional 18 turns.

About halfway through the game, I told Guy I was going to post this game, win or lose.

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Dragons vs. Guy Mannington: 4/26/2011 20:12:38

Fizzer 
Level 58

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Fun game! Congrats on the win.
Dragons vs. Guy Mannington: 4/26/2011 23:28:38

Guy Mannington 
Level 40
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I think turn 12 killed me, i just couldnt contain you
Dragons vs. Guy Mannington: 4/27/2011 01:00:03


Duke 
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Agreed. holding Ukraine was basically your entire defense. Once he took that you couldn't recover. Before that I think you had him.


You also had a lot of gratuitous expansion in bonuses with wastelands late in the game. FBG used his armies more efficiently and narrowed your initial sizable advantage before you could fully utilize it.
Dragons vs. Guy Mannington: 4/27/2011 02:34:43

Dragons 
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I think my biggest advantage was that all my bonuses were in a line rather than clumped together. Other than Indonesia, giving up any 1 bonus didn't risk any other bonus for a minimum of 2 turns, but mostly at least 3 turns. That gave me a lot of flexibility in putting pressure where I wanted to, rather than having to force armies for defense in a particular spot that came by surprise. That counters one of the most difficult things with fighting on multiple fronts, knowing where to place armies.

Whereas, after Iran was closed down forever, Ukraine became an even better key to the east. 3 immediate bonuses were within access and more were only 2 turns away. Guy knew this as soon as it happened (if you check the chat ;) ).

Picking up Europe behind me was a surprise, limiting the impact of the advantage I thought I had just gained by breaking Russia. While in one sense they could be considered wasted armies, coming through E U.S. really sealed my hopes of being able to re-gain and hold W US. I had actually given up on it earlier when Guy hit Hawaii and placed armies behind the line for a trap, but realized the trap was just as useful in the Pacific Northwest as it was in Great Basin. I never got to play it, because of Guy's presence in British Columbia, and lost W US immediately thereafter, but I think finishing that bonus for that one turn gave me important armies to take down Ukraine the next turn.
Dragons vs. Guy Mannington: 4/27/2011 03:05:32

Guy Mannington 
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i had changed my moves from just protecting Ukraine thats the part that kills me the most.I got greedy and though if he doesnt dump everything there and just attacks west towards scan where i was weaker i would be in a real good position.
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