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Picks Analysis: 2/18/2012 20:27:51


Lykus 
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I notice that Asia has no wastelands, so thats the obvious starting choice, specifically India and East china.
So i let him take India and I take West China to deny his india bonus. West china as pick #3 because its generally not a popular pick and im not worried about it getting taken.
Knowing that we are going to meet at turn 2 or 3. I need to pick up a fast bonus, so i take antarctica and scan as my 1st and 2nd pics. Safely assuming that i will get at least one of them.
I took east china as #4 and central russia as #5 for a safe turn 4 or 5 bonus. Looking back, i probably should have taken Indonesia or Caucaus as my #4, so i wouldnt be too clustered if i got east china and west china.


Opinions? What would you have done differently?
Picks Analysis: 2/18/2012 21:27:27


Ironheart
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1v1 is not my best category i will have just clicked random small places with no wasteland most of the time cluster pick.
Picks Analysis: 2/18/2012 21:46:19


szeweningen 
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In my opinion:
1 antarctica
2 scandinavia
3 india
4 russia
5 east china
6 caucasus
Picks Analysis: 2/18/2012 22:06:34


Mian 
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What about :
1/Tibet
2/Jiangxi
3/Finland
4/South Pole
5/Tura
6/Eastern Kazakhstan

Tibet is very interesting for info and counter as well as speed/support if you get 1-2. 3-4 gives you fast options, and 5-6 either an unstable fight there (which is fine, basically) or a fast combo while you'd get most of relevant info for a short game.
Picks Analysis: 2/18/2012 22:15:28


szeweningen 
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Mian, I completely disagree, look what you get against my picks. I'd have india, antarctica and scandinavia, while you have east and west china + russia, which leaves me in a commanding position since I counter easily your cluster pick.
Picks Analysis: 2/18/2012 22:26:37


szeweningen 
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Main reason behind my picks:
play against bad cluster pick:
antarctica and scan are good sources of income, if opponent pick 2 in asia, you get a counterpick there, if he pick 3, even better, you counter from russia, if he picks like you, no harm done, you get a solid position anyway :)
Picks Analysis: 2/18/2012 22:27:07


szeweningen 
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Main reasoning behind my picks:
play against bad cluster pick:
antarctica and scan are good sources of income, if opponent pick 2 in asia, you get a counterpick there, if he pick 3, even better, you counter from russia, if he picks like you, no harm done, you get a solid position anyway :)
Picks Analysis: 2/18/2012 22:37:37


Mian 
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Depends. From Jiangxi, 3 north, 4 east, move in Tura, 4 to HK from Tibet. If you dare countering with a heavy force that early (which is playing cheesy, as you usually don't assume I picked Tibet so high), you won should get late with your fast picks and/or eventually lose Thailand. Having Tibet under control gives perfect control on the moves of troops in the India bonus, containing them in the corridor, so East China is pretty safe.
And if I can't get Jiangxi, I know it's settled and I can attack on turn 2 if nothing comes from Thailand to Myanmar, which would gives me an edge because of the lost troops and possible assignments there. And if so, I get an extra fast bonus anyway (either small one or combo).
Picks Analysis: 2/18/2012 22:38:42


Mian 
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*you should get late...
Picks Analysis: 2/18/2012 22:56:04


szeweningen 
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I'd deploy 3 to antarctica and 2 to india. 2 attack in antarctica and 1 in scan + no move in india. Next turn I have 6 in india vs your 2-3 and in order to 100% finish china, you have to deploy at least 2 to shanghai. That leaves max 6 troops in HongKong against my 10 attack, which makes you lose in the worst-case scenario for me...
Picks Analysis: 2/18/2012 22:58:16


szeweningen 
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Btw. my orders here are not biased upon your posts, because I don't even have to suspect you having tibet (though it likely), because deploying 2 in india does not hurt my expansion at all and makes it more likely to counter all the threats in china. You actually might have pulled it off if you refrained from attacking Tibet, but of course that also is risky since a heavy attack on 2nd turn is likely.
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 02:03:29

zaeban 
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1 east china
2 india
3 west china
4 scandinavia
5 antarctica
6 indonesia
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 02:07:38

zaeban 
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Might be even better Indonesia yo be fourth pick
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 02:27:57


szeweningen 
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Zaeban, again similarily like with Mian, how are you going to play with your 1,2,3 picks against antarctica, scandinavia and russia? Most likely you'll face an attack with 12 income vs 15 with unfinished west china...
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 02:29:29


szeweningen 
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Even on the offchance of breaking russia it'll be 12vs11 with a strategical disadvantage and greenland open for further expansion.
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 02:45:00

zaeban 
Level 43
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haha
wanna try?
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 02:47:55

zaeban 
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With those three picks I would be inside Russia with india and east china bonus(read 12 income) before you get it.
Who said I need west china bonus?
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 02:49:05


szeweningen 
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Sure, can we do it? Though knowing I am in russia would be to your advantage. Still you will definitely not expand more than to indonesia while being threatened neear india and china. My presence in russia limits your expansion possibilities. I really don't see how being clustered in asia would work... Maybe you could elaborate?
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 02:55:37


szeweningen 
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Taking scan and antarctica first, than attacking Tomsk... How could you be there going through one extra neutral?
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 02:57:12


szeweningen 
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We'd clash in Tomsk with me taking it most probably (less troops used elsewhere and you have one neutral more to go). Even if you stall me and take a detour through caucasus, I could take a detour through mongolia for example...
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 05:21:06

zaeban 
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put 4 in Jiangxi
put 1 in Tibet
attack Beijing with 3
attack Shanghai with 4
attack Hong Kong with 3
attack India with 4
with little luck you would be able to take both bonuses after second turn.
game over!
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 08:48:35


[WM] Dazed & Insane 
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1. Arctic
2. Scandinavia
3. E China
4. India
5. Russia
6. W China
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 08:54:55


[WM] Dazed & Insane 
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Make your move in our seasonal Zaeban >:)
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 11:20:05


szeweningen 
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Zaeban, I am sorry but I can only describe your game plan as wishful thinking. First of all you have less than 1/4 chance of taking both bonuses in 2nd turn, while I have over 40%. Even in the worst case scenario (and it is really improbable that you take 12 income while I miss 11) I really don't see how is it game over since we would be 12-11 when you have no access to my bonuses. You could only expand to indonesia, while I could do the same with greenland. Also you'd be under constant pressure from the threat of me taking russia and pushing china through mongolia or xinjiang...
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 22:19:36

zaeban 
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"You could only expand to indonesia"

I will expand in Central Russia
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 22:29:00


szeweningen 
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So basically your strategy is based on the assumption that I let you in central russia and get myself eliminated from there? That means you automatically would assume your opponent plays bad...
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 22:31:12


szeweningen 
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My point is I'd have an easier access to your bonuses than you would have to mine. That is always the drawback of picking triple cluster.
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 23:00:15

zaeban 
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Actually according to my plan you have no access to my bonuses
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 23:06:58


szeweningen 
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How can you hold both mongolia and Xinjinang effectively? I don't seem to understand your plan...
Picks Analysis: 2/19/2012 23:18:27

zaeban 
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The Question is: how can you keep central russia safe from me taking it and go in touch with my bonuses at the same time?
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